EVERYDAY WE MAKE AND REMAKE THE WORLD


UVA School of Architecture dreams big and aspires to excellence in all that we do, drawing on Jefferson's words, "always in the name of tomorrow." We extend his bold vision into our next century of architectural education by living our values, advancing our academic mission, and ensuring our impact as proactive agents of change in relation to the conception and design of our collective future. 

Our students and faculty are not only challenging existing practices in response to the global scale and speed of ecological, cultural, and technological change that are impacting our built and natural environment, but are also leading in its stewardship and strategic re-visioning through the creation of new knowledge and transformative design practices. Our disciplines hold both the creative promise and critical responsibility to define and build environments that are dynamic, meaningful and sustainable cultural artifacts - and to create the most just, compelling and courageous of futures.


- DEAN ILA BERMAN






OUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION + EQUITY


The School of Architecture is committed to democracy.  We recognize our own privileges as an institution. We inherit the wealth of our founders: prestige, honor, and literacy of structural potentials.  Along with these privileges, we honor the consequential responsibilities to move our society towards an inclusive future that recognizes and serves all people, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, religion, ability, or socioeconomic standing. The School of Architecture's Inclusion & Equity Committee is comprised of faculty, students, and staff charged with articulating and guiding our collective commitment to building, promoting, and sustaining a culture of inclusion and equity within and beyond the University.



RESEARCH: OUR CENTERS + INSTITUTES

We believe today's greatest challenges are inherently complex and demand synthetic thinking and making. We cannot approach these issues independently or narrowly, and UVA School of Architecture defines its research agendas across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The School emphasizes diverse perspectives and collaborative action - addressing global and human health, community engagement, infrastructural networks, cultural preservation, race and social justice, ecological resilience and much more. Our research projects take many forms, but all are committed to optimistically, creatively, and responsibly engaging in the making and remaking of the world around us.

Each of our Research Centers + Institutes provide an interdisciplinary platform to investigate the most pressing issues of our time:


CENTER FOR DESIGN + HEALTH


CENTER FOR CULTURAL LANDSCAPES


COMMUNITY DESIGN RESEARCH CENTER


INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL NEGOTIATION