KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- The leading industry organization that ranks collegiate architecture programs reports UT's Architecture program is the sixth in the South.
The report comes from Design Intelligence, the leading industry organization that ranks collegiate architecture programs reports
UT architecture graduates are also being recognized by professionals as the fifth best hires by firms residing within UT's classified 14-state region, according to the annual report, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools."
The professionals were eligible to select and grade students from programs anywhere in the nation. Among the schools UT outranked in the poll: Cornell, Louisiana State University, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Notre Dame.
Design Intelligence is noted as the most important and respected poll in the country for the design disciplines.
Its rankings are equivalent to those of the U.S. News & World Report or the Princeton Review grading systems, which do not evaluate design programs.
In 2011, it ranked the UT architecture program as a top 20 program in the nation.