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Awards and Recognition 2018-2019

Our faculty, staff, and students are recognized nationally and internationally for their work. See some highlights from our 2018-2019 year.

Congratulations to the following College of Design faculty and their students on winning a NCASLA Conference Award and a National ASLA Communications Honor Award for Homeplace: Conversation Guides for Six Communities, Rebuilding from Hurricane Matthew:

  • Associate Professor of Art + Design Tania Allen [MGD ‘10]
  • Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Kofi Boone, ASLA
  • Executive in Residence and Professor of the Practice of Landscape Architecture Charles A. Flink, FASLA [BEDL ’82, MLA ‘17]
  • Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Andrew Fox, ASLA, PLA
  • Professor and Head of the School of Architecture David Hill, AIA [BEDA ’96, B.Arch ‘97]
  • Teaching Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Robby Layton, FASLA, [PhD ‘16]
  • Assistant Dean for Research and Extension and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Celen Pasalar, [PhD ‘04]

Cole Dignard, a senior in Industrial Design, received the coveted 2018 Celia Moh Scholarship. Dignard is a finalist in the 2018 IWF Design Emphasis Student Competitions, one of the foremost furniture design competitions in the US.

Architecture and planning firm Hanbury added Principals William H. Dodge [M.Arch ’12] and Jesse Green, AIA, LEED AP [M.Arch ’05] to help lead the firm’s growing Raleigh, North Carolina office.

PhD student Jinoh Park, MBA, WELL AP was elected to EDRA Board of Directors. He also received the 2018 Emerging Scholars Awards from the Design Principles and Practices Research Network.

Lindsey Naylor [MLA ‘18] was selected to be a 2018 University Olmstead Scholar, which is the premier national award program for landscape architecture students.

The August/September issue of Aesthetica Magazine featured an article with Associate Professor of Architecture Dana Gulling, “Intricate Customisation,” about adaptable and sustainable architecture that is a focus of Gulling’s book, Manufacturing Architecture.

Associate Professor of Practice Precious Lovell [MAD ‘10] wrote an essay entitled “Adinkra: Message and Medium” for the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. Janine LeBlanc [MID ’02], of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, wrote also an essay for Cooper Hewitt entitled “Winter’s Friends.” Both essays were written in celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month in September 2018.

+ “Colors of the Nile,” a mural by Dare Coulter [BAD ‘15], was permanently installed in Green Elementary in September 2018.

+ Professor of Practice and 2018 Designlife Award recipient Frank Harmon, FAIA, published a book of drawings and essays, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See, in September 2018.

Sarah Werner Konradi [MLA ‘11], who worked with the Natural Learning Initiative to research play spaces for children, gave a TEDx Talk in September 2018 entitled “Designing playgrounds for happier, healthier kids.”

Associate Professor of Architecture Bryan Bell published the Public Interest Design Education Guidebook with co-editor Lisa Abendroth in September 2018, which features several projects from studios at the NC State College of Design. The book explores how and why public interest design practice necessitates specialized instruction, and why academia must be prepared to tackle the challenges of this differentiated field of study while championing its enormous potential and on-going expansion.

The VR Experience “I AM A MAN” by Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Derek Ham, PhD, is a finalist for the 2018 Future of StoryTelling Prize. The project has already won numerous awards and honors, including:

  • Grand Jury Prize in the VR | 360 category at the Nashville Film Festival Awards
  • Prospective Award for Immersive Storytelling at the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Scholarship

The Board of Directors for the North Carolina Freedom Park have begun fundraising for a park designed by Perkins + Will and Phil Freelon, FAIA [BEDA ‘75], that will honor African-American heritage and contributions to North Carolina.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar Muntazar Monsur and Carla Delcambre, Teaching Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Director of the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture, and D.Des student, worked on a DELTA Exploratory Grant project that creates immersive learning tools for the course Landscape Construction, Materials, and Methods (LAR 457). The project gives students the opportunity to experience the Syme Hall rain garden construction through an immersive VR environment.

Talley Student Union received a LEED Gold Certification, due in part to the work by the LEED Lab led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Traci Rider, [PhD ‘10], Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP.

