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2021-2022 UMA Catalog 
2021-2022 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Coordinator: Eric Stark (eric.stark@maine.edu)
Website: https://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/architecture/


The University of Maine at Augusta’s Bachelor of Architecture program (B.Arch) is a NAAB-Accredited five-year professional degree program designed for qualified students from Maine, northern New England, and beyond. The design-based curriculum focuses on essential design tools in conjunction with building technology and issues of sustainability as they relate to human experience.

UMA Architecture’s Mission: Architecture through Engagement. Our mission expresses who we are: SMALL…INTEGRATED…HANDS-ON. This fundamentally means we are about people: our students, our faculty, and our community partners. We teach architecture through engagement, educating and empowering students to explore, investigate, and analyze the built environment. Engagement brings students into active contact with each other, their coursework, and our community partners.

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year term, an eight-year term with conditions, or a two-year term of continuing accreditation, or a three-year term of initial accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established education standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The University of Maine at Augusta, College of Arts & Sciences, and Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB- accredited degree program:

Bachelor of Architecture (150 undergraduate credits)

Program Objectives

The vision of the UMA B.Arch program is to instruct our students to view architecture as a humanistic and professional discipline, which synthesizes an integrated understanding of various disciplines. We see the education of an architect as an investigation into how the designed environment affects psychological and social behavior.

The UMA B.Arch achieves this through teaching, scholarship, creative work, research, service to the greater community, and an integrated curriculum. The program is committed to the highest ideals of the profession and culture of architecture. In the end, our primary goal is to create lifelong learners and problem solvers, while preparing our graduates for employment or advanced study.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Academic Advising

All students are required to meet with their advisors prior to registration. An advisor’s signature or electronic equivalent is required for registration. Students are encouraged to continue to meet with their advisors on a regular basis to help ensure a productive and meaningful college experience.

Admissions Requirements

Applications are due on February 15 of each year, with rolling admissions open until the entering class is filled. See https://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/architecture/details/​ for the most current application requirements.


    Bachelor of Architecture

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