University of Michigan

University of Michigan

School: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Undergraduate program: Bachelor of Science
Graduate programs: Master of Architecture, Master of Science, PhD
Number of students: 162 (undergraduate), 398 (graduate)
Number of faculty: 83
Notable alumni: Charles Correa, Karen Fairbanks, Doug Farr, Marlene Imirzian, Ed Jackson Jr., Jorge M Pérez, Marshall Purnell, John Ronan
Website: taubmancollege.umich.edu

Strengths: Taubman was an early adopter of emerging digital fabrication technology (from cutters and routers to printers and industrial robots) and its FABLab facility remains a leader among schools

The overview: Fall 2017 saw students and faculty settling into the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s revamped and expanded Art and Architecture building. The $28.5-million wing is a LEED-Gold-certified project that adds 36,000 square feet to the facility. The school has architecture degrees at all levels of study (the Master of Science is earned in Architecture: Digital and Material Technologies). A faculty of 83 allows for both a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and advisors in a broad range of specialties. A school-wide Diversity Matters initiative aims to ensure a supportive environment and more representative academy.