Mission, Vision, Values

ALI’s mission is to train designers and citizens to innovate in response to hydrologic variability brought on by climate change.

ALI's vision is a water-smart built environment in the US West serving as a model for drylands globally.

ALI provides an open, lab-like platform for collaborators from multiple universities, serving as a resource for the academic, public, and private sectors.  Critical thinking; design excellence for the public good; and hospitality to diversity, including a rich web of collaborative partnerships that reach across cultures, generations, and sectors, are central to ALI’s programs and operations.  

ALI is the only design-centered program of its kind.