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student working on Story Go Round project

May 27, 2020

Berreth, Fitzgerald and Polyak to Present at Prestigious SIGGRAPH 2020

It all started with some wooden spools. Brooks Hall was being rewired for internet, and a faculty member stumbled across 20 wooden spools lying in the breezeway between two buildings. 

Prague Design Exhibit

May 26, 2020

Final Design Projects from Prague on Virtual Display

The spring semester at NC State University’s European Center in Prague started with 52 students who were enthusiastic and engaged in their classes. 

Derek Ham

May 20, 2020

Derek Ham Appointed Department Head of Art + Design

Ham has been at the College of Design since June 2015 and was recently promoted from assistant professor. 

Animation Rankings

May 18, 2020

Animation Program Ranked in the Top 20 Nationally by Animation Career Review

The College of Design has again ranked in the top public schools in the nation for its animation program. #2 in North Carolina for Animation Schools #20 for Animation Schools offering a BA Nationally #35 among the Top 40 Animation Public Schools and Colleges Over 200 schools across the country were ranked. To see the full list of… 

PHD Student Presentations

May 15, 2020

New Ph.D. Students Present Their Research Areas

Four Ph.D. students in the College of Design Ph.D. program successfully presented their research interest areas on May 7 to over 50 members of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Design. The presentation of research interest areas is an introductory presentation for first-year students and introduces these individuals to the Ph.D. community. The… 

Rj Javier

May 11, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

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

Class of 2020

May 8, 2020

The Class of 2020 Writes Their Own Story

Members of the class of 2020, you’ve heard over and over that you’re missing your big moment. No walk across the stage this spring, no cap toss for now. But that’s only part of the story. We wanted you to tell the rest. So we asked for your memories, photos and plans for the future,… 

Marvin Malecha

May 5, 2020

Dean Emeritus Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, DPACSA, Dies at 70

Marvin Malecha (1949-2020) The College of Design is saddened by the loss of Marvin Malecha, who served as dean from 1994-2015. After a long wait for a new heart, and a successful transplant, he passed away on May 4, 2020. In his 21 years at the college, he shaped not only the campus surrounding him,… 

nli student spraying plants

May 5, 2020

Natural Learning Initiative Takes Education Outdoors with WolfWare Outreach

April 29, 2020  |  Lily Fandel The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) is reinventing what it means to play outside. Today’s children grow up with a number of obstacles to outdoor play, from overly structured lifestyles to state-mandated curricula that neglect the outdoors. Additionally, many outdoor play spaces overlook nature — a powerful agent in children’s healthy development. NLI, a… 


May 4, 2020

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

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. 

project precast competition winners

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 students together with industry mentors for three days in Fort Worth, TX, the site of PCI’s annual Precast Show. “The students had no idea what… 


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. Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Affiliated Assistant Research Professor of Architecture Derek Ham was chosen as a University Faculty Scholar for 2020. The program, established… 

Wayne Place

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 bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees. The award was named in honor of Alexander Quarles Holladay, NC State’s first professor of history and… 

Peter Batchelor

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, 1934, Batchelor earned a Bachelor of Architecture (honors) from the University of British Columbia in 1960, Masters of Architecture and City Planning from the University… 

Billboard for UPVOTE

Apr 16, 2020

Voting in the 21st Century with Mobile Blockchain Technology

verification of your identity, and using an outdated voting machine are relics of a bygone era. Now, more than ever, there is a need to bring voting into the 21st century. A trio of students in the College of Design are proposing to do just that. Students Camden Conekin, Palmer Fox and Kenneth Wical tackled voting using mobile blockchain technology as part of a project for their Graphic Design 301 studio. 

Image of the TVA Idea

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 so candidates can focus solely on their studies. 

