Texas Tech University College of Architecture

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Texas Tech University College of Architecture
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Established 1927
Dean Andrew Vernooy[1]
Academic staff
Students 602[3]
Undergraduates 495[3]
Postgraduates 107[3]
Location Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Website College of Architecture
Architecture Building

Texas Tech University College of Architecture is the college of architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The architecture program has existed at Texas Tech University since 1927.[4] Many of the college's degree programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.


Texas Tech University first offered architecture education in 1927 within the College of Engineering. The emphasis of the program was advanced construction and mechanical equipment of buildings. Four years later the architecture program transformed into the Department of Architecture and Allied Arts and it emphasis expanded from engineering and structures to design. In 1933, the department offered its first Bachelor of Architecture degree, a program that the next year would be expanded to a five-year degree. By 1957 the program was accredited with the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and has been continuously accredited since then.[4]

In 1971 the department moved to its current building and in 1975 the board of regents designated the architecture program as the Division of Architecture. Eleven years later, the division of architecture would become an independent college. The State Coordinating Board first approved the program's Master of Architecture degree in 1985, and in 1992 the Master of Architecture professional degree program was awarded a full five-year accreditation. The College of Architecture became the first architecture education program to offer a 173 credit hour Master of Architecture professional degree in 1996.[4]

Degrees offered[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Master of Architecture
    • Certificate: Urban & Community Design
    • Certificate: Historic Preservation
    • Certificate: Digital Design & Fabrication DDF
    • Certificate: HealthCare Facilities HCaf Design
  • Master of Science in Architecture
  • Dual degrees (offered in cooperation with other Texas Tech University colleges)
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture / Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture / Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Master of Architecture / Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design

Notable People[edit]

Former Students[edit]


Name Department Notability Joined TTU Left/retired Alumnus/na? Refs
Flueckiger, UpeUpe Flueckiger Architecture Internationally recognized because of the design of his house. 2013 (Active) no
  • Morris Brown, Interim Director; El Paso Campus


  1. ^ "Architecture Dean". Texas Tech College of Architecture. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Faculty Count by College Fall 2012". Texas Tech Institutional Research. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Enrollment by College - Fall 2013". www.irim.ttu.edu. Texas Tech Institutional Research. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  4. ^ a b c "School History". Texas Tech University College of Architecture. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 

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