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DesignIntelligence Best Architecture and Design Schools Surveys

Surveys for DesignIntelligence Ranking of “AMERICA’S BEST ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SCHOOLS:

Student/new alumni survey:

Dear current students and alumni within two years,

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey on your education at Virginia Tech. Your participation helps determine the School of Architecture + Design’s placement in national rankings, as well as the prestige and value of your degree.


Landscape architecture

Interior design

Industrial design

The results will be published in fall 2017 in DesignIntelligence‘s annual ranking of “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.”

On behalf of CAUS and Virginia Tech, thank you for supporting the renown of our programs, faculty, and graduates.


Jack Davis, Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and Hunter Pittman, Director, School of Architecture + Design

DesignIntelligence 2017-2018 Professional Survey

Dear Colleagues,

For the past 17 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted their annual survey of America’s Best Architecture & DesignSchools. I write today to ask for your participation in the 2017-2018 survey. If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior designers, landscape architects or industrial designers, you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives. These annual rankings are today’s leading resource to rank architecture and design programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.

The survey requires about 15-20 minutes of your time and can be completed in more than one sitting should you need to exit and return to complete it at a later time. The responding party must be in a leadership position qualified to hire employees. If you are not qualified to complete the survey on your firm’s behalf, we ask that you forward it to the appropriate person in your firm. Individual responses will be kept confidential but a listing of all responding firms may be published.

Please use the following links to access the surveys. If you hire in more than one discipline we invite you to complete a survey for each discipline for which you hire. The survey will close on Friday, May 26, 2017.


Landscape Architecture:

Interior Design:

Industrial Design:

Results will be published in the third quarter edition of DesignIntelligence Quarterly which will be released towards the end of September 2017.  Last year we were unable to publish the results of the Industrial Design discipline due to insufficient participation. We hope to publish the results from all four disciplines this year. However, results will be published only if an adequate sample size is achieved.

If you have questions or comments you may contact DesignIntelligence Senior Research Analyst Darlene Penner

Thank you for your thoughtful and confidential participation.

Jack Davis, FAIA LEED AP, Reynolds Metals Professor and Dean, Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban