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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.



Read the May 2023 ArcD newsletter

🏆 KU top school at national design competition, Architecture Student Portfolio Awards, Designbuild studio news, faculty awards, and more in the May 2023 ArcD Newsletter.

Professors and PhD student receive KU International Affairs grants for research, collaboration abroad

KU International Affairs has announced that professors Jae Chang and Elise Kirk and doctoral student Ifeloju Olusanya have received travel grants to support research and collaboration abroad. 

Alumni: Join us for a gathering of Jayhawk designers and architects in San Francisco [June 8, 7-9 pm]

This is an exciting time at the University of Kansas. Learn more about recent developments in the School and get a preview of the future of design education at KU. Connect with alumni designers and architects, reconnect with classmates and professors at Multistudio's SF office.

KC Studio features the immersive artwork created by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient with the help of ArcD students

Artist Janine Antoni partnered with the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, KU Indigenous Studies, ArcD professor Keith Van de Riet's Designbuild studio, and Architecture PhD student Suzan Hampton to develop labyrinth project commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art.

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