Professor and Head of APLA
Ranked in the top 20 programs in the nation 9 years in a row, the curriculum in architecture was established in 1907, making Auburn one of the first universities in the nation, and the first in the South, to offer architecture as a major. Over the past century, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) has grown to include four allied degree programs: architecture, interior architecture, community planning, and landscape architecture.
APLA is committed to a model of professional education that embraces design and planning creativity, social responsibility, historical perspective, technical competence, and global environmental consciousness, and prepares our students for leadership in their respective disciplines and in their communities.
APLA prides itself in direct engagement between our professional programs and communities around the state and region. The School is permeated by an ethics of engagement as well as connectivity to the local, national and international community visible through the efforts of students, faculty, and our alumni. We take great pleasure in reporting and sharing the events and activities of our community.
At APLA we rely on the commitments of others to thrive and grow: the philanthropic efforts of industry partners as well as alumni provide much needed support to students and school programs; a commitment to communication is necessary as well, to provide alumni with a forum for news, connections, and support.
APLA builds its foundation upon innovation among students, faculty, and alumni, and proudly shares stories of the skill, talent, commitment, and passion that are the hallmark of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.