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Brian Shawcroft Prize

Jan 25, 2018

In Memory of Brian Shawcroft, AIA

NC State Design mourns the passing of Brian Shawcroft, AIA, modernist architect, photographer, and 1991 winner of the Henry Kamphoefner Prize for excellence in the Modern Movement of architecture. 

Graphic Design program rank

Jan 19, 2018

Graphic Design Program Recognized as Top in Nation

The Graphic Design program in NC State’s College of Design is ranked in the top 1 percent of considered schools in the U.S., among public colleges in the U.S., and in the South! These rankings are from the Animation Career Review’s (ACR) Top 50 Graphic Design Schools and Colleges in the US–2018 Rankings. 

IBM presentations

Dec 20, 2017

Design for Good

Design It Forward, taking design thinking to make social change. A unique course by College of Design, IBM, Institute for Nonprofits and deserving clients. 

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Dec 10, 2017

A Journey to Design

Laura Wyker is in the midst of a process of reinvention, stepping beyond a career in teaching high school science to explore her talents as a designer. 

Library of Congress

Dec 6, 2017

Where Design and Culture Collide

NC State Design alumni Natalie Buda-Smith, Griffin Friedman, and David Rice, apply design thinking to optimize the Library of Congress’s internal processes. 

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Dec 4, 2017

A Winning Experience

What started as an interesting opportunity turned into a great learning experience for Justice Dunne, a junior in Art + Design, by participating in the Triangle VR Hackathon. Challenge participants form groups and work together to create a video game from scratch in just 48 hours. 

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Nov 27, 2017

Design Inspiration | Kathleen Rieder

Associate Professor of Art + Design Kathleen Rieder bolsters her students’ critical thinking & intellectual curiosity. She inspires interesting questions. 

Roger Clark

Nov 17, 2017

Design Inspiration

Roger Clark, FAIA, Distinguished Professor of Architecture Emeritus has been influencing & inspiring students for decades. 

Brian Leonard

Nov 3, 2017

Always a Designer

Few people can attest that they knew the career path they would take before they entered elementary school. Brian Leonard knew at an early age that he would be a designer and a maker. He never wavered from this path, and he calls it, “a blessing.” “I knew at the age of 5 that I… 

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Oct 23, 2017

Cultural Influence in Design

“I’ve been to 32 countries in total through my travels. Places like Paris, London, all throughout Italy, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and Greece; however, I’ve never been to Southeast Asia,” says Sarah Casaday, who is a teaching assistant for an architecture history course, an active member of the Architecture Graduate Student Association, and who will be… 

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Oct 20, 2017

Design Team Participates in LexisNexis Hackathon

Students from NC State Design recently participated in the annual LexisNexis Hackathon. Teams work around 5 problem statements to improve or extend the functionality of existing LexisNexis software products 

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Oct 4, 2017

A Designer’s Journey

Sharon Marcussen, an alumna with both an undergrad and a graduate degree in Art + Design shares her design journey with design students. 

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Sep 27, 2017

Building Community

Carlos Torres-Cervantes [BID '12] received a degree in industrial design, explored graphic and UX design and realized he wanted to be an architect. 


Sep 14, 2017

The World of VR as Their Oyster

Learn about NC’s keystone species with Oysters: A Virtual Reality (VR) Experience, an app designed by students in Art + Design at NCSU College of Design. 

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Sep 11, 2017

Looking Fine, Wolfline

NCSU Wolfline buses get a new modernized look thanks to two College of Design students, Ryan Williams and Hunter Williams. 

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Aug 31, 2017

Exploration of Textile Design

Jeanna Young [BA ’15] is an aspiring textile designer pursuing a second degree in Art + Design with a focus on fibers and fashion. She has traveled to the Netherlands to further explore her interests in textile design, which was made possible through the NC State Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR). OUR administers a variety of… 

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Jul 28, 2017

A Collaborative Journey: Developing The Australian Safari App

A collaboration between College of Science and College of Design to produce the Australian Safai app, an AR scavenger hunt through the imagination corridor. 

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Jul 25, 2017

Architecture Students Design+Build

NC State College of Design engages architecture students in a hands-on Design+Build studio collaborating with University partners for educational benefit and engagement. 

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Jul 14, 2017

2017 AIAS Honor Awards

NC State was recognized with the 2017 Freedom by Design Program Honor Award this week by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). 


