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Cheers from Prague!

This is a correspondence from Mikhail Vasquez a junior in Design Studies, to Associate Professor Russell Flinchum PhD who currently teaches History of Industrial Design, History of Art and Design, Design […]

Life in FLUX: Mental Health

This is the first blog of a  three-part series to explore the FLUX of everyday life through the eyes of Design Studies senior, Savannah Soule (content created in collaboration with […]

An Experience Worth Supporting

Art 2 Wear (A2W) is a highly visible, iconic student-run fashion show that annually delivers a captivating and sold-out runway event—and it is unlike any other. Nested within the studios […]

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As designers, we concern ourselves with the intractable challenges facing our unique time and place. …We have the knowledge, the skills, and the process. Moreover, we bring a deep sense of compassion, justice, and beauty to what we do. Together, we will teach students to design for life.
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Cara Carpenter Hotz (’96 BEDG) launched Cara Hotz Style’s Tools, Not Rules suite of online programs (http://toolsnotrules.carahotz.com), which use design thinking to help you “flip the script” on your personal style. It includes Style Springboard™, the company’s first-ever self-guided online style program. Cara Hotz Style gives you the confidence to Live Your Own Style, across the whole of your life.

Cara Carpenter Hotz (’96 BEDG) launched Cara Hotz Style’s Tools

Cara Carpenter Hotz (’96 BEDG) launched Cara Hotz Style’s Tools

Cara Hotz, Cara Hotz Style’s Tools

From BBH Design:

Aaron Bergmann joined BBH Design in August 2016. With 13 years of experience in architecture, Aaron is dedicated to responsible design, respecting the environment, context, culture and client values.

“I’m looking forward to making a difference to the people that use the places we make through our work at BBH Design. The firm embodies so many of the aspects of the profession that matter to me – sustainable design, efficient project delivery, sensitivity to context, and applied research.”

With the credentials, strength and ability of a nationally recognized architecture firm, BBH Design provides planning, design and design research services to the region’s most respected higher education, healthcare and science organizations. BBH Design has been the recipient of numerous design awards and has offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit the website at www.bbh-design.com.

Alumnus Aaron Bergmann joins BBH Design

Alumnus Aaron Bergmann joins BBH Design

Aaron Bergmann, AIA LEED AP BD+C, '05 Master of Architecture

The Stanford University Central Energy Facility recently won an Honor Award from the AIA California Council. It was designed by ZGF Architects LLP and Joseph Collins, a ’79 BEDA alumnus of the College of Design, was the partner-in-charge on the project. Other design awards for the project include: AIA San Francisco Honor Award,  Azure Magazine Environmental Leadership Award, and ENR Magazine Global Best Project Green.

2016 AIA San Francisco Honor Award Jury:
“Stanford’s Central Energy Facility building leverages innovative functionality in an engagingly legible utilitarian structure to express the vision and values of the university. Transparent, integrated spaces center on massive thermal tanks. Shaded by a photovoltaic trellis, the campus-facing facade displays vibrant high-performance engineered systems to a community committed to sustainability.” [link]

Design by Alumnus and Firm wins AIA California Honor Award

Design by Alumnus and Firm wins AIA California Honor Award

Joseph Collins, FAIA, '79 Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture

From BBH Design:

Kaitie Gay joined BBH Design as a project designer in May 2016. Kaitie started her career at the BBH Design Raleigh studio as a student intern and joined the firm full-time upon graduation. In August, Kaitie will relocate to the BBH Design Pittsburgh studio.

“I’m excited to extend my academic focus on building materials and enclosure systems into the BBH Design Pittsburgh studio, and for the opportunity to continue to hone my skills in designing simple, effective solutions for the ever-evolving architectural problems we face.”

With the credentials, strength and ability of a nationally recognized architecture firm, BBH Design provides planning, design and design research services to the region’s most respected higher education, healthcare and science organizations. With offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Pittsburgh, BBH Design has been the recipient of numerous design awards. For more information, visit the website at www.bbh-design.com.

