A PLATFORM FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF DESIGN RESEARCH


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, innovative design technologies 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.

At UVA School of Architecture, we have identified RESEARCH THEMES that articulate the collective work of our faculty, students, and collaborators. These themes also shape our impact areas, our priorities, our curricular foci, and our public programs. UVA School of Architecture constitutes a platform for the advancement of design research through investigative, critical, innovative, imaginative and rigorous inquiry into design's global futures


  • DT
    • DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY
  • NC
    • NEXT CITIES
  • GN
    • GLOBAL NETWORKS
  • CL
    • CULTURAL LANDSCAPES

RESEARCH: OUR CENTERS + INSTITUTES


Each of our Research Centers + Institutes, led by our faculty, 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