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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… 

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… 


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… 

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. 

Greenway trail photo by Ugne Vasyliute on Unsplash

Feb 25, 2020

The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways: Five Questions with Charles A. Flink

February 19, 2020 | Lauren Barker This post was originally published in NC State’s The Abstract.  There’s a lot of talk about the need for greenways but besides being attractive, nice areas to take a jog, how do these spaces actually benefit communities? Do they outweigh the financial cost, physical labor and political will to build them?… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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May 24, 2019

Inviting Challenge

Now, more than ever, Meg Calkins sees the need for innovation in landscape architecture. In stepping into her leadership role in the Department of Landscape Architecture, she's ready to provide guidance as the NC State College of Design takes on the challenge. 

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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! 


May 7, 2019

Students Design, Build Sustainable Garden

In one semester, NC State College of Design landscape architecture students designed and built a sustainable landscape on campus. 

Employee Awards for Excellence 2019

Apr 25, 2019

2019 Design Employee Excellence Awards

The College of Design proudly honored faculty and staff on April 23, 2019. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for all that you do to make the NC State College of Design a place of innovation and excellence. 

Teresa Buckwalter NC State Design DDes student practitioner

Apr 11, 2019

DDes Student-Practitioner Expands Conversation about Climate Change

Teresa Buckwalter, an NC State Design Doctor of Design student practitioner, who is exploring solutions to "give landscape architects a way of talking and interacting with people and rural communities that value those places and those people and their insights." 

Kimberly Wicker, alumna from NC State College of Design

Apr 9, 2019

You Get Back What You Give

Kimberly Wicker received her MLA from NC State College of Design and has since remained loyal in giving of her time, talent, and passion for all things Raleigh NC and beyond. Owner of Coaly Design, Wicker understands the importance of designing for the future. 


Feb 20, 2019

3 to Receive Watauga Medal

Three alumni are honored with the Watauga Medal by NC State University. This is the highest nonacademic honor for extraordinary service and commitment to the university. 

Meg Calkins-featured

Feb 19, 2019

A Natural Influence

Meg Calkins, newly named professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, does not shy away from a challenge. She was the first person to graduate with a dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, and she completed the task in… 

Charles and Marjorie Flink Designlife Gala

Feb 7, 2019

Charles Flink to be recipient of NC State Watauga Medal

NC State College of Design is proud to announce that alumnus Charles A. Flink II, FASLA, has been chosen as a 2019 recipient of the esteemed Watauga Medal. 

Gavin Smith Joins NC State

Jan 2, 2019

Gavin Smith, PhD, AICP Joins NC State

Gavin Smith is an internationally recognized leader in planning for coastal resilience and hazard mitigation (risk reduction), disaster recovery and adapting to climate change and has joined NC State where he will complement and facilitate collaborations among faculty who are working in these areas. 

Serving NC communities

Dec 11, 2018

Storm Warnings

With increasingly frequent disastrous hurricanes, NC State Design faculty and students help rural, flood-prone communities in eastern North Carolina to recover and rebuild; physically + economically. They encourage public officials to recognize the growing environmental threat to the region. 

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Dec 6, 2018

Inspiring Hope: Design Students Reimagine Heavily Polluted Superfund Site

Virginia Fall, MLA candidate, shares the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and how a City Design studio provided the opportunity to reimagine sustainable solutions for the Gowanus Canal Superfund site. 

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Dec 6, 2018

Everyone is a Designer: Tangible Landscape Democratizes Design

Payam Tabrizian, PhD is using research and technology in the Geovisualization Lab to provide an open-source platform of research and data to change the way people experience and develop spaces and landscapes. 

Gene and Karen Bressler

Dec 3, 2018

Gene Bressler’s Life of Curiosity and Circumstance

Professor Gene Bressler, FAIA has followed a path of curiosity and interest that has resulted in successful leadership roles in landscape architecture, which includes his knack and passion for influencing others. 

Emily McCoy

Nov 15, 2018

Setting their SITES High: The Value of Landscape Architecture Interventions

Alumna Emily McCoy [MLA '08] researches the best practices for sustainable landscapes that are designed with nature in mind. 


Oct 26, 2018

Design Amidst Chaos

NC State Coastal Dynamics Design Lab is a trans-disciplinary research initiative that seeks to better understand, design for, and celebrate a positive change in coastal communities across the Mid-Atlantic. 

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Aug 1, 2018

Meg Calkins named Department Head of Landscape Architecture

Meg Calkins, FASLA has been appointed the department head of Landscape Architecture at NC State University College of Design [August 1, 2018]. 

Kofi Boone ASLA NCDesign

Jul 13, 2018

The Lower Ninth Ward: Not Just Another Plan

Kofi Boone, ASLA is a designer, an advocate, and a community builder now leading an AIA R/UDAT team partnering with Lower Ninth Ward in LA to rebuild their community after Hurricane Katrina. 

DesignWeek_NCSU College of Design

Jun 18, 2018

Designing for Resilient Communities

When Hurricane Matthew impacted NC, the College of Design went into action to assist in developing design solutions to improve disaster recovery. DesignWeek 2017 comprised of students + faculty from Landscape Architecture and Architecture. 

