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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.



Video: Photography student documents the habitat of home

As a 2023 Undergraduate Research Award recipient, KU senior Grace Worden set out to document the terrains and textures of Kansas for her film photography project “No Place Like Home." An exhibition of the work is on view at the Kansas Union Gallery through March 9.

On March 6th, inspire support for ArcD students as a One Day. One KU. ambassador

One Day. One KU. has been rescheduled to take place on March 6th. This annual university-wide, 24-hour fundraising campaign, will provide alumni and friends of the School of Architecture & Design (ArcD) the opportunity to directly support current and future students.

Architecture faculty candidate events, Feb. 23–March 1

Get to know the candidates for new architecture faculty positions and have a voice in the future of architectural education at the KU School of Architecture & Design.

ArcD Dean's new book finds lessons in population health from small-city Kansas

Mahbub Rashid's new book, “Built Environment and Population Health in Small-Town America: Learning from Small Cities of Kansas," looks at how lifestyle behaviors and health indicators are associated with spatial planning and design factors in 36 small Kansas cities.

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