Honors-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

School of Architecture Honors

Academic Recognition

Students in the School of Architecture are recognized for excellence on a semester basis.

Studio Commendations are given to students for excellence in design work during a particular semester.

School Honors are given each semester to students earning a grade point average of 3.50 or above. To be eligible, students must be enrolled with a minimum of 45 units with no Incomplete grades.

Dean's List placement is awarded to students receiving a GPA that is within the top 15 percent of their class.

Commencement Recognition

The following awards are given to students upon graduation.

University Honors are awarded to students with a QPA of 3.5 or higher by their date of graduation. Students with University Honors will receive an honors medal to wear at commencement.

College Honors are awarded to students who have participated in design awards. Students with College Honors will receive an honors cord to wear at commencement.

AIA Medal and Certificate are given each year as a part of the AIA/AIAS Foundation Scholarship Program. The AIA awards the Henry Adams AIA medal to the top-ranking graduate in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The Henry Adams AIA Certificate is awarded to the second-ranking graduate.

The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to the graduating student who has shown the ability for leadership, performed willing service for the School and shows promise of real, professional merit through his/her attitude and personality.

The Stewart L. Brown Memorial Scholarship is presented on the basis of professional promise. This award is based on overall design work and talent as demonstrated by portfolio presentation.