Research + Engagement
Research and scholarship at the College of Design is, by its nature, interdisciplinary and collaborative.
Our efforts actively engage faculty, staff, students, and the design community. Research initiatives and faculty labs highlight our commitment to address the most pressing local and global issues of society and the design profession, including high-performance buildings, visual narratives, health and well-being, and sustainable and resilient communities. Our faculty and researchers’ strengths in design thinking, innovation, and technology — along with tenacity in spatial and environmental analysis, simulations, prototyping, and human-centered approaches — provide unique opportunities for partnerships with non-profits, foundations, industries, communities, as well as city, state, and federal government agencies.