Established in 1982, The School of Architecture & Urban Planning’s (SARUP) Ph.D. program is an internationally recognized center of excellence in research and doctoral studies. It attracts diverse, cross-disciplinary faculty participation from within the UW System and student enrollments both from national and international realms. Given its unique vantage to examine aspects of the man-made and natural environments, the doctoral program offers three primary areas of research focus for incoming students – Environmental Design Research (EDR) , Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (BLC) and Sustainability, Resources and Technology (SRT) . These areas correspond to the core interests of leading faculty who guide students and encourage them to work under their mentoring from an early stage in their education.