Today, more than ever, we depend on man-made environments and products to sustain and advance society. In our rapidly changing world, there is a need to understand and mold the constructed world through acts of creation, design, construction, and analysis. These forces give meaning and value to the built environments that shape our lives.
The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is uniquely poised not only to study — but also to influence — the future. Our college boasts a unique portfolio of innovative programs, coupled with a practical approach to education that is focused on inventing the future. We encourage our students to think creatively, conceive innovative approaches to real world issues, and develop a global citizen philosophy that serves them and society well.
Some of our most successful projects are the result of fusing our pragmatic approach to education with our dedication to fostering interdisciplinary collaborations. Cross-disciplinary projects demonstrate the college’s focus on community, the environment, and sustainability. Our researchers and educators focus on our world’s top issues, including social transformation, innovative technologies, complex systems, energy, green technology, and community support.
Working Together to Invent the Future
The College of Architecture and Urban Studies has ambitious plans. Please join us to help our students, faculty members, and researchers advance their work to create a more sustainable path forward for our planet through art, architecture, design, construction, and policy.