College of Architecture and Environmental Design


The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) encompasses all the professions that come together in designing and implementing the built environment — architecture, engineering, city planning, construction and landscape. By bringing together these programs into one college, our students learn the specific knowledge and skills related to their chosen discipline while also gaining direct experience with the other fields they will later collaborate with in the workplace. CAED graduates are prepared to work globally on innovative teams that are on the leading edge of creating sustainable, beautiful surroundings. Our students go on to work for the private sector and local, state, and federal agencies as architects, engineers, planners, consultants, contractors and more. Major employers hail our graduates as among the best in the nation, saying that they are ready to take on challenges immediately and promote to leadership positions within a short time.

Quick Facts

  • Only program of its type in the nation with nine degrees in five closely related departments
  • Top public undergraduate architecture program in the nation according to DesignIntelligence 2017
  • Ranked No. 1 in the nation for landscape architecture program (Dean’s Survey Ranking, DesignIntelligence 2017)
  • Ranked No. 2 nationally “Top Program Without a Ph.D.” city and regional planning graduate program   (Planetizen 2015 bi-annual report)


Architectural Engineering
City and Regional Planning
Construction Management
Landscape Architecture