What the concentrations are

As a Design Discovery student, you will engage in an iterative exploratory design process of drawing and model making within the context of a design studio. This process will help build your ability to translate observations about the world into visual and spatial language.
You will receive instruction in the fundamental design methodologies specific to each of the following disciplines, and you will select one of them as your program concentration:

  • Architecture is the design of individual buildings and their settings, with the understanding that buildings are the choreographers of dynamic conditions inside their walls and in their outside surroundings.
  • Landscape Architecture is the planning, design, and preservation of built and natural landscapes, from rural landscapes to urban parks and infrastructure projects.
  • Urban Planning & Design is the analysis and synthesis of forces that shape and reshape the built environment, with a focus on envisioning and illustrating places that reflect and support the diverse needs of society.