Responsible Design

Responsible Design Changing the World through Design

Apply by May 1
Responsible Design - Historic Preservation in Red Cloud

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 service projects at Prairie Pines to tours of local firms and construction sites to learn how current businesses approach the act of designing responsibly. In 2020, Responsible Design students toured several firms in Omaha, including HDR, pictured right.

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

Meet the Faculty Sponsors

Bud Shenefelt