College of Design

Dean: Luis Rico-Gutierrez

The College of Design was organized in 1978, composed of the Departments of Architecture (previously in the College of Engineering), Art and Design (College of Home Economics), Landscape Architecture (College of Agriculture) and Community and Regional Planning (previously part of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Community Planning). Prior to the formation of the college, these departments cooperated through the Design Center, which was established in 1967.

In 2012, the college restructured its programs into seven departments, as the Departments of Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Integrated Studio Arts were created from the former Department of Art and Design.

Dates of Existence

Related Units

  • Design Center (predecessor,1978)


Browse the College of Design Collections:


Art and Visual Culture

Community and Regional Planning

Graphic Design

Historical Departments, College of Design

Industrial Design


Interior Design

Landscape Architecture