SHADE / Solar Decathlon Project

SHADE: Solar Homes Adapted for Desert Equilibrium is a prototype designed and constructed for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon, a biannual International Competition for net-zero homes built with integrated photovoltaics and other sustainable features and technologies. SHADE employs a number of passive design strategies - self-shading, ventilated facade, optimal volume and orientation - along with a number of sustainable technologies - radiant cooling, phase change materials, and energy recovery to respond to our extreme, urbanized Sonoran Desert environment. 

ASU’s Solar Laboratory and Deck

Founded by the late Professor John Yellott, ASU’s Solar Laboratory is a nationally recognized facility for research and education in active and  passive solar heating/cooling/electricity and in climate responsive building material design concepts.

Lecture Series

2016-17 Lecture Series

Push Me, Pull You

This year’s speaker series is structured as a set of intimate conversations between design professionals and thought leaders from other disciplines. The intention is that the dialogue promotes an exchange that reveals synergies between their disciplines that inspire innovation.

All lectures take place at 6:00 pm in Design North, Rm. 60 (810 S. Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287).

Fall 2016

September 21
Making Space for Urban Manufacturing: Nina Rappaport + Kate Sofis

Design Primer

Summer Design Primer 2018

Architecture - Industrial Design - Interior Design - Landscape Architecture - Visual Communication


This is where your future begins. Take your next step by completing the admission process and find out why The Design School is among the most comprehensive schools of design in the nation. Scroll down for further information on the undergraduate and graduate application process. 

Visual Collections

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Welcome to visual collections. The slide collection contains over 160,000 images

Digital Image Database



In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.