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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.

Nature's Lessons for Adapting to Extremes | Link in bio
Wednesday, April 21, 12-1 pm

North Carolina State University Professor of Architecture, Dr. George Elvin, explores the world's hottest, windiest, wettest and driest places to understand how plants and animals adapt to extreme environments.

He applies nature's lessons by designing and constructing dwellings capable of withstanding hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and wildfires.

In his talk, he will share insights from his travels from the Atacama Desert in Chile to the rainforests of Hawaii, describing how plants and animals adapt to the world's most extreme environments. He will also share how studying nature can help us design for a rapidly changing planet, illustrating his work at NC State creating disaster-proof dwellings.

Nature's Lessons for Adapting to Extremes | Link in bio
Wednesday, April 21, 12-1 pm

North Carolina State University Professor of Architecture, Dr. George Elvin, explores the world's hottest, windiest, wettest and driest places to understand how plants and animals adapt to extreme environments.

He applies nature's lessons by designing and constructing dwellings capable of withstanding hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and wildfires.

In his talk, he will share insights from his travels from the Atacama Desert in Chile to the rainforests of Hawaii, describing how plants and animals adapt to the world's most extreme environments. He will also share how studying nature can help us design for a rapidly changing planet, illustrating his work at NC State creating disaster-proof dwellings.
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Charles H. Kahn, FAIA, one of the original architects and engineers for Carter-Finley stadium and former College of Design professor, passed away at the age of 95 on April 8.

The College of Design is inviting alumni, family, friends, and colleagues to submit remembrances that will be published on the College of Design website in a future story. 

We encourage anyone to share photographs, anecdotes and thoughts of Charles over the coming weeks - link in bio

Charles H. Kahn, FAIA, one of the original architects and engineers for Carter-Finley stadium and former College of Design professor, passed away at the age of 95 on April 8.

The College of Design is inviting alumni, family, friends, and colleagues to submit remembrances that will be published on the College of Design website in a future story.

We encourage anyone to share photographs, anecdotes and thoughts of Charles over the coming weeks - link in bio
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The annual NC State Student Art Sale goes live at Noon on Friday, April 16, 2021

For the second year, the sale will be virtual, but that offers pluses: you can shop from the comfort of your safe space, and the NC State student artists can share a broader selection of their work. 

You will find 183 pieces for sale, all original artwork created by current NC State students. 46 student artist are participating in this years sale, with nearly half representing the College of the Design 

Link in the bio

The annual NC State Student Art Sale goes live at Noon on Friday, April 16, 2021

For the second year, the sale will be virtual, but that offers pluses: you can shop from the comfort of your safe space, and the NC State student artists can share a broader selection of their work.

You will find 183 pieces for sale, all original artwork created by current NC State students. 46 student artist are participating in this years sale, with nearly half representing the College of the Design

Link in the bio
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Link in bio: Register now for our 2021 virtual Designlife Award gala honoring Bill Bell!

The Designlife Award recognizes the significant contribution that an individual or group has made in design in the Southeast. The award brings awareness to the importance of design in the community and the practice of good design as a sign of good citizenship.

Registration ends Friday April 16!

Link in bio: Register now for our 2021 virtual Designlife Award gala honoring Bill Bell!

The Designlife Award recognizes the significant contribution that an individual or group has made in design in the Southeast. The award brings awareness to the importance of design in the community and the practice of good design as a sign of good citizenship.

Registration ends Friday April 16!
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Landscape Architecture Lecture Featuring Jose Ramirez
Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00 pm

Please join us for this @ncstatelar lecture featuring Jose Ramirez, director and co-founder of Groundlab, and co-director of the Landscape Urbanism program.

Register: Link in bio

Landscape Architecture Lecture Featuring Jose Ramirez
Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00 pm

Please join us for this @ncstatelar lecture featuring Jose Ramirez, director and co-founder of Groundlab, and co-director of the Landscape Urbanism program.

Register: Link in bio
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LINK IN BIO: Please join the NC State School of Architecture and @aiatriangle for a virtual joint lecture featuring Jury Chair, Carla Swickerath.

Since joining Studio Libeskind (@daniellibeskind) in 1999, Carla Swickerath has gained diverse experience in cultural, civic, retail, commercial, residential and planning projects around the world. She has lead many of the Studio’s successful project teams from concept design through to completion—including the Crystals retail complex at CityCenter in Las Vegas, the Hyundai Haeundae Udong I-Park residential development in Busan, Korea, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Ms. Swickerath has also led the complex World Trade Center redevelopment process from the initial competition phase to the present. Today, her dual management and design skills come into play as she oversees all aspects of operations at Studio Libeskind. Ms. Swickerath leads many of the Studio’s projects, coordinating the design team and consultants, liaising with clients and client’s representatives and managing project budgets and schedules.

