Architecture unites art and science to create aesthetically pleasing structures that are also economical, functional and safe. From hospitals, libraries and schools, to businesses, hotels and residential homes, architects are responsible for the places in which we live, work, learn, meet, play, shop, govern, eat and worship. Rising populations and increasing emphasis on green buildings and sustainable design, as well as exciting trends such as bio-mimicry and modular design, ensure that architects and construction professionals will be in demand by an industry that is diverse, exciting and fulfilling.
The Architecture program at College of DuPage provides students with the artistic, technical, technological and theoretical expertise necessary for careers and further education in architecture and related fields. Depending on their goals and interests, students can choose between a number of degree and certificate programs that will enable them to pursue careers and upgrade skills in a variety of disciplines. In addition, the program includes pre-architecture programs that offer affordable tracks toward earning advanced degrees from baccalaureate-granting or professional architecture programs.
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Jane Ostergaard, Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1048, (630) 942-2331
Peter Deeman, Program Advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548
Art, Communications and Hospitality Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2048
Architecture Advising at COD
The Architecture program at COD provides students with the artistic, technical, technological and theoretical expertise necessary for careers and further education in architecture and related fields.
Students, Alumni, Faculty and Industry Professionals discuss careers in architecture and the role the COD Architecture Program plays in preparing students for their career.
Architecture Design Build Pavilion
A new gathering pavilion has been installed on campus, just west of the McAninch Arts Center and north of the Berg Instructional Center.
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