The School of Architecture and Planning, a diverse community of practitioners and teachers aim to be globally acclaimed for academic excellence in theory and practice; empowering future design professionals with core values of critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, ethical behavior and learning to engage architecture in its civic, social, and professional realms for the benefit of the built and natural environment through innovative open exchange and dialogue between faculty and students.


The mission of the school is to nurture design-minded, globally competent students focusing on the basic premise of the profession; health, safety and welfare of the public through:

  • A progressive and dynamic curriculum incorporating changing needs of society and profession to be taught by highly competent interdisciplinary team of faculty of professionals and academicians.
  • Hands-on, process-based learning through problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Hands-on, process-based learning through problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Creation of awareness among students regarding responsibilities of built environment on communities in the realm of social, political, environmental and economical issues in creating a sustainable future locally, nationally and globally.
  • Engagement in productive partnership with academia, industry and Government.
  • Sensitization in various social, cultural, economic and religious backgrounds in making them responsible, versatile, creative and compassionate citizens.
  • Encouragement, engagement and active participation in community based projects, locally, nationally and globally.
  • Generation and preservation of knowledge for the students, profession and community of scholars.
  • Contribution to the design profession around the globe through educational innovation and academic outreach.