School of Architecture

Building a better world

Perhaps the only University founded by an architect, the University of Virginia was intentionally designed to create a new model for education. Today, design thinking remains at the heart of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. Through four distinguished programs in architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture and urban and environmental planning, the School of Architecture is applying leading principles of design to the real challenges facing communities in our nation and around the world. Today, our distinguished faculty and students focus not on style but on spaces that foster a rich community life and that promote an ethic of sustainability that views the processes of nature, the expression of beauty and the realm of human interactions as an inseparable whole.

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