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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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Dec 6, 2016

The Impact and Importance of Preservation

Alumnus Tim Simmons has vested interest in the built environments and historic preservation. He collaborates and consults on designs so that the codes and regulatory needs of historic properties are accurate, ensuring that their character is maintained. 

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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. 

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Dec 5, 2016

Collaborative Studio Project to a Product on the Shelves of Lowe’s

NC State Design supports and encourages efforts that provide students opportunities that go beyond the classroom. As part of a collaborative studio, Laura Ott [BID, '16] partnered with Lowe's to design a storage solution that is now being sold in their stores. 


Nov 30, 2016

Experience Design Lab to Make Its Debut

Join NC State Design at CAM Raleigh to try out experimental works in VR and other interactive media created by the newly formed Experience Design Lab. 


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. 

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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. 

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Nov 28, 2016

Former Architecture Professor George Matsumoto Dies at 93

George Matsumoto, FAIA, one of the most iconic members of the NC State Design faculty, has passed away. He died on June 28, 2016 in his home in the California Bay Area at the age of 93. 


Nov 7, 2016

Reflections of an Internship

Student internships provide invaluable experience in the collaborative process of design in a real world setting. Allison Press, a Graphic Design senior, shares her experience following her six month internship with IDEO's Education Studio. 


Oct 31, 2016

Alternate Routes: Art + Design Senior Show 2016

Show your support of our Art + Design seniors! Their senior show entitled "Alternate Routes" will be on exhibition at the African American Cultural Center in December. 


Oct 31, 2016

A Stroke of Balance

Maggie Snoke, an Industrial Design sophomore, has always believed that there is a balance in the art of painting and the process of design. She has pushed herself, learned to find that unique balance, and to experiment. 


Oct 26, 2016

2016 NC Masonry Contractors Association Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition

This past week marked the 16th annual NC Masonry Contractors Association Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition. Participating students worked in teams to develop unique solutions to design and model a hypothetical masonry office building. 


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. 


Oct 24, 2016

Discovering Opportunities

Amanda Crawford discovered her passion for industrial design through her experience with Design Camp. She is now pursuing her dreams with support from the Caldwell Fellowship and the Stephen H. Robertson Endowed Scholarship. 


Oct 4, 2016

A message from the Dean – NC State College of Design

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Architecture David Hill in his appointment to Interim Head of the School of Architecture at NC State Design! 


Sep 19, 2016

CARBOLIGHT: Finalist in the 2016 LAMP Competition

A husband and wife design team from the College of Design and have been selected as FINALIST in the 2016 LAMP Competition. This design project was derived from work created in Associate Professor of Architecture David Hill’s course, ‘Digital Materials Translation.’ 


Sep 14, 2016

The Shawcroft Prize: Hand Drawing Competition

The Brooks Hall Gallery is engulfed by a unique display of the work of Architecture students who took part in the annual Shawcroft Prize freehand drawing competition. 

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Sep 12, 2016

Design that Lives On

The work Frank Lee Craig [B.Arch ’77] made in his final years is living a life of its own. A curated sample of his art and music will be included in an exhibition in Bottrop, Germany this September. 

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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. 


Aug 30, 2016

Influence that Matters

Dr. Gould and Mrs. Odile Gould, two life-long educators, sponsored a scholarship in Dr. Meredith Davis's name to provide support to NC State Design students with financial need-based aid. Dr. Davis made such an impact on their own daughter's life that they wanted to give back and encourage students to pursue their dreams. 


Aug 24, 2016

The Fate of the Cards

A collection of College of Design students and alumni have banded together to create a unique card game and are betting their odds on a Kickstarter campaign to help them launch. 

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Aug 17, 2016

“A Diversity of Voices”: Greg Lindquist’s Environmental Painting Installations

Greg Lindquist [BAD, LAN '03] recently unveiled a new art installation at the North Carolina Museum of Art where his use of vivid paint colors are his create medium to interpret the coal ash pollution on the Dan River near Eden, NC, and Danville, VA. 

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Aug 17, 2016

Q+A with Dean Hoversten

NC State Design is in the hands of a new dean. Dean Mark Elison Hoversten brings enthusiasm, experience, and new vision to the College, as well as an extensive knowledge of U.S. revolutionary history. 


