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.
Technology and Complex Details Meet Aesthetics and Usability
Alumnus Junji Kawabe, a Franklin Bost Industrial Design Fellowship recipient during his time in the College of Design, recently received an iF Design Award Gold. Kawabe's two NC State degrees — a bachelor's in aerospace engineering and a master's in industrial design — are proving to be a complementary strength in his career.
Exploring Cultural Influence in Design
The College of Design's Noble McDuffie Study Abroad Scholarship enabled Sarah Casaday, a graduate student in architecture, to learn even more about design, culture and tradition on a trip to Southeast Asia.
Drawing on Excellence
The annual Shawcroft Prize competition, funded thanks to the generosity of Brian Shawcroft, architect and former faculty member, recognizes NC State architecture students who demonstrate excellent use of hand drawing.
Heritage is the Hallmark of Her Clothing Line
Lisbeth Arias recently realized a dream when she held a launch celebration for her clothing line, Descalza, at her alma mater, NC State’s College of Textiles. The Caldwell Fellow alumna started the line as an undergraduate and now is working to build her own business.
A Focus on Fibers and Fashion
Jeanna Young, recipient of the Jay Purvis Scholarship, is an aspiring textile designer pursuing a second degree in the College of Design's art and design program, with a focus on fibers and fashion. She has traveled to the Netherlands to further explore her interests in textile design, an effort made possible through a grant from the NC State Office of Undergraduate Research.
Extraordinary Game Day Experiences: Olivia Kane
Olivia Kane, a junior majoring in communication, is a partial scholarship recipient as a marching band featured twirler.
Finding Her Stitch
The Noble-McDuffie Travel Scholarship enabled Carly Owens, a senior in art and design, to travel to Chicago this summer to attend an intensive seminar on tambour beading. The experience built on a passion the Art2Wear designer discovered during the inaugural United Kingdom 2016 summer program: Stitching a Cultural Identity, developed by College of Design assistant professor Kat Diuguid.