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Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink

Jan 14, 2022

Bringing New Voices to the College of Design

The importance of differing perspectives in design was a major consideration for Rodney Swink 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 — a process that begins with bringing diverse student perspectives to the College of Design. 

Tim Allen, Christine Browning, Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, Britt Davis, Jason Forney, Brian Leonard, ClayVon Lowe, Heather Rowell, Charles L. “Chuck” Travis, III.

Oct 26, 2021

Meet the New Members of the College of Design’s Leaders Council

These select alumni and friends in design-related professions across the country will support the college in its ongoing mission to become the top public interdisciplinary design college in the U.S. 

Ingrid Fullerton and Wayne Place examine work from the 2018 Venice Biennale.

Sep 21, 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. 

Sammie Shepard's eighth-grade class collaborates on a user-based design project during a field trip to NC State.

Sep 13, 2021

The K-12 Digital Design Lab: Thriving Through Adaptation

Thanks to funding from NC Modernist Houses, an organization dedicated to connecting the public with design resources in North Carolina, the College of Design’s Design Lab field trip program has been thriving since 2013. Design Camp, which supports a few of its attendees each year through the Marvin and Cindy Malecha Dream Scholarship Fund, and Digital Design Camp are other programs through which the college introduces its disciplines to young people. 

Kofi Boone

Aug 23, 2021

Kofi Boone Announced 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. 

Mark Elison Hoversten

Jul 5, 2021

Think and Do: College of Design

Mark Elison Hoversten, dean of NC State’s College of Design, discusses how donors are making the extraordinary happen in the college every day. 

A man standing in an unfinished room of the new Design Center.

Jun 28, 2021

Early Champions for the New Design Center

As renovations for the Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive continue to progress, students are preparing to utilize the blank spaces for fall 2021. One company, Eastman, recently pledged a major gift to become the first partner to name a space in the new facility. 

Lewis Clarke (right) with Sarah Zewde.

Jun 22, 2021

Landscape Architecture Professor Lewis Clarke Passes Away at 94

Lewis Clarke, FASLA, passed away on June 6, 2021. Clarke catalyzed the evolution of American landscape architecture for more than 65 years as a professor at the North Carolina State University School (now College) of Design and as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities. Through nearly five decades of active practice, his achievements were multi-faceted, award-winning and historically significant. His contributions endure through donated papers and drawings at NC State University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. 

Design Leaders Council logo

Jun 14, 2021

Diversifying Leadership: College of Design Leaders Council to Begin Recruitment

The College of Design’s Leaders Council has begun an effort to expand and diversify its membership. The volunteer group also hopes to broaden its influence through the creation of new committees. 

Design DoG 2021 image

Apr 19, 2021

Day of Giving 2021 Breaks Records for College of Design Fundraising

The College of Design had its most successful Day of Giving yet on March 24. Throughout the 24-hour period, it raised a total of $1,349,683 from 309 gifts, supporting scholarships, facilities, students, staff and faculty throughout the college.