Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning
Architecture and Urban Planning provides teaching that equips students with the marketable 21st century IT and CAD-based skills and ethical values essential to effectively produce maximum sustainability in the design and planning of buildings, neighborhoods and communities. The departments Architectural Research Institute (ARI), offers a research and community service agenda that utilizes the university's human resources and capital assets to support the District of Columbia's mission of providing affordable and energy efficient shelter to its citizens.
As a UDC Academic Center of Excellence, the department exemplifies the university's urban land-grant mission. Indeed, in addition to the academic program, the department provides a city-wide forum for exchange, debate and outreach education about critical cultural and social issues that frame community planning and design.
The degree programs offered by the Department of Architecture are:
Healthy Cities and People
The Built Environment