What is the place of ACSA architecture schools and programs within the structure of their institutions? Which disciplines are most often taught alongside architecture? Which schools have more women in leadership positions? The charts on this page provide a snapshot of the current administrative situation at ACSA member schools, and allow you to explore the data on institutions like yours.
This first chart provides an overview: each ACSA member institution is represented by a rectangle, sized according to the school’s architecture class size and colored according to the job title of the administrator(s) who lead architecture at that institution. In the top row are the few special-focus institutions that have “architecture” in the institution’s name, such as the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Most ACSA members are in the second row, where “architecture” appears in the name of an academic unit that sits at the highest administrative level within the institution–for example, University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. These academic units–most often colleges, schools, and faculties–are almost always led by a dean (indicated in blue).
A good number of ACSA members are in the third row, which includes academic units such as departments, schools, and programs within a larger unit that does not have architecture in its name. For example, UC Berkeley’s Department of Architecture, in the College of Environmental Design. These academic units usually have a chair or director, but may also have a head, dean, associate dean, or even a coordinator.
Finally, you can mouse over the fourth row to see that at Arizona State University, “architecture” doesn’t appear until the third administrative layer within the institution. You can also use the filters to explore the patterns at similar schools. Note that each ACSA member institution appears in this chart once, and we’ve included data on the administrative structures and leaders down to the level where architecture is the only discipline taught at each institution. As such, many department chairs and program coordinators are not listed here.