The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Architecture + Planning is to nurture a culture of discovery, design and innovation in our designed world rooted in an ethic of care, community and commitment. Our efforts will be the spark for positive transformation in our designed world to promote the health and well-being of our society and environment through research, community engagement and educational experiences shaped to nurture the agile, inventive minds necessary to address global challenges that are yet unknown.

Our Community

The College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah is a community of award-winning and highly recognized set of faculty, entrepreneurial students and supportive staff which together create a creative community unlike any other.  Structurally, the College is made up of the School of Architecture, the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, and the Division of Multi Disciplinary Design.  We are also home to two research centers–the Ecological Planning Center and the Metropolitan Research Center–and two collaboratives: the Healthy and Resilient Places (HaRP) Collaboratory and the Transforming Places, Practices and Pedagogies (TP3C) Collaborative.  We have the first-in-nation collaborative space with AIA Utah and its sister professional organizations in Downtown Salt Lake, and have an outpost in the 4 corners area of Utah that hosts our award-winning DesignBuild Utah @ Bluff.  I hope you will explore our College and see how you might join us….to make a difference.