Jun 22, 2017

Design Students Imagine the Crossroads Building

Architecture students have taken some first cracks at designing the centerpiece of the Imagination Corridor. 


Jun 9, 2017

Sir Walter Raleigh Awards Open for Nomination

The College of Design will sponsor for the 2017 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards, which honor individuals and projects that have brought superb design to the city 

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May 30, 2017

Appearing at 2017 SIGGRAPH

NC State Design will take a virtual reality immersion project to display at SIGGRAPH 2017. This is the second time that the College has been invited to present work at the renowned conference. 


May 11, 2017

Promising Future

Dipali Aphale, a senior in Industrial Design, will be heading to the Royal College of Art in London to continue her studies in Global Innovation Design. 

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May 9, 2017

Kamphoefner Honor Fellowship

Lilian Wu has been awarded the Kamphoefner Honor Fellowship for 2017. This award honors a Master of Architecture student or students in their final year of graduate studies. 

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May 9, 2017

Lulu eGames winfall for Ataristicians

The Lulu eGames start-up competition hosted three finalists from NC State Design this year including Atariasticians, a game-based program based on several modules that encourage students to learn more about statistics. 

Andrew Keel

Apr 24, 2017

Priceless Design

NC State Design's Materials Lab is one of many resources available to students expand their ability to design, build, make, and collaborate at the College. 

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Apr 20, 2017

Industrial Design Student Receives Coveted Celia Moh Scholarship

An NC State industrial design undergraduate student has been awarded the Celia Moh Scholarship, an honor awarded to students enrolled full-time in home furnishings programs. Congratulations, Olivia Koval! 


Apr 17, 2017

Designing an Entrepreneurship

Discover how Alumnus Michael Laut, founder of LAUT Design, discovered his passion for industrial design through his early coursework at NC State Design. 


Apr 3, 2017

Hispanic Educational Summit Allows Landscape Architecture to be Featured

NC State Design Landscape Architecture professors Fernando Magallanes and Rodney Swink took the opportunity to make Landscape Architecture more visible to Latino students when their abstract was accepted to speak at the Annual Hispanic Educational Summit. 

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Mar 31, 2017

Fusing Design and Engineering

NCSU Alumni Mike Scully founded his company Lever Gear to satisfy a desire to design products with all the right aspects of design and engineering with both functionality and durability to last. 

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Mar 28, 2017

Design Students Recognized at 2017 Graduate Research Symposium

Three Design graduate students were recognized at the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium for their research endeavors in industrial design and graphic design. 


Mar 21, 2017

Cheers from Prague!

Mikhail Vasquez, a junior in Design Studies, sends good tidings from the Prague Institute and shares his experiences while studying abroad. 

An Experience Worth Supporting

Mar 10, 2017

An Experience Worth Supporting

Art2Wear is celebrating its 16th year as a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume, and wearable sculpture created by students of NC State Design. 

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Mar 10, 2017

Rider Proposal Receives Substantial Grant

Traci Rider, PhD recently received one of eight research studies from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) as a part of the Engaging Businesses for Health project. 

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Feb 10, 2017

NCARB supports NCSU AIAS with $7500 Grant

NC State College of Design’s American Institute of Architecture Students’ Freedom By Design chapter received a grant for $7500 that will help provide better solutions for the needs current partner Life Experiences, Inc. 

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Feb 10, 2017

DesignWeek: the Windsor, NC Experience

Following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, a team of students addressed not only flooding issues but concepts to grow the local economy and provide amenities to all community members equally in Windsor, NC. 

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Feb 10, 2017

DesignWeek | Retrospective of Greenville, NC

Following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, a team of students focused on solutions and discussed a few of the many complexities swirling around flood-prone areas of Greenville, NC. 

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Jan 23, 2017

Accessibility in Design

Graphic Design students in GD 417 partnered with SAS and the Duke Eye Center to develop an accessible software for product users with visual impairments. 

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Jan 19, 2017

Universal Design Welcomes Everyone

NC State Graphic Design classes collaborated to bring innovative solutions in universal design to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for patrons with Autism. 


Dec 19, 2016

An Expert Generalist

NC State Design alumni Scott Reinhard shares how his multidisciplinary focus to graphic design has allowed him to excel in user-centered design. 

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Nov 30, 2016

Making a Difference through Design

Art + Design at the College of Design delivers the opportunity for students to explore fashion and fibers, multimedia, and the craft of being a Maker.