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Fixed in Flux ASLA Student Award 2022

Oct 3, 2022

Students and Coastal Dynamics Design Lab Team Take Top Honors in ASLA National Awards

Students in the College of Design's Master of Landscape Architecture program received four of the 19 national student awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects this year. The Coastal Dynamics Design Lab won their third award in the last five years for their commitment to delivering world-class technical assistance at no direct cost to low-resource, historically underserved rural communities. 

The House for Listening Emily Cedeno

Sep 27, 2022

Student Projects win AIA ASPIRE Awards

Three of our student teams won AIA South Atlantic Region Aspire Awards. NC State students won three of the five awards this year, and have won 10 out of 15 awards in the last three years. 

Leaders Council New Members 2022

Sep 15, 2022

Meet our newest members: College of Design Leaders Council

The College of Design is excited to welcome four new members to its Leaders Council. Members of the Leaders Council support the college’s strategic direction, assist in securing financial resources to achieve its long-range goals and actively advocate for the college’s vision to become the leading public interdisciplinary design college in the country. 

Ben Coleman - Envisioning Research Contest Entry

Aug 26, 2022

Students Visualize Structures of Oppression; win NC State Envisioning Research Contest

Students in the College of Design recently took top prizes in the Graphics and Data Visualization and photography categories of the NC State Envisioning Research Contest. Three of the four entries from the college were part of the DIY Cartography: Oppressive Infrastructures class, which explored how we as a society are grappling with how to best serve diverse communities and create more equitable futures for all while visualizing the complex historic context around oppressive infrastructures in the US. 

Jasmeen Kaur's redesign of the NC State Graduate School + Poole College of Management Building proposes improving accessibility beyond code compliance.

Aug 17, 2022

Accessible Design Takes Spotlight in Competition

Fourteen students were tasked with designing a new building that focuses on accessibility and universal design on NC State Centennial Campus that would serve the Poole College of Management and the Graduate School. 

Burak Erdim with Book Cover

Jul 18, 2022

Landed Internationals wins IPHS Special Mention

Burak Erdim’s book, “Landed Internationals: Planning Cultures, the Academy, and the Making of the Modern Middle East” recently received special mention for the International Planning History Society (IPHS) first book prize. The First Book Prize is for the most innovative book in planning history, written in English and based on original new research. 

3D-printed ceramic items sit on a shelf in Shawn Protz's ceramics lab

Jun 27, 2022

2022 Designlife Magazine

Read about the people and activities featured in the 2022 issue of Designlife Magazine. 

3D-printed ceramic items sit on a shelf in Shawn Protz's ceramics lab

Jun 14, 2022

3D-Printed Ceramics Encompass Art, Technology and Tradition

The College of Design is buzzing with innovation as students and teachers alike discover new ways to mix creativity with technology. For one faculty member, that means taking clay craft to a new level by 3D printing ceramics. 

Alumnus Doug Bennett portrait

May 31, 2022

It All Adds Up: Alumnus Doug Bennett Reflects on a Lifetime of Giving

Doug Bennett attended the College of Design during an “explosive period” in our nation’s history, starting in 1965 and graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1970. Throughout his time in the school, he was able to serve as the business manager on the Student Publication, and that was his first foray into philanthropy.  After graduating, he served in the U.S. Navy, and started a lifetime of giving. Bennett likened his continuous giving to a habit. He started giving, initially, modest donations to the College of Design and kept up with annual donations ever since.  

Roger Clark

May 31, 2022

Honoring Faculty: Pat Rand Initiates Roger Clark Architecture Speaker Support Endowment

In honor of the outstanding and enduring teaching of Roger Clark, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Architecture Pat Rand has created the Roger Clark Architecture Speaker Support Endowment. This annual lecture will allow the School of Architecture to bring leading professionals and architectural educators to campus to present architectural topics relevant to students’ future careers. 

