Welcome to the Department of Architecture
The Department of Architecture emphasizes design education through diverse experiences which include learning through making, collaborative research, and community engagement. Our mission is to provide our graduates with an educational foundation for exemplary professional practice and personal career fulfillment; to prepare them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers who will serve, enrich, and sustain their professions and communities.
The excellence of the KU Architecture Program and its students and alumni is derived from the excellence of its faculty, students and alumni. Since architect and educator Goldwin Goldsmith started building our architecture program in 1912, the faculty has been characterized by a living connection to the most important and respected intellectual trends and movements in architectural education and a cosmopolitanism that includes professional experiences in architecturally important centers of activity.