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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.



Architecture & Design Alumni Award nominations are now open

Recognize the impact of Jayhawk designers, architects, and multidisciplinary leaders by nominating exceptional alumni for a 2023 KU Architecture & Design Alumni Award. Nominations are open through August 23, 2024.

Announcing the 2024 KU Architecture Student Portfolio Awards

Since 2021, alumni architects, faculty, and final-year students have donated time to help 3rd-and-4th-year M.Arch students develop presentation skills and refine their portfolios through this review process.

Read the April-May 2024 ArcD newsletter

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group unveils new building and renovation plans for the School of Architecture & Design. June 6th alumni event in Washington D.C. Alumni-owned firm announces rebrand. Design lecturer’s work acquired by museum. Graduate design program ranked in top ten.

Dyche Hall Grotesque Renewal Project honored with historic preservation award

The project, led by KU architecture faculty members Amy Van de Riet and Keith Van de Riet and local artists Karl Ramberg and Laura Ramberg, combined traditional stonecraft with 3D imaging to recarve the limestone grotesques perched on Dyche Hall, which houses the KU Natural History Museum.

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