Skip to main content

School of Architecture

Since its founding, the School of Architecture has been a leader of innovation in design. Today that tradition continues with programs centered on design excellence and unique approaches to contemporary urban, environmental, and ethical challenges. Our fully accredited program provides a rigorous professional education paired with multidisciplinary and self-directed design and research opportunities. Multiple paths to a professional degree are provided by undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the iPal Accelerated Path to Licensure. Connections to a robust architectural community provide professional opportunities.

Specialized architectural research and design areas include:

Academic and Certificate Programs:

Research Areas and Labs:

Architecture is central to a “healthy environment, an improved society, and a better life for all.

Robert Burns, FAIA

Every day our students and faculty are pushing the boundaries of design. We believe in the capacity of architecture to solve contemporary issues, uplift the human spirit, and create a better world.

Follow the School of Architecture on Instagram!

School of Architecture & AIA Triangle Joint Lecture Series

Caroline Shannon, AIA, LEED AP

Monday, October 25 @ 6pm in Burns Auditorium and on Zoom

Caroline Shannon is an Associate at Höweler + Yoon and was Project Architect for the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia. She will be joining us in person and on Zoom to talk about this project and her work focusing on health, equity, and social justice in the design of the built environment.

Zoom registration link in bio
School of Architecture & AIA Triangle Joint Lecture Series

Antoine Bryant

Monday, October 18 @ 6pm in Burns Auditorium and on Zoom

Antoine Bryant, NOMA, Assoc. AIA, APA is the new Director of the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department. Previously he was a member of the City of Houston Planning Commission, Executive Director of Row House Community Development Corporation, and Project Manager and Director of Business Development for the Houston office of Moody Nolan among many other engagements.

Zoom registration link in bio
School of Architecture & AIA Triangle Joint Lecture Series

Rahul Mehrotra

Monday, October 11 @ 6pm via Zoom

Rahul Mehrotra will join us from RMA Architects.  Mehrotra is an architect, urbanist and educator who is the founding principal of RMA Architects and is a professor of urban design and planning in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Mehrotra has designed projects that range from recycling urban land and master planning in Mumbai to the design of art spaces, boutiques, weekend houses, factories, social institutes and office buildings across India — thereby engaging diverse issues, multiple constituencies and varying scales: from interior design and architecture to urban design, conservation and planning. 

Registration link in bio
NC State School of Architecture + AIA Triangle Joint Lecture Series

Today @ 12:30pm!

Join the NC State School of Architecture and AIA Triangle for the first lecture of this series: a poetry reading with Ross Gay, author of “The Book of Delights, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude”

Link in bio

See Student Work

See more examples of student work here: School of Architecture Student Work

Follow the College of Design on Instagram

Lying ahead of Leazar Hall is Mary Yarbrough Court, named after the first woman to complete a graduate program at NC State. It's also one of the nine Hallowed Places on NC State University's campus.

Celebrate #NCStateRedWhite Week with us by sharing your favorite extraordinary place at the CoD! 🔴 ⚪
61 0
The Green New Deal Superstudio is a national conversation about how the framework of the Green New Deal can be translated into actual projects and where, as a matter of priority these projects should take place, what will they look like, who will they serve, and how will they roll out.

On February 7th, 2019, Representative @aoc (NY-14) and Senator 
@edmarkey (MA) introduced H.R. 109, a non-binding resolution “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” In it, they provide a framework for a “10-year national mobilization” that calls on Congress to pass legislation that builds resiliency against climate change-related disasters, repairs and upgrades the infrastructure of the U.S.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (@lafoundation) in association with the Weitzman School of Design McHarg Center, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (@ncasla_landarch), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (@thecelaofficial) invited designers to be part of a historic, national initiative to translate the core goals of the Green New Deal—decarbonization, justice, and jobs—into design and planning projects for their respective regions.

📷 The Parker District : A Case for Permaculture Principles as Urban Design Solutions project by Angela Kealey Rainey, Avery Barlett-Golden and Julia Needham. @ncstatelaep
143 1
Art + Design Lecturer Adrienne McKenzie was a finalist in the Open Fashion category of the 2020 @handandlocklondon exhibition. Adrienne’s work will be displayed in the Bargehouse Oxo Tower in London as part of Fiberarts International 2022. 

Presented by the Fiberarts Guild and recognized around the world as a benchmark documenting trends and innovations in the field, the goal of the exhibition is to include work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other disciplines.

Taking place from November 3-7, the Embroidered Arts Exhibition showcases the most exciting cutting edge, contemporary and historic embroidered arts from around the world. From military uniforms to protest banners, interior design and couture fashion, embroidery permeates every aspect of our culture. Discover the story of the skilled embroiderers whose expertise brings beauty and precision to the material world.

Read the full story: 🔗 in bio
81 1
Mondays are for making. 🪚🛠🐺
153 1
Join the College of Design's School of Architecture (@ncstate_architecture) for its graduate student open house on Friday, November 5. 

The virtual session will last from 8 am to 5 pm, and will feature a virtual tour, student group presentations, portfolio examples and an alumni roundtable. 

Register in bio
52 0
Wednesday | October 13 | 5:15 pm

Join us for our next Common Studio Hour Industrial Design Lecture with Audrey Watanabe, associate manager @Mattel!

Watanabe earned a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 2005 and a Matster of Indsutrial Design in 2013 at the College of Design. 

The presentation will take place in the Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive, Room 123.
48 0
Join the NC State College of Design for an open house and guided tours of the Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive, the new home of the industrial design program. Remarks will begin at 4 pm, and guided tours will start at 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Link in bio
64 1
From @charlienchargie [BAD '04], written for @theatlantic:

"Growing up in small-town North Carolina in the ’90s, I loved watching them: their joie de vivre and sexual confidence contrasting with the blue-collar reality of their lives from 8 to 5 every weekday; their armor and shield, sword and dagger, in the form of suits, clutches, earrings, and sheaths. I became a fashion designer, and they are my consummate muses, working-class and Black.

"High fashion has ignored these women’s stories. But they are a pillar of American fashion, a conduit of sartorial expression. These women took artistic license to write their own beauty narrative, one that refused to be boxed in by the utilitarianism of blue-collar work."

Full article: 🔗 in bio
🎨: @mrkhrrs_
44 0

Inktober is a month-long art challenge that is focused on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. 

Every day for the month of October, any COD faculty, student, alumni or staff member participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing then posts it online. 

Submit your work using the link in our bio, and remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2021!

Work will be posted each day on the college’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages with credit. Social media handles and portfolio links will also be included if desired.

This is a great opportunity for students to not only get extra publicity but help foster better drawing habits and have some fun with their work. 

"The Monastery" by Kelly Wu [ARC]

"We were told to choose objects that would all fit inside a brown paper bag, and these objects would become the program of our monastery. 

I designed a Buddhist monastery, with a promenade that stretches from the main road over a mountain and through forests, so the entire project is invisible for the majority of the way there, implying the path of enlightenment is through a sequence of worlds. 

The project is embedded on the edge of a cliff, with large circular walls that dictate the circulation, spaces, water, and material. 

Circumambulation is important to Buddhism, therefore the circular walls hug each other, creating interior and exterior spaces, with interior walls made of bamboo formwork concrete and exterior walls polished concrete. 

The only spaces that allow you to see outward are the temple and the garden, as the entire inner space of the monastery is meant to center and protect you from the outside world."
143 0
🗣️Friday, 10.1 | 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

First year. Next level.

Join us in the courtyard between Kamphoefner and Brooks Halls for the First Year Experience paper project parade and review.

Featured project by Claire Audilet
324 3
Brooks appreciation post because we can
211 0