The construction industry is rapidly changing. Demand is accelerating for design, construction and project delivery to intersect, as the complexities in design and construction tools increase and rising costs produce more challenges for building sustainable environments. Professional managers with a thorough understanding of the risks and rewards of both design and construction processes are needed.
The Design and Construction Integration major blends design, construction and project delivery methods. You will be immersed in multiple professional cultures to manage diverse processes and vocabularies while showcasing leadership and promoting teamwork.
The major includes courses in interior design from the College of Liberal Arts and landscape architecture from the College of Agriculture as well as all components of construction management relevance with an emphasis on pre-construction planning, materials and methods, and risk management. You will focus on new collaborative delivery methods such as design-build (DB) and integrated project delivery (IPD) to leverage leaner processes between build phases. Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams during project-based courses and a year-long capstone experience.
Meet our faculty, most of whom have industry experience.
- Complete 800 hours of valuable construction-related internship experience as part of your plan of study.
- Learn from professors who have extensive experience in all areas of the construction industry.
- Pursue a global experience through design studio classes in architecture programs such as the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV) - UPC BarcelonaTech or the Architecture and Urbanism program of the University of São Paulo (USP, in São Paulo, Brazil).
- Utilize the new project-based curriculum to become a career-ready graduate.