The mission of the McGill University School of Architecture is to educate professionals who will contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development of Quebec, Canada and the broader global community through responsible participation in the process of the design, construction and interpretation of the built environment. This mission is served with programs that meet the following objectives:
- To develop an effective and stimulating environment for teaching, learning and research in architecture.
- To maintain and continue to enrich an accredited program providing high quality professional education in architecture.
- To provide post-professional, research-based Masters and Ph.D. programs that advance the discipline of architecture.
- To engage in research and other professional and scholarly activities that achieve national and international recognition, and to publish, exhibit and otherwise disseminate the results in order to advance architectural knowledge in education and practice.
- To contribute to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary teaching and research programs with other units of the University and with other universities, local and international.
- To serve the public by working with citizens' groups, local, provincial and national governments, the private sector and the profession toward the general improvement of the built environment.
The School's mission statement was developed as part of the School's Annual Report to the Faculty in June 1997, and endorsed by the Faculty and University in the summer of 1997.