Thursday, August 19, 2010

Celebrating Our International Students!

The Master of Architecture program is pleased to be the home of nine international students representing seven different countries! Including the USA, we have students from four continents.  Each of the national flags currently hanging by the east windows in our gallery represents the countries of our graduate students.  Starting with the top image, we have students from Saudi Arabia, Japan, Taiwan, and India.  In the lower image, the flags of India, Libya, Slovenia, and finally, the USA are shown. 
Finally, hanging over our door, the flag of Nepal.  SIUC architecture has had three students from Nepal and the first international graduate of the program, Namrata Shrestha, is from Nepal. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The SIUC Master of Architecture program received great news this week! We were accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board for a three-year term, the maximum term for which a new program is eligible! The accreditation includes those students who have graduated the program during the candidacy period from January 2008 to January 2010. The Master of Architecture program will be reviwed again in 2013.

Illinois now allows graduates of professional programs to begin taking the Architect Registration Exam at any time after completing their degree. Licensure still requires completion of the Intern Development Program but the exam may be taken while IDP is being completed.

Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff of the program for accreditation!