The Visual Arts and the Built Environment [VABE] program is based in, and coordinated by, the School of Creative ArtsVisual Arts at the University of Windsor and combines expertise and resources with the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy. The program provides students with the opportunity of taking courses offered at both institutions, in such areas as architectural design, art history, contemporary art, visual culture, construction, and environmental technology.

VABE is a four year Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) program which allows students to pursue the study of architecture at the end of three years. The University of Detroit Mercy will accept students into the fourth year of their B.Sc. in Architecture program after successfully completing three years in the VABE program. Acceptance into UDM’s architecture program is conditional on students obtaining a GPA of 9.0 [B+] and meeting the UDM’s portfolio requirements.


VABE Student's work: Cloths pin

Megan Corchis hones her model making skills by recreating
an everyday object Oldenburg style.