The mission of the School of Architecture + Design is to create a setting for the pursuit of theoretical, practical, and productive knowledge, embracing the duality of the education of an individual and the practice of a profession. The School takes a decidedly Modern position towards design and simultaneously seeks to understand the structure of historical development and culture. The School has a long-standing commitment to international and urban studies through the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, the Study Abroad Program, and the University’s Center for European Studies and Architecture.
The objective of the School of Architecture + Design is to produce graduates in Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture who will be leaders in their chosen professions and in the communities in which they live. The School seeks to provide a forum that cultivates vigorous dialogue and debate, enriching the interrelations between education and practice.