Department of Architecture

Department of Architecture


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


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.


1951 Eduardo Catalano Joined Faculty

Eduardo Catalano (1917-2010) of Argentina came to NC State as the head of the Department of Architecture in the College of Design. On the faculty here until 1956, Catalano later taught at MIT, retiring in 1995, His design achievements included construction of his own house in Raleigh (named House of the Decade by "House and Home" magazine in 1955), the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, and the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. In 2007 NC State ... More

Eduardo F. Catalano portraitEduardo F. Catalano portrait


Fall 1968 Masters degree in Architecture first offered.
Fall 1968 Masters degree in Urban and Regional Design first offered


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


2000 Department of Architecture renamed the School of Architecture