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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.



KU's Solar Decathlon project featured on WIBW

“With design build, you design it and then you get to build it with your own hands. And a project like this is a one in a lifetime opportunity to work with the companies that we’re working with, work with the school, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy." – student Micah Ramsay

Spring 2023 KU Design Symposium lineup

For nearly 40 years, the KU Design Symposium has enriched educational experiences through exposure to designers and artists from around the world. The first event of the spring series, Feb. 2 at 6pm, features a panel discussion with Hallmark designers.

Spring 2023 KU Architecture Lecture Series lineup

The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architectural and experiential design leaders to illuminate new ideas and inspire purpose-driven design practice. The first event, Feb. 3 at 5pm in The Forum, features architect, scholar, and KU Emeritus Professor Stephen Grabow.

MEDIA ADVISORY: See KU's entry to the Solar Decathlon take shape [Feb. 1]

Wednesday, Feb. 1, the KU team will conduct its first technical visit with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® inspectors. This will be an opportunity to meet the students and learn about the unique features planned for their bio-based home. 

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