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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.

Winning student entry from the Sigmon Memorial Masonry Design Project

Oct 7, 2020

Architecture Students Compete in Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition

The student team of Grace Polo-Wood, Ben Stradling, Myiam Nestor, and Taylor Ligon have won the Annual NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition at North Carolina State University. The 2020 competition marks its twentieth year at NC State, sponsored by the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMA).

2020 AIA SAR Award Winners

Sep 16, 2020

Architecture Students Sweep 2020 Design Awards

Students from the College of Design won three out of four awards from the AIA South Atlantic Region Aspire 2020 Design Awards.

Triangle Modern Architecture by Victoria Ballard Bell

Sep 3, 2020

Triangle Modern Architecture Features College of Design’s Influence on Local Architecture

Victoria Ballard Bell's new book features a comprehesive look at modern architecture in the Triangle, including many alumni and faculty from the College of Design.

ncma team winners

Aug 25, 2020

Students Take Top Prize in National Concrete Masonry Association Competition

Joshua Albert and Clayton Johnson, under advisor Vincent Petrarca, won first place in the NCMA 2020 Unit Design Competition.

Paul Tesar House Photos 1500x844

Jul 28, 2020

Continuities and Transformations: Evolving a Home Over Four Decades

Paul Tesar has been designing his home over the past 40 years. Since 1979 he has been collaborating with former students from the College of Design to shape the gradual evolution of his house to “home.” He embraces building as a process, rather than a product, interwoven with the lives of its inhabitants, its place and those who built it, and his home is a true reflection of that.


Jul 17, 2020

From Architecture to Augmented Reality

A lack of access to information, language barriers, excessive time costs and a poor implementation of two-way communication methods are just a few of the reasons why residents across the country don’t speak up during public municipal government hearings. These reasons not only affect how communities develop and are granted resources, but they also have a direct correlation to the health and well-being of certain neighborhoods.

Jun 16, 2020

Opinion Piece: To fight racism, throw out neighborhood zoning laws

This article first appeared in the Raleigh News&Observer and was written by College of Design faculty member Tom Barrie. To fight racism, throw out neighborhood zoning laws that lead to…

Jun 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter

The College of Design continues to be saddened and angered by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who are unjustly murdered based on the…

May 11, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

The College of Design is excited to celebrate the graduating class of 2020.

Apr 28, 2020

ARC 503 Student wins Precast Concrete Competition

What might a future high school football stadium look like? That was the design competition for Project Precast 2020. Just in its second year, the competition brought college and university…

Apr 24, 2020

Design Faculty Win NC State Awards

Five College of Design faculty were recently honored with university-level awards from the chancellor, provost, and alumni association. The award winners are listed below. University Faculty Scholar Derek Ham, Ph.D.…

Apr 23, 2020

Wayne Place Wins University Top Honor

Wayne Place, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Architecture in the College of Design, is one of three honorees to receive the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor…

Apr 20, 2020

Peter Batchelor, Professor Emeritus, Dies at 85

The College of Design is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus Peter Batchelor, who passed away on April 15, 2020. Born in London, England, on May 22,…

Apr 16, 2020

Voting in the 21st Century with Mobile Blockchain Technology

The voting process is a bit archaic. Standing in line during limited open hours, paper verification of your identity, and using an outdated voting machine are relics of a bygone…

Apr 10, 2020

Lizabeth Wardzinski: The Love for Building with Purpose

Lizabeth Wardzinski, a PhD candidate at the College of Design, has recently been awarded the Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship in Urban Landscape Studies for the 2020-21 academic year. The fellowship…

Apr 6, 2020

LEED Lab Wins 2020 Sustainability Award

The LEED Lab course, led by Traci Rose Rider, recently won an NC State Sustainability Award for 2020 in the Innovation and Impact category. Each spring Sustainability Award winners are selected for…

Mar 23, 2020

Alex Buck: The Freedom to Play

A Swing Set and Some Monkey Bars The Governor Morehead School (GMS) is the only residential school for the visually impaired in North Carolina. It serves students with a wide…

Mar 20, 2020

Five Architects Inducted as Fellows

Three alumni and two professors of the practice were recently inducted as Fellows for the American Institute of Architects in 2020. AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor…

Mar 5, 2020

Raleigh’s Iconic Architecture: Past, Present and Future

“These are the places that entice people,” says David Hill, an architect, professor and the head of NC State’s School of Architecture in the College of Design. “These are the places…