The SoA offers an accredited Master of Architecture degree, as well as a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies. In the last several years, a new integrated curriculum has been developed with a sequence of immersive design studios with integrated courses (technology, research, theory, communication, etc.), building up from bachelor to master to a capstone experience of a student-driven individual design project prepared and supported by architectural research.
We are committed to teaching the practices of creative critical thinking, community engagement, design excellence, ecological resilience, global citizenship, leadership/collaboration, risk taking/exploration, and social equity.
Our work is interdisciplinary and integrated. We are known as champions of place-based engagement (including our signature design-build programs Design Build Utah @ Bluff and Design Build Utah @ Salt Lake), social justice, and environmental stewardship. We have taken on the role of convener of critical conversations, hosting national conferences, fostering community dialogues, publishing the critical journal Dialectic, and serving as a test bed for ideas on the university cam...pus. We are risk takers and innovators, and we do so driven by our ethic of care, which underlies all we do in our teaching, scholarship and service. For more information, please visit http://soa.cap.utah.edu.