We believe that research and teaching are intrinsically linked. The academic and creative knowledge generated by the College of Design is disseminated in a rich variety of forms, from books, articles, and conferences to buildings, landscapes, and exhibitions. The College of Design is also deeply committed to collaborative research.
In addition to faculty members conducting their own research, they contribute to a wide variety of group research activities that take place within centers, laboratories, institutes, and initiatives. A few of our research areas of interest are included below. You can learn more about research activities within the College of Design on each department's research page.