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At a scheduled Planting Day in Princeville last spring, NC State students, faculty and alumni came together with the town's residents and elected officials to install plants at Town Hall.

Jun 24, 2020

Teamwork that Addresses Flooding Challenges

Small towns in the United States’ mid-Atlantic Coast region have been ravaged in recent years by hurricanes and flooding, and often have little funding in reserve to address the issues that follow behind these natural disasters. Recognizing a need, two College of Design faculty members at NC State established the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL) in 2013. Through the lab, an interdisciplinary research and design team helps communities recover and plan for the future by bringing together architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, engineers, scientists and students to create a holistic approach.

Princeville Design Build Project

Sep 4, 2019

Preserving History Through Design + Build

In the summer of 2019, the College of Design's architecture Design + Build studio brought to life a unique way to preserve the history of Princeville, NC.

Steve Schuster

Aug 16, 2019

Remembering Steve Schuster

The College of Design is saddened by the death of '73 BEDA alumnus and Leaders Council member Steve Schuster, FAIA. Steve was the Founding Principal of Clearscapes, a corporate partner of the College, and a leader in the practice of architecture and adaptive reuse.

Students Working in Class

Aug 7, 2019

Design Thinking in Law

What can the practice of law learn from the practice of design? A lot more than you think! Learn how the NC State College of Design and Campbell University partnered to teach Design Thinking in Law.

Sketch from Team 5 during DesignSprint 2019

Jul 24, 2019

Sprinting to Address Climate Change

In March of 2019, the NC State College of Design's Department of Landscape Architecture tackled climate change in a new iteration of their traditional DesignWeek research. Learn more about DesignSprint and the interdisciplinary charettes that helped students design diverse solutions.

Phil Freelon

Jul 10, 2019

Architecture Community Loses Phil Freelon

The NC State College of Design is saddened to learn of the passing of renowned architect Phil Freelon, FAIA. A Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Design, Freelon graduated with a BEDA in 1975 and earned an Honorary Doctorate in 2017.

Bauhaus 100 promo image

Jun 23, 2019

100 Years of the Bauhaus traveling exhibition The exhibition features 100 reproductions of key works from the collection of more than 70,000 Bauhaus photos held by the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin – the largest collection…

Travis Baldwin teaching

Jun 20, 2019

A Design Career Shaped by Human Connections

Travis Baldwin's (BID '98) career since graduating from the College of Design has been shaped by innovation -- not only in his designs, but in the way he has leveraged his relationships to pursue career opportunities that are out of this world.

Travis Klondike accepting an award at the 2019 ASLA SER Conference

Jun 4, 2019

Landscape Architecture Wins Big At the 2019 Southeast Regional ASLA Conference

The NC State College of Design congratulates the Landscape Architecture faculty and students who won multiple awards at this year's ASLA Southeast Regional Conference.

Kathleen Kincaid giving the Commencement Address in May 2019

May 31, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement Address by Kathleen Kincaid

Distinguished Alumnus ('92 MGD) Kathleen Kincaid gave the commencement address during the Spring 2019 NC State College of Design graduation ceremony on May 10, 2019. 

Graphic Design program rank

May 30, 2019

Graphic Design At NC State Ranks #4 At

The Graphic Design Degree Hub has ranked the NC State College of Design's Graphic Design program #4 in the US for Visual Communications Degree Programs in 2019.

Meg Calkins-featured

May 24, 2019

Inviting Challenge

Now, more than ever, Meg Calkins sees the need for innovation in landscape architecture. In stepping into her leadership role in the Department of Landscape Architecture, she's ready to provide guidance as the NC State College of Design takes on the challenge.

DesignIntelligence Surveys_2018

May 21, 2019

Vote for NC State in the 2019 Design Intelligence Survey

Vote for the NC State College of Design's architecture and landscape architecture programs in the 2019 DesignIntelligence Survey!

SHARON Joines 800×450

May 9, 2019

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Associate Dean of the College of Design Sharon Joines, PhD, has always strived to improve the lives of others, and she brings that vision to her leadership role at the NC State College of Design.


