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Dear Architecture Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in Florida Atlantic University’s School of Architecture.  Our graduates lead successful careers in private practice and at firms in Florida, across the US, and around the world.  Each of them share in the experience you are interested in: learning to make the world a better place through creative engagement and developing the critical thinking skills necessary to establish a vision and lead in its realization.  As an incoming student, you will be welcomed to our innovative, creative, diverse, and caring community of scholars where you can develop your own path, in an atmosphere that emphasizes learning by doing.

The Bachelor of Architecture upper division program is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, which we consider an urban laboratory for exploration.  Our student work is frequently exhibited at our MetroLAB gallery on Las Olas Boulevard. Our students participate in research activities that span an exciting range of interests, from explorations in augmented reality to connections between architectural design and neuroscience, sensing and smart systems, human health, and environmental studies including adaptation to climate change and sea-level-rise.

All applicants to the upper division program are required to submit:

(1) an application to the Florida Atlantic University 
(2) an application to the School of Architecture
(3) transcripts
(3) a short essay
(4) a portfolio of original design work and other creative activity  

You must apply to the university prior to submitting your application to the school of Architecture.  When you receive your personal ID number from FAU admissions you can proceed to the next step to complete your application to the School of Architecture and submit your letter of intent and portfolio via the Acceptd portal.  Please note that students who are already enrolled in a degree program at FAU do not have to re-apply to the university. 

Please review the guidelines, before preparing your submission.  Additional information about admissions to the FAU School of Architecture may be found on our admissions page.

We invite you to visit our downtown Fort Lauderdale facilities and are happy to arrange a tour at your convenience.  If you are interested in visiting the school, contact us to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions about the application process please don’t hesitate to contact us at 954.762.5644.

Best wishes,
Francis Lyn
Associate Professor and Interim Director 
School of Architecture
Florida Atlantic University

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For applicants unable to afford the $30 fee to submit their materials through Acceptd, please contact the Acceptd Support Team and provide documentation of need and Acceptd will waive the $30 fee.