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Architecture school at FAMU earns reaccreditation
Source: Tallahassee Democrat, 12/4/12
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By Doug Blackburn
The School of Architecture at Florida A&M University recently was notified that it has been reaccredited, marking 32 straight years of full accreditation for the school.
“The decision of the National Architectural Accreditation Board to again reaccredit our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in architecture is validation that FAMU students are receiving a high quality education,” said Interim Provost Rodner Wright, who served as the school’s dean from 1996-2012. “The academic scholarship of our faculty and students is commendable and continues to raise the standard.”
Said interim Dean Andrew Chin: “Central to our mission is a commitment to contributing to a culturally diverse workforce. While most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional program as a prerequisite for licensure, many students see the value in accreditation even before they graduate and employers are looking for students from accredited programs.”
This summer, Jesse Hughes — a graduate student in architecture from Greenwood Miss.—interned with global architecture firm Gensler.
“Interning at one of the top firms in the world was an experience I will never forget,” said Hughes. “The experience helped me realize I am fortunate to have a strong educational foundation built at the FAMU School of Architecture, where the curriculum challenges me to be a better architect and the professors always guide me in the right direction.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the future job opportunities in architecture will be best suited for college graduates who are creative. One way creativity is generated is through collaboration. That is one reason why the School of Architecture has partnered with the FAMU School of Business and Industry to offer a new degree concentration in facilities planning, available this fall for both business and architecture majors.