College of Environmental Design

The College of Environmental Design (ENV) is a hatchery of design ideas, an incubator of innovation and experimentation, a conservatory for precedent and best practices, and, at its best, a wonderland that inspires a passion for learning. ENV prepares design professionals and scholars to shape the future of built and natural environments and to develop creative solutions which are effectively communicated.

ENV connects people, places and the environment in an effort to improve communities and resolve pressing problems facing society. With a unique integration of the arts, architecture, landscape architecture, regenerative studies, and urban and regional planning, as well as a "learn by doing" approach grounded in the polytechnic tradition, ENV is a leader in design excellence and innovative problem-solving for communities in Southern California and around the globe. This leadership is demonstrated by its nationally ranked educational programs and award-winning research, scholarship, creative activities, and outreach.