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Meg Calkins FCELA

Mar 22, 2022

Meg Calkins Elevated to Fellow of CELA

Meg Calkins, department head of landscape architecture and environmental planning, was recently inducted into the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Academy of Fellows. CELA only has 70 fellows throughout North America, and the organization comprises over 120 institutions and 11 regions that cover North America, Australian, New Zealand, Europe and the Pacific Rim.  

Crabtree digital exhibit

Mar 22, 2022

Alumni and students create experimental immersive light experience at Crabtree

To help celebrate 50 years of community engagement, Crabtree partnered with award-winning team, Mike Cuales [MID ‘00] and Robin Vuchnich [MGD ‘14], to create an experimental immersive light experience for guests while supporting local artists, including students from NC State’s College of Design. The works were created using different techniques and technologies from virtual reality painting, procedurally generated art, artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision and neural networks. 

Memorial Belltower

Mar 4, 2022

‘Everything Had to Have a Purpose’: Remembering Journalism Visionary Richard Curtis

NC State alumnus Richard Curtis revolutionized print journalism as the founding managing editor for design at USA Today. He died Sunday at 75. 

Mar 1, 2022

‘Everything Had to Have a Purpose’: Remembering Journalism Visionary Richard Curtis

NC State alumnus Richard Curtis revolutionized print journalism as the founding managing editor for design at USA Today. He died Sunday at 75. 

Beasley and Scearce

Feb 22, 2022

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: World Risks and Design Philosophy

When professor Mark Beasley wanted to present a more innovative approach to risk management, he enlisted the help of JMark Scearce, professor of art and design in the College of Design. Scearce, a professional composer and a former chair of NC State’s Department of Music, teaches design thinking to his students, and he applied that perspective to risk management in his summit presentation. 

Dr. Derek Ham with his name displayed

Feb 21, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Dr. Derek Ham

Dr. Derek Ham’s work in virtual reality is helping him teach NC State students the importance of intellectual curiosity and inclusivity like never before. With help from the university’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the artist and educator can push the academic envelope by enabling people to experience key moments in the Civil Rights Movement firsthand. 

Feb 21, 2022

Passion for the Unknown, Possibilities of Sustainability Drive Master’s Student Alyssa McNamara

Textile technology alumna Alyssa McNamara is dedicated to improving sustainability in the textile industry both through her role at Spoonflower and her master’s studies at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

David Hill

Feb 1, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: David Hill

Third-generation educator Bria Cofield Wright ’16 ’19 is able to continue her family’s proud academic tradition thanks in part to funding from NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The scholarship and fellowship recipient is now positioned for an even brighter future through support from her Pack, with her students also benefiting as a result. 

Memorial Belltower

Jan 31, 2022

2021-22 University Faculty Scholars Named

NC State’s 2021-22 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 23 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond. 

plush wolf with NC State bandana

Jan 27, 2022

Where’s the Wolf? At NC State’s ‘Legend in Stone’

In the first installment of our Bulletin contest for NC State faculty and staff, winner Kelly Umstead of the College of Design hits the nail on the head. 

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. 

Steve Jenkins in his office

Jan 19, 2022

Steve Jenkins, award-winning children’s author and illustrator, dies at 69.

Republished in full from The New York Times. Written by Penelope Green. Steve Jenkins graduated from the College of Design in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in visual design. He then completed his master’s degree in product design in 1977. His wife, Robin Page Jenkins, holds a bachelor of visual design from 1979 from the… 

Jan 19, 2022

NC State Creatives: Apeksha Yadav

Apeksha Yadav is a graduate student in the Industrial Design program, and she's working to reduce the environmental impact of the digital world. 

Designer's Critical Alphabet Cards

Jan 7, 2022

From A-to-Z: Lesley-Ann Noel and Decolonizing Design

Assistant Professor of Art + Design Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel aims to bring underrepresented voices into everyday design education through social innovation, inclusive community-led research and public health solutions. By creating tools such as the Designer’s Critical Alphabet and the “Who Am I” Positionality Wheel, she is making conversations around race and bias more common in classrooms and workplaces. 

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. 

Prasad Joshi Portrait over blueprint graphics

Dec 20, 2021

Learning Beyond the Classroom: An Alumnus Celebrates a Patent Award Milestone

Prasad Joshi is a 2018 graduate from the Master of Industrial Design program at the College of Design, and was recently awarded a patent along with fellow student Charity Kirk for their work on a bassinet design. He shared his experiences with applying an interdisciplinary approach to a new design, the importance of collaboration and how a student project became a patented product. 

