Vision and Mission


Program Vision
The architectural engineering department at HU seeks to be one of the best architectural departments in the region and to gain international recognition as a leader in providing outstanding comprehensive Architectural Engineering Education, Research, and Community Services to enhance the quality of life by using architectural design. The department encourages creativity, collaboration, collegiality, sustainability, a balance between theory and practice, high ethical standards, and openness in all that we do. The department strives to use design thinking and creative problem solving to address the issues faced by contemporary society. 


Program Mission
The architectural engineering department at HU aims to educate students for future architectural design practice to meet environmental, social, political and cultural challenges that face the local, regional and international contexts for the benefit of society. This student-centered learning program is emphasized through studio based holistic curricula and focuses primarily on the knowledge, practices, and technical skills in the fields of architectural design, critical and integrative design thinking, communication and representation skills, construction material and technology, structural systems, computer-aided design, sustainable design, urban design and planning, history and theory, heritage conservation and landscape, and professional practice. The graduates are expected to cope with rapid global changes, to react rationally as well as creatively to contemporary issues in architecture, its problems and challenges.