Consistent with the revolutionary legacy of the University of Virginia, the School of Architecture aims to educate the next generation of innovative leaders, thinkers, designers and makers who will not only engage the most difficult and complex challenges of our time, but also envision, design and build the most just, compelling, and courageous of futures.
Research is essential to our practices. It is developed through design and speculation, through imagination and analysis, through critical thinking and hands-on making. Throughout all our programs, we build on our strengths as an inherently interdisciplinary community, working both within and across our four programs: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, URBAN + ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING, and ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY. As part of a leading research institution, the School of Architecture engages students and faculty across the university, in partnership with non-profits and other collaborators.
We understand architecture as the broadest possible expression of the built environment and seek to define its most significant forms of impact. Our graduates will interpret, preserve, curate, envision, and transform the future of the built environment at every scale, from the detail to the city, from the object to the territory. Our graduates will foster meaningful change, through engaged curiosity, defined purpose and steadfast optimism.