Our Evidence-Based Design Research What Sets us Above the Rest
Our faculty engage in research on lighting, technology, healthcare, history and material culture that integrate new insights and knowledge into the undergraduate program. We have a robust graduate program that allows us to expand our faculty with many strong graduate students with practice expertise, expertise in lighting, or in allied fields that enrich the program. A strong commitment to research unifies the faculty and informs the teaching of studios and support classes across the curriculum. Faculty easily reference peer-reviewed research in support classes and studios and train students in pre-design research in three upper division studios. Our research orientation enhances the creative process and informs resulting solutions, and it also helps define the identity of our program.
Our Engage Design Lab works with real clients on and off campus to create solutions.
Our faculty are engaged in research in color, lighting, virtual reality, technology, hospitality, healthcare, history and materials.