We believe architecture to be a conceptually based intellectual endeavour and a form of critical inquiry
that addresses the built and natural environments from the scale of the city to the scale
of the detail.
The department is committed to producing conceptual thinkers and skilled makers who are versed in the techniques and knowledge of the discipline and who are cognizant of: critical theory, history, science and progressive social values.
To realize these objectives, design is taught as a critical, speculative and creative endeavour embracing both the humanities and the sciences.
The College of Architecture strives to use design thinking and creative problem solving to address the issues faced by contemporary society.
We integrate this approach into how we teach our students, the research that we produce, and the services that we provide to our communities.
The overarching vision for the College of Architecture is to prepare our graduates to actively participate in the contemporary environment, encourage and anticipate paradigm shifts, and respond to change in the local, national and international communities.