University of Oregon

College of Design

Design Intelligence Surveys Due May 26

Thursday, May 25, 2017

For the past 17 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted their annual survey of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. Now is the time for your participation in the 2017–18 surveys.

Due date: Friday, May 26, 2017

These annual rankings are the leading resource to rank architecture and design programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.

Survey results are very important to prospective students, especially those considering schools in the Pacific Northwest.

The survey asks hiring professionals, current students, and recent alumni to provide their perspective on the strengths of architecture and design programs throughout the United States. The survey should be taken by professionals working at firms and by current students and those who have recently graduated. Select the survey that best fits your expertise from the options below.

Your input is invaluable in providing prospective students and their families with a perspective on their educational options. Thank you.


Professional Firms Survey

If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior designers, landscape architects, or product/industrial designers, you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives.

The survey requires 15–20 minutes of your time and can be completed in more than one sitting should you need to exit and return to complete it at a later time. Individual responses will be kept confidential but a listing of all responding firms may be published.

Please use the following links to access the surveys. If you hire in more than one discipline, we invite you to complete a survey for each discipline for which you hire.

The survey will close on Friday, May 26, 2017.

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Student and Recent Graduates Survey

If you are a current student or someone who graduated in the past 24 months (2016 or 2015), please complete this survey to share your experience. We are interested in how you evaluate the program and your preparation for practice. It should take about 15 minutes to complete. Please note that once you begin the survey, you must complete it in one sitting. It will not allow you to exit and continue later.

The survey will close on Friday, May 26, 2017.


If you have questions or comments on these surveys, contact DesignIntelligence senior research analyst Darlene Penner at


Original version of story published May 9, 2017.