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Apr 7, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff

As we continue to monitor the evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please continue to check for the most up-to-date information. Please visit the pages below for more detailed information. At this time, all nonmandatory employees for the College of Design will be working remotely. Please utilize our faculty and staff directory to get in… 

Jill Orr

Apr 1, 2020

Jill Orr Joins College of Design as Executive Director of Development from Arts NC State

Jill Orr has joined the College of Design as executive director of development. “I am delighted to join the College of Design” said Orr. “This college has an exceptional reputation and exciting, multidisciplinary programs that have far-reaching effects on the world we live in.” Orr is leaving Arts NC State, where she served as the director… 

FAIAs 2020

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 for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural… 

dick bell in pullen park

Mar 20, 2020

In Memoriam: Landscape Architect Dick Bell

Landscape architect Richard C. Bell designed some of North Carolina’s iconic spaces, but none meant more to him than his alma mater’s University Plaza, more commonly known as the Brickyard. March 19, 2020 | Tim Peeler Richard C. “Dick” Bell the beloved Raleigh landscape architect responsible for NC State’s Brickyard and other open spaces around the state,… 

princeville feature story from alumni magazine

Mar 17, 2020

Andy Fox and Kofi Boone Featured in Alumni Magazine for Work in Princeville

Princeville, N.C., has seen tough times. In recent years, hurricanes have ravaged the town, and many residents left the area. But some don't want to give up on their home, which was the nation's first town incorporated by African-Americans. Standing with them are NC State landscape architecture professors and students who are helping the community chart a path to its future. 

Park City South Rendering Courtesy Of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architecture [LOHA]

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 people go, and remember, because of the architecture and sound and the sights. In some ways, the cultural venues led the way.” Raleigh Magazine |… 

Dream of Flight Sculpture in Global Courtyard

Feb 12, 2020

Alumnus Heath Satow’s “Dream of Flight” Sculpture moves from RDU to Global Courtyard

In summer 2018, sculptor and NC State College of Design alumnus Heath Satow (BEDA, ’91) posted a call for help on Facebook. He had just moved from Los Angeles to Ogden, Utah, when he was contacted by the RDU Airport Authority, saying that his Dream of Flight sculpture (his first large-scale public sculpture commission in 2004) had to be removed from the general aviation terminal. Over two thousand miles away, Satow was hoping that a friend in Raleigh would come to his aid. 

Virtual MLK Presentation on Saturday, February 15

Feb 12, 2020

Virtual MLK Speech created by Derek Ham and Victoria Gallagher Comes to Hunt Library on Feb. 15

Be a part of Civil Rights history at the Hunt Library on Saturday, Feb. 15. with a full day of free, public events featuring a virtual reality experience of one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most iconic speeches. Other events include a choral performance, family activities, guided tours, and a community discussion on advocacy. 

Former Durham Mayor Bill Bell Wins Designlife Award

Jan 27, 2020

Former Durham Mayor Bill Bell Wins 2020 Designlife Award

Eight-time Durham Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell will be honored for his design legacy at the 23rd annual Designlife gala for leading the transformation of the city of Durham from a fading tobacco town into a thriving cultural community. “Whenever I receive awards such as this, I can’t help but think that while you are… 

talley student union interior

Jan 16, 2020

Talley Student Union Named Marquee Green Building

This hallmark building on campus has received another sustainability honor. 

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!… 

Kofi Boone and Lee Cherry at the DDes Symposium

Jan 3, 2020

DDes Students Shared Dissertation Work at Second Annual Symposium

Participants in the Doctor of Design (DDes) program shared the outcomes of their research projects at a symposium held in August 2019. The program, now admitting its third cohort, is a hybrid program for seasoned practitioners to further their careers in design. The symposium included a poster session to celebrate the first anniversary of the… 

Dec 16, 2019

Renowned Architect Curt Fentress Gave Commencement Speech, Received Honorary Degree

Now an internationally, recognized architect, Curt Fentress grew up in the small, rural town of Summerfield, NC. His passion for design led him to pursue courses of drafting and engineering in high school, and eventually led him to the College of Design, where he graduated with honors in 1972. Forty-seven years later, he came back… 

Zoe Hausmann Headshot

Dec 6, 2019

Creating a Lasting Legacy to the College of Design

As Bill Dove shares stories about his 86 years of life, some of the names and dates are admittedly a little blurred.  The reason has little to do with age. 

