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.
Means to Make
Art2Wear, a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume and wearable sculpture created by the students of the College of Design at NC State University, celebrated its 18th year in 2019.
Design + Build Studio Helps Preserve History
Since its inception, the Design + Build studio at NC State's School of Architecture has tackled a number of distinct projects, each with connections to location, culture and history. In 2019, what started as a tour of Princeville — where the College of Design has a background of work with disaster recovery — led by landscape architecture professor Kofi Boone ended with a 200-plus-square-foot tribute to a town whose history was facing destruction. The studio would not have been possible without a generous gift from alumnus Bill Valentine.
Remembering Steve Schuster
The College of Design community is saddened by the death of Steve Schuster, a leader in the practice of architecture and adaptive reuse. His passion and leadership, both in design and as a supporter of NC State, will leave an impressive legacy.
A Legacy of Serving and Enhancing Communities
"If our museum is furthering the understanding between cultures and recognized for the power that it can have over people’s lives, the payoff is at the end there’s something there that is going to be standing for a long time." Phil Freelon, who graduated from the College of Design in 1975, passed away on July 9. The legacy he built through service to his alma mater and through community-enhancing architecture, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will indeed stand for a long time.
Success by Design
May 2019 graduate Téa Blumer's time as an art and design student at NC State equipped her for success as an entrepreneur. Her app, iScribble, won top honors in the Arts Venture category at the 2019 Lulu eGames and she will return to NC State as a Miller Fellow.
On the Catwalk
Each spring, Art2Wear brings the most innovative high fashion concepts to NC State’s campus. Private support helps student designers cover associated costs.
Reaching for His Dreams
Will Reuther soon will graduate from the College of Design with his master’s in industrial design (ID) with plans to enter a one-year intensive post-baccalaureate pre-med program, followed by medical school. As a recipient of the L. Franklin Bost Industrial Design Fellowship and a teaching assistantship, Reuther feels NC State has prepared him for his next steps.
The Value of a Design Education
Bill O'Brien recognizes that many of his career opportunities – such as designing the first building on Centennial Campus – are tied to NC State. Supporting the College of Design as a donor and creating internship opportunities at his firm, O'Brien Atkins, are two ways he continues to give back to the university.
A Study Abroad Experience: Jecori Owens-Shuler
Jecori Owens-Shuler, a senior at the College of Design studying industrial design, had the opportunity to spend a semester in Prague as part of his study abroad experience. This adventure was enhanced by support from the Chancellor’s Study Abroad Scholarship.