The Catholic University of America

Architecture

Architecture involves designing and creating buildings and other structures. Today, architects are primarily driven by combining and manipulating mass, space, volume, texture, light, shadow, materials, program and pragmatic elements in a creative manner.

CUA's School of Architecture and Planning highest priority is on the artful creation of place, incorporating Vitruvius' three principles of firmness, commodity and delight. The architect must be well versed in the arts, technically skilled, and possess a deep understanding of the human condition. Thus, the school seeks to impart a proper sense of ethics and a spirit of service to the community and the emphasis on these qualities gives professional training its distinctive character at The Catholic University of America.