Apr 30, 2019

Design Your Graduation (Cap)

Check out how our NC State College of Design students stand out in a sea of red at commencement with these creative mortarboard designs.

the Egg

Apr 29, 2019

A Message Regarding the Department of Art + Design

The College of Design has announced that Associate Professor Kathleen Rieder has been named Interim Department Head of the Department of Art + Design

Employee Awards for Excellence 2019

Apr 25, 2019

2019 Design Employee Excellence Awards

The College of Design proudly honored faculty and staff on April 23, 2019. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for all that you do to make the NC State College of Design a place of innovation and excellence.

Pie A Professor

Apr 22, 2019

A Pie With A Purpose

NC State's chapter of AIAS funded a trip to the SouthQuad conference in Knoxville - and had a little fun along the way.

Bill O-Brien NC State Design Alumnus

Apr 12, 2019

The Value of a Design Education

Bill O’Brien [’62 B.Arch] shares his design journey, found memories of the College, his architecture legacy, and the value of a design education.

Darren Woodland with project

Apr 12, 2019

Designing for Social Awareness

Darren Woodland, a graduate student in Art + Design, is pushing interactive innovation to develop an experience that tells the story of the Catawba Indian and their loss of land rights.

Designlife Gala 2019

Apr 11, 2019

2019 Designlife Gala

The Designlife Gala honored Stephen Hill for his dedication and contribution to the design community and Kevin and Myra Kane were awarded Wings on Wings at the 22nd Annual event.

Juhann Waller DDes student practitioner

Apr 11, 2019

Design to Address Stormwater Infrastructure Issues

Juhann Waller is pursuing his Doctor of Design degree with NC State in hopes of mitigating stormwater infrastructure issues that derail communities.

Teresa Buckwalter NC State Design DDes student practitioner

Apr 11, 2019

DDes Student-Practitioner Expands Conversation about Climate Change

Teresa Buckwalter, an NC State Design Doctor of Design student practitioner, who is exploring solutions to "give landscape architects a way of talking and interacting with people and rural communities that value those places and those people and their insights."

Chancellors Study Abroad Scholarship winners 2018-19

Apr 11, 2019

A Study Abroad Experience

Jecori Owens-Shuler, a senior in industrial design, had the opportunity to spend a semester in Prague, which was enhanced by the Chancellor’s Study Abroad Scholarship.

Will Reuther with baby monitoring protype

Apr 10, 2019

Reaching for his Dreams

A passion for medical devices has led Will Reuther [MID '19] to a promising journey including collaborating with researchers to design and develop a cutting-edge baby monitoring system and heading to medical school to become a doctor.

Aerial NC State Design_800x450

Apr 10, 2019

New CIP for Grad Programs in Architecture and Graphic Design

NC State College of Design’s graduate degrees in architecture and graphic design now have a STEM designation through the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).

Kimberly Wicker, alumna from NC State College of Design

Apr 9, 2019

You Get Back What You Give

Kimberly Wicker received her MLA from NC State College of Design and has since remained loyal in giving of her time, talent, and passion for all things Raleigh NC and beyond. Owner of Coaly Design, Wicker understands the importance of designing for the future.

Stephen Waddell_BAD 19

Apr 4, 2019

A Winding Road to Design

Stephen Waddell [BAD '19] has taken a non-traditional path to design from computer science to innovative technologies. He made the best of his time at NC State and shares his successful journey to design.

GD symposium

Mar 30, 2019

Design on a Deadline

Graphic design seniors developed an interactive symposium, 'reACT: Mobilizing the Everyday,' as a way of designing an experience that would introduce the complex issue of design mobilities.

Mar 29, 2019

Fashion and Textiles Program Update for 2019-2020

We apologize for the miscommunication regarding the ADN 470 studio next fall semester. That confusion created a number of other concerns and fears. The following is a summary to provide…

Pat Rand Fulbright Chair Award

Mar 28, 2019

Photos from Pat Rand in Helsinki

Professor Patrick Rand is teaching and doing research in Helsinki, Finland as part of his Fulbright Chair Award. He shares some photos of his experiences.

Saige Martin_advocacy

Mar 25, 2019

Designing for Activism and Advocacy

Art + Design graduate student Saige Martin is exploring design activism and advocacy to challenge people's perceptions and to push beyond their comfort zones.

Career Expo 2019

Mar 15, 2019

Successful Career Expo Brings Job Opportunities to Design Students

The NC State College of Design welcomed students and employers to the 2019 Career Expo and Spring Interview Days on February 28 and March 1, 2019.

