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​Shape New Horizons​ from Your Imagination
​The work of architects is often awe-inspiring and gives us a new sense of the world around us. From the creative minds of architects, new dimensions and spaces are redefined and horizons are changed. Architects bring us incredible works of art that are functional, yet thought-provoking at times. Do you see yourself contributing to modern architecture? Then join Broward College’s Architecture program.
 
 
Our Associate of Arts in Architecture program grounds you in architectural theory and compositional knowledge of architectonic principles. Your creativity is fully encouraged and nurtured as a Broward College student. We help you explore and develop your creative potential through alternative ways of designing. Browse through our program’s highlights and apply to Broward College today when you’re ready to get started in architecture.
 
 
Classroom Experience

Broward College’s Architecture program emphasizes a fully hands-on approach in the way you explore architecture. From the first design course, you will be working directly in three dimensions as you create models of your ideas. Through your models and drawings, you will learn to define architectural space while applying architectonic principles. The training you receive includes:

  • Learning basic architectonic elements (columns, beams, walls, spaces, etc.
  • Applying architectonic elements to your models
  • Communicating your ideas through architectural drawing
  • Architectural history and global architectural perspectives 
Classes are small and have between 10 to 20 students, with the average being about 15 students. All core courses in the Architecture program are taught at the Willis Holcombe Center in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The program leads to an A.A. that can be applied to a bachelor’s degree at any state university and most private universities.
 
To see a program description, admissions requirements and course schedules, take a look at the Architecture Advisement/Educational Planning Sheet
Career Path

Architects are and will continue to be in high demand throughout the nation, and can expect higher than average salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, architects will find a 24 percent increase in job growth through 2020. The median pay for architects in 2010 was just over $72,000.

 
Graduates of the Architecture program have found work in various local architectural firms, city building departments and large companies with facilities planning departments. Aside from preparing you to be an architect, this program will also provide the groundwork for you to work as:
  • An urban planner
  • A suburban planner
  • A building construction manager

 
Broward College’s Architecture graduates are encouraged to take advantage of our partnership with Florida Atlantic University known as the Link program. We also work closely with Architecture representatives at Florida International University and the University of Florida to ensure a successful transfer of your degree.
Is This Program Right for Me?

​If you’re interested in architecture, you should:

  • Possess a creative streak
  • Be disciplined and committed to your craft
  • Have an interest in design and architecture
  • Be willing to dedicate 30-40 hours per week on drawing and design classes, and creating a portfolio
Accreditation
Broward College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s degrees.

The Architecture program is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).
Faculty
​Faculty of the Architecture program encourages constant exploration that leads to personal discoveries which further enhance your unique contributions in the world of architecture. Adjunct instructors have devoted at least seven to eight years to Broward College students, and include graduates from Ivy League schools such as Yale University, in addition to local Florida universities.
Courses

The Architecture program consists of 70 to 80 credits, and can be completed in two to three years if you enroll as a full-time student. Most courses you will take fulfill the general education requirements that state universities look for in transfer students. To see the core courses in the Architecture program, browse Architecture courses now.

For Alumni
Broward College Architecture alumni are encouraged to take part in the Alumni & Friends Association. If you graduated from BC, you are already a member—just activate your membership to access all the benefits and events that are only available to former BC students. 
 
Want to remain connected to the Architecture program? Help us set up internships with our students or invite them to your architectural office to give them a glimpse of a Broward College-educated architect in action. Contact the Program Manager Claudio Noriega via e-mail or at 954-201-7390 for details.
Contact Us
Program Advisor Program Manager​/AIAS Club Advisor AIAS Club Co-Advisor
Carol Brinson
954-201-7411
cbrinson@broward.edu  ​
Claudio Noriega
954-201-7390
cnoriega@broward.edu
Felix Lorenzo
954-201-7513
florenzo@broward.edu
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