Application Guidelines

Undergraduate study

For fieldwork, service learning, undergraduate research internships, and transdisciplinary seminars, ALI welcomes undergraduates from a variety of disciplines: design, business, engineering, history, politics, environmental sciences, and the arts.

Graduate study

The MSArch program is open to students with a five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree from a NAAB-accredited program or a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree from a LAAB-accredited program in the U.S., foreign equivalent, or a graduate degree in architecture or landscape architecture. 

ALI graduate studios and seminars are open to students in the final year of their 2- or 3-year Masters of Architecture program.  Graduate-level studios are open to advanced undergraduates (5th year) by permission.

ALI seeks students showing cross-disciplinary curiosity, intellectual rigor, inventiveness, and advanced design inquiry as evidenced in the portfolio, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, previous academic accomplishments, and work experience.  

Interested in studying with ALI?

Please get in touch. Send us a note describing your interests, your gifts, and how they might fit within, or expand the boundaries, of ALI.

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