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Temporary parklets will be popping up around metered parking spaces in downtown Phoenix this Friday, including one built by a group of Arizona State University landscape architecture students. In...
When former graffiti artist Clyde Thompson experienced the European art scene at age 21, he was inspired by the sweep of what he saw. “When I saw the murals in Europe, they looked like pieces of fine...
Earlier this year, winds in Eagar, Arizona, got up to speeds of 80 mph, and the jungle gym on the playground at the Boys and Girls Club of Round Valley took flight and landed in a nearby field. It...
It’s a common story: Developers start transforming public spaces with little to no input from the community — and it doesn’t end happily. But, as Arizona State University Assistant Professors Paul...
Roden Crater, a large-scale art installation of light and perception in northern Arizona, is seen by only a few hundred people every year. This past year, 60 Arizona State University students were...
Among the uninitiated, Phoenix might conjure less-than-savory thoughts of suburban sprawl, ecological challenges or a dearth of history. But the truth is every place has its own unique stories to...
Designer, inspirational author and trailblazer Cheryl Heller will create more new pathways in the next chapter of her career. Heller joins Arizona State University as the director of design...
Faculty researchers from the College of Health Solutions and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts have combined forces on interdisciplinary research projects through a new grant program...
The sounds of saws, drills and hammers fill a spacious workspace inside The Design School of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. It is Feb...
Mark Searle, Arizona State University’s executive vice president and university provost, has announced that Sukhwant Jhaj will join the ASU leadership team as vice provost for academic innovation and...
Editor’s note: Two Arizona State University online master’s programs are helping construction and engineering professionals advance their careers by bringing them up to speed on the latest...
The Architectural League of New York recently published a report on the work of Brazilian architect Affonso Eduardo Reid by Bryan Maddock, an instructor in The Design School at Arizona State...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Learning to thrive at Arizona State University means more than doing well in your major. It...
Clint Penick is feeling a little “antsy” about his new project — in the excited way one might feel about opening a holiday gift. Penick, an ant aficionado and assistant research professor in the...
Thirty-seven senior leaders from more than two dozen universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of California at Merced, have...
Arizona State University has more than 3,000 Native American students, and a group of them has created a powerful proposal to redesign the campus to reflect their culture. The ideas include adding...
Arizona State University has teamed up with Autodesk , the software provider for people who make things, to prepare students with the technological skills necessary to solve the world’s most...
When you ask middle schoolers who live in the desert to describe what water means to them, they say water creates life. And it means cleanliness. And it’s fun. So a group of Arizona State University...
Vaulting beyond velcro, the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University is seeding new ideas for nature-inspired innovation. Still most widely associated with the invention of velcro, ASU...
The energy at the second annual Herberger Institute Day was electric — so electric that after four solid hours of almost 100 creative workshops at Herberger Institute’s five schools and art museum,...
It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and on the third floor of the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix, a group of second-year Mayo Clinic students are learning to walk — or perhaps more accurately, re-learning...
Family is the most important thing to people who live in the Gila River Indian Community, and the houses they live in should reflect that reality. That was the key concept that members of the...
An unprecedented production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” An exhibition featuring ASU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol collection. A musical about religion, identity and dinosaurs. The 2018-19 season at...
The bonds between Arizona State University and its partners in Mexico over the past few years are producing large-scale research that will help millions of people as well as small projects to assist...
A lack of sustainable energy sources in far-flung underdeveloped regions is among the most daunting roadblocks to quality of life still plaguing much of the world. The challenge is not only...
Challenges to our planet can overwhelmingly command the headlines: climate change, massive population increases, dwindling resources. But with every crisis comes an opportunity for creativity —...
Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American....
How do you create a school that is inclusive, collaborative and equitable? That is the question The Design School at Arizona State University is asking design leaders across the country through...
Editor's note: This is part of a series investigating gun violence from many angles . It used to be that the idea of stepping up school security meant the hiring of a school resource officer or...
Marc Neveu will be joining The Design School in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in fall 2018 as the new program head for the school’s innovative architecture...
