College of Architecture, Design & Construction

About CADC

Come create/design/build your future with the College of Architecture, Design and Construction.


More than 1,600 students from around the world are enrolled in the CADC. Our rigorous and nationally-ranked programs are firmly rooted in Auburn University’s land grant mission.


Our classes are small and taught by highly engaged and innovative faculty, most with significant industry experience. Individual attention is a hallmark of CADC instruction.


We put our design thinking and building skills to work on the today’s challenges, addressing sustainable and equitable solutions in all areas of the built environment and product development. 


We believe everyone deserves good design and construction. Rural Studio, Urban Studio, and the Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration are among our signature programs that put this philosophy into practice. 


Through carefully integrated industry partnerships, study abroad experiences, research initiatives, outreach activities and leadership opportunities, our accomplished and dedicated faculty will nurture, challenge, and mentor you.


The CADC is comprised of three schools: the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture; The McWhorter School of Building Science and the School of Industrial + Graphic Design.


Vini Nathan

Vini Nathan

Dean and McWhorter Endowed Chair