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Digital Design Studio - Spring 2009

Digital Design Studio - Spring 2009

Our Mission

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.

Our Community

The University of Utah is conducting a search for a dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Architecture + Planning. The College is home to the School of Architecture, the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, and the Multi-disciplinary Design program as well as several research centers. CA+P is currently comprised of 200 architecture students, 145 city and metropolitan planning students, 25 real estate development students, 17 design major and 47 design minor students, 24 full-time and 20 part-time faculty, and 12 full-time staff. In addition to its academic majors and graduate programs, the College provides these complementary programs available to all students: an undergraduate honors program, a multi-disciplinary design minor, and graduate certificate programs in historic preservation, real estate, urban design 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.