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Aurora Henderson's collection, Psilocybin, brings human anatomy to life in oversized forms.

Apr 30, 2024

Be Transported to the Wild and Wacky Dimensions of Art2Wear 2024

On a balmy spring evening, in a packed house at Stewart Theater, students from the College of Design and across the university paraded their collections as part of Art2Wear 2024, pulling the audience into another dimension.  With each collection, designers led us into their own worlds, from the depths of the ocean to wind-swept dunes, even traveling into outer space. The eight designers who showcased collections of four or more looks came from disciplines across the college, and their fields of study influenced their final looks.

Group photo where everyone shouts "Let's go play!" at the new Governor Morehead School Outdoor Accessibility Center.

Apr 25, 2024

Freedom by Design Celebrates with Custom-Designed Outdoor Learning Center

Students of the Governor Morehead School (GMS) celebrated the redesign of their new Outdoor Learning Center surrounded by community members, builders and NC State students who contributed to the project’s design and much of the labor, both in the shop and on the site. 

Professor Tom Barrie

Apr 8, 2024

Tom Barrie Wins University’s Highest Honor 

Professor of Architecture Thomas Barrie is a recipient of the university’s highest honor for faculty, the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence. The award is bestowed by the NC State Board of Trustees and recognizes members of the faculty whose careers have demonstrated outstanding achievement and sustained impact in research, teaching or extension and engagement. 

“South Durham Food Cooperative,” collage. The Morehead Hill and the Black Hayti communities in southern Durham have been historically divided by inequitable practices of displacement, exclusion, and segregation. This material culture collage explores the layered relationships between the site’s natural environment, systematic and unjust building practices through time, and the disproportionate burdens on the historically disinvested Black community. While the demographics of these neighborhoods have largely evolved and are ever-changing, the lingering effects of these divisive layers and physical barriers perpetuate the segregation of the two communities that share boundaries with the site. © Noelle Robinson.

Feb 27, 2024

Noelle Robinson Wins Robert. L. Wesley Award

School of Architecture student Noelle Robinson was one of five students to win the 2024 SOM Foundation’s Robert L. Wesley Award. With her win, Noelle will receive a $10,000 award in addition to a yearlong mentorship program that connects the students with leading BIPOC practitioners and educators.

School of Design Addition (now Kamphoefner Hall), 1972. Photo by Pat Rand.

Jan 25, 2024

Architecture: The First Seventy-Five Years

A reflection on the first seventy-five years of the College of Design, written by Pat Rand, Roger Clark and David Hill. The celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the School / College of Design is a time to proudly reflect, but also to set new goals and boldly venture in new directions. This is the time for us to reassess the vision, engage the people and set off toward new achievements.

Traces: Palmovka Jewish Center and Library Maggie Kroening - North Carolina State University

Jan 17, 2024

NC State Students and Alumni Win Numerous AIANC Design Awards

Each year, the American Association of Architects North Carolina Chapter (AIANC) recognizes design that exceeds the benchmarks for outstanding architectural design, structural composition and application of design theory. Over 140 projects were submitted to this year’s program, with 24 awarded. The College of Design at NC State University had numerous winners recognized, including five student entries, AIA NC Educator of the Year, and the F. Carter Williams Gold Medalist.

New MAAS Students

Nov 13, 2023

Two New Students Join MAAS Program

Two new students joined the Master of Advanced Architectural Studies program, a three-semester, research-based innovative program for students who have earned a professional degree in architecture. The program provides opportunities for specialized study in leading-edge areas of the built environment and a platform to explore solutions to the crucial issues of the 21st century. Hear from two new students on what drew them to the program and what they hope to accomplish.

Fall 2023 paper project presentation

Oct 13, 2023

Exploring Connection through Paper Form

This year’s First Year Experience Paper project was all about connection – the connections we make with others, with our surroundings, and with ourselves. First-year students in the College of Design were tasked with creating a wearable or inhabitable structure that examines how we related to one another. Pieces created by the students were meant to raise awareness of interpersonal relationships in new and nuance ways, and were primarily constructed using paper or fiber with minimal fasteners, adhesives or support.

