The College's mission is to facilitate an educational community of students, faculty, and staff with interests and expertise in creative design, building, planning, computer technology, issues of social and ecological responsibility, and the scholarly study of the history and theory of the built landscape. The College educates future professionals who are concerned with constructing and maintaining the highest quality in our built and natural environments.
The College is home to the School of Architecture and the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, as well as several research centers. Our community is currently comprised of 200 architecture students, 145 city and metropolitan planning students, 24 full-time and 20-part time faculty, and 8 full-time staff. In addition to its academic majors and graduate programs, the College provides complementary programs available to all students: an undergraduate honors program, a multi-disciplinary design minor, and graduate certificate programs in historic preservation, real estate, and urban planning.
Distinction in Offerings, Research, and Service
Since 1951, The College's School of Architecture has been the only architecture school in Utah.
The College is home to the only NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree in Utah.
The College is home to the only Masters of City and Metropolitan Planning degree program in Utah, which was accredited in 2010.
The College is home to the only joint Master of Real Estate Development program in Utah (offered jointly with the Eccles School of Business and designed for students with backgrounds in business, architecture, urban planning, engineering, and law who are looking to specialize in the real estate industry).
The College has ranked second nationally on pass rates for the ARE exam for the last four years.
In 2009, 6 faculty members received design awards.
Between 2008-2010, 11 full-time faculty (50%) have had or will have books published, compared to 15% nationally in five years among Research 1 universities.
In 2009, the College assisted 19 non-profit organizations or cities with design and planning.
The College is planning a net zero retrofit of its current building, which will be one of the most extensive renovations of its type in the United States and a living demonstration model for aging institutional facilities everywhere.
Growth and Expansion
200% growth in graduate degrees awarded between 2003 to 2009.
50% growth in undergraduate degrees awarded between 2003-2009.
35% growth in full-time faculty.
2000% growth in research funding between 2003-2009.