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Community & Research

We believe in research for a reason. Our specialized institutes focus on projects that make unique contributions to the University's scholarship, community engagement, service, and teaching. We work with professors and invite students from other departments to work on projects that protect our coastline, capitalize on our economic stability, and preserve our region's history.

These institutes are signature initiatives aimed at providing professional services to our communities and society. Both the Community Design Workshop (ARCH 401 and ARCH 502 studios) and the Resilience Studio are now located in Research Park, fostering a relationship between these studios and the University’s research agenda. Plans are also in the works for the national winners of the third-year design competition to be modeled using the LITE center advanced visualization technology.