Mission Statement

Ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.
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Motto: Real People + Real Projects = Real difference

Humans, presumably the most intelligent of the species, are the only species to construct unsustainable habitats. We have in fact outsmarted ourselves, our large brains enabling us to suppress the very instincts for survival. That downward spiral is now reversing, and CAP is on the cutting edge of recovering this buried human habitat instinct by leveraging past and emergent wisdom, knowledge, and skills to ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.

Departmental Missions

Architecture


Through design inquiry and making, we engage diverse perspectives in pursuit of an architecture open to all.


Planning


Be a national leader in educating skilled, engaged planners and creating vibrant, sustainable communities.


Landscape Architecture


Create health, well-being, and environmental resilience through holistic design in the public realm.