University of Kansas
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
Our School's vision is to be The Pioneering Force for Global Impact Through Design. 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 socially-responsible problem solvers whose work enriches the communities they serve.http://arcd.ku.edu/
The School of Architecture & Design occupies eight facilities. These include four buildings on campus, the Center for Design Research in Lawrence, the Dotte Agency and Kansas City Design Center, and the 65,000 square-foot East Hills design-build center.
Within the classroom buildings, there are three model shops, three computer and printing labs, a darkroom, an acoustics lab, library and resource center, photo workshops, three wood and metal shops, and digital fabrication facilities including 3D printers, laser cutters, 2 CNC routers and two KUKA robotics arms used for digital fabrication.
KU's picturesque campus, is known as "The Hill" because it overlooks Lawrence is home to an eclectic collection of buildings that has been growing since the late 19th century. Life in Lawrence revolves around the university — it's impossible to walk downtown on Massachusetts Street and not spot an image of a Jayhawk somewhere. The downtown area has eclectic mix of retail shops, offices, beautiful green spaces, and a variety of music venues and art galleries.
Forty minutes away is Kansas City with its world-famous barbeque, sporting venues, performing arts, cosmopolitan shopping, and hundreds of internship possibilities. The Kansas City International Airport is also just under an hour's drive from Lawrence.
Envision. Imagine. Collaborate. Plan. Design. Build.
The curriculum is structured encourages students to pursue different specializations and areas of interest. Our unique final-year Masters of Architecture options include the designing and constructing a building in our Studio 804 design-build program; specialization in Health and Wellness Architecture, or internships in architecture firms overseas. Students also have the opportunity to participate in strategic initiatives like the Institute of Smart Cities, Dotte Agency, and the Center for Design Research.
2. Digital Design & Visualization
3. Community Design
4. Cross-Cultural Contexts > Human Experiences
5. Digital Fabrication & Technology
6. Sustainability & High Performance Build Enviroments
7. Industry Collaborations
8. Public Health
9. Art & Design