Architecture - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


International Students: The Bachelor of Architecture (B044) and Master of Architecture (M046 and M047) degrees qualify students on an F-1 visa to work in the U.S. for up to three years following graduation. Learn more here.


Our design pedagogy is founded on a philosophy of Creating_Making, which is grounded in experiencing the tangible connection between the creative endeavor and the physical act of making. As such, we are committed to maintaining a foundation in the material practices of design, in promoting intellectual engagement with creative processes, in providing both alternative cultural and professional work experiences and in fostering intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary opportunities for collaboration. The philosophy of Creating_Making encourages diverse research, critical inquiry and informed experimentation dedicated to reinforcing our core beliefs: a commitment to fostering critical engagement, material aptitude, manual competence and most importantly an ethical commitment to the real, the tangible and the human capital that is architecture. Architecture is a Social Act.

Alumni Voices

“The faculty and staff are committed to helping students explore their own academic interests, supporting them through research and award applications, and helping them find financial aid and employment opportunities.”

Adelle York

Graduate Student at Harvard Graduate School of Design

“There is a culture of experimentation, no doubt a vestige of Bruce Goff, combined with a deep-seeded spirit of pragmatism … This tension is highly productive.”

Khoi Nguyen, Architecture AlumKhoi Nguyen

Partner at Future Projects


Dave Boeck

Associate Professor

Daniel Butko

Associate Director | Associate Professor

Marjorie CallahanMarjorie Callahan

Associate Director | Graduate Liaison | Professor

Sam Callahan

Lecturer of Architecture

Anthony Cricchio

Associate Professor | Curriculum Coordinator

Lee Fithian

Associate Professor

Keith Gåddie

Associate Professor

Ken Marold

Assistant Professor

René Peralta

Herb Greene Teaching Fellow

Angela Person

Assistant Professor

Stephanie Pilat

Director | Associate Professor

Deborah RichardsDeborah Richards

Assistant Professor

Shideh Shadravan

Associate Professor

Affiliate and Part-Time Faculty

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Gibbs would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you!" to our sponsors this #OUGivingDay: @AcmeBrick @MechoSystems & especially Nick's wife, Mimi Harm (pictured), who upholds his legacy of adventure. Your generosity represents what #OUGivingDay is all about.

Your support is vital to helping educate the next generation of planners, designers & builders. Thank you for helping to create a better world today at

Meet Hannah, our graphic design and social media intern. Hannah joined the team in 2018! She is a fourth year architecture student at Gibbs College and has enjoys participating directly within the college. She loves her cats, coffee, and @ArchDaily. #GibbsSpotlight #NSEW2021

It's #OUGivingDay & it's an amazing time to donate to support our students! Our sponsors are matching donations today, making your help even more valuable as we raise funds for the Nick Harm Memorial Travel Study Scholarship. Help us make an impact today:

Our world needs leaders, doers and thinkers, but above all else it needs kindness. This #OUGivingDay, we want to honor the legacy of Prof. Nick Harm (1950-2020) who had a passion for travel study and helping students. Learn more about Nick here:

Tomorrow is #OUGivingDay! Gibbs is dedicating the event in memory of Prof. Nick Harm (1950-2020) & raising money for travel study programs, which were dear to him. Learn more about Prof. Harm & how you can honor his legacy & support students on Giving Day:
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