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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.



Watch campus presentation by Bjarke Ingels Group project team

March 9 through 10, architects from BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group came to campus to begin working with School and University stakeholders to plan, design, and visualize the future of design education at KU. The team conducted workshops, toured campus, and introduced the project. 

Read the March 2023 ArcD newsletter

Reimagining ArcD facilities with Bjarke Ingels Group. Thank you to our OneDay.OneKU ambassadors and donors! Architecture, Photography and VisCom faculty features. Industrial Design student representing KU in competition. Alum restoring Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house in Houston.

Visual essay by Tim Hossler, chair of design, captures makeshift home offices in the first days of COVID

With frame after frame of rooms without any people in them (there is an occasional pet), Hossler said the essay is melancholy, at best, in terms of its emotional effect.

KU School of Architecture & Design announces appointment of Bjarke Ingels Group to complete space planning and design

After a decade of increasing enrollment numbers and expanded program offerings, the school is working with Bjarke Ingels Group to transform its facilities to accommodate recent growth and upgrade academic spaces in alignment with KU's 2024 Master Plan.

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