Participate in the DesignIntelligence Surveys: Architecture & Landscape Architecture

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Participate in the DesignIntelligence Surveys: Architecture & Landscape Architecture

May 07, 2018

Each year, DesignIntelligence conducts the “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” survey, asking hiring professionals and recent graduates to provide their perspective on the strengths of programs throughout the United States. These annual results are today’s leading resource in ranking architecture and design programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice. They are also an important statistic for prospective students.


In the 2017-2018 rankings, the USC School of Architecture was ranked fifth for its undergraduate program and ninth for its graduate architecture program. As Southern California’s oldest architecture school, we’re proud of these positions and the legacy we’ve created. We will continue to strengthen these programs under the leadership and guidance of our new dean, Milton S. F. Curry.


Our Master of Landscape Architecture program was just awarded the maximum accreditation renewal by the LAAB. We believe in the strength of our program and are confident in our ability to rank in the top 20 this year.


From now until June 8, the 2018-2019 Professions and Students/Recent Graduates Surveys are open for both architecture and landscape architecture.


Alumni and professionals involved in hiring and supervising employees are eligible to vote, and we encourage you to complete the Professions Surveys. If you are not the best person to complete this questionnaire on your firm’s behalf, we ask that you forward it on to a more appropriate person.


Your input is invaluable in influencing the results. The survey requires only 15 minutes of your time.




Hiring Professionals:


Landscape Architecture:


Students/Recent Graduates:


Landscape Architecture:


The results will be published to a new website as the 2018 America’s Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools, where three sets of rankings will be reported:

  • Most admired programs
  • Schools from which the greatest number of graduates are hired
  • Schools chosen as the strongest in each of 12 specialty focus areas


You can access more information about the methodology and results of last year’s research at the DesignIntelligence website:


Thank you for your participation and for your support as a member of the USC Architecture community. Fight on!