Application Procedures for Graduate StudentsA. All applicants for admission must complete a University of Hawai‘i System Application using the following steps:
1. Apply online at http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/architecture.
2. Complete all required information on the form and complete the application process according to the directions from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa .
To the graduate professional program applicants holding a Baccalaureate degree or higher must submit a School of Architecture Supplemental Information for Admission form along with the required documents by the stated deadline using the following steps:
Click HERE for School of Architecture Supplemental Information for Admission form.
Application InterviewsThe School does not require, nor does it grant, personal interviews as part of the admissions process.
Application DeadlineFall priority deadline is January 1 and final deadline is March 1. Spring priority deadline is September 1 and final deadline is October 1. International students must apply by the priority deadlines to allow time for visa processing.
All required application materials listed above must be postmarked by the above listed deadlines. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive consideration. Applicants should advise the School and the Office of graduate education immediately of any changes of address. The School assumes no responsibility for missed deadlines resulting from a failure to notify UHM and the School of a change of address.
Deferred AdmissionThe School and the University do not grant deferred admission. Applicants wishing to defer admission must reapply to the University and the School.
Ownership of Application MaterialsSupplemental documents submitted by applicants become the property of the School and will be retained for students accepted into the program after the admissions decisions to the School of Architecture have been made.
Informal academic advising may be requested by prospective students by contacting the archawai'i Student Services Office. Students who have been accepted to the School should contact the Student Services Office for information regarding orientation, registration & mandatory advising.
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News + Events
Billie Faircloth, AIA, partner, KieranTimberlake Architects, Philadelphia, will present the firm's recent design research on Monday, March 16, at 6 p.m., in the school auditorium, room 205. Prior to joining KieranTimberlake as its first director of research, Ms. Faircloth was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she taught studios exploring applications for conventional and emerging material technologies and conducted seminars on emerging construction and fabrication technologies. Her articles have been published by the Journal of Architectural Education, Princeton Architectural Press, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and ACADIA. Her book Plastics Now: On Architecture's Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material, is forthcoming from Routledge in Spring 2015. She lectures internationally to academic and industry audiences, including the Australian Institute of Architects, University of Nottingham, University of Washington, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She holds degrees in architecture from North Carolina State University and Harvard.
Associate Professor Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA will present a blind peer-reviewed paper titled "Designing for the Inevitable // Amphibious Honolulu Waterfronts" in the Urban Design track of the March 2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) annual academic conference.
Assistant professor Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D. to Speak at National Convention:
Mitchell will be presenting her research as part of a panel entitled "Cultural Politics of Space: From Swamps to Sprawl," this March at The Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. be part of a panel on Design + Health at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) conference in Toronto, March 19-21
Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. presents two papers at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference at Kansas State University, March 24-27
Recently, Associate Professor Judith Stilgenbauer's invited, peer-reviewed book chapter "Processcapes: Dynamic Placemaking" appeared in Routledge's new book Now Urbanism: the Future City is Here (edited by Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom; Routledge, 2015).
Recently, Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. co-authored a paper for Preventive Medicine titled, Moving toward implementation: The potential for accountable care organizations and private–public partnerships to advance active neighborhood design.
Professor Martin Despang has received his 6th national ACSA Faculty Design Award recognition since 2007, this year for his "Academic Kindergarten" to be received at the 103rd Annual ACSA Meeting in Toronto