Architecture

Architect Explaining Design

About the Major

An undergraduate degree in Architecture prepares you for many careers that are affiliated with a career as an architect. Many students follow their undergraduate degree with a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) which is required to become a licensed architect.

Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Architect I Wendel
Architect Intern LSE Architects
Architectural Designer Urbal Architecture
Architectural Designer Ryan Companies
Architectural Designer LHB
Architectural Designer BKV Group
Architectural Intern Armon Architecture
Architectural Intern Wold Architects and Engineers
Associate Designer Kurt Baum Architecture
Associate I MG2
CAD Technician Murphy & Co. Design
Civil Engineer Henselthel
Construction Crew Leader Habitat for Humanity
Design and Sales Consultant ROAM Interiors
Design Assistant Green Bay Packaging
Designer UrbanWorks Architecture
Drafter Acacia Architects
Drafter/Designer Enercept Inc.
Engraver Terrybear
Product Studio Production Specialist Lowes
Project Engineer Ironmark Building Company
Project Engineer Ryan Companies
Pulse Fellow PULSE
Residential Designer/Drafter Croix Design and Drafting
Shop Manager New Studio Architecture

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Schools and programs students enrolled in after graduating
Program School
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture Pratt Institute
Architecture University of Michigan
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of South Florida
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture TU Berlin
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture University of Minnesota
Architecture Woodbury University
Information Technology Hennepin Technical College
Real Estate Asset Management University of Manchester

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 5 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Architect CannonDesign
Architectural Designer Wold Architects and Engineers
Architectural Designer & Founder MO/EN Design Practice
Architectural Drafter Direct Supply
Architectural Technician Atkins
BIM Manager & Design Henchman SALA Architects
Buyer Planner Quality Tech Services
City Planner City of St. Paul
Design Associate Chipman Design Architecture
Design Consultant International Design Center
Design Leader CR Architecture + Design
Designer Shea, Inc
Foreman/Designer Flagstone Landscaping Inc
Interior Desinger Perkins + Will
Job Captain Firm Ground Architects and Engineers
Landscape Designer OLIN
National Marketing Manager Ryan Companies
Owner/ Makerwerks LLC Self
Project Coordinator Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering, LLC
Project Designer ESG
Project Landscape Designer LHB
Project Manager Kraus-Anderson
Project Specialist III Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP
Residential Drafting Pulte Group Inc
Revit Drafter North House Residential Designer
Senior Architectural Designer Momentum Design Group
Senior Technical Designer BDH
Specifications Coordinator LEO A DALY
Technical Designer NParallel
Transportation Specialist Minnesota Department of Transportation
UX Designer KRUTSCH

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 10 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Account Manager | Project Manager ConceptWorks Inc.
AIA, LEED Green Associate, Designer Paterssen/Keller Architecture
Architect Potter Lawson, Inc.
Architect + Director of Research Snow Kreilich Architects
Architect, Principal + Founding Member Cotton Architecture + Design LLC
Architectural Designer Union Studio Architecture & Community Designer
Architectural Interior Designer Smart Associates
Assistant Professor of Architecture Kansas State University
Associate Partner ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers
Associate Project Manager Kaas Wilson Architects
City Planner NYC Department of City Planning
Desgn & Submittal Manager Serigraphics
Design Architect RSP Architect
Director MANICA ARCHITECTURE P.C.
Facilities Planning Specialist University of Wisconsin - Madison
Field Manager APi Construction Company
Landscape Architect HKGi
Occupancy & Strategy Lead - BHP Contract Cushman & Wakefield
President FMW Solutions LLC
Project Architect DLR Group
Project Designer DJR Architecture
Project Manager Opus Design Build, LLC
Senior Associate CannonDesign
Senior Manager Quality Engineering Collins Aerospace
Senior Project Architect BWBR
Senior Sustainability Consultant Sustainable Investment Group
Sr. Virtual Design and Construction Manager Ryan Companies US, Inc
User Experience Designer C.H. Robinson

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Architectural Intern
  • AutoCAD Technician
  • Designer
  • Drafter
  • Project Manager
  • Space & Occupancy Planner

Top Employers

  • BKV Group
  • Kaas Wilson Architects
  • LHB
  • LSE Architects
  • Ryan Companies
  • STUDIO BV
  • Target
  • Uponor
  • UrbanWorks Architecture
  • Wold Architects and Engineers

Types of Employers

  • Architecture and design firms
  • Educational institutions
  • For-profit companies
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofits with emphasis in housing/construction

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: architecture, design, environment design, CAD, drafting
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.
  • Study Abroad Information for Architecture - B.S.
  • Study Abroad Information for Architecture - B.D.A