Dec 17, 2021

Students Earn Scholarships, Design Inclusive Textile Products Through Cotton Incorporated Competition

Fashion and textile design students applied Universal Design principles to develop marketable textile products for this “Cotton in the Curriculum” competition. 

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 

Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink

Nov 29, 2021

Bringing New Voices to the College of Design

The importance of differing perspectives in design was a major consideration for both Rodney and his wife, Juanita Shearer-Swink, when they established their graduate award in 2016. To design effectively for communities, both felt it was important to bring a diverse set of professionals to the table. And that process begins with bringing diverse student perspectives to the College of Design. 

The Belltower on a fall afternoon. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Nov 23, 2021

Industry Leader Mark Templeton to Address Summer and Fall 2021 Graduates

The next outgoing class of NC State graduates will commemorate their academic achievements during the fall commencement ceremony at PNC Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. Alumnus Mark Templeton, former CEO and director of Citrix Systems, will deliver the commencement address. The ceremony will also feature remarks from Shannon Fuller, who is graduating magna… 

Alumnus Chuck Flink in White House

Nov 22, 2021

The Path to Healing: Alumnus Chuck Flink and the 9/11 National Memorial Trail Act

Alumnus and landscape architect, Chuck Flink, recently accompanied President Biden and members of Congress for the signing of HR 2278, also known as The 9/11 National Memorial Trail Act, officially designating the trail as a part of the National Trails System. We spoke with Flink on how he became a leading advocate for greenway access and the role landscape architects can play in remembering historic events. 

NC State Creatives: Meghan Tankersley featured image

Nov 19, 2021

NC State Creatives: Meghan Tankersley

Meghan Tankersley's fascination with the natural world and how it can be pushed further began at an early age. Now, as a senior in Art + Design, she sees the world of gaming as a powerful space to explore fantastic worlds, interact with mythical creatures and share unique experiences. 

Wabi-sabi-screencapture

Nov 11, 2021

Nothing is Perfect: Meditation, Virtual Reality and Juvenile Justice

Most students detained at San Francisco's Juvenile Hall have faced extreme hardships beginning at a very young age. So how can we aid the healing process through design? In Derek Ham's ADN 560 studio, students were tasked with developing virtual worlds tailored to the specific needs and issues faced by incarcerated youth. 

Greenlight Financial Header

Nov 5, 2021

Q&A: Helen Dear and Designing for Our Children’s Financial Futures

Helen Dear is a 2010 graduate of the College of Design’s Graphic Design program and is currently working in Atlanta as the creative director at Greenlight Financial Technology – a company that helps parents manage their children’s financial goals. Helen has spent the past year guiding the company through a complete brand overhaul. She spoke with us about her roots at the College of Design and discovering a work environment that fits her process. 

Carter Avayou with Shelton Vineyards the Brickyard wine bottle

Nov 3, 2021

Graphic Design Student Creates Winning Label for Shelton Vineyards

Junior graphic design student Carter Avayou designed the winning label for the Hallowed Places collection from local winery Shelton Vineyards. Shelton Vineyards partnered with NC State to create a series of officially licensed North Carolina wines, and a portion of all sales will support student scholarships at NC State. 

Leaders Council Fall Board Meeting Updates - Extension and Outreach

Nov 3, 2021

State of the College: Fall 2021

Dean Mark Hoversten provides updates to the Leaders Council for the fall board meeting. 

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship Banner Image

Oct 26, 2021

Two Students Bring Home AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

First year Art + Design student Olivia Santangelo and Art + Design sophomore Ajane "AJ" Lawrence each won awards for their bodies of work in the fields of graphic design and illustration, respectively. 

Big Data, Big Design by Helen Armstrong

Oct 25, 2021

Big Data, Big Design: Why Designers Should Care about A.I.

Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong has a new book about artificial intelligence and machine learning, all through the lens of a designer. 

Green New Deal Superstudio Project

Oct 21, 2021

MLA Students Participate in Green New Deal Superstudio

Three projects from NC State students in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning were featured as part of the Green New Deal Superstudio. The Green New Deal Superstudio is a national conversation to translate the framework of the Green New Deal into actual projects by landscape architecture programs in higher education, as well as professional practices and individuals in those fields. 

New members of the leaders council for 2021

Oct 15, 2021

Announcing our newest members of Leaders Council

The College of Design is excited to welcome nine new members to its Leaders Council. 

