Architecture program takes top national ranking, Dean Whiting named most admired architecture educator

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Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Department of Architecture has been ranked the #1 most admired graduate architecture program for the seventh year in a row by DesignIntelligence. The 2020 rankings are the result of an annual survey that asks academics, students, and industry professionals for their perspectives on design programs across the nation.

In addition, Dean Sarah M. Whiting topped the list of most admired architecture educators this year. Honorees also include alumni Evan Douglis (MArch ’90), dean of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture, and Amale Andraos (MArch ’99), dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

The 2020 survey is the first time DesignIntelligence has used the phrasing “most admired” to describe programs. The results previously ranked schools under the term “best.”

Select 2020 survey results, key findings, and methodology were published by Architectural Record on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.