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Architectural Engineering Technology

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What is ARCH@usm?

The Architectural Engineering Technology program at Southern Miss is a four-year pre-professional program grounded in the study of architecture and the built environment. The mission of ARCH@USM is to prepare students for successful careers in the design and construction industry and also to prepare students for advanced study in professional Master of Architecture programs. ARCH@USM focuses on creative, business, technical, and communication skills necessary for a successful career in architecture.

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26School-specific scholarships
6Architectural & Beginning Design Studios
4Experiential Learning and Travel Opportunities

What Will I Learn?

ARCH@USM provides graduates with an excellent platform for future graduate studies or a career in architecture and related fields. Students are provided with a well-rounded course of study including the following topics: Architectural Design, Environmental Systems, History of Architecture, Building Science and Technology, and Visualization. Alumni of our program typically track one of two paths upon graduation, directly to graduate school or employment in architecture or related industries. ARCH@USM allows the student to make a more informed decision about their future academic or career path.

Faculty Strengths

  • Leffi Cewe-Malloy: Experience in teaching the Architectural Engineering and Systems area (LEED AP)
  • Erich Connell: Experience in Design, design theory and Study Abroad (IDEO)
  • John Kochtitsky: Experience in Architectural Practice and design (AIA)
  • Jessica Lee: Experience in Urban Design, Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellow (SL)



Contact Us

School of Construction and Design
250 Chain Technology Center
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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  • Project Architect
  • Design-Build Associate
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager
  • Field Engineer
  • City Planner
  • Design Engineer
  • Shane Germany, AIA
    Graduation Year: 2007 Architect Landry, Lewis, Germany Architects, PA
  • Michael Vineyard
    Graduation Year: 2017 Master of Architecture Student University of Tennessee
  • Theresa Rossamondo
    Graduation Year: 2018 Field Engineer Hensel Phelps
  • Islay Burgess, AIA

    Graduation Year: 2001 Senior Associate, BIM + Digital Design Manager Gensler

  • Richard Bekesh, AIA
    Graduation Year: 1988 President / CEO Spring Engineering, Inc.