Mission and Mandate


OUR MISSION

 

To provide a formal funding and communication vehicle between the Faculty of Architecture and constituents served by the Faculty (industry, design professionals, students and community at large) so that the direction taken by the Faculty serves the long term interests of all constituents.


OUR MANDATE

EDUCATION
The Partners Program will promote communications between professionals, industry, educators and students to ensure that students within the Faculty of Architecture receive an excellent professional education rich in theoretical and technical skills.

  • Inform and communicate the content of the curriculum
  • Provide relevant, real community based projects
  • Develop cooperative education opportunities
  • Engage in design competitions


RESEARCH

The Partners Program will find opportunities where our resources and activities can be effective in the public and private sectors.

  • Strengthen the intellectual capital of the Faculty
  • Through increased private sector support of Partners, leverage public sector funds to augment resources within the School and funding support for students

 

COMMUNITY
The Partners Program will match resources in the faculty of Architecture with opportunities and needs in the community. By so doing, the Faculty of Architecture will be making a net contribution to the community and the value of good design and planning will become more evident to the public at large.

  • The Faculty will not compete with the private sector but lay the ground work for private sector involvement and engage them where appropriate

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Partners Program will feature examples of professional, academic, student and research work in the press and other media.

  • To promote the value of design through
  • Publications
  • Community based projects
  • Design competitions
  • Recognition of design excellence