SA+P Research Centers and Labs

The SA+P is home to two Research Centers–the Center for Cultural Sustainability and the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research–as well as multiple Labs. Collectively, these units support transdisciplinary academic and applied research in the areas of environmental sustainability, building technology, material science, historic preservation, urban and regional planning, and community design. SA+P Research Centers and Labs pursue impact beyond the university, collaborating with academic and industry partners, governments, NGOs, and community groups to identify grand challenges, generate new knowledge bases, and develop applied solutions for the built environment.

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Center for Cultural Sustainability

The CCS provides academic research and services to benefit communities, completes large-scale research projects, provides research and educational opportunities for graduate students, and convenes leaders in the field for dialogue on global practices concerning sustainable development and construction.

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Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research

The UTSA Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research (CURPR) aims to generate new knowledge of the forms, processes, and impacts of metropolitan and megaregional growth while advancing the creation of more sustainable, inspiring, and equitable cities. Through a multidisciplinary approach to research and discovery, CURPR aims to maximize its local impact through community engagement and service.

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Urban Future Lab

UTSA's Urban Future Lab aims to increase the scope of design and leverage social and cultural currencies to more directly engage in the processes of spatial production and economic development. It is an interdisciplinary think tank and research/teaching lab promoting action through design research, citizen agency and public interest to address the challenges of contemporary urbanization.

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Center for Architectural Engagement

The CAE serve to support the college's community engagement and service-learning initiatives. Our center champions and oversees all ongoing and new engagement activities for the College of Architecture. By doing so, we can take our engagement programs from good to great for the city and the region.