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LAR Students Working Outside

Jun 17, 2021

Navigating an Unfamiliar Landscape

College of Design faculty faced uncharted terrain - and persevered - when COVID-19 forced them to convert their landscape architecture studio to a hybrid model. A change of scenery was in order when Gene Bressler and Carla Delcambre embarked on their fifth year of teaching an introductory graduate landscape architecture design studio.

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.


Mar 24, 2021

Building an Impact: Architecture Alumnus Bolsters Student Travel Opportunities

In conjunction with NC State’s annual Day of Giving, alumnus Greg Cranford is making a $250,000 estate gift to support students studying abroad.

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.

Leed Lab moves outdoors for teaching

Nov 30, 2020

COVID-19 Can’t Stop LEED Lab

When the fall semester took an unexpected turn to online instruction, LEED Lab shifted to embrace the new learning opportunity.


Sep 9, 2020

The Henry W. and Lorene R. Johnston Design + Build Program

While there are other Design + Build programs across the country, there’s one thing that makes the Henry W. and Lorene R. Johnston Design + Build stand alone: each project, from conceptualization to completion, takes place over the span of 11 weeks.


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.


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.

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.

Alex Buck

Mar 23, 2020

Alex Buck: The Freedom to Play

Alex Buck, a graduate student in architecture at the College of Design and president of NC State’s Freedom by Design (FBD), knows that a playground can have a huge impact on childhood development – especially for children with unique needs. Freedom by Design, the community service branch of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), uses the talents of architecture students to radically impact the lives of people in their community through design and construction solutions.

Entrance and Basic Needs Hub at Oberlin Road site, as designed by Daniel Garrett.

Jan 14, 2020

Exploring Solutions, By Design

Barrie’s studio class, Affordable and Supportive Housing for NC State, explored possible solutions to student housing insecurity. The concept connected with the results of a 2017 research study by the NC State Food and Housing Security Initiative, co-chaired by psychology professor Mary Haskett and Sarah Wright, TRIO academic coach at the university, which found that almost 10 percent of NC State students had experienced homelessness within a 30-day period.