The architecture and interior design programs in Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design are ranked among the very best in America.
In its 2006 report, DesignIntelligence, the only national college ranking survey focused exclusively on design, has ranked Virginia Tech’s programs as follows:
- Undergraduate Architecture Program: 7th nation-wide and 4th in the East
- Graduate Interior Design Program: 9th in the nation
Virginia Tech is listed as one of the architecture schools with the most faculty awards in the nation. Edward Dorsa, associate professor of industrial design, was named one of the most admired design educators of 2006.
The rankings reflect the results of a survey asking professionals to assess which, of the more than 100 National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited architecture programs, best prepared students for practice. According to DesignIntelligence, the survey targets individuals in firms who have direct experience with the hiring and performance of graduates: design partners, managing principals, and human resource directors. Foundation for Interior Design Education Research-accredited interior design programs are assessed by interior design firms and interior design departments within architecture firms.