Alumna Kaitie Gray Joins BBH Design

Alumna Kaitie Gray Joins BBH Design

(Anna) Kaitie Gay, '16 B.Arch; '15 BEDA, Minor in Landscape Architecture

Maria Papiez, AIA, co-led the effort to bring EDRA47, the annual international conference for EDRA, to the Research Triangle in May. Maria, a 2010 M. Arch grad, Associate, and Sustainability Lead of local Architectural design and research firm BBH Design, co-organized and spearheaded the sponsorship outreach for the conference and was a contributor to the early thematic development. The conference was hosted by NC State University College of Design in collaboration with BBH Design.

Alumni Host EDRA47 in the Research Triangle

Alumni Host EDRA47 in the Research Triangle

Maria Papiez, '10 Master of Architecture

Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Design Dr. Burak Erdim, Ph.D. has been awarded two fellowships for next year to support work on his book manuscript. They are the Mellon Fellows in Urban Landscape Studies and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT.

Dr. Burak Erdim Awarded Two Fellowships

Dr. Burak Erdim Awarded Two Fellowships

Dr. Burak Erdim, Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Design

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture Patrick Rand has co-authored a third edition of his industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings, Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, and Aesthetics

Architectural Detailing systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct. This new third edition has been updated to conform to International Building Code 2012, and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant, and the discussion includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to give you a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing.

Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, and Aesthetics

Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, and Aesthetics

Patrick Rand, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture

Shaw Design Associates, an award-winning architecture firm in Chapel Hill specializing in high-end estate homes and liturgical design, announces that Amanda Tan has joined its team as an architectural intern. Tan graduated cum laude from NC State University’s College of Design with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 2014 and a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2015. She also studied aboard at the NCSU Prague Institute in 2013.

During her university years, Tan served as a mentor for the Women of Welch NCSU Living and Learning Village, as a member of the Design Council and the US Green Building Council Student Chapter, and as an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Students member. From 2012-2013, she was co-president of the AIA Students NCSU Chapter.

Prior to joining Shaw Design Associates, Tan worked as a green building intern in the NCSU Sustainability Office, implemented methods based on USGBC’s Green Building Design & Construction standards on LEED projects on campus. She also worked as a field engineering intern with Clark Construction Group in Washington, DC; as an architectural intern with DesignLine Studios in Raleigh; and, most recently, as an operations specialist at Spoonflower, a digital textile company in Durham that provides custom printing on fabric, wallpaper, and giftwrap.

“Amanda brings thoughtful design, an energetic attitude, and experience with green building that will integrate very well into our design methodologies,” said Keith Shaw, AIA, principal and founder of Shaw Design Group.

Design Alumna Joins Shaw Design Associates in Chapel Hill

Design Alumna Joins Shaw Design Associates in Chapel Hill

Amanda Tan, '14 BEDA, '15 Bachelor of Archictecture

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Co-Director of Coastal Dynamics Design Lab, and University Faculty Scholar Andy Fox, ASLA, PLA has been recognized by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, Junior Level. “This prestigious award recognizes Fox’s continual commitment to the profession of landscape architecture and the innovative teaching practices and exceptional high standards to which he is known for. The CELA confers this award to honor a faculty member’s excellence in creative, innovative, and effective teaching methodologies and practice.”

CELA 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award

CELA 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award

Andrew Fox, ASLA, PLA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Co-Director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab, University Faculty Scholar

Professor Robin Moore, Hon. ASLA, was selected to receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Said the department, “Because of your career long contributions to the field of landscape architecture and design of children’s play environments, your longstanding support of public parks and recreation, and your support of PRTM, the faculty and staff found it fitting that you receive the award this year. Given your standing as an international leader and advocate for children’s play, we are certainly proud to have you as a colleague and friend of PRTM.”

NC State Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

NC State Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

Robin Moore, Honorary ASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Director of the Natural Learning Initiative

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has hired Dennis E. Pitts, RLA, ASLA, and Larry J. Ragland, RLA, ASLA, as land planners in the firm’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office.

Pitts specializes in large-scale master planning and has been involved in more than 125 public and private school projects in North Carolina. He has 43 years of experience in project management, master planning, programming, site development, public outreach, construction administration, urban and streetscape design, and historic preservation.