Associate Professor of Architecture Dana Gulling published “Manufacturing Architecture” in September 2018, the first reference guide to customizing repetitive manufacturing for architects.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, a project completed by Distinguished Alumnus Phil Freelon [BEDA ‘75], FAIA, with Freelon Adjaye Bond and SmithGroup JJR is a finalist for the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize. It was also ranked #1 overall in the architecture category at the 2017 Beazley Design of the Year awards.

Associate Professor Russell Flinchum collaborated with Ralph Meyer on the third edition of “Old Time Telephones,” which uncovers some interesting errors in the common understanding of the roles of Henry Dreyfuss and others in the design of Bell System Telephones.

Alumnus Tim Allen [BAD ’99, MID ‘02] was a guest on episode 39 of the Dribbble podcast “Overtime,” where he spoke about his career in the design industry and empowering users with Inclusive Design.

“Shaking Things Up,” an article by Assistant Professor of Practice Dan Howe [MLA ‘85] about the history and influences that went into landscape architect Richard Bell’s [BLA ‘50] design of NC State’s Brickyard, was published in the Spring 2018 edition of NC State alumni magazine.

Assistant Professor of Art + Design Emil Polyak was named a resident in the NCSU Libraries Visualizing Digital Scholarship to build community around large-scale & immersive visualization spaces.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America featured a Q&A with Natalie “Alabama” Chanin [EDG ‘87], part of their “CFDA Loves Sustainability” series, in May 2018.

Professor Hernan Marchant, an alumnus and former faculty member of the Universidad de Chile, was part of the delegation that traveled to South America to celebrate local universities and their partnership with NC State.

Landscape Architect Wendy Miller [MLA ‘86], FASLA, was elected as President-Elect for the American Society of Landscape Architects for 2018-2019. She will serve as National President in 2019-2020.

Lesley-Ann Noel [PhD ‘18] will begin a 13-month program as a Teaching Fellow with the Stanford University Noel will explore excellence in experiential teaching and learning of design thinking related to critical interdisciplinary challenges.

Assistant Professor of Practice Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA, of was recognized by the national American Institute of Architects as one of 18 recipients for the 2018 AIA Young Architects Award.

Professor Emeritus Meredith Davis hosted presentations and workshops on “the Designer of 2025” at the AIGA 2018 Leadership Retreat.

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Derek Ham, PhD, wrote an article for Ottiya magazine entitled “Crayons, Cardboard, and Virtual Reality,” on how infusing fun with technology for children can elevate their learning and creativity.

On May 22, 2018, Assistant Professor of Art + Design Todd Berreth gave an interview with Dan Loney of the Wharton Business School on SiriusXM channel 111 about the use of AR and VR in the art world.

Professor of Architecture Pat Rand was recognized as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair during the 2018 Celebration of Faculty Excellence in May 2018. He is headed to Helsinki, Finland from January to May of 2019 to teach and research.

Leaders Council member George Stanziale and former Leaders Council member Walt Havener have been elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows.

Architecture Professor Tom Barrie talked about the benefits of Accessory Dwelling Units for the City of Raleigh in a News & Observer op-ed entitled “Why Raleigh needs Accessory Dwelling Units” in May 2018.

+ Associate Professor of Architecture Sara Glee Queen [BEDA ‘02] was named one of six NC State University Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of 2018.

Lindsey Naylor [MLA ‘18] wrote a guest article for ASLA’s “The Dirt” that looked at historical influences and events that are part of North Carolina’s landscape and recapped of The Cultural Landscape Foundations Symposium, ‘Leading with Landscapes IV: Transforming NCs Research Triangle.’

A shoe design by Melvin Melchor [BID ’17] made it to the top 8 in the 2018 PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship. Melchor also made it to the top 8 in the 2017 PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship, and his shoe design, FAST BREAK, was recently produced in a limited run by We Are Underdogs.

Laura Wyker [BAD ’17, MAD ‘18] won second place in the Lulu eGames Arts Venture category, along with the Fan Favorite Video for the category.

M.Arch candidate Rosa McDonald [BEDA ’09, B.Arch ‘17]  was the first-place Gensler Diversity Scholarship recipient and also one of eleven students that went to Venice to exhibit student work during the 2018 Venice Biennale.Turan Duda [BEDA ‘76] and Duda | Paine Architects, designers of Talley Student Union, recently finished a revitalization project of the Dillon in the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh.

