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Professors pay tribute to pioneer of human-centered architecture in new book

Amos Rapoport’s 1969 book “House Form and Culture" proved groundbreaking in understanding the important influence of cultural factors in shaping the built environments in different communities around the world. Architecture professors Nisha Fernando and Kapila Silva have co-written and co-…

Read the February-March ArcD newsletter

Typographic Universe design studio highlight. Architecture student wins SOM Foundation Award. Dean Mahbub Rashid's new book. Health + Wellness Design Program celebrates 15 years. Alumni history. KU Design Camp registration.

Health + Wellness Design program celebrates 15 years and looks into the future

On February 19, more than 80 alumni, professional mentors, current master of architecture students, and faculty from the KU Institute of Health + Wellness Design gathered to celebrate 15 years of the Department of Architecture’s Health + Wellness program and plan for the next phase of its…

Video: Photography student documents the habitat of home

As a 2023 Undergraduate Research Award recipient, KU senior Grace Worden set out to document the terrains and textures of Kansas for her film photography project “No Place Like Home." An exhibition of the work is on view at the Kansas Union Gallery through March 9.

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