Vines at Shelton Vineyards.

Oct 13, 2021

Homegrown Vintage

The introduction of the NC State-licensed Brickyard red wine blend in partnership with Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, North Carolina, is a tribute to the state’s agricultural past and a significant driver for its future. 

Brickyard wine bottle

Oct 12, 2021

NC State Partners to Release Series of Licensed N.C. Wines

NC State will partner with Shelton Vineyards to produce the first in a series of limited-edition wines. 

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. 

computer-generated image of what the inside of St. Paul's Cathedral would have looked like in 1622, looking up from the floor toward the vaulted ceiling in the cathedral's tower

Oct 5, 2021

Recreating the Sights and Sounds of 17th Century London

The project helps us place the art, literature and history of the period into context. 

Charles Harbison Visual by Mark Harris

Oct 1, 2021

Always the Gold Sandal

My mom, Dana, built tool sets at a tool factory; on the weekends she became a sexy Donna Karan power woman. My Grandma Hattie was a factory knitter, but she moonlighted as a feline Patrick Kelly–esque dame, particularly on Sundays. Read the full story by Charles Harbison for The Atlantic. 

MLA Student and Global Change Fellow Stephanie Kelly

Sep 30, 2021

MLA Student Stephanie Kelly Chosen as a 2021-22 Global Change Fellow

The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center recently welcomed its 10th cohort of Global Change Fellows, and among them is Stephanie Kelly, a graduate student in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. 

NC State Creatives - Daniel Stott

Sep 23, 2021

NC State Creatives: Daniel Stott

To Daniel, industrial design can be a tool to give a new purpose to an old idea. Now, he's using his skills to design products that help us adopt healthier, more sustainable and environmentally-friendly lives. 

Adrienne McKenzie entry for the Hand & Lock competition

Sep 20, 2021

Adrienne McKenzie’s finalist entry shown in London

Adrienne McKenzie was in the finalist round for the Hand & Lock exhibition of Fiberart International 2022. Presented by the Fiberarts Guild and recognized around the world as a benchmark documenting trends and innovations in the field, the goal of the exhibition is to include work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other disciplines. Adrienne’s work will be displayed in the Bargehouse Oxo Tower in London.  

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?” 

feature image for Molly Nunes NC State Creatives

Sep 13, 2021

NC State Creatives: Molly Nunes

Molly Nunes believes that by building an athlete’s brand through design-heavy tools such as apparel, music and art, women in the sports industry can find a new level of prosperity after their active careers. 

LAS Graphic Design Story Helen Armstrong

Sep 9, 2021

Using Design Thinking to Investigate the Potential of Knowledge Graphs

In the midst of the pandemic, The NC State Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) partnered with our master’s students in the NCSU College of Design’s Graphic Design Department to tackle the potential for a knowledge graph to support the work of intelligence analysts. 

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. 

Justin Johnson Siggraph 2021

Sep 2, 2021

Exploring Nature as a Resource in Virtual Reality

GGRAPH 2021 Groovy Graphics Assignment, “Photogrammetry for a Virtual Reality Nature Scene.” As part of their on-demand talk, the two discussed capturing nature using photogrammetry and building a virtual reality nature scene. 

Aug 26, 2021

DELTA Grants Recipients for 2021-2022 Announced

DELTA is excited to announce 28 new and continuing DELTA Grant recipients for the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to collaborating with our faculty and campus partners to apply research-based best practices to promote technology-rich learning environments at NC State. 

Looking straight up the side of one of the twin towers in New York City

Aug 25, 2021

Art of Remembrance

The NC State Crafts Center will host a memorial ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Jenny Tiet Portrait in Office

Aug 24, 2021

Q&A | Jenny Tiet on Advising for a Community

Jenny Tiet started a completely new position at the college in April with the mission of providing support to students experiencing academic difficulty and working with student organizations to help the design students feel a sense of community. 

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. 

Kofi Boone

Aug 13, 2021

Design Appoints Kofi Boone as Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor

The College of Design has named Kofi Boone, FASLA, professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning, as the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor. Boone has been at the College of Design since 2004. His work is in the overlap between landscape architecture and environmental justice with specializations in democratic design, digital media, and interpreting cultural landscapes. 

Students design together on field trip

Aug 11, 2021

The K-12 Digital Design Lab: Thriving Through Adaptation

Design Lab’s field trip program is often considered a first step into design professions for many students in North Carolina. Students are exposed to more development opportunities through its Design Camp and its complementary program, the Digital Design Lab.