Dean's Circle

The Council for Design + Planning Excellence is a member-driven organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the mission of the School of Architecture + Planning. Through the Council, individual and corporate members contribute their knowledge and expertise to advance the goals of the School, the larger community, and the state.


Membership of the Council reflects the diversity of interest in both the process of design and planning and the importance of design quality. Broad representation by the professions involved in shaping the built environment and community leaders representing the beneficiaries of good design is critical to the success of the Council.

The Council convenes three times during the year. These meetings serve as a forum for the introduction and discussion of issues and the identification of priorities.

Funds from Council membership are used to support emerging needs at the School, including faculty-directed student travel, student internships, events, and special programs. To learn more about the Council and its members, contact Laurie Roche at 505-277-6442.