Brown Architecture DUG

Welcome to the Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) for Brown University’s Architecture concentration! Please use this page to discover more about the undergraduate architecture experience.

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The Arch.DUG website serves as a resource for both architecture concentrators and any undergraduate at Brown interested in architecture. As members of Brown’s newest concentration, we’re very excited for you to find out more and get involved! Please browse this site to learn about courses, professors, resources, events, networking, post-graduation life, and beyond. Each semester, our DUG receives university funding to build community and enhance the undergraduate architectural experience. Check back to see updated events, photos, and other opportunities!


Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

The concentration has been designed in order for students to develop a broad understanding of the concepts and methods for the planning and design of buildings, landscapes, and cities. In significant contrasts with other architecture undergraduate majors, it has also been planned with the explicit goal of connecting architectural training firmly with the humanities and providing a greater awareness of global, environmental, social and economic issues in the built environment. This approach to the education of architects and urban planners is meant to provide them with the tools needed in today’s urban global society. It will also bring together two strengths of Brown and RISD.


A.B. Architecture (Brown) + Masters of Architecture (RISD)

Students in the concentration have the option to qualify for ‘advanced standing.’ They will be able to transition into a 2 year program at RISD or several other architecture schools, concluded by an MArch degree from that institution. The above described course selection follows the suggestions of the National Colleges of Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB), but, of course, each case will have to be approved by RISD or any other institution that accepts students with a certificate of ‘advanced standing.’



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Questions? Comments?
Get in touch with our DUG leaders Didier Lucceus and Ted Catlin using the form below.