ADMITTED STUDENT DAY: MAKE IT MIAMI Yesterday, my wife and I had the pleasure (honor) of accompanying one of my daughters during her visit to Miami University (Oxford, OH).  Her visit was part of an admitted student day – Make … Read More


DECISION-MAKING Over the last three weeks, you were provided a set of three attributes to consider when selecting an institution, namely, You, Institution, and Academic Program.  Now, as a conclusion to the discussion, let’s discuss how YOU actually make the … Read More


Now, for the third set of criteria to consider when making your decision: Architecture Program; first, we look at You.  Last week, we looked at the Institution. ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM Because you will spend the largest portion of your college career … Read More


DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – INSTITUTION During last week, YOU attributes was discussed; this week, we discuss attributes related to the INSTITUTION. Attributes to consider when selecting an institution include: Type of school: While most individuals refer to all post–high school institutions as … Read More


DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – YOU As my daughters are making their decisions on their college choice, the next three weeks will cover the three sets of criteria, namely, You (02/16), Institution (next week 02/23), and Architecture Program (following week 03/02). Decision-Making Process … Read More

Winter Break – What to DO!

Winter Break – What to DO! As the fall semester ends and reviews / finals are almost do, what will you do (or accomplish) over the break before the spring semester.  While it may be tempting to full catch up … Read More

Scholarships — Consider and Apply

With three children about to embark on their college experience, I can share that the biggest issue is finances – MONEY!  As one who has been in higher education for the past 25 years, I can share that the biggest … Read More


DIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP Over my many years in architectural education, I have been involved with many different worthwhile programs.  My absolute favorite is my involvement with the Diversity Advancement Scholarship; it started in 1987 as National Vice-President of AIAS and … Read More

2B an Architect: Dallas

This weekend, I am in Dallas to attend 2B an Architect.  The event is one of the five Architecture/Design Career Day/College Fair held throughout the country.  As mentioned in an earlier blog, these events are an excellent opportunity for you to learn … Read More

Ranking of Design Programs: Worthy Resource?

In researching and determining the BEST architecture program for you, what resources will use?  How do you decide which programs you consider, apply and eventually attend? One that you may be encouraged to consult is the RANKING of programs.  For … Read More