The Department of Architecture was established in the year 1967. Bachelor Degree in Architecture was established in UVCE for the first time in Karnataka under the leadership of Prof S.G. Pardhy. Situated in the Jnana Bharathi Campus, the department has well equipped library which has been serving as a resource centre to them and to many other colleges as well. The department has a consultancy wing by the name "The Design Cell" that takes up many consultancy projects for the university.
The students have been maintaining good academic records since the inception of the department. They have won many prizes at both State and national level competitions organized by the National Association of Architecture Students (NASA), several alumni have distinguished themselves in respective fields. Indulging in state of the art practices, the students are well equipped with current engineering procedures and have good reach to subject knowledge. The department encourages regular technical visits, project tours and design project works as part of the course curriculum. Architects produced from the University have been in highly notable positions in India and abroad making their institution and nation proud.