Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Our department features a broad array of programs spanning the fields of design and technology. We have developed a reputation for innovative research and sustainable development in the areas of construction and building science, renewable energy, product design, and interior design, as well as award-winning work in the fields of commercial photography and graphic communication. Our vision is to create "innovative solutions for a sustainable future." Our mission is to advance and apply knowledge within our respective disciplines to address societal needs. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Educating and mentoring students to consider multiple points of view, to solve problems creatively, and to make meaningful contributions in their fields.
  • Conducting innovative research, design, and creative activities.
  • Serving the local and global community through outreach, development, and leadership that improves the world in which we live.

We encourage you to become part of our innovative team! Please spend some time on our site learning more about our programs, our students, and our faculty.

Study Abroad Destinations for Summer 2014

  • Italy - Documenting the Tuscan Landscape (Commercial Photography)
    John Latimer, latimerjs@appstate.edu
  • Costa Rica and Nicaragua - Sustainable Technology in the Coffee Fields of Costa Rica & Nicaragua (Appropriate Technology)
    Jim Houser, houserjb@appstate.edu
  • South Korea/Taiwan - Adventures in Sustainable Energy & Architecture (Appropriate Technology and Building Science)
    Ok-Youn Yu, yuo@appstate.edu
  • Peru - Ecological Building and Design in Peru (Building Science and Appropriate Technology)
    Lee Ball, balllf@appstate.edu
  • England/France - Interior Design in London and Paris (Interior Design)
    Margot Olson, olsonma@appstate.edu
  • France/England - History and Analysis of Interiors and Architecture in France & England (Interior Design)
    Alex Poorman, poormanja@appstate.edu

Please contact Jeff Tiller for additional general information, at tillerjs@appstate.edu.

News

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:29pm
Ian O’Hare, a senior in the Industrial Design program, was named the featured student designer for...
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:47pm
Interior Design student Hazel Chang announced as the winner of the Cooper Lighting's 37th Annual...
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:25am
D. Jason Miller, AIA, NCARB, has received the UNC Board of Governors Appalachian State University...
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