Skip to main content

Tag: College of Design

ClayVon Lowe, Reggie Howell and Britt Davis

Jan 15, 2021

Mirrors and Mentors: Reaching Back for the Next Generation

College of Design graduates ClayVon Lowe, Reggie Howell and Britt Davis all have unique passions and professions, but they are also connected by the mentors who have guided them. By paying the act of mentorship forward, they have formed a bond that continues to shape their own lives and careers as well as those of others. 

Hand-drawn faces

Jan 5, 2021

3 Students Receive the Shawcroft Drawing Prize

The Brian Shawcroft Prize is awarded every year to an architecture student at NC State’s College of Design nominated by a faculty member for their excellent hand-drawing skills. While the competition is traditionally held on campus, students were still able to showcase their work virtually in 2020. The prize is funded thanks to the generosity of Brian Shawcroft, architect and former faculty member. 

Marva Motley

Nov 17, 2020

Leader, Mentor, Mother: Motley Honored for Commitment to Black Students Via Endowed Scholarship

Former Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Marva Motley worked at the College of Design for 38 years. She was a devoted advocate, cheering students on within the college and helping them navigate any challenge. When Tim Allen (MID ’02), now VP of design at Airbnb, wanted to give back to the college, naming a fund for Motley seemed natural. 

people enter the Princeville 1885 mobile museum building

Sep 22, 2020

A Crash Course in Impact, Resilience and Hope

The Henry W. and Lorene R. Johnston Design + Build Program at NC State's College of Design turns architecture students into a team armed with welding torches, rotary saws and hard hats. In this new vision, students are building a museum for Princeville, America’s first town chartered by formerly enslaved people — and they’re building it on wheels. While there are other Design + Build programs across the country, there’s one thing that makes this one, supported by donor Henry Johnston, stand alone: Each project, from conceptualization to completion, takes place over the span of 11 weeks. 

virtual mosaic displaying students spelling 2024 in front of Talley

Aug 25, 2020

Meet the Newest Members of the Pack

A Park Scholar, an FFA leader, a Goodnight Scholar, a member of the Wolfpack football team and a Summer Textile Exploration Program participant are just a few of the newest members of NC State's student body. Though this year’s first-year and transfer students are facing a new kind of fall semester, they’re ready to work hard, have fun and make the most of every opportunity.   

entrepreneurship garage interior

Aug 11, 2020

Guiding Young Businesses to Success

Through the Lulu eGames, Miller Fellowship and Andrews Launch Accelerator, private support is helping entrepreneurs like Shraddha Rathod, Téa Blumer and Ritika Shamdasani use the skills they learned at NC State to grow thriving enterprises. 

Students, faculty and staff planting along a road in Princeville

Jun 23, 2020

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. 

Peter Batchelor portrait

May 19, 2020

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. 

headshot of Marvin Malecha smiling

May 12, 2020

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. 

Jill Orr

Apr 13, 2020

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.