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Architecture is an interdisciplinary field of study that deals with complex problems. The discipline requires creative, critical, agile, and integrative thinking. As a method of practice, it is a collaborative, professional activity aimed at improving the quality of life for people and the planet.

The Department of Architecture engages in progressive knowledge generation, dissemination, and application through its core activities of teaching, scholarship, and service.


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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times