Aug 17, 2016

A Solution by Design

Jennifer Peavey [MID ’16], has worked for Eastman Chemical Company for more than six years and possesses a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and recently added another degree to her name: Master of Industrial Design. As a member of Eastman’s Innovation Group, which she describes as “an incubator” for research and development,… 

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Aug 12, 2016

The Royal School of Needlework- Week One

As part of the Study Abroad in London, participating students had an opportunity to take classes at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN). RSN is referenced as the International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery. In the first-week of classes, students learned several basic techniques of crewelwork. The following is a blog… 

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Aug 12, 2016

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Angela Perez, a senior in Art + Design, reflects on her experience at the Hampton Court Palace Flower show during the Summer in London study abroad program. 


Aug 8, 2016

Goldwork – Week Two

Study Abroad in London: Week two of Goldwork by Giovanna Veltre.  Our second week of Goldwork, we learned how to pad with soft cotton. We also learned a technique called cut-work. Padding with the soft cotton versus felt allowed us to manipulate the cotton threads into the exact shape we needed to stitch over. After… 

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Aug 8, 2016

Discovering Goldwork – Week One

This is a blog by Katelynn McCorquodale and what she discovered by end of the first week of goldwork lessons. McCorquodale had the opportunity to participate in the Study Abroad in London, that included tours, classes, and learning the history and influence of fashion, embroidery, and clothing from the UK. After the first two weeks of… 


Aug 8, 2016

Crafted by Hand: The Hand & Lock Studio Tour

Students studying abroad in London got an in-depth look at the famous line of embroidery during a tour of Hand & Lock Studio. 


Aug 4, 2016

The House of Anderson & Sheppard

NC State Design's Summer in London participants recently toured Anderson & Sheppard, a Savile Row Bespoke Tailor since 1906.  

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Jul 29, 2016

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

Ashley Outhouse, studying abroad in London at the Royal School of Needlework, discovered an exhibition on the Queen's wardrobe at Buckingham Palace. 

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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… 


Jul 25, 2016

Walking Tour of Savile Row

Ashley Outhouse reflects on her experience of the Savile Row walking tour and other shopping excursions while studying abroad in London. 


Jul 22, 2016

The Embroiderer’s Dream

Rising senior in Art + Design Carly Owen shares her visit to the Benton & Johnson Factory in London and the art of making metal threads.  


Jul 21, 2016

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is one of the many excursions included in the Summer in London tour, part of Study Abroad here at NC State College of Design. 

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Jul 18, 2016

Emerging Designers Exhibition

Katelynn McCorquodale, a rising junior in Art + Design, highlights her experience of the New Designers showcase, an excursion that was part of the Summer in London study abroad program. 

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Jul 10, 2016

Kensington Palace

During her Summer in London experience, Art+Design major Robin Coates saw a change in perspective. A trip to Kensington Palace helped to redefine her view of royalty, and gave her a new understanding of the thought behind period-piece designs. 

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Jul 8, 2016

Beyond their Wildest Dreams

NC State College of Design's Design Lab offers immersive summer programs for middle and high school students who want to experience the many facets of design. 


Jul 8, 2016

Tate Britain: Home of British art from 1500 to the present day

During her Summer in London experience NC State Design student Giovanna Veltre had the opportunity to visit the Tate Britain, which showcases one of the largest collections of British art. 

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Jul 8, 2016

Hanging out with Mr. X Stitch in London

During her Summer in London experience NC State Design student Angela Perez took a glimpse into the past at embroidery art when she attended a meet, greet, and stitch with Mr. X Stitch. 

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Jul 6, 2016

Clothesworkers’ Centre at the V&A Museum

During her Summer in London experience NC State Design student Giovanna Veltre visited the Clothesworkers’ Centre at Blythe House, which contains one of the world's most important collections of textiles and fashion. 

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Jul 6, 2016

Royal School of Needlework

NC State Design’s Summer in London study abroad program partners with the Royal School of Needlework of London. The five-week trip provides students with insight to the history, culture, and techniques of embroidery through personal experiences. 

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Jul 1, 2016

ID Alumni Receive 2016 IDEA Awards

Two industrial design alum, now employed by Trig Innovations, were the recipients of two IDEA Awards for their collaborative work with Greensboro-based company ALTR ERGO and Raleigh-based company 410 Medical. 

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Jun 22, 2016

The Design Camp Experience

NC State College of Design's Design Lab offers immersive hands-on learning for middle and high school students during the summer, who want to be exposed to design. 

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Jun 20, 2016

Design for Versatility

Industrial Design Alumnus Graham Schaafsma designs for versatility; his humidifier product is developed into appearance model prototype and displayed at 2016 IDSA conference. 


Jun 17, 2016

Sonika Rawal: The Impact of Urban Park Design on Recovery from Stress

Sonika Rawal, a PhD in Design student, successfully defended her dissertation which took an interdisciplinary focus through Design and Natural Resources. Click the article link to read her dissertation abstract.