Responsible Design

Responsible Design - Historic Preservation in Red Cloud
Changing the World through Design

Are you interested in sustainability in design? Do you often see ways to redesign something to make it more effective or aesthetically useful? Are you interested in a career in any of the design fields offered by the College of Architecture—architecture, interior design, or landscape architecture? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Responsible Design is the Learning Community for you!

You will live in Abel Hall and take courses in design elements, design theory, and computer-based design together.

You will also be invited to participate in activities and events ranging from an ice cream social with the Dean of Architecture to tours of local firms and construction sites to learn how current businesses approach the act of designing responsibly. You will also have the opportunity to participate in service projects. For example, last year, the Responsible Design LC traveled to Red Cloud, Nebraska to contribute to the restoration of a historical building (pictured here). 

Community Details

Open To

First-year students interested in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, or the principles of responsible design. It is strongly recommended that students meet the requirements for admission to the College of Architecture. 



DSGN 123: Computer Applications in Design 


DSGN 111: Design Making

DSGN 120: Design Drawing

Meet the Faculty Sponsors

Dr. Kim Wilson
Stephanie Kuenning