Welcome to the New College of Design Website

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Today, we're excited to unveil our new College of Design website. The new site is not only easier to navigate and interact with, it also gives visitors insights as to who we are as a College, what our students and faculty are working on, and how we're reinventing our disciplines and advancing transformative thinking and practice in the design field.

You'll notice our rotating Features section that highlights some of the interesting News that comes out of the College each day. That Features bar also includes Student Stories, Exhibitions, a Gallery and important College of Design Initiatives - all in an effort to better communicate our compelling story.

Please be sure to visit us on our social media pages - links are located in the upper-right portion of your screen - and like, friend, follow, favorite, join and subscribe to all that we have to offer. And if you're new to our site, or are interested in receiving regular (but not overwhelming) updates from the College of Design, please be sure to sign-up by clicking on the Email Sign-Up tab, just below our social media links, in the upper-right corner of our page.

While we still have a few tweaks to make because of the transition from the old site, we hope your experience with our newly redesigned website will be a good one. As you will see, there are countless exciting, unique and vitally important things happening here at the College of Design. Thank you for visiting.

- Trevor Miller, Director of External Relations


The Thursday, November 17 conference will explore new smart, sustainable and innovative materials. Along with Brownell, the event will feature other leading world experts in the fields of material sourcing, research and application for design. For more information, please click here.

Brownell has been published in over forty design, business, and science journals, and has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and Japan. He was selected for a "40 Under 40" award by Building Design & Construction magazine in 2006, and his book, Transmaterial, was nominated for an International Book Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2007. For more on Brownell, click here.

Helen Koo.jpgThroughout the fall 2011 academic semester the Appleby Hall Art Gallery will be hosting a women student and alumni art show titled Mosaic. The exhibit features apparel studies PhD student Helen Koo and two other talented artists from the University: Barbara Porwit and Marjorie Schalles.

To view more from Koo's collection, the art gallery is located on the ground floor of Appleby Hall.

Laurie McGinley (M.Arch) Heads to San Salvador

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Laurie McGinley.jpgLaurie McGinley, an M.Arch graduate and student in the M.S. program in Sustainable Design will present findings collected as part of her third year graduate design studio "Contested Terrains" at the 28th annual ELEA conference in San Salvador, El Salvador.

McGinley is one of nine students selected to present a paper on her research. She is the only presenter at the international conference for Latin American architecture students from a university in the United States.

McGinley's research examines the endemic urban sinkhole condition in San Salvador as a potential opportunity to migrate Salvadorans to more sustainable water use habits in their homes and places of employment. She will gather additional information while in El Salvador to complete her M.S. thesis, Sinking MASS: readily adaptable sustainable design for the masses.

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Read more about McGuinley and her work on her blog.

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