What is Environmental Design?
Environmental design studies the relationships we have with the built and natural environments, and the ways human interactions affect the surrounding environment. We encounter expressions of environmental design in our daily lives: the buildings in which we dwell; the green spaces we enjoy; the cities and roads we traverse; and forms of visual design that translate and deliver complex ideas.
Design the Future.
The College of Environmental Design (ENV) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning; undergraduate degrees in art history and visual communication design; and a minor and graduate degree in Regenerative Studies. It also manages operations of two permanent University Art Galleries, the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and the Don B. Huntley Gallery.
ENV uses the rich creative economy and cultural capital of Southern California – and its geographical advantage as a global gateway for trade and ideas – to prepare students for successful careers. We educate and train future designers to be problem-solvers who are socially conscious and environmentally aware, concerned with craft and justice, and technically and technologically sophisticated. The strength of our programs are consistently reflected in national rankings.
ENV SPOTLIGHT | Small & Mighty: Planetizen Ranks MURP
The urban and regional planning graduate program (MURP) at the College of Environmental Design secured top national rankings in the latest edition of "Planetizen Guide to Urban Planning Programs."
Top 10 Largest Percentage of Minority Representation: #4
Top 10 Suburban Programs: #9
Top 10 Programs without Ph.D.: #9
Top 15 Small Programs: #14
ARTS & CULTURE | Ink & Clay 44
Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual juried competition of printmaking, ink drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture, mixed media and installation, utilizing any variety of “ink” or “clay” (or combination) as material. For information, visit the Ink & Clay 44 program to learn more.