School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Info Sessions and Competition

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) offers two post-professional degrees for practitioners seeking to build on their education. Information sessions are being offered in October for those interesting in finding out more.

SAPL has also launched an international competition – early bird registration rates are being offered until October 31. More details at


Doctor of Design Info Session for any practicing design professional interested in a doctoral degree to build recognized expertise in a specific topic area
October 14, 2020 at 9:00am MST and October 28, 2020 at 9:00am MST

The climate crisis, rising social inequality, and the digital revolution of smart cities, computational design, and robotic fabrication are rewriting the way cities are being designed, built, and operated. This creates enormous opportunities for architects, planners, and landscape architects to expand their practice, increase their value to clients, and make a bigger and more positive impact in the world. Mid-career professionals have the experience to identify and capitalize on these opportunities but often need a framework to help bring these ideas to life.

SAPL’s Doctor of Design (DDes) program is a place for motivated professionals to develop their particular response to these opportunities and get them ‘project-ready’ for integration into practice.

Join this information session to explore the program with Dr. John Brown, PhD, SAPL dean, and Barry Wylant, program director.

REGISTER for October 14 Session

REGISTER for October 28 Session

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MEDes Info Session for anyone interested in a research-based master’s degree
October 21, 2020 at 2:00pm MST

The Master of Environmental Design is a research-based master’s degree tailored to recent graduates of professional architecture, planning, or landscape architecture programs — those who want to develop an area of specialization early in their career. As a research-intensive, thesis-based degree, emerging professionals are enabled to extend their education beyond the basic professional degree to explore an area of expertise or practice specialization that will build their CV, increase their value to prospective employers, and accelerate their career objectives.

Learn about this unique 16-month program from Josh Taron, Associate Dean (Research + Innovation) and Barry Wylant, Graduate Programs Director.

REGISTER for October 21 Session

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CBDX: CITIES FOR ALL International Competition

What does a city for all look like? How does it operate, function and come into being?

SAPL has launched an international competition during a critical time, when a worldwide pandemic, social and political turmoil and the long-term threats of environmental degradation and climate change insist that we reconsider our approach to design.

Early registration is open until October 31. The competition offers $6,000 in prizes selected by a prestigious jury to be announced in November. Selected entries will be exhibited and published in 2021.