Department of Architecture

Department of Architecture

1920s

  • 1920 Architectural engineering curriculum established

    A bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering is first offered through the School of Engineering

  • 1927 Department of Architectural Engineering established

1940s

  • 1940 Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering

    The Department of Architectural Engineering is renamed the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering.

  • 1942 First Architectural Engineering female graudate

    Margery Belle Garriss becomes the first woman to graduate in Architectural Engineering.

  • 1949 Female faculty increases

    Twenty-two women are listed on the faculty, most at the instructor or laboratory technician level. Departments with more than one female member include English (six), Statistics (three), Textiles (three), and Modern Languages (two). Women are also on the faculty in Architecture, Agricultural Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry, Engineering, Research, and Agronomy.

1970s

  • 1972 Curt Fentress graduates

    Curt Fentress graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture. His firm has designed such buildings as the Denver International Airport passenger terminal, Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Arraya Tower in Kuwait City, National Museum of the Marine Corps, and Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. He became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

  • 1975 Philip Freelon graduates

    Philip Freelon graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture degree. Signature buildings his firm has designed include the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National ... More

2000s

  • 2000 Department of Architecture renamed the School of Architecture