One distinctive feature of the School of Architecture is our commitment to improving the knowledge base of the planning, design, and construction professions through research. The School of Architecture has one of the most active research programs in the country. Research activity happens through the school’s formally organized research centers and institutes.


Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications, and Technology (GeoSAT)
Director: Xinyue Ye

Center for Health Systems & Design (CHSD)
Director: Ray Pentecost

Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC)
Director: Fabrizio Aimar

Center for Housing & Urban Development (CHUD)
Director: Galen Newman

CRS Center for Leadership & Management in the Design & Construction Industry
Director: Greg Luhan

Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center (HRRC)
Director: Michelle Meyer


Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC)
Director: Jorge Vanegas