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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.

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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. 

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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”

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Professor Tom Barrie speaks about "Missing Middle" housing on Wake Up Wake County with Nathan Spencer. Tom is an architect and Director of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Initiative at the NC State University College of Design, School of Architecture.

Check it out: link in bio

#ncstatedesign #missingmiddle #raleigh #AffordableHousing


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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. 

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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.
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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
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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_
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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."
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🗣️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
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Brooks appreciation post because we can
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Two things we're excited about today:

1⃣ This view👆
2⃣ Ten days until #Inktober2021
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TUESDAY, 9/28 - 🔗 in bio!

Please join us for the first event in our Fall Architecture Lecture Series with poet Ross Gay. 

Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. 

His new poem, Be Holding, was released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September 2020. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.
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@aiasncsu is hosting its annual Pop-Up Print Shop this semester! 

This is an opportunity to submit your art that will be sold in prints by AIAS, and half of the proceeds will go back to you (the artist) and half of it will be donated to student efforts here at the College of Design! AIAS is currently accepting submissions on their website (link in bio) by September 24th, and the sale will go on from Sept. 29 - Oct. 11. 

Each student may submit up to 5 submissions, and make sure to come back in a couple of weeks to support your fellow student artists! This is open to faculty, students, and alumni.
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Mark Johnson, of Denver-based @civitasinc, will present the annual Charles H. Burger Lecture on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm in Burns Auditorium. The lecture will also be broadcast live over Zoom.

In this lecture, entitled "Finding the Missing Landscape", Mark Johnson will reflect on the increased value of connected green places resulting from the pandemic. Green connectivity, green infrastructure, and green mosaics are no longer a desire or even a need, they are imperative to support public health, mitigate climate impacts and urban heat island conditions. 

This discussion will show a range of efforts to improve green connectivity across North America in urban locations. The landscapes that are missing are the ones we pass through but do not identify as whole places - threads, patches and voids that have neither social nor ecological identity or integrity. 🔗 in bio!
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WEDNESDAY: Industrial Design Studio Hour with Holly Coggings [BID '17] of @BOLTGROUP!

Holly won a 2021 Red Dot Design Award for the design of the Oransi Mod Air Purifier. 🔗in bio!
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