University of Kansas
School of Architecture & Design
Our School's vision is to be The Pioneering Force for Global Impact Through Design. Our mission is to provide our graduates with an educational foundation for exemplary professional practice and personal career fulfillment; to prepare them to be critical thinkers, and socially-responsible problem solvers whose work enriches the communities they serve.http://sadp.ku.edu/
The School of Architecture, Design & Planning occupies eight facilities. These include four buildings a short distance from each other on campus, the Center for Design Research in Lawrence, the Dotte Agency and Kansas City Design Center, both in Kansas City, and our design the 60,000 square-foot design-build center. Within the classroom buildings are three model shops, three computer and printing labs, a darkroom, an acoustics lab, library and resource center, photo workshops, three wood and metal shops, and digital fabrication facilities including 3D printers, laser cutters, a CNC router and two CNC robotics arms used for digital fabrication.
KU's picturesque campus, is known as "The Hill" because it overlooks Lawrence is home to an eclectic collection of buildings that has been growing since the late 19th century. Life in Lawrence revolves around the university — it's impossible to walk downtown on Massachusetts Street and not spot an image of a Jayhawk somewhere. The downtown area has eclectic mix of retail shops, offices, beautiful green spaces, and a variety of music venues and art galleries.
Forty minutes away is Kansas City with its world-famous barbeque, sporting venues, performing arts, cosmopolitan shopping, and hundreds of internship possibilities. The Kansas City International Airport is also just under an hour's drive from Lawrence.
The philosophy of our school can be summed up in a few words: Plan, think, design, build. While our graduates are known for their design acumen, mastery of architectural technology and construction, and skill in environmental analysis, design-build is something that is experienced by nearly every student.
- Building Information Modeling
- Building Technologies
- Community Design
- Digital Fabrication
- Historic Preservation
- Industry Collaborations
- Interior Design