About the Book
This issue of Folio is devoted to the work the department presented for accreditation to the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in the Spring of 2017. Accreditation is the required external instrument of assessment of the department’s professional degree program. While our mission, values and work extend well past the particulars of this assessment, accreditation binds us to the demands of our profession and licensure. While our curriculum is the synthesis of two complementary spheres: the core and the elective, only the work of the core is presented here. The core constitutes the shared curricular experience that all our students experience while the elective represents the individual interests and research pursuits each student makes for him or herself.