Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Architecture Program Granted NAAB Candidacy Accreditation Status

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia is pleased to announce the Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning is in-candidacy for accreditation by the National Architecture Accrediting Board. The program was formally granted retroactive candidacy by the National Architecture Accrediting Board, Inc. on Jan. 1, 2013. The next candidacy visit will take place in 2015, with completed candidacy expected to be granted by 2019.

 How does Architecture fit into CAUSES, you ask? The program resides in the only urban land-grant institution in the nation and as such, its primary aim is to stress the importance of design as a tool for creating sustainable urban environments through research-based academic collaboration with partners in the health profession, nutrition science, environmental studies, water resource management, agriculture and Cooperation Extension Services. The program will also work on the urban agriculture issues in an effort to provide leading edge ideas on farming in urbanized areas; for instance, optimizing the design of hoop house and aquaponics system for maximum production of fish and vegetables within a small facility.
Urban Architecture and Community Planning believes that urban architecture and design is a rigorous act of creativity, research and scholarship informed by the needs of the people of the District of Columbia and their need for sustainable and healthy environments. The Department also recognizes the plurality of cultures of the District and the world and responds in that light.

Learn more about our accreditation status. Read more about the Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning on Just CAUSES.

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