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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:

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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.

The Freelon Lecture Series continues with the next installment featuring two architects from @andrejohnsonarchitects : Andre Johnson and Leroy Ali-Osman. Join @ncnoma and @nomas_ncsu Thursday at 5 p.m. for the lecture through the πŸ”— in our bio.

The Freelon Lecture Series continues with the next installment featuring two architects from @andrejohnsonarchitects : Andre Johnson and Leroy Ali-Osman. Join @ncnoma and @nomas_ncsu Thursday at 5 p.m. for the lecture through the πŸ”— in our bio. ...

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The pup-centered brand, @HouseDogge 🐢, made it's way onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list last year. Its founder, 2020 Distinguished Alumna Angela Medlin, is a creative force of change. Angela uses her resources to help rising BIPOC talent navigate the intricacies of a largely demographically homogenous apparel industry. 

Read about her journey leaving apparel design at @Nike to start her company @faasdesigncollab (pronounced "fase") through the πŸ”— in our bio.

The pup-centered brand, @HouseDogge 🐢, made it's way onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list last year. Its founder, 2020 Distinguished Alumna Angela Medlin, is a creative force of change. Angela uses her resources to help rising BIPOC talent navigate the intricacies of a largely demographically homogenous apparel industry.

Read about her journey leaving apparel design at @Nike to start her company @faasdesigncollab (pronounced "fase") through the πŸ”— in our bio.
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Professor of the Practice George Hallowell recently had two photographs selected for the AIA Architectural Photography Competition.πŸ“Έ Hallowell won third place for "Highline Bookshelves" [pictured] and a Judges' Commendation award for "Water Castle."

Professor of the Practice George Hallowell recently had two photographs selected for the AIA Architectural Photography Competition.πŸ“Έ Hallowell won third place for "Highline Bookshelves" [pictured] and a Judges' Commendation award for "Water Castle." ...

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AJ Polanco decided to advance his career by earning a doctoral degree, his search for the perfect opportunity led him to become part of the first cohort to enroll in the College of Design’s Doctor of Design program in 2018. 

See how the user experience designer's research with digital assessments is assisting deaf or hard-of-hearing students through the πŸ”— in our bio.

AJ Polanco decided to advance his career by earning a doctoral degree, his search for the perfect opportunity led him to become part of the first cohort to enroll in the College of Design’s Doctor of Design program in 2018.

See how the user experience designer's research with digital assessments is assisting deaf or hard-of-hearing students through the πŸ”— in our bio.
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Mixed Reality Lab's Pop 'N' Play combines product design and programming to create an educational tool for VR to inspire K-12 students to be creators, engineers and designers. The project resulted in a prototype for a cardboard steering wheel and a demo racing game for the Oculus Go that can be used in classrooms for STEM education. 🏎  #NCStateDesign

Mixed Reality Lab's Pop 'N' Play combines product design and programming to create an educational tool for VR to inspire K-12 students to be creators, engineers and designers. The project resulted in a prototype for a cardboard steering wheel and a demo racing game for the Oculus Go that can be used in classrooms for STEM education. 🏎 #NCStateDesign ...

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Landscape architecture in the U.S. is a historically white dominated profession. As founder of the National Association of Minority Landscape Architects, Steven Chavez is working to bring more diversity to the profession of landscape architecture. Chavez, a current student practitioner in our Doctor of Design program, was recently featured in @landarchmag! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Read more about his story and NAMLA through the πŸ”— in our bio.

Landscape architecture in the U.S. is a historically white dominated profession. As founder of the National Association of Minority Landscape Architects, Steven Chavez is working to bring more diversity to the profession of landscape architecture. Chavez, a current student practitioner in our Doctor of Design program, was recently featured in @landarchmag! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Read more about his story and NAMLA through the πŸ”— in our bio.
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πŸ—£ @In_Situ_studio is hosting the Real Matter Workshop for architecture students and young professionals featuring a free public lecture series. The lecturers and panelists are from the local level, regional level and even abroad. Lets spark critical dialogue about the future of the built environment in downtown Raleigh. 

Register to attend through the πŸ”— in our bio!

πŸ—£ @In_Situ_studio is hosting the Real Matter Workshop for architecture students and young professionals featuring a free public lecture series. The lecturers and panelists are from the local level, regional level and even abroad. Lets spark critical dialogue about the future of the built environment in downtown Raleigh.

Register to attend through the πŸ”— in our bio!
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Having trouble hitting that homerun in VR? ⚾

The AxeOne is a VR accessory that positions and temporarily locks hand controllers into an axial alignment. This device now enables players to physically emulate two-handed actions (digital shovels, hockey sticks, baseball bats, axes, or two-hand wielded sword) in VR, while also expanding the types of games VR developers can create.

Having trouble hitting that homerun in VR? ⚾

The AxeOne is a VR accessory that positions and temporarily locks hand controllers into an axial alignment. This device now enables players to physically emulate two-handed actions (digital shovels, hockey sticks, baseball bats, axes, or two-hand wielded sword) in VR, while also expanding the types of games VR developers can create.
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πŸ—£@ncstatelar alum Barrett Kays has been awarded the LeGasse Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects for his work in environmental sciences, groundwater and soil design. πŸ‘πŸ₯³ 

🐺 Comment "Go Pack!" to congratulate him for achieving this honor!

πŸ—£@ncstatelar alum Barrett Kays has been awarded the LeGasse Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects for his work in environmental sciences, groundwater and soil design. πŸ‘πŸ₯³

🐺 Comment "Go Pack!" to congratulate him for achieving this honor!
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What happens when you use deisgners to combat COVID-19? πŸ€” 

A team comprised of faculty, students and alumni from the College of Design, as well as 12 behavioral scientists from Duke University's Center for Advanced Hindsight won the coveted 2021 GDUSA Health + Wellness Awards. Their mission: improve vaccination rates in Cabarrus, Catawba, Gaston, Haywood and Union counties. Find out how through the πŸ”— in our bio.

What happens when you use deisgners to combat COVID-19? πŸ€”

A team comprised of faculty, students and alumni from the College of Design, as well as 12 behavioral scientists from Duke University's Center for Advanced Hindsight won the coveted 2021 GDUSA Health + Wellness Awards. Their mission: improve vaccination rates in Cabarrus, Catawba, Gaston, Haywood and Union counties. Find out how through the πŸ”— in our bio.
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Join the College of Design, School of Architecture's NOMAS chapter and the NC NOMA tomorrow at 12 p.m. for the next installment of the Freelon Lecture Series. The series continues to honor the legacy of acclaimed architect Philip Freelon and features lectures by leading designers whose work has been influenced and inspired by Freelon. This next lecture will feature lecturers Teri Canada and Edwin Harris, both Principals and Co-Founders of Evoke Studio in Durham, NC.

Tune in with the πŸ”— in our bio!

Join the College of Design, School of Architecture's NOMAS chapter and the NC NOMA tomorrow at 12 p.m. for the next installment of the Freelon Lecture Series. The series continues to honor the legacy of acclaimed architect Philip Freelon and features lectures by leading designers whose work has been influenced and inspired by Freelon. This next lecture will feature lecturers Teri Canada and Edwin Harris, both Principals and Co-Founders of Evoke Studio in Durham, NC.

Tune in with the πŸ”— in our bio!
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See Student Work

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