Matthew Wright [BGD ‘18] was one of the Chancellor’s Study Abroad Scholarship recipients who was honored recently by the university. Matthew studied abroad in Greece last summer.Katie McCracken [MID ‘18], Josh Wall [MID ‘18], and Rachael Paine [BGD ’03, MGD ‘18] placed first, second, and third among design students at the 13th Annual NC State Graduate Research Symposium.

Assistant Professor of Architecture Traci Rose Rider, [PhD ‘10], Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, won the 2018 Gail Lindsey Award from AIA Triangle. The AIA Triangle Gail Lindsey Award honors the legacy of Gail Lindsey by recognizing individuals, associations or projects who have made significant contributions to the culture of sustainable design within the Triangle and represent the ideals of Gail’s work.

David Carey [BEDA ‘98], Associate AIA, LEED AP, was named a Principal of HH Architecture.

Distinguished Alumnus Phil Freelon [BEDA ‘75], FAIA, received an honorary degree from Duke University in May of 2018. Freelon also received an honorary degree from NC State last year and has made a lasting impact both in the field architecture and in our culture.+ Associate Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong and Associate Professor of Art + Design Marc Russo [MAD ‘11] have been named University Faculty Scholars for 2017-2018.

Two College of Design alumni were part of a team recently awarded first place in the 15th annual Perkins + Will Global Design Competition. The Design Leadership Council (DLC) selected the “Porch” design created by Sarah Dickerson [BEDA ’16, M.Arch ’17], Jessica Braverman [M.Arch ’ 12], and Jayne Kim to receive top honors from over 64 submissions.

Assistant Professor of Art + Design Emil Polyak created a visual narrative display for “…Our Passage to the Stars,” a piano/visual recital by Professor Olga Kleiankina in February of 2018.

Doctor of Design Director and Professor of Landscape Architecture M. Elen Deming, FASLA, published Landscape Observatory: The Work of Terence Harkness in the Fall of 2017.

PlayCore has partnered with the College of Design’s Natural Learning Initiative to develop “NatureGrounds: Putting Nature Into Play,” a comprehensive program that helps professional and community activists promote playful pathways across our nation.

The Animation Careers Review 2018 Graphic Design Rankings list the NC State College of design as:

  • #4 Nationally (top 1% of schools considered);
  • #1 Nationally among Public Colleges (top 1% of schools considered); and
  • #1 in the South (top 1% of schools considered)

+The College of Design is proud to announce our new Corporate Partnership program and is happy to welcome Clearscapes as our first corporate partner!

Katherine Ball [M.Arch ‘09], AIA, from LS3P was featured in ARCHITECT magazine in January 2018.

Professor of Architecture Tom Barrie was featured on WUNC’s The State of Things in January 2018 in an interview entitled “What Makes a House A Home.”

Co.Design named Distinguished Alumnus Phil Freelon [’75 BEDA], FAIA, their Architect of the Year in December 2017.

The Design It Forward studio, led by Professor and Department Head of Graphic Design and Industrial Design Tsai Lu Liu, was recently honored at this year’s Design It Forward Gala for their collaboration with the IBM Design Team.

Courtney Evans [M.Arch ‘10] and her studio Tactile Workshop were featured in Walter Magazine.

Fiber artist Gabrielle Duggan [MAD ‘10] and Adrian Smith, PhD, ant scientist, collaborated on the art installation: Architectural Intersections: Ants, Art, & Science and presented it at the Science Café at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in November of 2017.

+ Chris Downey [BEDA ‘84], AIA, was named the College of Design’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. He also gave the Spring 2018 commencement address.

Andrea Donnelly’s [BAD ‘06] textile exhibit “We’ve Met Before” was featured in the North Carolina Museum of Art from in the Fall and Winter of 2017, in which she explored the dynamic between the formulaic methods of handwoven cloth and the impulsiveness of ink.

Chapel Hill architect Arielle Condoret Schechter [B.Arch ‘87], AIA, is a Net Zero/Net Positive Passive House expert, currently designing several high-performance homes.

