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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verification of your identity, and using an outdated voting machine are relics of a bygone era.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,…