The Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) provides a platform for collaborative, critical, and thought-provoking scholarship that engages the disciplines within, and beyond, the School of Architecture—for a better built environment. To this end, CAAD produces symposia, exhibitions, publications, and forums; and provides resources to help faculty and students articulate and disseminate their research to reach diverse audiences and expand their impact.
Since its establishment in 1982, and its first issue of CENTER: A Journal for Architecture in America shortly after, a primary aim of the Center for American Architecture and Design has been to provide a high-quality publishing platform for research and scholarship on vital topics in architecture and design.
RECENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS
CAAD hosts a range of events that help develop and extend faculty and student scholarship. These include book launches, symposia, and the CAAD Forum series. Held roughly every other Friday during the fall and spring semesters, CAAD Forums bring the School of Architecture community together for an informal and inquisitive discussion about ideas relating to architecture and design and their history, theory, practice, and future.