+ Emily Blackwell [BLA ‘08], PLA, ASLA, began her year as President of North Carolina ASLA.

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) elected

Chuck Smith [BEDL ’74, MLA ‘78] to a two-year term as Region 3 Director. His term will conclude on September 30, 2019. As the Region 3 Director, Smith will represent CLARB members from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Kyle E. Rogers [BEDA ’09, MAD ’17] received his M.Arch in February 2017 from Kookmin University School of Techno-Design in Seoul, Korea. He is currently working with Haeahn Architecture in Seoul as Design Staff 1.

The Natural Learning Initiative has received two substantial research awards that provide an opportunity to make a global impact through their continued efforts with children, outdoor play, gardening, physical activity, and community involvement. In the amount of $989,000 sponsored by USDA-NIFA-AFRI: Integrated Research, Education & Extension and in the amount of 994,000 sponsored by the Federal Social Innovation Fud. Congratulations to NLI for making a healthy difference here in Wake County and beyond.

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art + Design, Emerita Susan Brandeis gave the Fall 2017 Commencement Address.

Amanda Crawford Griffies [BID ‘17] received the Wings on Wings Award in Fall 2017. She was recently hired as an Associate UX Research Specialist for the eCommerce UX team at Lenovo.

Bree McMahon received the Wings on Wings Award in Spring 2018.

The College has received the first Endowed Faculty Award to honor a faculty member. The “Gene Bressler Landscape Architecture Faculty Award” will go to support teaching, research, curriculum development, and professional development for the Department of Landscape Architecture. Several alumni and friends of the College who made this possible:

  • Executive in Residence and Professor of the Practice of Landscape Architecture Chuck Flink, FASLA
  • Marjorie S. Flink
  • Mark Johnson, FASLA
  • Teaching Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Robby D. Layton, [PhD ‘16], FASLA, PLA, CPRP
  • Leaders Council Member Paul Morris, FASLA
  • Daniel A. Howe [MLA ‘85], FASLA, AICP
  • Leaders Council Member George Stanziale, Jr., PLA, ASLA, ULI

Congratulations to the 2018 AIA Triangle scholarship winners:

  • Parker Yingling (HONOR Award)
  • Austin Loman [M.Arch ‘18] (HONOR Award)
  • Meredith Layman (MERIT Award)
  • Smith Marks [M.Arch ‘18] (MERIT Award)
  • Sarah Hefner (MERIT Award)

NC State College of Design joins AIA-ACSA Design & Health Research Consortium that demonstrates the College’s expert role in design and health in the built environment. Assistant Professor of Architecture Traci Rose Rider, [PhD ‘10], Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP applied for consortium membership on behalf of the College.

Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette [EDN ‘94] is the new Arts Education Coordinator at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

The 2018 Design Incubation Educators Awards jury selected Associate Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong’s studio project “Lowering Barriers to Access at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences” as the Winner in the Teaching category. This recognition acknowledges significant accomplishment and contribution to the communication design discipline.

David Kropp [BEDA ‘68], who co-founded FormZ, has moved from VP to President and CEO.

Alumnus Christopher Lawing [BID ‘16] recently published a photography book about historic Charlotte signage entitled Charlotte: Signs of the Times.

Several College of Design faculty and students received awards the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, including:

  • 2018 Communications Award of Excellence: Homeplace: A Conversation Guide for Six Communities, Recovery after Hurricane Matthew – Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (Andrew Fox (PI), Tania Allen (Co-PI), Kofi Boone (Co-PI), Chuck Flink, (consultant), David Hill (Co-PI), Robby Layton (consultant), and Celen Pasalar (Co-PI))
  • 2018 Research Honor Award: North Carolina Tidal Creeks Study – Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (Andrew Fox (PI) and Adam Walters [MLA ‘17] (Graduate Researcher))
  • 2018 Student Analysis & Planning Award of Excellence: Brunswick Conversation and Land Planning Study (Coastal Dynamics Studio (ARC 503/LAR 500)) – Instructors of Record: Andrew Fox, Jason Hart, David Hill | Teaching Assistant: Travis Klondike [MLA ‘17]
  • 2018 President’s Council Award – Andrew Fox, PLA, ASLA (*Selection Criteria: NCASLA member who has made major and significant contributions to the advancement of the profession of landscape architecture in North Carolina over a minimum period of five years)

