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The KU School of Architecture & Design (ArcD)

ArcD academic programs, studios, and research centers are driven to meet challenges through relentless creativity and solutions-based design.

Immerse yourself in a creative studio culture and make real work that has real impact while enjoying a one-of-a-kind college experience at KU.

Aspiring architects, designers, creatives, and multidisciplinary leaders form an inclusive community inspired to create what has never been seen and discover solutions the world needs.



Design Competition: Using AI to Design Healthy Spaces

The KU Institute of Health + Wellness Design is sponsoring a design competition open to students in all School of Architecture & Design academic programs. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $300 will be awarded to the three top entries. Deadline: January 24, 2024.

Read the November 2023 KU ArcD newsletter

Alumni Spotlights. Celebrating the KU Architecture & Design Alumni Awards. Basic Design Studies and Interior Architecture students celebrate the legacy of Victor Papanek. AIA-Kansas Awards. Remembering Professor Lou Michel. More ...

Design students invited to connect with alumni design pros on Tuesday, November 14

Mocktails & Mingle: Design is an informal opportunity for KU Design students to learn from alumni design professionals about career paths, job search tips, and how to thrive in today’s marketplace. No resumes or portfolios, just conversations and connections.

Design lecturer works with KU Libraries to analyze and enhance design course

Visual Communication Design lecturer Sam Yates Meier collaborated with a team of KU librarians to redesign a history of design course and develop new opportunities for student engagement regardless of class size.

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