College of Architecture + Planning


Dean: Keith Diaz Moore | (801) 585-1766 |
Chief Advancement Officer: Angie Harris Roberts | (801) 585-0432 |

The mission of the College of Architecture + Planning is to nurture a culture of discovery, design, and innovation in our designed world rooted in an ethic of care, community, and commitment. Our efforts will be the spark for positive transformation in our designed world to promote the health and well-being of our society and environment through research, community engagement, and quality educational experiences. We understand that our students will create tomorrow, and through all that we do we seek to nurture the agile, inventive minds needed to address global challenges that are yet unknown.


The College of Architecture + Planning has identified the following funding priorities for the Imagine New Heights campaign: 

  • Educate the next generation of designers.
  • Promote student success by increasing the number of donors supporting annual scholarships and increasing endowed scholarships.
  • Serve communities across the state by strengthening the Utah Resilience Initiative, a disaster preparedness and community resilience initiative.
  • Improve student achievement and retention by renovating the ground floor to include a Student Success Center, two new studio spaces and a café/lounge area.
  • Engage with alumni and invest in educating current students about the impact of philanthropy to build the college’s donor base and ensure the long-term viability of the U.
  • Work to make the College of Architecture + Planning more accessible and inclusive to our students, staff and faculty, and community. A key feature of this goal is installing an elevator to provide access to all three floors as well as the Bailey Gallery.
  • Engage communities to improve health and quality of life by funding a position and center that helps the college, the U and community partners organize engagement with each other.
  • Increase diversity with the student body by offering undergraduate housing scholarships and full-ride scholarships for graduate students.
  • Protect one of Utah’s greatest resources—our dark skies—by securing substantial funding for a full-time program coordinator and developing a curriculum for an undergraduate degree in dark skies studies.