Want to be a student at Rural Studio? Come learn with us in Newbern! First, you must enroll in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University. If you’re interested in the undergraduate program, in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, you can apply to participate in Rural Studio during your 3rd-year and 5th-year of the five-year Bachelor of Architecture program. Additionally, in 2019, Rural Studio launched a master’s program which offers a Master of Science in Public Interest Design.
In Hale County, living is learning. And we’ve learned a lot by living here for nearly three decades. Rural Studio’s teaching methods are deeply rooted in this corner of the world. Our students receive an education that’s as real as the people we serve. There are no made up projects; everything we do serves a practical purpose in the community. When students enroll in the program, they commit to the place, to the people, and to the process. There’s no easy escape. Studying here means living in a remote area where the summers are sweaty, the winters are muddy, and the cell service is spotty. It means digging in and learning everything this place has to teach us. When students study with us, they don’t just learn how to design and build. They learn to listen, to work like a team, and to make a difference wherever is home. We ask them to leave the place just a little bit better than they found it.