We are located in Boise, the UDC is as an educational and outreach program of the University of Idaho.
Students in the Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) and Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) program have the option to study at the UDC, with exceptional opportunities to explore sustainable urban design architecture in an urban setting and to collaborate with professional design practitioners, developers, and community and business leaders on design and research projects that help shape the cultural and metropolitan identity of the Boise Valley.
Areas of study include architectural design, urban design, landscape architectural design, sustainability, energy efficient building design and performance, and urban outreach and community design.
The UDC serves as an important resource for the professional design community in the Boise Valley and throughout the state of Idaho, offering seminars, research, and demonstrations on such areas as sustainable design and other emerging practices.
The UDC is located at the Idaho Water Center, a center of interdisciplinary collaboration among government, business and higher education focused on water quality and usage. This location creates unique opportunities for M. Arch. students and faculty to examine water and other natural resource issues as they relate to urban design.