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Mission statement


To advance professional architectural education that flourishes through research, critical practice, and community engagement.


The School of Architecture educates professionals who contribute to the global community through the design, construction, and interpretation of the built environment.  The School:

  • encourages a diverse environment for teaching, learning, and research, supported by both traditional and state-of-the-art digital resources.
  • develops professional and post-professional research-based Master's and Ph.D. programs that enable graduates to contribute responsibly to the profession, to research, and to careers in related fields.
  • enriches multi-disciplinary teaching and research within the University and in connection with other local and international universities.
  • engages citizens' groups, local, provincial, and national governments, the private sector, and the profession toward the improvement of the built environment.