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Impacted and inspired by the issues of our time, Stanford Architecture engages an innovative model of mission, teaching, learning, and practice into every aspect of our program. This pedagogy, called the Life Model, combines Academics, Community, and Wellness in the classroom in service of student-centric, holistic learning.

Integrating the Life Model as a program culture engenders a purposeful, relevant, and healthy professional learning environment imbued with meaningful interdisciplinary collaboration, fearless creativity, community-oriented service for the benefit of humanity, and an appreciation for, and commitment to, the vital role of student health and wellness. Through this, Stanford Architecture seeks to foster genuine belonging, cultivate inclusion and anti-racism, and evolve towards equity for all. By centering voices, experiences, and perspectives of all students, we join the collective and essential effort to revitalize and reshape what architecture needs to become.

The spirit, hope, and intent of the Life Model is to skillfully integrate academic rigor with equitable community and robust wellbeing in service of the healthiest education possible for our students, faculty and staff - our commitment at Stanford Architecture.