School of Architecture & Design

Envision. Imagine. Collaborate. Plan. Design. Build. They’re words that capture what our students have been learning to do for 105 years. Our mission is to provide our graduates with an educational foundation for exemplary professional practice and personal career fulfillment and to prepare them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers who will serve, enrich and sustain their professions and communities. 


Your support on ONE DAY. ONE KU. will help us further realize our collective vision to be “The Pioneering Force for Global Impact through Design.” Thank you for considering a gift to one of the following three areas: 


Help promote diversity, equity and inclusion 

A priority for Dean Daas and Arc/D continues to be promoting diversity, inclusion and social equity in all aspects of our school. The School of Architecture & Design Multicultural Scholars Program provides scholarships, individualized mentoring and opportunities for social and cultural activities to help underrepresented ethnic minorities and/or first-generation college students with the transition from high school to college, while also helping with career planning. Examples of student activities include, but are not limited to, professional events such as mock interviews, travel to conferences and regional firm visits, and performances at the Lied Center. Please consider a gift of any size in support of the Arc/D Multicultural Scholars Program. 


Help support Arc/D’s greatest needs

Gifts to our Greatest Needs Fund offer flexible support to the dean, faculty, students and school programs. Your contributions enable the school to take advantage of its most promising opportunities and address its most pressing challenges. Please consider a gift of any size to provide unrestricted support for the School of Architecture & Design. 


Help students afford architecture & design school

Scholarship support helps Arc/D attract the best and brightest students to KU and ensures we are providing an affordable, accessible education. On average, one out of every eight KU School of Architecture & Design students receive a scholarship from KU Endowment. Our goal is to increase this number by providing aid to even more students. Please consider a gift of any size to our general scholarship fund. 

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