Carol Wilson Studio

Oct 3, 2023

First Speaker Named for Architecture Endowed Lecture Series 

Carol Wilson, a two-time NC State alumna, has been announced as the first speaker for a new architecture lecture series endowed in honor of Roger Clark.  Wilson is an architect based in Maine. She owns a small firm that primarily focuses on residential work, and her creativity can be seen in buildings as far as New York and Soho. 

Student aspire award winner from Kinsley Stevens

Sep 28, 2023

Students win 2023 Aspire Awards

Six student teams won 2023 AIA Aspire Awards celebrating outstanding design and improves the quality of the built environment. AIA Aspire is a collection of the state chapters of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Bachelor of Architecture final project studio review, 2016. Photo credit: Pat Rand.

Jun 21, 2023

Architecture: Then and Now

Dean Kamphoefner displayed a clear vision to establish in only a few years an institution of national and international prominence. He used all means available to him, including the curriculum, faculty and student selections and negotiations for university resources, to achieve this goal. Explore the history of the architecture program to see how Kamphoefner implemented his vision.

Art Clement headshot

May 24, 2023

College of Design’s First African American Graduate Offers Perspective, Wisdom

Art Clement decided he would be an architect in the sixth grade, after learning about Frank Lloyd Wright and his Guggenheim Museum. Seven years later, he enrolled in NC State in 1966, part of the first wave of African American students attending the university. He began studying architecture in what was then called the School of Design. No one in the school looked like him, but he was committed to completing the five-year program.

Elizabeth Lee article in the Fayetteville Observer from December 30, 1985

May 22, 2023

Shattering Glass Ceilings To Shape a Modern World

Under a new dean and a new curriculum, Elizabeth Bobbit Lee thrived as the sole female graduate in a class full of men, even as she set the mold for a life well lived.

Students working at drafting tables in the College of Design, circa 1955

May 20, 2023

The Class That Started It All

The students who graduated from the School of Design in the spring of 1953 were the first to complete the new school’s five-year course load. Their commitment set the pace for everything that came after.

Alumni Association Award - Tim Buie

May 10, 2023

College of Design Faculty win NC State Awards in Teaching and Research

Six College of Design faculty were recognized with awards from the Alumni Association, Graduate School, Libraries and Office of the Provost this spring.

Graduate Research symposium participants in Landscape Architecture

Apr 11, 2023

Winners from the 2023 Graduate Research Symposium

Three College of Design students were winners at the Graduate Student Research Symposium. Marybeth Campeau (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning) won first place, with Daniel Garrett (Advanced Architectural Studies) and Keagan Vargo (Industrial Design) winning second and third place, respectively.

Burak Erdim with Book Cover

Feb 8, 2023

Landed Internationals, by faculty member Burak Erdim, wins the On the Brinck Book Award

The On the Brinck Book Award and Lecture Series is created in honor of J.B. Jackson and is awarded by the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning. Three winners were announced for 2023, including Associate Professor of Architecture Burak Erdim for his book, Landed Internationals: Planning Cultures, the Academy, and the Making of the Modern Middle East.

LEED lab intro seminar

Jan 12, 2023

Preparing the next generation of green professionals with LEED Lab

North Carolina State University (NC State) is preparing the next generation of green building leaders through LEED Lab. This multidisciplinary immersion course uses project-based learning in the built environment to educate and prepare students to become green building leaders and sustainability-focused citizens.

collage of student and alumni winners from AIA NC

Nov 14, 2022

Faculty, Students and Alumni Win AIA NC Design Awards

Faculty, students and alumni were the recipients of numerous design awards from AIA NC.

Home designed by Harry Bates of Bates / Masi

Nov 7, 2022

Harry Bates, Modernist Architect of Long Island Homes, Dies at 95

Withstanding “a tsunami of shingles” on houses going up on the East End, he stuck to an aesthetic of clean, elegant lines and simple materials.