School of Architecture, Design & Planning
Architecture program moves up in national rankings
The master's program KU's Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning ranks 14th among the 99 graduate programs in the discipline, according to DesignIntelligence magazine.
The magazine's annual "Best Architecture & Design Schools" issue is the only ranking of National Architectural Accrediting Board member schools published in the United States.
In addition, Midwest architecture firms ranked KU’s graduate program No. 1 in the nation — ahead of schools such as Yale, Harvard, Columbia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The rankings are based on such factors as design ability, proficiency in construction and sustainability, business acumen, and leadership ability.
Dan Rockhill, the department’s J.L. Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture, was named one of the 30 most admired educators in the nation. Rockhill is widely known for heading Studio 804, a design-build program within the school that designs and constructs a building of significant technical sophistication each year.Read more »
Architecture lecturer honored for educational excellence
Robert Coffeen, lecturer in acoustics and adjunct associate professor in the KU School of Architecture, Design & Planning, received the Education Excellence Award from the Bose Corp. Professional Systems Division.
The award honors individuals who show “passionate commitment to advancing industry through education.”
Coffeen was awarded the prestigious Acoustical Society of America’s Rossing Prize for Education in Acoustics in 2011. Before he began teaching at KU in 1992, Coffeen operated an acoustics consulting firm in Leawood for more than 35 years.Read more »