The Department of Architecture and Planning (DTAP) began with the opening of the Architectural Engineering section of the Faculty of Engineering in 1962, the opening of the Architectural Engineering section was inseparable from the assistance obtained from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for the Faculty of Engineering in 1957 to 1964.
To support teaching and learning activities, since the 1970s the Architecture section has two activities namely the Design Center and the Research Center. The activities in this forum have the nature of togetherness in the sense of demanding collaboration between fields of science in order to obtain the desired results so that these activities have been carried out in the form of a team/group. This encourages the desires of members and prospective members of both institutions for further study in various fields of related science in order to be able to complement each other.
When it was formed, it consisted of only one study program, the Architecture Undergraduate Program, but the Department of Architecture and Planning (DTAP) continued to develop so that there were 5 study programs. The other four study programs are Master Program in Architecture (1991), Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning (1994), Doctoral Program in Architecture (1999) and Undergraduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning (2003).
Until this date, the Department of Architecture and Planning consists of 8 study programs namely Architecture Undergraduate Program, Architecture Professional Program, Urban and Regional Planning Undergraduate Program, Architecture Master Program, Urban and Regional Planning Master Program, Architecture Doctoral Program, URP Doctoral Program, and Master Urban Planning.
Department of Architecture and Planning is divided into 7 Research Groups, 4 research groups are in architecture programs and 3 research groups are in Urban and Regional Planning. The research groups in Architecture programs are Architecture Design; Architectural Technology; Architecture and Settlement; and History, Criticism, Architectural Conservation and Urban Design. The research group in Urban and Regional Planning programs are Neighbourhood Design and Planning; Urban Planning; and Regional Planning. This Research Group is also supported by laboratories. The laboratories are Building Technology Lab, Architectural Design Studio Lab, Architectural Simulation and Modeling Lab, and Supporting Spatial Planning Lab.