Teamwork that Addresses Flooding Challenges
Philanthropy supports the work of NC State’s Coastal Dynamics Lab, which helps communities recover from events such as hurricanes and plan for a better future.
College of Design Remembers Peter Batchelor
The College of Design is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus Peter Batchelor. Batchelor donated his collection of correspondence, administrative papers, urban design studies, computer printouts, doctoral papers, graphic materials and industry publications relating to his career as a professional urban planner to the NC State University Libraries. Also included are lectures and exhibition materials created by students documenting his time as a professor.
College of Design Dean Emeritus Passes Away
The College of Design is saddened by the May 4 loss of Marvin Malecha, who served as dean from 1994 through 2015. Malecha shaped not only the campus surrounding him, but also the way students approached the concept of design. Among many other accomplishments, he established new academic programs and taught design thinking; served as an adviser on the Hunt Library project and designed the chancellor’s residence, The Point; redesigned the chancellor’s ceremonial lavalier and the university mace; and with his wife established an endowment named the Marvin and Cindy Malecha Dream Scholarship Fund, which helps students attend NC State’s Design Camp and be exposed to design at a younger age. To date, nine students have received the need-based scholarship.
Orr Joins College of Design as Executive Director of Development
Jill Orr, who previously led development efforts at Arts NC State, has joined the College of Design as executive director of development. In her new role, she will leverage her experience to maintain the college's fundraising momentum through the last two years of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.
NC State Makes Strong Showing on ‘Power 100’ List
Chancellor Randy Woodson and a number of NC State donors and volunteers landed spots on Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” list, which, according to the magazine, cites “influential folks who are making a significant impact in their enterprises, industries and, in many cases, the broader community.” Other were named to the magazine's supplemental “icons” list of senior business leaders.
The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways
Chuck Flink, a professor of practice in landscape architecture at NC State, as well as a volunteer and donor, sat down with the university's Abstract to explain the importance of greenways and their potential in developing cities and communities. Flink is the author of "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future."
Creating a Lasting Legacy to the College of Design
Bill Dove, a 1956 graduate of NC State's College of Design, has contributed expansively to the profession of architecture and to his alma mater. A member of the W. C. Riddick and R. S. Pullen giving societies, he has given generously to programs including Caldwell Fellows. In 1999, Dove received an award for service from the Alumni Association for his legacy of voluntarism.
Exploring Solutions, By Design
Students completed Professor Tom Barrie's fall 2019 studio course, Affordable and Supportive Housing for NC State, with a better understanding of – and possible solutions for – combating housing insecurity on campus.
Student Transforms Fallen Leaves into Breathtaking Artwork
Meet Katie Brooks, a senior in the Art + Design program at the NC State College of Design with a minor in arts entrepreneurship through the Department of Music. Brooks, also a Caldwell Fellow, regularly uses all kinds of leaves as her artistic canvas. A tree on campus by Park Shops first inspired her to pick up a leaf to paint.
Partnering to Combat Student Housing Insecurity
Since Mary Haskett's 2017 study illustrated the need to address food and housing insecurity faced by NC State students, campus and community partners have worked on ways to respond. Grants from the NC State University Foundation are supporting development of a Host Homes Program, which will match students facing homelessness or housing insecurity with members of the community willing to open their homes. At the same time, an interdisciplinary partnership with Professor Tom Barrie in the College of Design is exploring what it might look like to provide housing on or near campus.