Color with the pack 2022 day of giving

May 18, 2022

Celebrating Another Successful Day of Giving

The College of Design celebrated another successful Day of Giving on March 23, 2022 thanks to the generous gifts of donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends, all of whom believe in the importance of design education. Thanks to your support, the college was able to raise $474,885 from 373 gifts, exceeding last year’s 309 gifts by 21%. 

Molly Nunes

May 5, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

We asked our spring graduates for some thoughts on their time in the College of Design. Below, hear from them in their own words. 

Coastal Dynamics Design Lab proposed networks

Apr 19, 2022

New state partnership to support local planning for community resilience

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has committed funding to the NC State Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL) for the development of five North Carolina community floodprint reports over the next three years. A valuable tool for building future community resilience, a floodprint is a landscape planning approach developed by CDDL to address land and water relationships. The floodprint development process incorporates issues such as flooding, recovery and equity into the planning process. 

Dean Mark Hoversten

Apr 14, 2022

An Update on the Allred Gallery Floor

The floor of the Allred Gallery in Kamphoefner Hall was inspired by the work of well-known architect Le Corbusier. As we learn more about the history of this designer from contemporary research, we are learning more about his unfortunate ties to groups that excluded and persecuted others. The values held by Le Corbusier, particularly those of homophobia, misogyny, and fascism, are not held by the College of Design. Our mission is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for any individual who enters our space to work and learn.  

Frank Lee Craig Works

Apr 11, 2022

Frank Lee Craig: Near Distance Exhibit at the Gregg Museum

Excerpt from the Gregg Museum of Art and Design’s exhibition description: Frank Lee Craig: Near Distance February 10 – August 20, 2022 Of the many forms of visual art that have emerged the last two centuries, collage and its three-dimensional sibling, assemblage (found-object sculpture), probably come closest to representing the process of human memory. While… 

shawcroft competition wall

Apr 8, 2022

2022 Shawcroft Prize Winners Announced

The Brian Shawcroft Prize is awarded every year to an architecture student nominated by a faculty member for their excellent hand drawing skills. This year marks the 28th year of the competition. 

Student pointing at laptop in the Duda Visiting Designer Program

Jan 20, 2022

Duda Visiting Designer Program asks students to explore North Carolina’s complex history through the lens of racial justice

Thanks to a generous gift from Linda and Turan Duda [BEDA ‘76], students from the College of Design are participating in an immersive, two-week visiting designer program. Partnering with MASS Design Group, students from Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning are grouped into teams of 5-6 students to look at one of three sites in NC. 

Master of Advanced Architectural Studies Email Header

Jan 6, 2022

Master of Advanced Architectural Studies program announced

The School of Architecture at North Carolina State University (NC State) has launched a new post-professional degree program. The Master of Advanced Architectural Studies (MAAS) provides opportunities for specialized study in leading-edge areas of the built environment, and a platform to explore solutions to the crucial issues of the 21st century. 

Traci Rider Book Promo

Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Traci Rose Rider releases new book on health-focused building standards

Traci Rose Rider, assistant professor of architecture and member of the Doctor of Design and PhD faculty, has recently released a new book titled "Building for Well-Being: Exploring Health-Focused Rating Systems for Design and Construction Professionals" with co-author Margaret van Bakergem. 

Vy Hoang, Graphic Design, Belmont, NC

Dec 15, 2021

First Year Experience Paper Project is featured in Walter Magazine

NC State first-year design students study form, function, and movement through inventive garments made of paper. Republished from Walter Magazine 

NC State Creatives - Harish Palani

Oct 7, 2021

NC State Creatives: Harish Palani

Why can't plastic be art? Harish Palani is a graduate student at the School of Architecture, and he is driven to reduce plastic waste by any means possible. 

Project 40

Sep 15, 2021

What if 40% of the Triangle’s food came from regional NC sources by the year 2040?

