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Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, California, United States
Located in downtown Los Angeles, SCI-Arc is a world-renowned center of innovation and one of the nation’s few independent architecture schools.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)



SCI-Arc was founded in 1972 in Santa Monica by a group of faculty and students from the Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, who wanted to approach the subject from a more experimental perspective than traditional schools offered. 


Offering undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs


SCI-Arc takes pride in recruiting and retaining the best and brightest candidates for a career at SCI-Arc, and is dedicated to creating a culturally rich, artistic, diverse work environment.

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Housing services

There is no on-campus housing provided at SCI-Arc. Students live in the Arts District itself or the nearby communities of Little Tokyo, Echo Park, Chinatown, Silver Lake, and Koreatown. Each community has a distinctive flavor that can best be understood by visiting. Some have easily accessible public transportation, others may require a vehicle.


The undergraduate and graduate professional degrees awarded by SCI-Arc are accredited by both the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Los Angeles, California, United States

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