Central to this mission is a commitment to enhancing the quality of education and research on material innovation, material technologies, and material culture. Through its programs, SEAMLab supports higher education of architecture, engineering, materials science, and other design-related students.  With a strong belief that future innovations will not occur within singular disciplines, SEAMLab promotes interdisciplinary exchange and cross-collaboration of ideas.

Above all, SEAMLab is dedicated to the creation of knowledge that improves the quality of the built and natural environments by carefully considering the ecological processes of material life cycles.