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Our Core Values 
  • UMA/ARC is committed to involvement with the greater social and professional community
  • UMA/ARC is committed to instill in students the importance and use of Space, Scale, and Light in the design process
  • UMA/ARC is committed to hand drawing and physical model making as a means to best understand design technology, and the use of advanced computer programs to present these ideas to others
  • UMA/ARC is committed to the investigation and implementation of sustainable ideals
  • UMA/ARC is committed to a liberal and fine arts base for architectural education in light of today’s complex society that demands a well-rounded practitioner with knowledge beyond architecture
  • UMA/ARC is committed to designing with intention reflecting the awareness that there is a connection between designed space and the quality of the user’s experience, and that designed environments affect behavior
  • UMA/ARC is committed to its own academic growth and evolution in maintaining the high standards expected in professional degrees, and to a high standard of student work and faculty instruction toward that end
  • UMA/ARC program is committed to the values of mutual respect, cooperation and communication, creativity and innovation, the pursuit of excellence, effective communication, and diversity


Our Student Learning Outcomes 

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (www.naab.org) has established Conditions of Student Performance to assure that graduates of professional architecture programs possess the minimum skills and knowledge necessary for completing the internship prior to professional licensure. Upon graduation, an UMA Bachelor of Architecture student will:

  • Graphics & Communication - Be able to utilize drawing, architectural drafting, model building skills and digital technology as tools in solving design problems, and be able to use these tools to foster visual and verbal communication.
  • Design Process - Be able to identify, formulate, effectively communicate and address the critical problems, limitations and issues involved in solving architectural design problems through knowledge of architectural history, theory, and practice.
  • Community & Culture - Be able to demonstrate through creative application an understanding of his or her role in the local and global community based in an exposure to a variety of ideas, cultures and climates.
  • Sustainability & Technology - Be able to integrate principles of sustainability and building systems in solving architectural design problems.
  • Professionalism - Be able to demonstrate an understanding of leadership and professional practice, and be prepared to contribute to the profession at an entry level.