Landscape Architecture Critique with OJB

Nov 13, 2019

OJB Shares Cary Project and Connects with Landscape Architecture Students Over Park Project

The Landscape Architecture studio had a recent visit from firm OJB Landscape Architecture. Cody Klein, ASLA, Simon Beer, and Caroline Lezon, ASLA talked with students about their master plan for Cary Park, and then took an opportunity to review the students’ work on their Barwell Park project. This studio, led by Carla Delcambre and Gene… 

Rendering of student housing options by Tom Barrie

Nov 6, 2019

Partnering to Combat Student Housing Insecurity

November 5, 2019  |  Lea Hart In 2017, NC State University psychology professor Mary Haskett published a research study with some unsettling findings: 14 percent of NC State students had experienced food insecurity over the previous 30 days and 10 percent had experienced homelessness or housing insecurity. In the time since, Haskett has been on a mission. Together with Sarah Wright, TRIO academic… 

Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Competition 2019

Oct 25, 2019

Masonry Students Compete for Sigmon Memorial Scholarship

Students in ARC 432, Architectural Construction Systems, recently showcased their work as part of a juried competition for the Sigmon Memorial Scholarship. This year marked the 18th year of the Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Competition and Award presentation sponsored by the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA). Since 2001, NCMCA has worked in partnership with Distinguished Professor of Architecture Pat Rand, FAIA,… 

Hal Meeks

Oct 22, 2019

Hal Meeks Leads Students to Explore Animation Through Design Camp

By Stuart Hall For as long as Hal Meeks can recall, he’s had a passion to tinker. “I was doing a lot of things that you’re supposed to do as a designer,” said Meeks, 60, whose father was an engineer and mother was an avid painter. “I got it from them and I always making… 

Carolina Gill and Kelly Umstead, NC State College of Design

Oct 21, 2019

New Grant will Leverage Human Centered Design to Improve Maternal and Infant Outcomes

Professors Carolina Gill and Kelly Umstead from the Industrial Design program at NC State are partnering with Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc from the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kristin Tully, PhD from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Emily Patterson, PhD of The Ohio State University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The team has received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the United States Department of Health and Human Services to identify underlying contributors to postnatal morbidity and mortality and co-develop more effective, sustainable, and scalable postnatal care. 

AIA NC Design Awards Banner

Oct 16, 2019

Six Professors in Practice Win AIA NC Design Awards

This year, six professors in practice at the School of Architecture won AIA NC Design Awards at a celebration on Friday, October 11, 2019. Over 130 entries were submitted to 22 awards. The following Professors in Practice at the School of Architecture were recognized: In the residential design awards category, the Kimball Residence project by… 

Artboard 1

Oct 4, 2019

Two Students Awarded Shawcroft Hand Drawing Competition Prize

In a change from previous years, two students were awarded the first place prize for the Shawcroft Hand Drawing Competition. The prize, named for Brian Shawcroft, AIA, a modernist architect, photographer, and 1991 winner of the Henry Kamphoefner Prize for excellence in the Modern Movement of architecture, emphasizes the late Shawcroft’s value of drawing as… 

Landscape Architecture Design + Build

Oct 3, 2019

Design + Build Program wins Sir Walter Raleigh Award

The Design + Build studio won a Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance in the Landscape Design category. Students, along with Associate Professor Carla Delcambre and Assistant Professor of the Practice Jesse Turner, celebrated at an awards ceremony on October 2, 2019. The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance recognize outstanding new contributions… 


Oct 1, 2019

Bag the Pack Project Brings Sustainability to the Wolfpack

Students in the NC State Chile Sustainable Design Study Abroad Program developed "Bag the Pack," a project that creates reusable bags with a Wolfpack flair! 


Sep 25, 2019

Architecture Students Win 2019 Studio Prize

Eleven graduate students envisioned micro house villages for homeless and disabled veterans in North Carolina to win the prestigious Studio Prize by ARCHITECT Magazine. 

Liora Manne

Sep 24, 2019

Designer Liora Manné To Be Honored As A Distinguished Alumnus

The NC State College of Design has selected Liora Manné ('77 MPD) as the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Kofi Boone and Lee Cherry at the DDes Symposium

Sep 12, 2019

Doctor of Design Students Explore Success After Failure

The Doctor of Design (DDes) program held its second annual symposium, Success After Failure: Designing Through Challenges, on August 16, 2019. 

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. 


Jun 27, 2019

Andrews Launch Accelerator Helps Put WAAM Founder on Track for Fall 2019 Launch

NC State alumna Karly Pavlinac is creating a community of encouragement around fitness, and enabling top trainers to monetize their fan base. 

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. 

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. 

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! 

Tea Blumer at the Lulu eGames

May 7, 2019

Success by Design

May 2019 graduate Téa Blumer reflects on her time at NC State and how it's equipped her for success as an entrepreneur.