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Center for Design Research director works to connect education and industry to advance design

KU's Office of Research speaks with ArcD's Center for Design Research director and visual communication design professor Greg Thomas.

Studio Spotlight: Designbuild students creating educational pavilion at children's museum

After weeks of site work in Topeka and prefabrication in Lawrence, ArcD's ongoing collaboration with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center is about to realize another architectural attraction at the interactive children’s museum in Topeka. 

Studio Spotlight: first-year design students explore typography in three dimensions

By taking typographic studies from two dimensions into three, students discover countless insights into how language can be visually expressed and how ideas can be emphasized, altered, and sometimes completely transformed by context. 

‘I Aspire to Change the World’s Perception of African Design’ — KU alum Jomo Tariku

"When the makers of Wakanda Forever wanted some of [KU Industrial Design alumnus] Jomo Tariku’s Afrofuturist furniture to help create the pan-African look of the film, it was an honor Tariku had never imagined."

Read the November 2022 KU ArcD newsletter

ArcD Alumni Awards recap, Studio 804 LEED certification, design faculty spotlight, "Beware of the Phog" origin story.

Faculty Spotlight: Sam Yates Meier brings professional insights into the classroom

As an educator and mentor to aspiring graphic designers, visual storytellers, and creative leaders, Sam Yates Meier teaches both what it takes and what it’s like to be a purpose-driven creative pro. 

University hosting events in honor of Veterans Day

KU will host and participate in a variety of activities to honor the nation's veterans. Events include the Tribute to Veterans Gala, Salute to Service Kansas Athletics events and participation in Veterans Day parades in Lawrence and Leavenworth.

High School seniors applying for KU Design programs: priority portfolio deadline is Nov. 1

The KU Department of Design is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. Learn how to submit your portfolio, what to include, and upcoming deadlines. To be considered for admission during the priority application period, submit materials by November 1st.  

Corridor Gallery features exhibition by New York-based photographer and KU Photography alumnus Max Mikulecky

In Survey, an exhibition of color photographs now on view in the Corridor Gallery at the University of Kansas, Mikulecky captures views of people, places, and artifacts sited on the often-uneasy transition lines of American history, culture, and landscape.

School of Architecture & Design hosting alumni reception in Dallas, Oct. 26

The KU School of Architecture & Design (ArcD) is hosting an alumni reception Wednesday, October 26, from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at GFF’s Uptown Dallas office. Connect with fellow Dallas-Fort Worth-area Jayhawks and reconnect with classmates and friends.

Media Contacts

Dan Rolf
Director, Communications & Hatch Center
School of Architecture & Design
arcd-news@ku.edu