student organizations work jointly as mentors to make
college experience fulfilling. A major activity is in
organizing the annual site visit to Falling Water, Kaufmann
House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at Mill Runn,
and Design Student Association (ADSA):
As the coordinating student organization in the School
of Architecture and Design, ADSA's primary objective is
to address the needs of students and promote their welfare.
ADSA plans activities to encourage interaction among students,
faculty, staff, alumni and the larger community. Among
the events the organization sponsors are the Big Brother/Sister
Mentoring Program, lectures, football games, the Miss
and Mister Architecture Pageants in the Fall, and Architecture
Week in the Spring.
American Institute of Architecture
The purpose of AIAS is to organize architecture students
to combine their efforts to advance the science and art
of architecture, promote excellence in architectural education,
internships and practice, and to foster an appreciation
of architecture and related disciplines among all persons.
The high point of the annual major AIAS activity is at
the FORUM where students from throughout the country meet
to exchange ideas and to elect national officers. These
officers present the concerns of architecture students
to the Boards of the American Institute of Architects
(AIA), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
(ACSA), and the National Architectural Accrediting Board
National Organization of
Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS):
The Howard University Chapter of NOMAS was founded in
1992 to specifically address the concerns of African American
and other minority architecture students in the academic
arena and as they transition to the professional world.
A major event for the organization is participation in
the NOMA National Conference, held annually during the
first week in October, where students have the opportunity
to meet other students and professionals from throughout
the country. A major conference event is the student design
competition in which students submit design studio projects
for review by professionals.
Sigma Delta Honor Society (Alpha Beta Chapter):
This National Honor Society recognizes scholarly achievements
of students dedicated to architecture and the allied arts.
Students who have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA at the end of
their sophomore year and/or community service/civic responsibility
and leadership may be invited to become members of this
society. The induction ceremony for Tau Sigma Delta Honor
Society members takes place in the Fall Semester. A major
activity of the society is in the organization and promotion
of community service as civic responsibility and participation
in community based Charettes.
Information on our Studio Culture can be found here.