The rising cost of education and decreasing financial support from the state presents new challenges to the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design each year. We do everything we can to strategically channel funds in ways that can best support our students and their education, but are finding that task increasingly difficult.

Making a contribution

Your financial support, as alumni, community members or simply friends of the department, can help tremendously. The good news is that donating is easy and can be specifically directed to an area you choose (scholarships, lecture funds, etc.) or simply designated for the for department to use where the need is greatest. Please contact Joy Swallow, our department chair, to find out more about how you can help.


Department of
Architecture, Urban Planning +Design
109 Katz Hall
5005 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: 816-235-1725
aupd@umkc.edu