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Women's enrollment grows

Women's enrollment continued to increase during the 1903-1904 academic year. Evelyn Byrd Lawrence of Raleigh took a course in architecture, Ivey Roberts of Raleigh took a course in drawing, and Frances Claire Stainback took courses in chemistry and English. This was also the first year that women were listed as summer school students, and more than 200 women attended.


Architectural engineering curriculum established

A bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering is first offered through the School of Engineering


Undergraduate specialties in Civil Engineering

Three undergraduate specialties were offered in the Civil Engineering degree program: General Civil Engineering, Highway Engineering, and Architectural Engineering.


Department of Architectural Engineering established


First Landscape Architecture courses

Curriculum in landscape architecture established as a component of courses in the Department of Horticulture.


Undergraduate specialties revised

Architectural engineering program and students were transferred to the new Architectural Engineering Department. The Civil Engineering Department instead offered special undergraduate specialties in General Civil Engineering, Highway Engineering, and Construction Engineering.


First female to receive a degree in Landscape Architecture

Elizabeth Lee Lawrence becomes the first woman to earn a B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture.


McLean Murals displayed in Brooks Hall (originally D.H. Hill Library)

The Works Progress Administration commissioned James A. McLean to create four murals depicting agriculture, science, architecture, and engineering. After complaints and ridicule, the murals were removed from display, three were destroyed, and one was rediscovered years later in the Raleigh Little Theater.


Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering

The Department of Architectural Engineering is renamed the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering.


First branch library

The Architecture Library opened as the first branch library, with Grace Sims Dalton as the first librarian. This was part of Library Director Harlan Brown’s goal to eliminate autonomous departmental libraries in favor of centrally controlled branch libraries (The Architecture Library was renamed the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library in 1968).


Division of Landscape Architecture established

Division of Landscape Architecture established within the Department of Horticulture.


First Architectural Engineering female graudate

Margery Belle Garriss becomes the first woman to graduate in Architectural Engineering.


Division of Architecture and Landscape Design established


School of Design established

The School of Design is established, with the Division of Architecture and Landscape Design incorporated into the curriculum. Henry Kamphoefner from the University of Oklahoma becomes the first dean of the school (he serves in the position until 1973).


Female faculty increases

Twenty-two women are listed on the faculty, most at the instructor or laboratory technician level. Departments with more than one female member include English (six), Statistics (three), Textiles (three), and Modern Languages (two). Women are also on the faculty in Architecture, Agricultural Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry, Engineering, Research, and Agronomy.


Eduardo Catalano Joined Faculty

Eduardo Catalano (1917-2010) of Argentina came to NC State as the head of the Department of Architecture in the College of Design. On the faculty here until 1956, Catalano later taught at MIT, retiring in 1995, His design achievements included construction of his own house in Raleigh (named House of the Decade by "House and Home" magazine in 1955), the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, and the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. In 2007 NC State awarded him an honorary doctorate and in 2017 held a symposium on the 100th anniversary of his birth.


Department of Landscape Architecture accredited

The Department of Landscape Architecture receives accreditation from the American Society of Landscape Architects, becoming the second to do so in the South, and one of only ten accredited schools in the U.S.


Masters degree in Landscape Architecture first offered

Fall 1968

Masters degree in Urban and Regional Design first offered

Fall 1968

Masters degree in Architecture first offered.

May 15, 1971

Arthur J. Clement, first African American graduate from the College of Design

Arthur Clement graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture.


Curt Fentress graduates

Curt Fentress graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture. His firm has designed such buildings as the Denver International Airport passenger terminal, Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Arraya Tower in Kuwait City, National Museum of the Marine Corps, and Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. He became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.


Philip Freelon graduates

Philip Freelon graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture degree. Signature buildings his firm has designed include the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC. In 2011 he was appointed to the U. S. Commission of Fine Arts.


Department of Architecture renamed the School of Architecture

May 11, 2013

Spring Commencement

The commencement speaker was Philip G. Freelon, NC State alumnus and founder, and president of the Freelon Group, an award-winning architectural firm that specializes in higher education, science and technology, and cultural institution projects. Jessica Ekstrom gave the Address to Fellow Graduates. Honorary degrees were awarded to Indra K. Nooyi (Doctor of Humane Letters) and Michael Wingfield (Doctor of Sciences).

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AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Immediately after dedication, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library won the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association Building Award. It later garnered many additional prestigious awards and was featured in Architecture magazine. Time magazine called it the "library of the future."

May 11, 2019

Spring Commencement

The commencement speaker was Virginia M. "Ginni" Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Office of IBM. She also received an honorary Doctor of Sciences. Craig Dykers, founding partner of architectural firm Snohetta, received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. The James B. Hunt Library was designed by Snohetta.

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