Today, more than ever, we depend on manmade 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
To keep pace with our students, faculty members, and researchers who are focusing on society’s future, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies has ambitious plans for the future. We will continue to improve and expand our programs for the good of our students and faculty members, as well as those who benefit from our work.