Master of Integrated Building Delivery
The Master of Integrated Building Delivery program focuses upon providing comprehensive delivery strategies to promote a quality built environment. The program will educate architects to more actively participate in, guide, and/or undertake the full range of entrepreneurial and innovative activities comprising design, develop and build initiatives. Architecture has generally involved the conceptual basis of project initiation as well as the documentation and management of implementing methodology. Some architects, in response to the broad definition of the profession, must have the abilities and leadership skills to empower the individual toward a position of competency and responsibility in the broader and complex processes of design and construction. The Master of Integrated Building Delivery program aims to provide this knowledge and skill set to those who have already assimilated, or are in the process of acquiring, the more traditional scope of an architectural education. The program is interdisciplinary by design and each course will be taught by an expert in the particular field of study. It is therefore encouraged that electives be pursued from allied colleges within the University including Stuart School of Business, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Armour College of Engineering. The Master of Integrated Building Delivery is a post-professional degree program and may be completed in as few as two semesters.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. The College of Architecture has two NAAB accredited degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture Professional Degree Programs. Both hold 6-year terms of accreditation with the NAAB.
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