College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent Campus

Mission of the College

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design is dedicated to preparing graduates for leadership in a rapidly changing world, focused on professions relating to the design and construction of the built environment. The college's commitment is to the education of professionals who will enhance the physical environment, improve the quality of life and protect and enrich public welfare.

The college broadens students’ exposure to advanced tools, techniques and theories, and complements its progressive curricula with robust co-curricular opportunities ranging from lecture and exhibition series, to symposia and traveling workshops. Experiential, collaborative, cross-disciplinary, hands-on, project-based learning in classrooms, studios and labs — as well as on project sites and in domestic and foreign cities — is key to a vibrant, forward-leaning education at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

The college invests in scholarship and research in the various disciplines and in the dissemination of new knowledge. It contributes to the public welfare through outreach programs to assist communities in their efforts and interest in improving the physical environment.