And once again, Harvard University's graduate architecture program places at the top. How do schools maintain their position or, better, move up? Greenway's chair, James P. Cramer, explains there are many reasons for the ratings, which appear in detail in the firm's November/December issue of DesignIntelligence. Two important factors, he says, are the number of firms responding to the survey, and the involvement of those architectural offices with their alma maters.
Adding heft to the findings this year is the size of the sample: in its survey for 2015, Greenway received responses from 1,059 professional practices and corporations, almost double the 693 participants last year. To enrich its data, Greenway also obtained responses from 78 deans and chairs and 2,619 students regarding significant concerns facing educators and future architects.