The College of Design, Construction & Planning

The College excels in providing hands-on learning opportunities for all students.

The mission of the College of Design Construction and Planning (DCP) is to improve the quality of the built and natural environments through offering exceptional educational and professional programs and research/scholarship initiatives that address the planning, design,construction, and preservation of the built and natural environments. DCP is composed of three schools: the School of Architecture, the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, and the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management; the Department of Interior Design; the Program in Historic Preservation; and, the Program in Sustainability and the Built Environment. DCP is only one of six colleges in the U.S. that combines all of the design and construction disciplines. This presents DCP students with a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary learning.

Degree Programs

Architecture

The School of Architecture recognizes design as a synthesis of thinking, analyzing, and making — an iterative process that engages issues of space, historical precedent, sustainability, ecology, urbanity, landscape, built-form, and construction toward innovation.

Construction Management

Construction management is the planning, coordination, and supervision of a project from beginning to completion. The core curriculum focuses on understanding the construction management process through a foundation of technical, managerial, and business courses.

Interior Design

Interior designers design interior spaces within a wide-variety of market sectors including: hotel, restaurant, and themed design; corporate office design; retail design; healthcare design from hospitals to specialized clinics; educational design from K-12 leaning environments to college campuses; and residential design from high-end single family to multi-family dwellings.

Landscape Architecture

The School of Architecture recognizes design as a synthesis of thinking, analyzing, and making — an iterative process that engages issues of space, historical precedent, sustainability, ecology, urbanity, landscape, built-form, and construction toward innovation.

Sustainability and the Built Environment

The School of Architecture recognizes design as a synthesis of thinking, analyzing, and making — an iterative process that engages issues of space, historical precedent, sustainability, ecology, urbanity, landscape, built-form, and construction toward innovation.

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