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Ancient aqueducts offer lessons for future

Qanats are networks of underground tubes that use gravity to move groundwater from their subterranean hillside sources. Though developed in the 1st millennium BCE, architecture professor Nilou Vakil says in a new book that qanat systems can inform innovative solutions to meet global water demands.

KU's Dotte Agency co-founder discusses wind power and community in KC Star op-ed

Matt Kleinmann discusses how engaging communities can help solve complex issues, such as climate change, in an op-ed for the Kansas City Star. 

Class of 2022 Post-Graduation Survey

Our 2022 post-graduation activities survey is live! This anonymous survey only takes a few minutes, and will help current students and faculty for years to come.

KU Architecture students awarded AIA-St. Louis scholarships

LAWRENCE — Eleven University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students have received scholarships from the American Institute of Architects’ St. Louis chapter. 

Interior Architecture program director Nisha Fernando receives 2022 EDRA Service Award

LAWRENCE — Nisha Fernando, associate professor and director of interior architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, is the recipient of the 2022 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) service award.

Bookmobile created by ArcD students to be unveiled Aug. 20 in downtown Lawrence

Dottie, the Lawrence Public Library’s new bookmobile, designed and built by University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students and architecture professor Nils Gore, will be officially introduced to the public on Saturday, Aug. 20, in downtown Lawrence.

New book explains cultural landscape approach to Asia-Pacific heritage conservation

Professor Kapila D. Silva and co-editors set the stage for 30 chapters by 38 different authors/co-authors, including Silva, that explore how the guidelines set out in UNESCO’s foundational documents have played out across the Asia-Pacific region in the last three decades.

Architecture professor Kent Spreckelmeyer honored with EDRA Career Award

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has honored Professor Kent Spreckelmeyer with the 2022 EDRA Career Award in recognition of his sustained and significant contributions to environmental design research, practice and teaching.

Design professor Barry Fitzgerald's recent work featured in galleries and magazines

Inspired by efforts to communicate despite the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020, he created a group of paintings titled “Interrupted” that he showed in January at the 30 South Gallery in Pasadena, California. That began a sort of log-rolling process.

KU architecture students use spring studio to reimagine transit in Kansas City

Could a gondola transit system be a practical solution to connect neighborhoods and create economic opportunities in Kansas City? Graduate architecture students at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design used a solutions-based approach to this imaginative idea to show how it…

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