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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.



Center for Design Research director works to connect education and industry to advance design

KU's Office of Research speaks with ArcD's Center for Design Research director and visual communication design professor Greg Thomas.

Studio Spotlight: Designbuild students creating educational pavilion at children's museum

After weeks of site work in Topeka and prefabrication in Lawrence, ArcD's ongoing collaboration with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center is about to realize another architectural attraction at the interactive children’s museum in Topeka. 

Studio Spotlight: first-year design students explore typography in three dimensions

By taking typographic studies from two dimensions into three, students discover countless insights into how language can be visually expressed and how ideas can be emphasized, altered, and sometimes completely transformed by context. 

‘I Aspire to Change the World’s Perception of African Design’ — KU alum Jomo Tariku

"When the makers of Wakanda Forever wanted some of [KU Industrial Design alumnus] Jomo Tariku’s Afrofuturist furniture to help create the pan-African look of the film, it was an honor Tariku had never imagined."

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