From The Dean

From The Dean

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture is an exciting place to start your story! Located in the middle of the Great Plains, the College considers itself the center for creativity.

The College has established a learning environment where we support young minds in their pursuit of knowledge and mastery in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning. We help our students develop creative confidence - the freedom and courage to take creative risks and the knowledge and skills to distinguish that all of the ideas created have value. Skilled professionals who possess creative confidence help craft built environments that are ecologically sustainable and resilient, prosperous and fair, healthy and beautiful.

Building creative confidence over four years begins with a common first year, where all incoming students study design thinking, history and theory, drawing and computing techniques and design-making. Equipped with fundamental design knowledge and skills, students then select a discipline and spend their next two years learning and practicing discipline specific expertise in design studios, lectures, seminars, field trips, undergraduate research, community-based projects and service organizations. Finally, in their fourth year, students are prepared to work in interdisciplinary teams to address unprecedented global challenges creatively.

Additionally minors, internships and study abroad programs are offered to enrich and broaden the student experience. These opportunities provide our students with an educational lens that enhances their world outlook, elevating their prowess for a professional career.

At the graduate level, we offer many exciting career path programs including a Master of Community and Regional Planning; Master of Science in Architecture; Master of Architecture; and Master of Science in Architecture, Interior Design Specialization.

We invite you to join the University of Nebraska’s College of Architecture where you can help forge a new vision for an exciting, sustainable future. Our graduates in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning are equipped with a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation – the willingness to live with risk and uncertainty, adapt to and embrace change, and recognize being a life-long learner is key to their long-term success.

Scott Killinger, College of Architecture Interim Dean

Scott Killinger