The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) addresses, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the social, environmental, physical, economic, and political issues that shape urban communities and form. The SA+P's location in Baltimore, Maryland, brings students into direct contact with a diversity of people, cultures, lifestyles, socio-economic issues, and opinions of those who live or work in urban areas. 

The SA+P strives for relevance: Its focus is upon its urban environment (natural and built), its diverse student community, and its significant ties to the design and planning professions.