About the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University
The Houston Professional Option is an integral part of the Master of Architecture 173 hour degree offered in Lubbock at the main campus. In Houston, students are provided a unique opportunity to gain a graduate certificate in addition to their first professional degree in architecture while also gaining invaluable professional experience through a 7 month, paid practicum (internship). The degree offerings in Houston are specific to the Master of Architecture degree plan approved by the National Architectural Accreditation Board and SAACS and refer specifically to the final 1- 1/2 years of the students first professional degree, Master of Architecture only.
WHERE WE ARE LOCATED: Our studio is currently located at TxRx Labs, a non-profit, educational creative maker space with access to a full-range of creative tools such as 3-d printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, woodworking tools and machines, metal working tools and machines, welding equipment, a spray booth, kiln, and a wide range of other resources. Classes are offered for many things in addition to the coursework at TTU and are rated at a reduced student fee. Students will pay an adjusted special fee in order to provide access to these resources. (Note that Lubbock students also pay special fees to have access to facilities). Students are required to take preparation workshop classes to use the equipment and safety is a priority at all times.
A student fee is required for use of the TxRx model shop. This fee is currently $300/semester. (Please Note: This fee may increase if TxRx Lab costs increase over time.)
An in-house library has been established through the generous support of a TTU alum, Dr. Lou Diekemper.
Student safety is a priority. All necessary notices are posted in the studio space. Please click on the Safe Environment tab abovefor a special notice statement.
The College of Architecture educates students for future design practice and advances knowledge of the discipline for the benefit of society.
The College will be an international learning community; engaging in exemplary architectural teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavor, and service.
The College of Architecture will:
- Educate its students for effective practice in architecture
- Supplement sound training by nurturing the whole person within an understanding of architecture as a broad humanistic and scientific discipline.
- Produce leaders able to meet the demands of a changing profession, and whose technical skills will be complemented by personal vision, ethical persuasiveness and entrepreneurial drive.
The College of Architecture is committed to the values of:
- mutual respect
- cooperation and communication
- creativity and innovation
- community service and leadership
- 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the AAUP
- pursuit of excellence
- public accountability
- Hanover principles - Design for Sustainability