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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 department offers certificates in Architectural Acoustics, Health & Wellness Architecture, DesignbuildUrban Design, and Historic Preservation.

Community and Industry Engagement

At the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design we are committed to finding innovative, creative and forward thinking ways of bringing together our students and faculty with our community and industry partners. These initiatives include DesignbuildDotte Agency, Studio 804, the Institute for Smart Cities and the Institute for Health + Wellness.