The Architectural Design Guidelines are intended to aid architects, campus designers and stewards of the environment at Duke in creating a cohesive campus. One which learns from architectural work from the past, while allowing progress and innovation to meet the future needs of the University.
These guidelines, along with the Duke University's Landscape Guidelines and Illustrative Master Plan, set out a basis for advancing a successful campus environment, building on the existing as projects develop in the future. The guidelines are not intended to create uniformity, Duke is not uniform, but are intended to develop a sense of visual unity and consistency in the environment. An environment that will continue to be memorable as Duke University's Campus.