About

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn University. We are a community of intellectually curious designers and thinkers, builders and makers, leaders and stewards. Through critical thinking, deep reasoning, and effective communication, we explore and learn about the transformative power of design, planning and construction. Our rigorous, relevant, and nationally ranked programs provide numerous opportunities to engage in the different aspects of creating place, space, and experience from the intimate to the infinite.

The college comprises the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, the McWhorter School of Building Science, and the School of Industrial and Graphic Design. We offer undergraduate programs in architecture, building construction, environmental design, graphic design, industrial design, interior architecture, and pre-landscape architecture. Graduate programs in building construction, integrated design and construction, industrial design, landscape architecture, and real estate development allow both specialization and integration. In addition, signature pedagogies such as futures studio in Mobile, AL; Rural Studio in Newbern, AL; Urban Studio in Birmingham, AL; and the Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration in Auburn, AL are influential, distinguishing features of our academic programs. 

We embrace the land grant mission of Auburn University and seek ways to address and anticipate the critical issues of our region, nation, and the world. 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.

If you are interested in knowing more about us, please call, email or better yet, visit us.

 

Vini Nathan, Ph.D.
Dean and McWhorter Chair
College of Architecture, Design and Construction