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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.



Read the November 2022 KU ArcD newsletter

ArcD Alumni Awards recap, Studio 804 LEED certification, design faculty spotlight, "Beware of the Phog" origin story.

Faculty Spotlight: Sam Yates Meier brings professional insights into the classroom

As an educator and mentor to aspiring graphic designers, visual storytellers, and creative leaders, Sam Yates Meier teaches both what it takes and what it’s like to be a purpose-driven creative pro. 

University hosting events in honor of Veterans Day

KU will host and participate in a variety of activities to honor the nation's veterans. Events include the Tribute to Veterans Gala, Salute to Service Kansas Athletics events and participation in Veterans Day parades in Lawrence and Leavenworth.

High School seniors applying for KU Design programs: priority portfolio deadline is Nov. 1

The KU Department of Design is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. Learn how to submit your portfolio, what to include, and upcoming deadlines. To be considered for admission during the priority application period, submit materials by November 1st.  

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