Ragland specializes in environmental inventory and analysis, project management, and construction administration. Throughout his 42 years of experience, he has worked on dozens of K-12 schools, parks, office parks, industrial parks, shopping centers, processing centers, transportation facilities, car dealerships, water treatment facilities, cultural centers, and farmers markets throughout North Carolina.

Dewberry Welcomes Landscape Architecture and Planning Expertise of Two Design Alums

Dewberry Welcomes Landscape Architecture and Planning Expertise of Two Design Alums

Dennis E. Pitts, '73 BEDLA Alumnus, and Larry J. Ragland, '74 BEDLA Alumnus

Assistant Professor of Architecture Sara Glee Queen has been selected as a university-level recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Teacher Award for commitment to creative and innovative teaching and learning practices. Upon being selected as an Outstanding Teacher, recipients become members of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers for as long as they are NC State faculty. Recognition is given at commencement, Celebration of Academic Excellence, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium. [link]

Sara Queen Named 2016 Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient by NC State

Sara Queen Named 2016 Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient by NC State

Sara Glee Queen, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Dr. Patricia Morgado was awarded the inaugural Faculty Award for the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. The jury deliberations led them to select Dr. Patricia Morgado saying, “Her inspiring teaching of beginning design is built upon a culture of sketching that empowers students to see and think through drawing, while enhancing the balance between analog and computer-aided methods in design education. She instills early habits of visualization that have lasting impact as students advance through the architecture program and begin their careers.” Dr. Morgado will be receiving this award at the closing dinner of the NCBDS conference on February 27, 2016.

Faculty Award for the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

Faculty Award for the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

Dr. Patricia Morgado, Associate Professor of Architecture

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong has written another book, Digital Design Theory: Essential Texts for the Graphic Designer(Princeton Architectural Press 2016). This book bridges the gap between print design and interactive experience by examining the impact of computation upon the field of design. Keetra Dean Dixon has created a fantastic visual foreword for the piece. Digital Design Theory is a companion text to her earlier book, Graphic Design Theory.

New Book: Digital Design Theory

New Book: Digital Design Theory

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong

Professor of Innovation + Design and Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program Hire, Christian Hölljes has recently been appointed by Governor McCrory to the NC Board of Science, Technology, and Innovation board. As a State-authorized advisory board administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation encourages, promotes, and supports scientific, engineering, and industrial research applications in North Carolina. Its mission is to improve the economic well‐being and quality of life of all North Carolinians through advancing science, technology, and innovation.The Board is focused on accelerating North Carolina’s next generation of technology and technology companies.

Hölljes has also been appointed to the Board of the Carolina China Council (CCC), which is a nonprofit organization registered in the State of North Carolina to promote business, cultural and educational exchanges between the Carolinas and China. Since its establishment in March 2009, CCC has been actively engaged in building the bridge between the people in the Carolinas and China.

H.  Christian Hölljes

H. Christian Hölljes

Professor of Innovation + Design and Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program Hire

PhD in Design candidate Brendan Harmon has co-authored a new book, Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS. This book presents Tangible Landscape, an innovative technology for naturally, intuitively modeling space and process. Tangible Landscape physically, interactively manifests geospatial data so that designers can understand and shape space with their hands. The book provides an overview of tangible interfaces, describes the design and implementation of Tangible Landscape, discusses methods for digitally fabricating models, and demonstrates applications including landscape management, trail planning, wildfire management, and coastal adaptation. [Link]

Book Release: Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS

Book Release: Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS

Brendan Harmon, PhD in Design Candidate

Traci Rose Rider, Ph.D., was selected as a 2015-16 ARCC New Researcher Award winner. The New Researcher Award acknowledges innovation, dedication, and leadership in architectural and environmental design research. It is offered to member institutions of ARCC to acknowledge and reward emerging figures in architectural and environmental design research who demonstrate innovation in thinking, dedication in scholarship, contribution to the academy, and leadership within architectural and environmental design research. [Link]

ARCC New Researcher Award

ARCC New Researcher Award

Dr. Traci Rose Rider, Research Associate in the Design Initiative for Sustainability & Health