The mission of the School of Architecture is to educate leaders in the classical architectural tradition and to address the critical issues facing the built environment through research, professional activity, and public service. The school aspires to be a leading voice in the academic, professional, and lay discussions about how people should live together (urbanism) and build (architecture), one that molds students to construct a future at once more humane, functional, and beautiful.
The program’s pedagogy is based on the assumption that in the design of cities and towns, neighborhoods, homes, offices, and parks, architecture should reflect our highest aspirations.
The School of Architecture emphasizes the timely and timeless principles that encourage beauty, community, and sustainability. Using both the latest technology and time-tested techniques that were crucial to building practices before the Industrial Revolution, when sustainability was a necessity, the school has established itself as a major force in the modern green movement.