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Sponsored Studios

Partner with us to bring real-world challenges into the classroom.

Collaborative Research, Design and Design + Build Projects are an integral element for the College of Design. Faculty and students are exposed to unique client-facing opportunities that challenge them to develop real-world solutions to actual projects. Most of these studios are interdisciplinary and include designers, engineers, developers, and business professionals that collaborate on practical and meaningful research + design projects in the studios.

BD MedicalJohn DeereRepublic Wireless
BioventusIBMSAS Accessibility Team
CaterpillarJLGSealed Air
Coca ColaLenovoBosch Appliances
Collins AerospaceLowe’sTechnibilt
Cree LightingNorth Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesTTi
Eastman ChemicalNC State FoundationUniversity of North Carolina Health Care
Georgia PacificNC State University HousingNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Center and UNC Rex Healthcare
Golf PrideNC State Real Estate & DevelopmentUnder Armour
HanesNational Civil Rights MuseumVictoria + Albert
James Hunt LibraryParata SystemsWebAssign

Interested in Partnering on a Sponsored Studio?

Contact one of our department heads below to start the conversation.

Meg Calkins, FASLA, FCELA

Professor and Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Derek Ham, Ph.D.

Department Head of Art + Design, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Affiliated Assistant Research Professor of Architecture

David Hill, FAIA

Head of the School of Architecture; Professor of Architecture; Co-Director, Coastal Dynamics Design Lab

Tsailu Liu

Professor and Department Head of Graphic Design + Industrial Design