Marywood University School of Architecture trains students to think critically and creatively. This training gives students a number of opportunities within the field of architecture and in the broader design world.

In addition to the familiar role of architects as designers of buildings and city-scapes, architecture and interior architecture graduates (including those with the B.E.D.A.) are re-shaping the profession by expanding traditional employment opportunities in these areas:

  • Digital Visualization
  • Product Design
  • Construction Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Interior Graphics
  • Historic Preservation
  • Architectural Photography
  • Urban Design/Planning


Architecture: Licensure

For the student interested in becoming a licensed architect we offer access to information and guidance on the next step in the process of licensure, working as an intern architect as required by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Before taking the Architectural Registration Exams (ARE) graduates of National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited programs are expected to work with a licensed architects or firms to gain experience in pre-design, design, project management, and practice management. This internship period typically lasts three years. While the School of Architecture does not place students in internship positions, which are paid positions, we do teach students about requirements and help them navigate the process of finding their own internship opportunity.

For more information on the process of licensure please visit: http://www.ncarb.org/IDP

Current students can contact IDP campus coordinator, Assistant Professor Margaret McManus, mcmanus@marywood.edu.

Interior Design: Certification

Students pursuing a career as a certified Interior Designer must go through a similar internship and examination process as a registered architect. The process of being certified is regulated by National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Students are required to gain work experience as uncertified interior designers for approximately two years. Students are then expected to pass tests covering building systems, construction standards, codes, professional practice, space planning, lighting, egress, life safety, systems integration, millwork, and design. While the School of Architecture does not place students in internship positions, which are paid positions, we do teach students about requirements and help them navigate the process of finding their own internship opportunity.

For more information on the process of certification please visit: http://www.ncidq.org/

Current students can contact NCIDQ campus coordinator, Assistant Professor Kevin Wyllie, kwyllie@marywood.edu.



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