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What You Learn

You will develop the skills to take your projects from concept to design, creating projects that integrate architecture into the lives of people and communities.

  • Understand the principles and practice of architectural design

  • Create and design projects in your own dedicated student workspace

  • Evaluate project objectives, requirements and budgets to meet client needs and improve the built environment

  • Collaborate with Michael Graves College students in graphic design, industrial design, and interior design and at Wenzhou-Kean University in China

  • Build a professional network through real-world projects with private and public clients and internships at leading architectural firms

B.A. in Architectural Studies

The professors help us every step of the way from developing our concept to making us think critically about what we are doing and why we are doing it. They are all available to help us with our portfolio, resumes, finding internships, and even if we just need someone to talk to. They all want us to do well.

Thomas Ciano
Class of 2020
Kean architecture student Thomas Ciano

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.


This faculty-led design studio creates real solutions for public organizations and agencies, and nonprofits. K•Labs employs students to deliver creative and practical solutions to spatial, branding and environmental challenges.


Semester in Rome

Follow in Michael Graves footsteps and study in Rome. A required part of the architecture curriculum, third-year students spend a semester in Rome observing, drawing and measuring its buildings, and analyzing the principles behind them.

A group of Kean studies studying in Rome.
Semester in Rome

Michael Graves Warehouse

The Warehouse, the iconic home of the late Michael Graves in Princeton, was gifted to Kean and now serves as an education center for architecture and design students, with seminars for advanced students, salons for key academic leaders and professionals, and small conferences.

The Warehouse, the former home of Michael Graves in Princeton.
Michael Graves Warehouse


A degree from Kean's School of Public Architecture provides many career options.  They include:

  • Architect
  • Landscape Architect
  • Town Planner
  • Urban Designer
  • Developer
  • Conservation Officer
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