Creating a sustainable built and natural environment that enriches communities through leadership, entrepreneurial creativity, social responsibility, and environmentally sustainable planning and policy.
In this time of profound crisis involving the deeply troubling actions of Larry Nassar, we as the School of Planning, Design and Construction, are committed to supporting and helping to improve the campus climate pertaining to sexual harassment or assault. As a school, we are committed to an inclusive approach to respect and value differences that diversity brings, and to encourage and embrace an environment that allows us to celebrate inclusion through teaching, research and outreach. The crisis within our University has prompted us to take a close and hard look at our mission and how we deliver education, mentoring and community outreach to achieve it. We promise to do more.
The School of Planning, Design and Construction uniquely unites four built environment disciplines to foster synergistic learning and collaboration: Construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and urban & regional planning. Our academic programs are accredited and produce career-ready graduates. We provide our students with the opportunity to learn about and work on real-world, cross-discipline projects and activities. Our nationally recognized, world-renowned faculty cross-collaborate on pressing built environment issues, delivering timely and crucial sustainable research and outreach. Learn More
In the Woodland County Fair Mall Retrofit Plan, a group of 20 architects, planners, engineers, attorneys and real estate professionals from all over California assembled for a 4.5 day, volunteer charrette commencing Sept. 29, 2017.
The School of Planning, Design and Construction has become a partner with the MSU Environmental Science & Policy Program on their doctoral Dual Major program.
This spring, the School of Planning, Design and Construction welcomed Associate Professor Tongbin (Teresa) Qu, PhD, to the Urban & Regional Planning Program.
On Feb. 7, 2018, East Arbor Architecture in East Lansing is hosting an art exhibition featuring the work of LA associate professor and artist Jon Burley I Bur Oak from his international travels with students during study abroad programs.
Last year, the MDHHS approached SPDC, and MSU Extension, to collaborate on a project to develop a rural community intervention to address the interaction between climate change, health and the built environment.