Student teams submitted their work for peer review and received Awards of Honor or Merit in Analysis and Planning the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects as follows:

  • ASLA Honor Award in Analysis and Planning: “Agritech/ture: closing the nutrient cycle of the Neuse River Basin + sustainably revitalizing a rural city.” For work completed during LAR Design Week 2018.
  • ASLA Merit Award in Analysis and Planning: “Uncovering Forgotten Landscapes.” For work completed during LAR Design Week 2018.
  • ASLA Merit Award in Analysis and Planning: “ The Gold Standard; Urban Renewal Though Intentional Infill + Design.” For work completed during LAR Design Week 2018.

DesignWeek has since led to important funded research opportunities:

  • “Integrative Design Assistance as a Component of the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery and Resilience Initiative.” The current grant was received from: The Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters (UNC Coastal Resilience Center) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence – Coastal Hazards Center (at UNC Chapel Hill). The total amount for the grant is $50,000.
  • “Enabling Community Participation in Building Resilience through Design,” North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at UNC Chapel Hill – Environmental Research in North Carolina (Fiscal Year 2017-18). The requested budget for the grant is $99,999 in support of salary and fringes for project investigators and staff, fees for consulting advisors, travel, and materials & supplies. $67,860 is allocated to the NCSU College of Design team.

Claudia Dominguez [MAD ‘12] published a graphic novel memoir More Than Money

Assistant Professor of Art + Design Todd Berreth’s paper “Cop to Conductor: Negotiating and Remapping Meaning in Existing Public Art” was selected for inclusion the 2018 SIGGRAPH Conference Art Papers program in Vancouver, and it was published in Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology (MIT Press) this fall.

Associate Professor of Art + Design Kathleen Rieder attended an artist residency along with Rory Parnell, Shawn Brewster, Susan Woodson, Thomas Sayre, and Luke Buchanan in Marrakech, Morocco as part of the Both Ways Moroccan and American Art Exchange.

Emeritus Professor Henry Sanoff organized a plenary session at the 49th Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) conference in Oklahoma City on June 8. Two of the presenters were PhD alumni, Zeynep Toker [PhD ‘04] and Evrim Demir Mishchenko [PhD ‘06].

Adjunct Associate Professor Margret Kentgens-Craig recently published Josef Albers at Black Mountain College: Infusing Modernism Into Mainstream North Carolina Culture in the Appalachian Journal, Black Mountain College special edition.

This summer, five Art + Design alumni – Katherine Diuguid [MAD ‘11], Gabrielle Duggan [MAD ‘10], Associate Professor of Practice Precious Lovell [MAD ‘10], Shelley Smith [MAD ‘16] and Sally Van Gorder [MAD ‘16] – presented a group exhibition, “(We)eds,” in the Frable Gallery at Artspace in Richmond, VA.

Assistant Professor of Practice Emily McCoy’s firm, Andropogon Associates, was honored as the national ASLA’s 2018 Firm of the Year.

We extend our sincerest gratitude to Alumni Distinguished Professor Chandra Cox, who retreated from the position of Art + Design Department Head, and Professor Gene Bressler, FASLA, who entered phased retirement and stepped down from the position of Landscape Architecture Department Head. They have provided years of excellent leadership, and we look forward to seeing both of them return to the practice and teaching of design.

Congratulations to all of our hard-working faculty and staff who won excellence awards this year:

  • Robert Watson (SHRA Employee Excellence Award)
  • Jonas McCoy (EHRA Employee Excellence Award)
  • Distinguished Professor of Architecture Pat Rand, FAIA, DPACSA (Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award)
  • Associate Professor of Architecture Sara Glee Queen (Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award)
  • NLI faculty and staff (Gertrude Cox Award)
  • Associate Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong (Gertrude Cox Award)
  • Associate Professor of Industrial Design Tim Buie (Oustanding Teacher Award)
  • Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture Wayne Place, PhD (Holladay Medal for Excellence)
  • Associate Professor of Architecture Bryan Bell (Outstanding Extension Service Award)

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Art + Design Tania Allen and Associate Professor Russell Flinchum, PhD, who were awarded tenure beginning August 16, 2018.

