A CULTURE OF DESIGN EXCELLENCE

With design thinking and making, both within and beyond the studio, we apply creative methodologies informed by spatial understanding and material making, to address complex real-world issues in the built and natural environment.


IMAGE CREDIT: THE SOD-LAM TREKKING TOWER, WINNER OF AIA|DC'S 2017 UNBUILT AWARDS (courtesy: MCDOWELLESPINOSA)

We are committed to design as one of the key foundational activities of the School of Architecture across all of our disciplines.  Design is central to our mission and continues to be one of the strengths of the School. Our design approach is also being directly shared with other disciplines through our knowledge and use of visualization, fabrication, and simulation technologies, as well as our capabilities to manage, spatialize, and materialize complex systems. 

Our award-winning international faculty and our exceptional students are leaders in design's global cause.