The Design School | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

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Shawn Richards
Director of Development



The Design School plays an important role within the context of the community it serves. The Design School offers degrees in architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual communication (graphic) design. Our school brings together all of these design disciplines, with one unified faculty, working together to create a new vision of how we educate the next generation of designers. We are the most comprehensive and collaborative design school in the country. We create knowledge and design futures through the synthesis and collaboration of these fields of study.

The school’s collaborative structure fosters innovation through the integration of expertise among academic units, university-based research and practitioners. As part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the larger ASU community, the school educates designers and fosters research in all scales of the built environment: local, regional, national and international.

The school’s mission is to educate future designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity, and catalyze transformation for public good.