MSU architecture school ranks among best nationally

Contact: Zack Plair

Senior architecture major Larry Travis of Tougaloo utilizes work space in Giles Hall, home of MSU’s School of Architecture and the College of Architecture, Art and Design. (Photo by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture is ranked among the top programs in the country for preparing students for the workforce.

Produced by the Design Futures Council, the publication DesignIntelligence ranks MSU’s School of Architecture at No. 25 among “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” for 2016.

DesignIntelligence annually ranks the top 35 of the 120 accredited programs nationwide by surveying supervisors and others in hiring positions at leading architecture and design firms on which schools best prepare students for those fields. This year, more than 1,400 professional practice organizations participated in the survey, according to the DesignIntelligence website.

“This national ranking speaks volumes of the high quality professional education that our students receive at MSU,” said Michael Berk, director for the School of Architecture and F.L. Crane Endowed Professor. “Our outstanding faculty are leading the nation in innovative Collaborative Practice studio-teaching with Building Construction Science, as well as focusing on design/build tectonics, fundamental design, and our commitment in providing guaranteed travel experiences to see architecture and urbanism with our rigorous field-trip and study-abroad programs.”

MSU’s School of Architecture is part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design. For more information, visit

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at