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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.



Color photograph of support cables on J. Muller International's Robert N. Stewart Bridge across the Flatrock River in 1999 in Columbus, Indiana.

Firm co-founded and led by architecture professor Andrew Moddrell receives 2022–2023 Miller Prize

PORT–the public realm design and planning consultancy co-founded by KU architecture professor Andrew Moddrell–will design a site-responsive installation that will be displayed in one of the country’s most iconic sites for Modern architecture next August.  
Color photograph shows student holding and looking through a 4"x5" large format film negative.

KU Photography program hosting free workshop for high school students

The Photography program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design is hosting a free one-day photography workshop for high school students on KU’s campus in Lawrence. Students have the option of attending the workshop on either Saturday, Oct. 29, or Sunday, Oct. 30.
Color photograph shows Risograph-printed 2022 KU Design Week posters on wood wall in Chalmers Hall, University of Kansas.

KU design students recognized at AIGA-Kansas City awards celebration

Visual Communication Design students from the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design won a total of six awards at the 2022 AIGA Kansas City Design Awards & Celebration held Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. 
Digital rendering of Studio Haven, a solar home prototype.

Learn how to support KU in the 2023 Solar Decathlon

A team of students in Chad Kraus’s Dirt Works Studio has advanced to the build phase of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2023 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. The students have launched a campaign through KU Endowment’s LaunchKU crowdfunding platform to help fund the project.

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