About the School of Architecture

The mission of the School of Architecture (SoA) is to provide intellectual, ethical, and innovative leadership in architecture and urban design through excellence in teaching, scholarly research, creative architectural practice, and community activism.

Faculty and students at the School of Architecture are committed to creating an open-minded and creative atmosphere to pursue research, explore new forms of building, and discover collaborative practices that nurture human potential. Our graduates understand where knowledge comes from and how to integrate their voice with others to influence the art and science of architecture. The School of Architecture opens opportunities to students through interdisciplinary programs, close alliances with the profession, and active programs in the community.

We invite you to join us in our quest to question, apply knowledge, speculate, and engage in the discourse of how architecture shapes our lives!

The School publishes an online collection of current faculty and student essays, The Thinking Architect.

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View the School of Architecture's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.