The College of Architecture, Design & Construction is comprised of the following academic units:
- Interior Architecture
- Landscape Architecture
- Community Planning
- Master of Integrated Design & Construction (Design Track)
McWhorter School of Building Science
- Building Science
- Master of Integrated Design & Construction (Construction Track)
Department of Industrial and Graphic Design
- Environmental Design (Post Baccalaurette)
- Industrial Design
- Graphic Design
The components of the College of Architecture, Design & Construction are ranked and regarded among the elite programs in the nation.
Design Intelligence again ranked Auburn in the top 15 architecture programs and in the top 5 industrial design programs nationwide for 2010. Industrial Design professor, Randy Bartlett, was listed as on of the "Top 25 Architecture and Design Educators" for 2010, in the same issue of Design Intelligence.
Auburn was cited in the Area of "Design/Build" and among the six schools "Committed to Social Justice" in the December 2009 issue of Architect magazine.
The McWhorter School of Building Science also holds elite distinction as one of the “peer six” programs in the nation for the quality of education and quality of graduates it annually produces. The Associated General Contractors of America named Building Science professor Linda Ruth the "2009 Oustanding Educator".
The CADC and the College of Business are launching the Master of Real Estate Development Program this year. This unique program emphasizes a real estate development curriculum that balances the offerings of both the CADC and the CoB, and is offered in an “executive” distance format allowing participants to continue their existing professional careers. It combines a short-term residential requirement of approximately seven days on campus, an intense distant learning component and a week-long field trip each semester.