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Welcome to the School of Architecture, Design & Planning 

Envision. Imagine. Collaborate. Plan. Design. Build. They’re words that capture what our students have been learning to do for more than 100 years. 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 problem solvers who will serve, enrich, and sustain their professions and communities.

The Department of Architecture offers Bachelor of Architecture Studies, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts in Architecture, and PhD degrees. Our graduates are known for their design acumen, mastery of architectural technology and construction, and skill in environmental analysis. Our final year options include the Studio 804 design-build program, specialization in Health and Wellness Architecture, and internships in architecture firms overseas. 

The school’s Department of Design offers students foundations in the practice of design thinking and visualization to create beautiful, innovative solutions that enhance the quality of everyday life. The Center for Design Research does research for Bayer Healthcare, Garmin International, Ford Motor Company, Sprint, and others. We offer Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees with specializations in environmental design, illustration and animation, industrial design, photo media, and visual communication design. We also offer Master of Arts degrees in environmental designdesign management, and interaction design.

Our Department of Urban Planning offers a Master of Urban Planning degree. We emphasize policy planning and analysis within the context of urban environments. Our graduates are equipped to analyze, create, and implement policies at all levels of government and the private sector. Students may concentrate their studies in planning for housing and development, sustainabile land use planning, transportation planning, and environmental planning. Additional degree options include joint degrees in American studies, architecture, architectural studies, business, geography, and law

 

Now open: The Forum at Marvin Hall, designed and constructed by Department of Architecture Studio 804 students

In the fall of 2013 students enrolled in the Department of Architecture's Studio 804 began construction of The Forum, an addition to Marvin Hall, the home of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. Its 121-seat auditorium, student commons, and breakout spaces foster the exploration, idea sharing, and engagement that are so much a part of the School’s educational culture.

For The Forum to be comfortable, temperature, humidity, and lighting need to be predictable and consistent. Strategies for saving energy typically require occupants to be tolerant of temperature swings and varying levels of light that would not be allowable here.

This building solves these problems through the use of multiple sensors that measure conditions inside and out, and activate its natural ventilation system and louvers. These are constantly adjusted to adapt the interior to any combination of outdoor temperature, humidity, and exterior light levels. The building is always operating at maximum efficiency without using energy from the grid while maintaining human comfort. The green wall improves air quality and provides a pleasing atmosphere.  

To view construction photos, learn more about the ventilated wall, and how to donate, see The Forum website

The building is always operating at maximum efficiency while using little energy from the grid while maintaining human comfort. Sensors also assure that proper levels of carbon dioxide are maintained in the inside air, and manage the water levels in the cistern, which is used to water the green wall and exterior plants. 

About Studio 804. The participants are Department of Architecture graduate students who work full time for an academic year, designing and constructing a building annually. J.L. Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture Dan Rockhill has directed the award-winning program for 20 years. 

 

 


The School of Architecture, Design & Planning seeks candidates for the position of Dean.

Architecture, Design & Urban Planning Events
Dec 04
Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series
06:00 pm
Dec 10
AIAS meeting
06:00 pm
Dec 29
AIAS meeting
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@kuengineering is sponsoring a student art competition! The winner will work with the metal fabricator A. Zahner (http://www.azahner.com) of Kansas City to produce an art piece to be permantly installed in the atrium of the new Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2 building on the main campus. The deadline is December 5th. You must: • Submit design concept as PDF no larger then 10MB • Show elevation, plan, and/or other views of design concept • Include short statement about deisgn concept • 1st place student must be willing to work collaboratively with Zahner on final design during the spring 2015 semester Visit http://bit.ly/1yUaDE4 for more details, plans of the space and an entry form.

@kuengineering is sponsoring a student art competition! The winner will work with the metal fabricator A. Zahner (http://www.azahner.com) of Kansas City to produce an art piece to be permantly installed in the atrium of the new Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2 building on the main campus. The deadline is December 5th. You must: • Submit design concept as PDF no larger then 10MB • Show elevation, plan, and/or other views of design concept • Include short statement about deisgn concept • 1st place student must be willing to work collaboratively with Zahner on final design during the spring 2015 semester Visit http://bit.ly/1yUaDE4 for more details, plans of the space and an entry form.

McClure speaks at the University of Sydney, Australia Professor McClure spoke as part of the Festival of Urbanism's Panel discussion on "Housing Markets, the Global Financial Crisis and City Planning" on Monday 27 October. The Festival was conducted by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. McClure presented his research on the housing bubble in the United States. He described how the bubble burst in 2007, but the recovery from the bubble has been very imperfect. This bubble lead to the Global Financial Crisis with damaging effects upon housing markets in many countries. McClure outlined the lessons that planners need to learn from this housing bubble so as to prevent future damage to housing markets from a recurrence. "If there is any strong message for Australia it's that we need careful growth management," he told the forum. "The industry is very good at building, it unfortunately is not very good at reigning itself in when it reaches over-built condition."

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