If you had the opportunity to build your ideal career path at a pace and in a space tailor-made just for you — what would it look like? That was the question design students at Arizona State...
Schools. Hospitals. Laboratories. Designers and artists do as much work outside their practice rooms and studios as they do inside those traditional spaces. Courtney Davis, an interior architecture...
Editor's note: Friday's events at the Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center focused on helping professional athletes transition out of their playing careers, new ways of...
In the wake of the flagship Women’s March in January 2017 and the bombshell #MeToo movement that followed in October, women’s issues have experienced a resurgence in society’s collective...
Many universities have a presence in Washington, D.C.: a lobbyist, an internship coordinator, or a few folks who hand out swag and try to wrangle money out of federal agencies. But Arizona State...
Wanda Dalla Costa, an architect who has spent nearly two decades working with indigenous communities in North America, has joined the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State...
Arizona State University's Open Door held its finale at the Tempe campus on Saturday, where visitors learned from ASU experts on a veritable smorgasbord of cool topics, including medieval armor-...
A team made up of a student, a professor and a graduate from The Design School in ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts won the American Institute of Architects’ Phoenix Metro 2017...
There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017. In a year that celebrated the 15th anniversary of the New American University, the faculty, staff and students...
Milagros Zingoni and Wil Heywood, professors in The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, received $52,500 from ASU alumnus Jack Furst and Isaac Manning, manager of...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . At this week’s Global Education Summit in Beijing, the mother of...
Through a significant $50,000 AIGA Innovate Grant from and partnership with AIGA National, AIGA Arizona and The Design School at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts...
Ever since Dean Steven J. Tepper arrived at ASU, he has been working on a way to bring the diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts together. Given...
When Emeritus Professor Ron Roedel retired in 2011 after 30 years of teaching and research in electrical engineering, there was one thing his longtime colleague and friend Michael Kozicki thought was...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Bouncing back. How do you recover from a setback? It’s an age-...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Arizona State University gave a...
Her sophomore year, Anissa Griego served as the assistant director and choreographer for the Lyric Opera Theatre student production of “Grease.” It was one of the greatest challenges of her life,...
Biomimicry is an approach to problem-solving that looks at how nature has already done it. In this philosophy, people create a sustainable lifestyle by observing how animals and plants have overcome...
Chingwen Cheng, an assistant professor in landscape architecture in The Design School, received the Centennial Professorship Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Associate in April. The...
Necessity — and sometimes desperation — drive innovation, and several Arizona State University students have been rewarded for creating amazing solutions to problems they dealt with firsthand. A...
Standing at the front of a large lecture hall as hundreds of college students streamed in with their books, bags and devices, headphones still in their ears, something dawned on William Heywood. They...
Update: The team featured in this story, led by ASU Professor Darren Petrucci and Assistant Professors Chingwen Cheng and Paul Coseo, all from The Design School, took top prize in the University of...
Jose Bernardi, who spends much of his time researching contemporary design in Latin America, writes on the relationship between design and ideas in cultural settings. It’s no huge surprise, then,...
What is creative placemaking? Celina Tchida has thought about this question more than most people. A graduate student in community development in Arizona State University's School of Community...
A South Korean model-making company is sponsoring The Design School in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts by building prototypes for selected students. Dosun...
The third edition of “Design Portfolios: Presentation and Marketing for Interior Designers,” a textbook by Diane Bender, associate professor in The Design School, was released in February by...
Danielle Foushée , assistant professor in The Design School, was selected as one of 17 recipients of the 2017 artist research and development grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She was...
Kenneth R. Brooks, a professor of landscape architecture in The Design School, was appointed to a new term on the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board. His term lasts until 2019, and he was...
Shangning Wang, a Master of Visual Communication Design student in The Design School, has received multiple awards for his poster "“Self-portrait."” This work earned Wang the American...
According to Herberger Institute dean Steven Tepper, "bigger-than-me" experiences are necessary for students to have authentic growth.
An ASU design and engineering professor has received the 2014 Yellott Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at a national conference in Boston this summer.