Designing a Strong Future
With support from NC State’s Eduardo J. Catalano Scholarship, Joshua Putnam builds on a furniture-making foundation to achieve his longtime dream of becoming an architect.
Shaping the Landscape of a Life in Design
Support from the Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink Landscape Architecture Graduate Student Award helped Corey Dodd get across the finish line and complete his Master of Landscape Architecture degree. The College of Design alumnus aspires to a career related to historic preservation, working with a city’s parks or planning department.
Park Scholar Featured in Art2Wear
Christian Fuda, a senior majoring in industrial design, stepped out of his comfort zone to pursue his passion of fashion design as he presented an avant-garde collection for the annual fashion show Art2Wear, hosted by NC State's College of Design. The program recently celebrated its 17th year as a student-organized runway show presenting fashion, costume and wearable sculpture created by students.
Getting Back What You Give
Kimberly Wicker, who earned her master's degree in landscape architecture at NC State's College of Design, believes strongly in giving back regularly to the community and to the college, with her time and with her financial resources.
Giving to the College and Coastal Communities
College of Design alumni Kevin and Myra Kane honor the role the school has played in their lives and careers with a gift that will fund a full-time research position in the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab.
A Passionate Leader
Award-winning architect and NC State alumnus Curtis W. Fentress hopes to make a difference in the lives of young people by establishing a College of Design scholarship intended to support students from underrepresented populations.
High-Tech Studios A Step Above
Wayne Place, Alumni Association Distinguished Professor, teaches advanced studios in NC State's College of Design on tall building design and airport design. His students have been invited to participate in the prestigious Biennale International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy, presenting "Airports of the Future” team projects that address global challenges of geographic location, user experience, technology and innovative design solutions. Donors are invited to support the effort.
Honoring a Legacy of Dedication
The College of Design's first funded faculty award endowment honors Gene Bressler, influential professor of landscape architecture. The Gene Bressler Landscape Architecture Faculty Award Endowment will provide funds to ensure extraordinary research, teaching and outreach, opportunities for travel and academic enrichment for faculty.
Olympian Now Champions NC State
Jean Driscoll, the new executive director of development for NC State's College of Design, knows a few things about commitment, perseverance and diligence. Driscoll won 12 medals — five of them gold — in the Paralympic Games over 12 years, earned two Olympic exhibition medals and was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2000 she became the first person to win the Boston Marathon eight times.
Solar Vehicle Team Project Takes Unusual Route, Adding Business Students
A team of more than 40 undergraduate and graduate students from NC State's colleges of engineering, design and management are designing a solar car focusing on practicality, performance and energy efficiency. Corporate sponsors, including Toshiba, Geo Renewables, Imagineering and Autodesk, are among the project's supporters.