Emeritus Professor Henry Sanoff recently conducted two faculty lecture programs at La Universidad Autonomy de San Luis Potosi in Mexico.

Art + Design Professor Dr. J. Mark Scearce opened the new NC State European Center in Prague on October 19, 2017, with a recital of his music in the Czech Art Nouveau Municipal House OBECNÍ DŮM. The recital featured a rare Prague/NC Collaboration by bringing together noted Czech pianist Tomáš Víšek with NC opera singer Scott MacLeod.

The Caldwell Fellows Class of 2021 includes graphic design student Zoë Hausmann.

Lora Greco [BLA ‘05] was elected NCASLA president-elect for 2017-2018.

Alison Pockat [MLA ‘83] published a children’s book with themes about ecology, Adam’s Land in September 2017.

Kelly Fish [BAD ‘15] was promoted to Director of Media at 3C Institute.

Caitlin Garrison [BGD ‘09] was promoted to Principal Designer at Xfinity Mobile at Comcast.

LS3P’s Executive Vice President of Practice Katherine N. Peele, FAIA [BEDA ’87, B.Arch ’88], was recently appointed to the North Carolina Board of Architecture by Governor Roy Cooper, where she will serve a 5-year term.

Clayton Johnson [BA ‘14] took a new position as Historic Preservation Specialist/Architectural Associate at Tony Johnson Architect.

Lorraine Bonaventura [BEDA ‘83] had a Featured Cover Project in City Farmhouse Style: Designs for a Modern Country Life. She was named to the Baldwin Design Council for 2017-2019. She is also a Remodelista Design Awards Winner for 2017 and a Cottages and Gardens Innovation in Design Award Winner for 2014.

In May of 2018, the College of Design, alumni, and friends participated in CONNECTIONS 81.2, an event to discuss how 81.2 acres in the heart of Raleigh could be transformed into multi-pronged opportunities for urban connection.

David Hinkle [MLA ‘95] designed a bee hotel, “Bee City USA,” near the pollinator garden at Gold Park in Hillsborough, NC. It was commissioned by the Orange County Arts Commission and incorporates word carving, recycled materials, and more.

Monty Montague [BEDP ‘80] and the Charlotte-based design firm BOLTGROUP won the IDEA design award in 2017 from the Industrial Designers Society of America for its design of the Yaktrax Summit—an innovative wearable traction device for winter hiking.

Design Blitz, a Wake County Public School System design event created by Elizabeth Phelps Luna [BGD ‘08] celebrated its third year of promoting creative problem solving and thinking with Wake County students while working on a design charrette with business professionals.

Roland Whitley Jr.’s [BEDA ‘92] firm National Planning and Architectural Design, Inc. opened an office in Cary, North Carolina.

Emily Douglass [BA ‘17] interned in the summer of 2018 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Caleb Robinson, PLA [BLA ‘06], of CALYX was the company’s first team member to become a Certified Green Globes Professional.

Erin Gillespie [BEDA ‘06] became the Corridor Revitalization Coordinator with the City of Charlotte in June 2018. She spent the last 3 years working to implement the Charlotte Rail Trail for Charlotte Center City Partners.

Travis Baldwin [BID ‘98] of Créa Inc. Design is helping to build an innovation program based on the Stanford d. school at the University of Bristol. The program seeks to teach a human-centered approach to problems, incorporate modern methodology, and build students into innovative entrepreneurs.

Sue Hall [BEDV ‘83] recently retired from Duke University Press after 23 years as the Journals Design Manager. She has resumed her freelance design company, Number Nine.

Leaders Council Member Don Tise, Jr. [BEDA ‘80, ’B.Arch’83] of Tise-Kiester Architects recently completed a renovation, urban in-fill and new construction project with his firm in downtown Asheville.

