B.Arch. Number One, M.Arch. Moves Up, and O’Donnell Recognized

November 2, 2012

Cornell’s bachelor of architecture retained its number one ranking among undergraduate programs as the master of architecture program moved up to become the fifth ranked graduate architecture program in the U.S. The 2013 rankings, published DesignIntelligence (DI) America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools survey, mark the fourth time in a row the B.Arch. has received the top ranking.

Assistant Professor Caroline O'Donnell, who joined the faculty in 2011, is on DI's top 30 list of "most admired educators for 2013" as she "brings intelligence and is willing to challenge conventions ... [and] shows how professionals can grow and have more influence."

Other Cornell design programs also ranked highly. Graduate landscape architecture (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) was third while graduate interior design (College of Human Ecology) was fourth. This year’s survey took a broad look at the design profession by adding and expanding categories that looked at branding and student satisfaction.

Architecture, Undergraduate

1. Cornell University

2. Southern California Institute of Architecture

3. Rice University

3. Syracuse University

5. California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo

Architecture, Graduate

1. Harvard University

2. Columbia University

3. Yale University

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

5. Cornell University

Landscape Architecture, Graduate

1. Harvard University

2. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3. Cornell University

3. Louisiana State University

5. University of Virginia

Interior Design, Graduate

1. Savannah College of Art and Design

2. Rhode Island School of Design

3. Pratt Institute

4. Cornell University

4. Parsons The New School of Design

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