School of Architecture & Community Development

  • 100%

    0f 2015 grads were employed within 60 Days

  • 1964

    through 2022, SOA is fully accredited by NAAB

  • 4

    students won best student project from AIA MI

  • 1

    Only Michigan Architecture school to require formal internships

  • 1st

    Best pass rates in MI on Architect Registration Exam, averaged over 7 years

  • 1 of 6

    schools in the country with a commitment to social justice

The School of Architecture & Community Development (SACD) is a community of about 225 students in total, served by around 32 accomplished full-time and adjunct faculty. The school emphasizes a progressive hands-on approach to education that is also driven by close personal relationships with our dedicated faculty. We offer degrees in architecture, architectural engineering, and community development.

Learn more about our programs in our own words.

Studio Culture

Community Engagement

Practice-Ready Graduates

Study Abroad in Italy

Study abroad in Poland

Workshops and Labs

Faculty Mentors

Home Away from Home

Financial Aid

Alumni Success

About MCD


Student-published journal, focusing on social justice and critical thought

Student Work Gallery

Find student work from all programs

Detroit Collaborative Design Center

A multi-disciplinary, nonprofit architecture and urban design firm at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture

SACD Lecture Series

Presented by the Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association