Old Concord Road fencing CAT LYNX

Mar 7, 2019

The Nature of Public Art: Talent, Teamwork, and Time

Professor of Art + Design Chandra Cox spent 10-years designing and creating two light rail stations as part of Charlotte's CATS LYNX Blue Line (completed March 2018).

Don Tise holding the new Designlife Award

Feb 25, 2019

Honoring the Spirit of Design

Learn more about how an interdisciplinary team of alumni worked with the College of Design to bring new vision to the Designlife Award.

Animation from Shelterin Sky

Feb 21, 2019

What Design Can Teach

Associate Professor of Art + Design Marc Russo is an innovative animator and storyteller. Learn about his current collaboration with 3-D animation to accompany a musical piece.

Meg Calkins-featured

Feb 19, 2019

A Natural Influence

Meg Calkins, newly named professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, does not shy away from a challenge. She was the first person to graduate with a dual…

IDSA Listen + Empower-web

Feb 19, 2019

IDSA Comes to NC State

NC State Design hosted the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) south regional District Design Conferences, LISTEN + EMPOWER (March 2018).

Ezra Stoller-Esto Catalano house-web

Feb 19, 2019

Symposium Celebrates Eduardo Catalano and the College of Design

NC State Design Symposium celebrates 100 years of Eduardo Catalano and his influence on modern architecture in North Carolina and beyond.

Ben Markoch [GD ’16] and Sunny Su [ID ’16]

Feb 14, 2019

Alumni Think Outside Traditional Design Firm Model

Alumni, Ben Markoch [GD ’16] and Sunny Su [ID ’16] use what they learned at NC State Design to build an innovative design studio that has a unique way of solving problems.

Tom Barrie and David Hill

Feb 12, 2019

Professor Thomas Barrie awarded the 2018-19 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award

NC State Design Professor of Architecture Thomas Barrie, AIA honored with the 2018-19 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor Award.

Charles and Marjorie Flink Designlife Gala

Feb 7, 2019

Charles Flink to be recipient of NC State Watauga Medal

NC State College of Design is proud to announce that alumnus Charles A. Flink II, FASLA, has been chosen as a 2019 recipient of the esteemed Watauga Medal.

Steve Kim-IBM Design Lead opening remarks

Feb 1, 2019

Enterprise Design Thinking For Community Good

Design it Forward is an interdisciplinary studio that exposes NC State students to enterprise design thinking use by IBM to solve problems for deserving nonprofits.

Architecture books to Finland

Feb 1, 2019

Alive and well in Finland

A message from Professor of Architecture Patrick Rand who is at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland as part of his Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. He recently reached out to share his activities abroad.

mapping excersize with IBM

Jan 24, 2019

Increasing Accessibility with Machine Learning

Helen Armstrong's graduate graphic design studio at NC State Design collaborates with IBM Watson & IBM Accessibility to explore increased accessibility through machine learning.

Clara May_800x400

Jan 19, 2019

The Process to Design Elbow

Clara May, a graphic design student, combined interests in design, music, photography, publication, and urban typography to produce, Elbow, a custom publication.

Derek Ham with Payod Panda

Jan 7, 2019

Through a Child’s Eyes

Making the idea and application of virtual reality for children as young as kindergarten is something that Derek Ham set out to do. With Panoform, this free downloadable app, that is exactly what transpired.

Gavin Smith Joins NC State

Jan 2, 2019

Gavin Smith, PhD, AICP Joins NC State

Gavin Smith is an internationally recognized leader in planning for coastal resilience and hazard mitigation (risk reduction), disaster recovery and adapting to climate change and has joined NC State where he will complement and facilitate collaborations among faculty who are working in these areas.

Meredith Davis Commencement Dec 2018

Jan 2, 2019

Fall 2018 Commencement Address by Meredith Davis

Meredith Davis, Emerita Professor of Graphic Design was the Fall 2018 Commencement Address speaker (December 20, 2018 at the McKimmon Center). This is her speech.

child enjoying water table

Jan 1, 2019

Freedom by Design Students Help Kids Have Fun

NC State Design community service group Freedom by Design (FBD), a branch of the American Institute of Architecture Students volunteered their time and talents to build water tables for the Tammy Lynn Center.