Design Build work outside Syme Hall

Jun 8, 2018

Work in Progress: Immersive VR Environment for LAR 457

As part of an exploratory grant project for a landscape architecture course, Muntazar Monsur and Carla Delcambre are working with DELTA staff members to create a 3D environment that students can explore using virtual reality headsets. 

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May 10, 2018

DesignIntelligence Survey: Architecture + Landscape Architecture Programs

It's that time again when DesignIntelligence seeks feedback from professionals across the country to rate the Best Architecture + Landscape Architecture programs. 

Corey Dodd in Panama City

Apr 25, 2018

Shaping the Landscape of a Designlife

Corey Dodd forged his own path through the graduate landscape architecture program, in part through the gracious assistance of the Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink Landscape Architecture Graduate Student Award. Now he's eager to put his passion for cultural and historic preservation into practice. 

VR skyline

Apr 12, 2018

Using Virtual Reality to Plot Urban Green Spaces

Research with VR goggles gives landscape designers fresh insight on how green landscapes refresh city residents. 

Professor Gene Bressler enters Phased Retirement

Mar 18, 2018

Gene Bressler Enters Phased Retirement

At the end of the spring 2018 semester, Professor and Department Head of Landscape Architecture Gene Bressler, FASLA will be entering phased retirement. Since 2006, Bressler has been at the helm of the Landscape Architecture program at NC State College of Design. 

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Jan 18, 2018

A Legacy of Dedication

The first funded NC State College of Design faculty award endowment, The Gene Bressler Landscape Architecture Faculty Award Endowment was made possible through generous gifts from colleagues, former students, professionals, and friends of Gene Bressler. 

Angelo Abbate

Oct 12, 2017

In Memoriam of Angelo Abbate

Words by Fernando Magallanes.   Delivered at the October 11, 2017 Public lecture. Department of Landscape Architecture The memorial service for Angelo will be on Nov. 4th at 2 pm in the Chapel at Croasdaile Village. The chapel is located to the right of the main building where many of you joined him for dinner as Japan Fellows. We recently… 

Landscape Architecture Diversity Summit

Jun 13, 2017

Landscape Architecture Grads Participate in Diversity Summit

NC State Design Landscape Architecture graduates Wesley Brown, ASLA, Courtney Hinson Cason, ASLA, Melissa Henao-Robledo, ASLA, and Darneka Waters, Associate ASLA were among the 26 participants at the fifth annual Diversity Summit in Washington, DC. 

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Apr 25, 2017

Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Each year NC State Design hosts an Awards of Excellence Luncheon to recognize staff and faculty members that go above and beyond in their service to the College. 

DesignIntelligence Survey2017

Apr 18, 2017

Design Intelligence Annual Survey of the Best Architecture + Design Schools

DesignIntelligence requests your feedback in their annual survey Your input in will enhance NC State College of Design as a program that is best preparing students for success in Architecture + 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 28, 2017

2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards

Four students from NC State Design were the recipients of the 2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards, recognizing their extraordinary efforts and contributions in the classroom. Congratulations to Travis Klondike (Landscape Architecture), Jessica Klink (Architecture), April Maclaga and Rachael Paine (Graphic Design). 

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Mar 10, 2017

DesignWeek | Kinston, NC : A Resilient community

Following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, a team of students identified grassroots initiatives, community efforts that were already starting to make a difference to create a proposal designed to neglected neighborhoods in Kinston, NC. 

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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. 

Adam Walters_Blog_DesignWeek

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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Dec 5, 2016

Sustainability in Our Urban Habitats: The Habitat III Conference

NC State Design alumni Rodney Swink FASLA, PLA attended the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador where attendees adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA): a document proposing actions for how to continue sustainable urban growth. 


Nov 30, 2016

Associate Professor Kofi Boone Named 2016-2017 University Faculty Scholar

Please join NC State Design in congratulating Associate Professor Kofi Boone, ASLA, for being named as a University Faculty Scholar. Kofi is one of 22 faculty members at NC State receiving this recognition in 2016-2017. 


Oct 24, 2016

Making Connections Between the LAR Archive and the College of Design

Faculty and students are working in collaboration with NCSU Libraries to identify opportunities to connect the Landscape Architecture archive to specific class projects and to scholarly research. 

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Sep 6, 2016

Sir Walter Raleigh Award: Public Service

Two NCSU faculty and their students are the recipients of a Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance in Public Service. These awards recognize contributions to the aesthetics, character, and environmental appearance of Raleigh. 


Sep 2, 2016

Department of Landscape Architecture Receives LAAB Reaccreditation

The Department of Landscape Architecture here at the NC State Design just received final reaccreditation status from the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) for the First Professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program! The reaccreditation team that visited in Feburary 2016 found that the program meets and/or exceeds all LAAB accreditation standards. 

eli simman

Jul 27, 2016

500-Mile Pilgrimage

El Camino de Santiago, a student’s 500-mile pilgrimage to the acclaimed cathedral and resting place of St. James made possible through the Noble McDuffie Study Abroad Scholarship; reflections of architecture, culture, personal insight and what scholarship has meant to him. Eli Simaan [’15 M.Arch]: has always had a keen interest in history and adventure. In…