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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Mission and Vision

APDesign Mission

To be a comprehensive design community comprising all scales of the design and planning endeavor, informed by a culture of inquiry, focused on the significant issues facing our society including environmental stewardship, social equity, economic viability and aesthetic delight in support of the University’s mission as a Land Grant institution.

APDesign Vision

To be a nationally recognized center of design and planning excellence and a nexus of interdisciplinary engagement, outreach and research serving the University, the profession and society.

In contributing to the aspirations of Kansas State University becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025, APDesign commits to having:

  • A creative, stimulating environment that inspires shared learning and creative growth;
  • A motivated and compassionate diverse faculty and staff committed to excellent teaching, relevant research and exemplary service to the community and the profession;
  • A relevant, dynamic curriculum built on a paradigm of reflective practice;
  • An inquisitive, creative and diverse student body, actively engaged as leaders within the College, the University and the profession;
  • A network of external constituents who are actively engaged in support and advocacy of the College;
  • Sustained funding matched to the objectives and strategies adopted by the College.