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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.



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Human-centered design guides new interior architecture professor Mohammad Dastmalchi's teaching and research

Dastmalchi has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams of different sizes to design and build commercial and educational projects. His research focuses on collaborative design thinking and how emerging technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) can influence design communication and process.
Text says 'HOME ON THE HILL. KU Homecoming 2022'. The 'M' in HOME is styled to look like KU's Frasier Hall.

Week of KU Homecoming activities begins September 26

The University of Kansas will host its 110th Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 1. The week will feature a variety of events for alumni and students, culminating in the KU football game against Iowa State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
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Healthcare design expert Herminia Machry joins KU interior architecture faculty

In the past 18 years, Machry worked as a design practitioner on several healthcare facility projects. She focuses her research on improving design to ensure better safety, engagement, and cognition outcomes within healthcare environments.
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Kurt Hong joins KU School of Architecture & Design to focus on computational design

As a researcher and professor at KU, Hong’s goal is to bridge the worlds of design and computing and to ensure KU remains a leader in research and innovation within its design/build studios.

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