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School of Architecture
Architecture Building
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0450

Phone: (269) 471-6003
Fax: (269) 471-6261



8435 East Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104

(269) 471-6003

The architecture faculty aspires to teach sound thinking, practical skills, and rigorous scholarship in the discipline of architecture; and promotes students who: Craft buildings that are dignified, durable and purposeful; Design communities that foster civility; Serve mankind in accord with their professional and Christian vocation; Seek the virtues of joy, beauty, wholeness and moderation in their lifelong pursuit of learning. All this for God's honor and His glory until the risen Christ comes again.


Construction Management

Discover our new degree and build your new career

*Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is four years plus two summers in duration. This program also requires 600 hours of construction work experience (see curriculum details). According to standards set by the Construction Management Certification Institute (CMCI), an independent administrative body of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA); a four-year degree in Construction Management plus 48 months of CM experience within 5 classifications of 30 possible experience areas meet eligibility requirements to apply to sit for the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification examination ( 

*PLEASE BE ADVISED:  The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program (BSCM) is a new program.  The program will not be available unless a critical mass of students enter the program in fall, 2018.  Please contact the School of Architecture & Interior Design at 269-471-6003 with questions.


If you are interested in a 2-year Construction Management program, please visit our sister institution, Southern Adventist University’s website at:

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Faith-based Architecture                                          

As a construction manager, you can be a leader, helping make  buildings a reality to communities and individuals. Your skills as a manager can serve others practically and bring glory to our Creator. 
At Andrews University, you are encouraged to reaffirm your faith by using your talents to direct projects honestly and efficiently in a way that provides your client with real value. Here you can develop the professional skills and rigorous scholarship that are required to understand how to build responsibly, supervise effectively, and solve issues with resourcefulness and practicality.   Understanding durability and beauty will help you bring a higher level of quality to each project, adding value to service. 

Civil Communities                                          

A single construction project is part of a greater whole that affects people, resources, and the built environment. How you manage a project should contribute to the shaping of sound rural, urban and cultural landscapes. Sound reasoning and good judgement can positively contribute to how effective a building or site gets developed and how the community views that project. This program promotes principles of stewardship and standards of civility that draw from our Christian mission to uplift mankind and help make life better for all our neighbors. To prepare students for this  trust we study a range of contexts and challenges that explore what is important as a professional. A considerate process is as important as quality results. This is what helps build good projects, and good communities.

Christian Values

Construction Management students at Andrews University are encouraged to seek the virtues of joy, beauty, wholeness and moderation in a lifelong pursuit of learning. Within the context of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, the program challenges students to examine how these virtues can be expressed in our material culture and in our social relationships as citizens and professionals. The School of Architecture & Interior Design promotes those who are motivated to be rigorous in scholarship and generous in service.

Be an Extraordinary Witness

Your Construction Management  education can prepare you to solve problems creatively, to communicate solutions and strategies for construction, and to expand your reach for witnessing the character of Jesus. Learn to pursue a career that uplifts communities, guards the environment, and reaffirms the glory of our Creator. 

Students at Andrews University are asked to consider construction management as a way in which we can shape our building culture through the studied application of accumulated skill, knowledge and understanding. The program generally aspires to integrate managment responsibilities and technical knowledge to making good buildings and places that cultivate better communities. We wish to challenge students to be guided by principles of durability, purpose and beauty as they make choices through the phases of construction. Students learn by doing and are directed to work in a thoughtful and considerate manner that will make them extraordinary witness for how God directs us toward excellence. 


Within the context of the mission of Andrews University, the School of Architecture & Interior Design seeks to prepare students to serve in accord with a professional and Christian vocation. The program fosters a healthy studio culture in which students and faculty are encouraged to serve and promote each other and their respective communities. The course curriculum provides a range of opportunities for students to gain experience in diverse fields of community service to learn how architecture can contribute to the good of mankind. Students can choose to participate in various service projects pursued by the Architecture Missions Group, including ongoing work in South America, Africa and the United States.

While Andrews University provided me with the necessary skills to be a professional in the field of architecture, the most valuable part of my education was having a faculty and staff that had a passion for the subject that they were teaching. Passion, along with hard work and persistence, are keys to developing the skills necessary to become a success in any field. The School of Architecture helped me find my passion and develop the skills I would need to be successful at what I do.
— Philip Cooper, class of 2008 M.Arch., Construction Manager for Lakeland Health Care
 Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper


Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
— Matthew 7:24-27