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Author: Max Cohen


Jul 21, 2020

Designlife Podcast: Anne Spafford

If you’re spending a lot more time at home and not in the office lately, there’s a chance you have become much more aware of how you value the outdoors. You might be spending more time on your local greenway, sprucing up the garden in your back yard, or just taking a few minutes away… 


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. 

Demarcus Williams

Jun 29, 2020

Black Design Matters: A Q&A with Demarcus Williams

He was the only Black student to graduate that year with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, and one of seven Black students in his class accepted into the College of Design out of 120. 


May 4, 2020

Julia Littleton: Balancing Cheer, Design and Graduation During COVID-19

Defying Expectations The worlds of design and athletics are equally demanding. Both require discipline, extensive training and a never-ending learning curve. To Julia Littleton, a senior in design studies and a member of NC State’s Cheer team, combining those two worlds took some getting used to. However, they both play invaluable roles in her journey. “When… 

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 program is widely considered a leader in fostering research in the humanities and provides substantial financial and academic resources over the course of nine months… 

Alex Buck

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 scope of needs from the time of birth to 21 years of age. It equips those students with critical skills for social, academic, vocational and… 

Mar 12, 2020

Ami Sueki and the Creation of a Design Language

Ami Sueki and the Creation of a Design Language Get Lost. Explore. Discover. Make this your mission when you choose to visit the website of the Atlanta-based creative studio, Zoo. You will be greeted by the absurd. Your senses will be overwhelmed. And despite all reason, you will want to dive deeper. Standing in front… 

Feb 10, 2020

Architecture Students Compete for 2020 AIA Triangle Scholarships

  On January 27, 2020, 31 College of Design architecture students submitted their projects to the 2020 AIA Triangle Scholarship awards. The scholarships were separated into two Honor awards at $3,000 each, and two Merit awards at $1,000 each. Projects were juried by the AIA Triangle Board of Directors, and competing designs were judged based… 

Jan 14, 2020

Exploring Solutions, By Design

January 14, 2020 | Lea Hart NC State College of Design students and faculty are using design to tackle housing insecurity. Here’s how: The results of Professor Tom Barrie’s fall 2019 studio course yielded education for his students, and produced a tangible takeaway to combat housing insecurity among NC State students. Barrie’s studio class, Affordable and Supportive Housing for NC State,… 

Jan 13, 2020

Design Camp Reflections: Skyler Bolyard

Design Camp Reflections: Skyler Bolyard Before taking off for Prague, Skyler took a moment to reflect on her time working with the Design Lab this past year. The following is a blog post she wrote about her experience. Many thanks to Skyler, and all the best wishes for a great time in the Czech Republic!…