UVA School of Architecture dreams big and aspires to excellence in all that we do, drawing on Jefferson’s words, “always in the name of tomorrow.” We extend his bold vision into our next century of architectural education by living our values, advancing our academic mission, and ensuring our impact as proactive agents of change in relation to the conception and design of our collective future.

Our students and faculty are not only challenging existing practices in response to the global scale and speed of ecological, cultural, and technological change that are impacting our built and natural environment, but are also leading in its stewardship and strategic re-visioning through the creation of new knowledge and transformative design practices. Our disciplines hold both the creative promise and critical responsibility to define and build environments that are dynamic, meaningful and sustainable cultural artifacts – and to create the most just, compelling and courageous of futures. –Dean Ila Berman