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

Lisa Chronister

Internship Coordinator/Affiliate
Email TBD

Anthony Cricchio

Associate Professor | Curriculum Coordinator

Lee Fithian

Associate Professor

Cory Henry


Ken Marold

Assistant Professor

René Peralta

Herb Greene Teaching Fellow

Angela Person

Assistant Professor

Stephanie Pilat

Director | Associate Professor

Ted Reeds

Adjunct Professor

Deborah RichardsDeborah Richards

Assistant Professor

Shideh Shadravan

Associate Professor

Gibbs Sooner Twitter

Did you know that Gibbs College awarded $238k in scholarships to over 140 students last year! It's not too late to apply for 2021-2022 support. The application deadline has been extended to Feb. 15! Head to to learn more and apply.

Gibbs College of Architecture is excited to welcome you back this spring! Join Dean Butzer as he walks us through the precautions we've put in place to keep us all COVID safe!

The Spring 2021 Design and Construction Career Fair will be held online from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 18th. Read on for registration information and tips for making the most of an online career fair.

See ya later 2020! Hoping 2021 brings peace and happiness to you all!

Gibbs College's Herb Greene Teaching Fellow Rene Peralta was recently named a finalist in the @UCSanDiego (UCSD) Border Innovation Challenge. Peralta’s proposal, “Tijuana Solar River,” received the “Audience Choice” award. Learn more:

Happy Holidays! Wishing for joy and peace this season for all!
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