The department of Architectural Design is dedicated to advancing the understanding, value and quality of visual culture and the built, natural, and social environments through excellent and distinctive teaching, research, and creative endeavors.
The aim is to prepare future practitioners and researchers to preserve and enhance the environmental, aesthetic and architectural quality of the built environment. This effort builds upon a strong context of professional education that stresses the relationship between intellectual development and creative activity. The department offers a broad theoretical base in the arts and sciences, with sensitive attention being paid to providing specialized knowledge unique to our country. The importance of independent learning is emphasized through studio based curricula and research-oriented thesis project.