The University School of Design (USD) was established in the year 2002 as a self-financing institution under the aegis of the University of Mysore.
The nomenclature of University School of Design was changed to School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) from the year 2016 and the School started functioning from an exclusive campus in the University premises during the said year. The SPA campus is situated in a 15 -acre land with a built-up area of 84,000 sq.ft with state-of-the-art facilities. The building houses 18 studio-cum-lecture halls of international standard; library, computer lab (with all required software and Wi-Fi facilities for the entire School) 350-capacity auditorium; 1500- capacity amphitheater; individual faculty rooms; in-house stationery shop; café & canteen facilities and sports & games.
University of Mysore has a sophisticated Central Library with a vast collection of print and E-resources on varied subjects. The School of Planning and Architecture has an exclusive Library for the students and the faculty for their day-to-day references.