Student Achivement

ARCHITECTURE

Degree Profile

The Architect from Universidad de Las Américas is a skilled professional with a comprehensive and systematic approach to architectural and urban design. The graduate’s solid theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as his critical thinking, and creative capacity is evidenced when designing architectural solutions for local and global markets, that contribute to the population’s habitat and quality of life.

Graduates of the School of Architecture at UDLA are trained to apply the principles and methodology of design as a fundamental tool in their career. Graduates are equipped with the ability to research, conceptualize, and design architectural and urban spatial solutions of different scales and complexity. They are expected to consider the particular requirements of the users of the space and the variables of the social, physical, ecological, and technological environment. Graduates exercise a critical perspective towards the debate on current architectural and urban issues in local and global environments. Graduates exercise a critical perspective towards the debate on current architectural and urban issues in local and global environments.

The constant evolution of architectural tendencies fuels curiosity in graduates and an ongoing commitment to furthering their training and to build a just and sustainable future for all. It is well understood among graduates that the generation of employment through architectural projects calls for socially responsible leadership and behavior, as such, graduates of the Architecture program are expected to behave ethically, honestly, and respectfully when exercising their profession.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2019- 2020 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. The duration of the Architecture program has according to a duration of 5 years and 150% of that amount. Thepercentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort

Program Learning Outcomes

In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.

A graduate of the ARCHITECTURE program will be able to:

RC1- Research integrally and with critical thinking the social and spatial components that determine the program of needs and the architectural-urban object in its different scales and complexities. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC1- Research with critical and integrated thinking the socio-spatial components that define architectural-urban objects of different scales and complexities. Effective since : 2019 to 2021

RC2- Base proposals with a holistic and systemic vision of the relationships and dynamics between architectural space, urban space and human beings, based on the context, social and cultural diversity, natural and built heritage, the environment, art, aesthetics, and the history and theory of architecture. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC2- Base proposals on a holistic and systemic vision of existing relations and dynamics in architectural and contemporary urban spaces, respecting context, social and cultural diversity, aesthetics and the natural and built heritage. Effective since : 2019 to 2021

RC3- Develop innovative architectural and urban projects, applying fundamental design principles and methods to respond to spatial needs of users of the contemporary architectonic-urban space. Effective since : 2019 to 2022

RC4- Design, manage, and evaluate architectural projects by employing engineering resources and technologies that are conducive to sustainability, such as adequate climate control and comfort conditions, as well as ethically managing legal norms, construction procedures, cost control, and contractual procedures. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC4- Design architectural and urban spaces using the latest technical and technological resources for contextualized materialization and environmental sustainability. Effective since : 2019 to 2021

RC5- Communicate architectural and urban design proposals through the mastery of languages, codes and technologies of graphic representation, and other forms of contemporary communication. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC5- Communicate architectural and urban design proposals with mastery of the language, codes, and contemporary representation and communication technologies. Effective since : 2019 to 2021