AUS architecture degree achieves NAAB accreditation

The American University of Sharjah’s Bachelor of Architecture programme is the first of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.
 The American University of Sharjah’s Bachelor of Architecture programme is the first of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.
The American University of Sharjah’s Bachelor of Architecture programme is the first of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.

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 The American University of Sharjah’s Bachelor of Architecture programme is the first of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.

The curriculum, delivered in a diverse studio environment, encourages creative, critical approaches to the Design of buildings that inspire, cultivate and satisfy human needs and aspirations.

Professor and department head Michael Hughes said: “Our students undertake five years of university studies plus professional training to develop a basic practical and critical understanding of design principles that prepares them for a career in architecture and ensures they meet the requirements for licensure in the United Arab Emirates.

“Our graduates become practicing professionals who have an impact on the region's design, architecture and urbanism.”

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