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Director's Message

Wendler Faculty PhotoOur school, faculty and staff are here to provide the opportunities that make Southern great.  We know that our university has the power to serve you well and help you become professionals who are competent, thoughtful, effective agents for making a better world, and providing the kind of insight and skill that will increase the opportunity you have to be productive members of the professional design communities of architecture, interior design and fashion design and merchandising. 

Our goal is to make sure that we challenge you and bring the best from you as you gather the knowledge and skill to shape a better world. This is not always an easy task for you, or for us, but it is one we engage in as partners.  We will work diligently to assist you in achieving your goals and along the way help you develop a disciplined mind, a synthesizing vision, a creative spirit, a respectful demeanor and an ethical perspective for the position you will assume as a graduate to serve the greater social good.
 
Thank you for entrusting us with this partnership.

Walter V. Wendler
Director, School of Architecture