Dean: Carmon Colangelo

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is a collaboration in architecture, art and design education, dedicated to excellence in learning, creative activity, research and exhibition.

The Sam Fox School’s tripartite structure allows the school to build on the strengths of each unit and draw on its combined energies and the resources of Washington University, to chart innovative directions, create new knowledge, advance the theory and practice of its fields and address the social and environmental challenges of our time.

An education from the Sam Fox School is aided by its linkage with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, one of the oldest teaching museums in the country. Meaningful and direct interaction with works of art encourages cross-disciplinary exchange, critical thinking, visual literacy and social and intellectual inquiry into connections between art and life.


Browse the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts Collections:

College of Art

Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design

Graduate School of Art

Materials Resource Center

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

St. Louis Projects, Office for Socially Engaged Practice

Women in the Design World: Work in Progress