The Architecture Program at the University of Idaho has earned a widespread reputation for producing exceptional architects. Graduates of our program are uniquely equipped to tackle the most challenging design problems facing the built environment today, emphasizing sustainable and community-focused solutions that influence everyday experiences.
In addition to our main campus in Moscow, our program offers two Boise locations that provide graduate students with opportunities to study contemporary urban issues (Urban Design Center) and/or pursue research in day-lighting and high-performance buildings (Integrated Design Lab).
For architecture accreditation and licensure, in the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The University of Idaho Architecture Program offers the NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture Degree (M.Arch). The seamless M.Arch path at UI is comprised of a pre-professional BS Arch + 45 graduate credits.The next accreditation visit for all programs: 2016 (full visit). Visit the NAAB to learn more.
Integrated Design Lab
The IDL is dedicated to the development of high performance buildings in the Intermountain West with emphasis on energy efficiency, building systems and the integration of human factors.
Urban Design Center, Boise
The UDC offers interdisciplinary programs designed to simulate real-world partnerships. Students address issues of resilience and sustainability at regional and urban scales through research, professional practice and community engagement.