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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.

Dirt Works Studio to introduce mass timber home on Saturday, May 11, 12-4 p.m.

The KU academic design-build studio, Dirt Works Studio, will unveil a new mass timber home designed and built by third-year architecture students. The open house event will take place on Saturday, May 11, 12:00 -4:00 p.m.

Public invited to tour Studio 804’s 2024 design-build project on Saturday, May 11

Studio 804, the award-winning graduate design-build studio at the University of Kansas, will reveal its third energy-efficient home built in Lawrence’s historic Pinkney Neighborhood on Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Class of 2024 graduation event details

On Friday, May 10, the KU School of Architecture & Design will host three events to recognize our 2024 graduates. KU’s university-wide Commencement ceremony on the Hill will take place on Sunday, May 12.

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group unveils new light-filled studio building for the KU School of Architecture & Design

BIG, in collaboration with BNIM and the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, has envisioned a hub for learning and collaborative discovery in the heart of the historic KU campus.

KU architecture students are building a small house with big ambitions

Third-year KU Designbuild students in Dirt Works Studio are building Phoenix House, a small, solar-powered house designed to assist members of the Lawrence community in transitioning from houselessness to a secure home.

Professors pay tribute to pioneer of human-centered architecture in new book

Amos Rapoport’s 1969 book “House Form and Culture" proved groundbreaking in understanding the important influence of cultural factors in shaping the built environments in different communities around the world. Architecture professors Nisha Fernando and Kapila Silva have co-written and co-…

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