Design Alum Erin White [M.Arch. ‘11] talks about Community Food Lab, food insecurity and his experience working to design vibrant and resilient food systems. His work with Project 40 in the NC State Institute for Emerging Issues blog, answering the question of “What if 40% of the Triangle’s food came from regional NC sources by the year 2040?” 

Wayne Place

Sep 9, 2021

College of Design Secures First Distinguished Professorship with Support from the Goodnights

The College of Design has named Wayne Place as its inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Architecture. The professorship was made possible by a gift from longtime NC State supporters Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight. 

Arena, grandstand, and racetrack, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. Drawing by Matthew Nowicki, from the Special Collections Research Center, NC State University; Racetrack and observation building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. Drawing by Matthew Nowicki, from the Special Collections Research Center, NC State University.

Aug 17, 2021

Exploring the Incomplete: Built/Unbuilt issue of Southern Cultures

Burak Erdim served as the guest editor of the summer 2021 issue of Southern Cultures, Built/Unbuilt. Erdim, a native of Izmir, Turkey who grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, has always been fascinated by the definitions of the American South, and explores the concept throughout his scholarly and academic work. 

ever-upward-stacy-utley-render

Jul 30, 2021

J. Stacy Utley: It’s Not About the Artist

It was while working on a mural when J. Stacy Utley was approached by a facilities staff member who recommended he attend Design Camp. Now, he's creating a landmark celebrating Charlotte's historically Black West End neighborhood. 

Three Precast Concrete Panels

Jul 26, 2021

Why Can’t we be Friends? Cementing the Relationship Between Architects and Engineers

Upon returning to campus this year, you may notice a few new features standing by the south walls of Kamphoefner. While these sculptures might look purely decorative, they are actually the result of a lesson in structure, durability and cooperation between disciplines. The ARC 503 studio is taught by Associate Professor of Architecture Dana Gulling,… 

Cover Sheet for Jillian Ford Forward Justice Center

Jun 14, 2021

Forward Justice: Architecture Students Present Designs for New Triangle Site

Architecture students were asked to design a new home for the Triangle's Forward Justice Center as their final project before the summer began. The organization's local office is currently a rental space; however, they now hope to find a permanent home to service over 2 million residents within the region. 

Apr 15, 2021

Charles Kahn, Carter-Finley Stadium Architect, Passes Away

Charles H. Kahn, FAIA, one of the original architects and engineers for NC State’s Carter-Finley football stadium, passed away at the age of 95 on April 8, 2021, at his home in Chapel Hill, NC. 

Rome - Colosseum

Mar 23, 2021

Students virtually explore Rome through new lecture series

The College of Design recently received a generous donation to fund a new study abroad experience in Rome, Italy for spring 2021. While finalizing the details last year, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to increase in severity, ultimately putting a stop to the in-person experience. But that setback ended up setting up the college for a virtual experience that brought increased accessibility to all. 

Professor Tom Barrie

Mar 1, 2021

Thomas Barrie Elevated to FAIA, Bringing College of Design up to Five

Thomas Barrie, FAIA, DPACSA, professor of architecture and director of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Initiative, has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. 

Edwin Harris Headshot

Feb 22, 2021

Design Identities: Edwin Harris

Co-founder of EVOKE Studio Architecture, Edwin Harris believes that remarkable architecture enhances the lives of its occupants. For over a decade, he has consistently generated exciting designs that are decisive, focused, and rooted in clear objectives and novel concepts. 

Burak Erdim with Book Cover

Feb 22, 2021

Q&A with Burak Erdim on his new book, Landed Internationals

Professor Burak Erdim recently released a new book, Landed Internationals, and discusses it in this Q&A. 

Al and Parker Platt

Feb 10, 2021

Al Platt Passes Torch to Son Parker as Next Leader of PLATT

This article is republished with permission from PLATT. Al Platt [M.Arch '75] and son Parker Platt [B.Arch. '99] are alumni of the School of Architecture at the NC State College of Design. Together, they operate PLATT, an architecture, construction, and interior design firm located in Brevard, NC. 