Mohammed Zakiul Islam [PhD ‘08] has recently received a commendation from the Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture 2018, Bangladesh. This award is one of highest award that is arranged every two years with the Institute of Architects Bangladesh. The project is a weekend house that runs by solar energy and preserves rainwater. [CANNOT CONFIRM THIS]

Harnish Jani (MID ‘06) was recently promoted to Strategic Design Director at BCG Digital Ventures. He also completed Executive Education in Corporate Innovation from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Rick Robbins [BEDL ’73] of Robbins & Associates International received his 3rd Design Excellence Award from the American Society of Golf Course Architects for the design of the Compass Pointe Golf Course in Leland, NC. The two previous awards were for projects in China. Robbins is also the third graduate of the College of Design to serve as President of the ASGCA.

Andrew Cherry [BID ‘08, M.Arch ‘11] was promoted to Project Architect at Flad Architects in 2017.

Betsy Beaman, AIA, IIDA, SEGD (’79 BEDA) and her firm Stanley Beaman & Sears Inc published, “Witness to the Revolution,” a monograph of the last 25 years of our work. Their new office also recently won a AIA Georgia People’s Choice Award.

Beth Rakouskas [BGD ‘98] and her design team at Science Magazine were nominated for two Webby awards in 2018, won a Silver medal from the Society for News Design, and won a silver and two bronze medals in this year’s Malofiej Awards.

Douglas Crawford [BEDA ‘11, B.Arch ‘12] recently retired from Perkins+Will to start his own architecture practice, Douglas Crawford Architect, in Washington, DC.

Matt Tomasulo [MLA ‘12] and Nicole Alvarez [BEDA ‘08, M.Arch ‘10] are currently renovating a house in downtown Raleigh’s Prince Hall Historic District into a boutique hotel called the Guest House.

In 2017, Dr. Carol Rusche Bentel, FAIA [M.Arch ‘91] co-authored a new book Nourishing the Senses: Restaurant Architecture of Bentel & Bentel.

Martha Eberle, PLA, ASLA [MLA ‘12] became a registered architect in April 2018.

Dr. L. Franklin Bost [BPD ‘86], MBA, IDSA was Installed as member in VCU chapter of National Association of Inventors in April 2018.

Ashley Newsome Kubley [BAD ‘05] was awarded the Outstanding Young Faculty Award for the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning for 2018. She was also awarded the Fashion Design Technology Professional of the Year award from Gerber Technology at the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference in 2017. Kubley was a finalist for the ReShape Wearable Technology Competition in Barcelona Spain last Fall for the design and fabrication of the NU:A Hydra suit, which incorporated water purification system embedded into a composite wetsuit for surfers and offshore survival. She has received 117K in funding to head up a Wearable Fashion Futures Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati. [CANNOT CONFIRM]

Keith Vest’s [BEDV ‘89] agency the Variable has been recognized as one of AdAge’s Southeast Small Agency of the Year two out of the last three years, and they have launched an integrated commercialization platform called 100watt.

Jeremy Leonard [BEDA ’12, B.Arch ‘13] recently accepted a position at SHoP Architects in New York, where he is working on the Fulbright University campus in Vietnam, a ground-up university outside of Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. Christina Harrington [MID ‘13] recently spoke at a colloquium series, “Inclusivity Through Design: Promoting Health and Wellness Among Older Adults through Health Games,” jointly held by the College of Design and Department of Psychology. She is currently working at Northwestern University as a research faculty in the Inclusive Technology Lab.

Erin Maynard [BEDA ‘00] recently accepted a position as an Interior Designer/Project Manager at Interior Elements in Raleigh.

Hayley Hughes [MGD ’13] recently moved to San Francisco to start a new job with Airbnb as an Experience Designer for their Design Language System.

Joyce Watkins King [BEDV ‘79] recently received one of three juror’s awards in the recent NC Artists Exhibition at the Duke Energy Center, and in the past year has also exhibited at ArtSpace, Personify Gallery, Voice of the Spirit Gallery, Greensboro Project Space, Hudgens Center, Weatherspoon Museum, and the Gallery of Visual Arts. She was also a cross-disciplinary resident at Arts, Letters, and Numbers in Averill, New York.

MID student Raunak Mahtani in collaboration with a Biomechanical Engineering team (BME 452) were selected as winners of Phase 2 in the i4 Competition ($4,000 award), and winners of the overall i4 competition ($15,000 award).