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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. 

Howling wolf statue on NC State's campus

Mar 24, 2020

NC State Makes Strong Showing on ‘Power 100’ List

Chancellor Randy Woodson and a number of NC State donors and volunteers landed spots on Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” list, which, according to the magazine, cites “influential folks who are making a significant impact in their enterprises, industries and, in many cases, the broader community.” Other were named to the magazine's supplemental “icons” list of senior business leaders. 

greenway trail

Mar 3, 2020

The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways

Chuck Flink, a professor of practice in landscape architecture at NC State, as well as a volunteer and donor, sat down with the university's Abstract to explain the importance of greenways and their potential in developing cities and communities. Flink is the author of "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future." 

Students outside Kamphoefner Hall

Jan 21, 2020

Creating a Lasting Legacy to the College of Design

Bill Dove, a 1956 graduate of NC State's College of Design, has contributed expansively to the profession of architecture and to his alma mater. A member of the W. C. Riddick and R. S. Pullen giving societies, he has given generously to programs including Caldwell Fellows. In 1999, Dove received an award for service from the Alumni Association for his legacy of voluntarism. 

Jan 14, 2020

Exploring Solutions, By Design

Students completed Professor Tom Barrie's fall 2019 studio course, Affordable and Supportive Housing for NC State, with a better understanding of – and possible solutions for – combating housing insecurity on campus. 

belltower painted on the back of a leaf

Jan 14, 2020

Student Transforms Fallen Leaves into Breathtaking Artwork

Meet Katie Brooks, a senior in the Art + Design program at the NC State College of Design with a minor in arts entrepreneurship through the Department of Music. Brooks, also a Caldwell Fellow, regularly uses all kinds of leaves as her artistic canvas. A tree on campus by Park Shops first inspired her to pick up a leaf to paint. 

rendering of affordable housing design

Nov 5, 2019

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. 

Oct 23, 2019

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. 

Princeville mobile museum

Sep 24, 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.