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College of Design

Jan 17, 2018

Solar Vehicle Team Project Takes Unusual Route, Adding Business Students

A team of more than 40 undergraduate and graduate students from NC State's colleges of engineering, design and management are designing a solar car focusing on practicality, performance and energy efficiency. Corporate sponsors, including Toshiba, Geo Renewables, Imagineering and Autodesk, are among the project's supporters. 

Nov 21, 2017

Technology and Complex Details Meet Aesthetics and Usability

Alumnus Junji Kawabe, a Franklin Bost Industrial Design Fellowship recipient during his time in the College of Design, recently received an iF Design Award Gold. Kawabe's two NC State degrees — a bachelor's in aerospace engineering and a master's in industrial design — are proving to be a complementary strength in his career. 

Nov 6, 2017

Exploring Cultural Influence in Design

The College of Design's Noble McDuffie Study Abroad Scholarship enabled Sarah Casaday, a graduate student in architecture, to learn even more about design, culture and tradition on a trip to Southeast Asia. 

Oct 13, 2017

Drawing on Excellence

The annual Shawcroft Prize competition, funded thanks to the generosity of Brian Shawcroft, architect and former faculty member, recognizes NC State architecture students who demonstrate excellent use of hand drawing. 

Oct 4, 2017

Heritage is the Hallmark of Her Clothing Line

Lisbeth Arias recently realized a dream when she held a launch celebration for her clothing line, Descalza, at her alma mater, NC State’s College of Textiles. The Caldwell Fellow alumna started the line as an undergraduate and now is working to build her own business. 

Sep 29, 2017

A Focus on Fibers and Fashion

Jeanna Young, recipient of the Jay Purvis Scholarship, is an aspiring textile designer pursuing a second degree in the College of Design's art and design program, with a focus on fibers and fashion. She has traveled to the Netherlands to further explore her interests in textile design, an effort made possible through a grant from the NC State Office of Undergraduate Research. 

Sep 2, 2017

Finding Her Stitch

The Noble-McDuffie Travel Scholarship enabled Carly Owens, a senior in art and design, to travel to Chicago this summer to attend an intensive seminar on tambour beading. The experience built on a passion the Art2Wear designer discovered during the inaugural United Kingdom 2016 summer program: Stitching a Cultural Identity, developed by College of Design assistant professor Kat Diuguid. 

Jul 17, 2017

Apsiring Designers Share a Dream

Scholarship support allows high school students to attend the College of Design's Design Immersions Camp and work on a range of projects across the disciplines. 

May 23, 2017

Architecture Student Receives Kamphoefner Fellowship

Lillian Wu receives a fellowship named for the College of Design's first dean and awarded to a Master of Architecture student or students in their final year of graduate studies. 

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Apr 19, 2017

Designing an Entrepreneurship

Alumnus Michael Laut, founder of the Raleigh-based product and brand design firm LAUT Design, gives back to the College of Design through both financial gifts and through his time and involvement.