As part of the School of Architecture, the WDS mission fosters transformational design and preservation leadership, shaping the environment of the 21st century for a better future. 
The WDS is dedicated to:

  • Educating future architects, landscape architects, and urban designers, through rigorous and expansive design education, integrating local and global understanding.
  • Generating knowledge that addresses the great challenges of the time through innovative, interdisciplinary research, practice and scholarship.
  • Advocating the improvement and preservation of built, natural and social environments, through design activism, public service and public education.