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Leading by Design

At the College of Design, we have worked alongside our partners to explore solutions to any challenge – using design as a force for good and seeing problems as opportunities for change in our communities. As we celebrate 2023, we are reflecting on our support for the past 75 years, and exploring what propels us and drives us for the next 75.

Celebrating our Milestones

Our partners have helped the College of Design make an impact here in North Carolina and around the world, and helped our graduates learn how to find truth through making, solve for complexity through engagement and lead – by design.

Throughout 2023, we will celebrate and recognize the impact that the College of Design has on NC State and beyond.

Join us for a year-long series of events, lectures, maker days, alumni gatherings, and more – as we look back on the past 75 years and think forward to the next 75. You are invited to come together with our community to recognize all we have done and envision all that we can yet do to make a difference in the world.

Share Your Story

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the College of Design, we’re collecting the memories and ideas that have made this place special since 1948.

Explore our History

See a few pivotal moments from the College of Design’s 75-year history.

Share your 7 and 5

We’re asking you to be co-creators of the visual identity for our 75th year – feel free to email with your own version of a 7 or a 5, and we will add it to our collection.