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Feb 8, 2021

College of Design to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The College of Design will receive a $40,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support its work with the Governor Morehead School for the Blind (GMS). 

Katherine Peele

Jan 21, 2021

Q&A with Katherine Peele: Why I Give

Katherine currently serves as the president of the College of Design Leaders Council, and is an alumna of the college. She and her husband Rick recently created a scholarship endowment to help design students focus on their studies, rather than their finances. 

excellence in assessment award for architecture

Dec 23, 2020

Master of Architecture Program Recognized for Excellence in Assessment

The Master of Architecture program has been selected as an inaugural honoree for NC State's Excellence in Assessment awards, given by the NC State Graduate School. 

Abby-Happel-Shawcroft-Feature

Dec 16, 2020

Three Students Receive the Shawcroft Drawing Prize

The Brian Shawcroft Prize is awarded every year to an architecture student nominated by a faculty member for her/his excellent hand drawing skills. 

Fall 2020 Commencement Web

Dec 3, 2020

Congratulations, Graduates!

For our 2020 graduates, this year's commencement ceremony was like no other. It began with a video of Dean Hoversten searching the campus for our students. Then, the department heads shared words of encouragement with the students, commending them for their outstanding work this year. 

AIANC Design Awards

Nov 4, 2020

Alumni, Faculty and Lecturers Win AIA NC Design and Chapter Awards

Over 100 projects were submitted to this year's program and 21 were awarded. Of those awarded, many had team members who are alumni of NC State's College of Design. 

Winning student entry from the Sigmon Memorial Masonry Design Project

Oct 7, 2020

Architecture Students Compete in Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition

The student team of Grace Polo-Wood, Ben Stradling, Myiam Nestor, and Taylor Ligon have won the Annual NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition at North Carolina State University. The 2020 competition marks its twentieth year at NC State, sponsored by the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMA). 

2020 AIA SAR Award Winners

Sep 16, 2020

Architecture Students Sweep 2020 Design Awards

Students from the College of Design won three out of four awards from the AIA South Atlantic Region Aspire 2020 Design Awards. 

Sep 13, 2020

NC State Creatives: Yash Shah

Great architecture serves a purpose. For Yash Shah, that purpose is to promote mediation, collaboration and representation between social groups. 

Triangle Modern Architecture by Victoria Ballard Bell

Sep 3, 2020

Triangle Modern Architecture Features College of Design’s Influence on Local Architecture

Victoria Ballard Bell's new book features a comprehesive look at modern architecture in the Triangle, including many alumni and faculty from the College of Design. 

ncma team winners

Aug 25, 2020

Students Take Top Prize in National Concrete Masonry Association Competition

Joshua Albert and Clayton Johnson, under advisor Vincent Petrarca, won first place in the NCMA 2020 Unit Design Competition. 

Paul Tesar House Photos 1500x844

Jul 28, 2020

Continuities and Transformations: Evolving a Home Over Four Decades

Paul Tesar has been designing his home over the past 40 years. Since 1979 he has been collaborating with former students from the College of Design to shape the gradual evolution of his house to “home.” He embraces building as a process, rather than a product, interwoven with the lives of its inhabitants, its place and those who built it, and his home is a true reflection of that. 

AR-Participatory-Graphic

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. 

Professor Tom Barrie

Jun 16, 2020

Opinion Piece: To fight racism, throw out neighborhood zoning laws

This article first appeared in the Raleigh News&Observer and was written by College of Design faculty member Tom Barrie. To fight racism, throw out neighborhood zoning laws that lead to segregated housing The national protests of the past weeks were powerful demands to dismantle systemic racism. The next battles must be fought in the planning… 

Black Lives Matter Black Square

Jun 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter

The College of Design continues to be saddened and angered by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who are unjustly murdered based on the color of their skin. We cannot let this continue to happen. Furthermore, we cannot let our profession, one which is predominately white, remain silent on… 

Rj Javier

May 11, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

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

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…