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KU architecture class partners with Lawrence elementary school to construct shade structure

Third-year KU Designbuild students designed and fabricated an 800-square-foot pavilion and companion rain garden with native plantings at the first fully-accessible playground in Kansas. A grand opening event will take place on Dec. 15 in Lawrence.

Video: Photography student explores our state’s environmental future

Grace Worden, a senior photography student minoring in environmental studies, traveled the state with the Kansas Abroad program to learn how individuals, businesses, and communities are bringing together rural economic development and environmental stewardship.

Design Competition: Using AI to Design Healthy Spaces

The KU Institute of Health + Wellness Design is sponsoring a design competition open to students in all School of Architecture & Design academic programs. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $300 will be awarded to the three top entries. Deadline: January 24, 2024.

Read the November 2023 KU ArcD newsletter

Alumni Spotlights. Celebrating the KU Architecture & Design Alumni Awards. Basic Design Studies and Interior Architecture students celebrate the legacy of Victor Papanek. AIA-Kansas Awards. Remembering Professor Lou Michel. More ...

Design students invited to connect with alumni design pros on Tuesday, November 14

Mocktails & Mingle: Design is an informal opportunity for KU Design students to learn from alumni design professionals about career paths, job search tips, and how to thrive in today’s marketplace. No resumes or portfolios, just conversations and connections.

Design lecturer works with KU Libraries to analyze and enhance design course

Visual Communication Design lecturer Sam Yates Meier collaborated with a team of KU librarians to redesign a history of design course and develop new opportunities for student engagement regardless of class size.

Remembering KU architecture professor Lou Michel

Former KU architecture professor Lou Michel passed away on October 1st, 2023. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11:00 a.m. PST in Bellingham, Washington and broadcast via livestream.

Read the October 2023 KU ArcD newsletter

Industrial Design alum Jomo Tariku was recognized by Vice President Kamala Harris at a celebration of the artists and designers whose works were included in a recent redesign of the Naval Observatory. Plus: design lecturer featured in showcase of women artists; Studio 804 in Dezeen; more ...

KU Alumni Association's Driving with Jayhawks features Visual Communication Design graduate

Kansas City-based artist Megh Knappenberger discusses the inspiration that drives her artistic endeavors and the pieces she will be unveiling at the KU Alumni Association during Homecoming weekend on October 28, 2023.

Visual Communication Design student projects awarded by AIGA-KC

Four 2023 University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design graduates won American Institute of Graphic Arts-Kansas City awards for projects completed during their final year as students. 

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School of Architecture & Design