She earned a Masters in Architecture from the University of Michigan, following undergraduate studies in English and Art History at the University of Florida. She has taught at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in Berlin and University of Michigan. Carla speaks publicly on architecture, design and planning. Carla is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Van Alen Institute in New York.

LINK IN BIO: Please join the NC State School of Architecture and @aiatriangle for a virtual joint lecture featuring Jury Chair, Carla Swickerath.

Since joining Studio Libeskind (@daniellibeskind) in 1999, Carla Swickerath has gained diverse experience in cultural, civic, retail, commercial, residential and planning projects around the world. She has lead many of the Studio’s successful project teams from concept design through to completion—including the Crystals retail complex at CityCenter in Las Vegas, the Hyundai Haeundae Udong I-Park residential development in Busan, Korea, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Ms. Swickerath has also led the complex World Trade Center redevelopment process from the initial competition phase to the present. Today, her dual management and design skills come into play as she oversees all aspects of operations at Studio Libeskind. Ms. Swickerath leads many of the Studio’s projects, coordinating the design team and consultants, liaising with clients and client’s representatives and managing project budgets and schedules.

She earned a Masters in Architecture from the University of Michigan, following undergraduate studies in English and Art History at the University of Florida. She has taught at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in Berlin and University of Michigan. Carla speaks publicly on architecture, design and planning. Carla is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Van Alen Institute in New York.
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Looking a little brighter ☀️

Looking a little brighter ☀️ ...

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Today at noon: Join the College of Design's School of Architecture for the next installment of our virtual Rome lecture series: "Imperial Baths of Rome" 

These massive structures, up to 30 acres for the biggest ones, were the size of an average city in the Roman Empire. 

The lecture will cover how the Romans constructed these complexes, arranged the materials and implemented the work.

Link in bio!

Today at noon: Join the College of Design's School of Architecture for the next installment of our virtual Rome lecture series: "Imperial Baths of Rome"

These massive structures, up to 30 acres for the biggest ones, were the size of an average city in the Roman Empire.

The lecture will cover how the Romans constructed these complexes, arranged the materials and implemented the work.

Link in bio!
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Project: MONNNO

By: Harrison Kratzer

Course: GD490

"MONNNO is a typographic experiment in form and space, seeking to render an efficient and beautiful 2D typeface in a physical 3D environment with certain restraints such as physics, dimension, and shape. 

The forms of each 2D letter are given by a singular "perfect" viewpoint of the 3D sculpture, as if the form itself is a snapshot of time amongst countless perspectives."

Project: MONNNO

By: Harrison Kratzer

Course: GD490

"MONNNO is a typographic experiment in form and space, seeking to render an efficient and beautiful 2D typeface in a physical 3D environment with certain restraints such as physics, dimension, and shape.

The forms of each 2D letter are given by a singular "perfect" viewpoint of the 3D sculpture, as if the form itself is a snapshot of time amongst countless perspectives."
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Have you checked out the College of Design's Virtual Rome Lecture Series yet?

Hosted by Dr. Darius Arya, take some time to dive into the history and ingenuity of Roman planning and architecture. Link in bio.

Andiamo!

Have you checked out the College of Design's Virtual Rome Lecture Series yet?

Hosted by Dr. Darius Arya, take some time to dive into the history and ingenuity of Roman planning and architecture. Link in bio.

Andiamo!
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Join the College of Design and @aiatriangle on Monday, April 5 at 8:00 pm for a lecture featuring Marina Tabassum, principal at MTA Marina Tabassum Architects in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tabassum, a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, founded Dhaka-based Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005 after 10 years as a partner and co-founder of URBANA in Dhaka. She has taught and lectured widely and is currently academic director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes, and Settlements. In 2016, she was one of six architects to receive the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Tabassum, a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, founded Dhaka-based Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005 after 10 years as a partner and co-founder of URBANA in Dhaka. She has taught and lectured widely and is currently academic director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes, and Settlements. In 2016, she was one of six architects to receive the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Join the College of Design and @aiatriangle on Monday, April 5 at 8:00 pm for a lecture featuring Marina Tabassum, principal at MTA Marina Tabassum Architects in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tabassum, a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, founded Dhaka-based Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005 after 10 years as a partner and co-founder of URBANA in Dhaka. She has taught and lectured widely and is currently academic director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes, and Settlements. In 2016, she was one of six architects to receive the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Tabassum, a graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, founded Dhaka-based Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005 after 10 years as a partner and co-founder of URBANA in Dhaka. She has taught and lectured widely and is currently academic director of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes, and Settlements. In 2016, she was one of six architects to receive the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
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See Student Work

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