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Public Interest Design Certificate

"Every architect is taught how to design an opera house or a museum but they're not taught how to work with an indigenous community on low-cost construction."
-Cameron Sinclair


Certificate in Public Interest Design


The College of Design is in the process of developing both an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor and a graduate certificate program in public interest design. When approved, they will be among the first in the nation . These programs will give students the opportunity to explore "great design for the greater good" through their work.


Above: work from a graduate level design studio in Haiti, in partnership with Architecture for Humanity (2012)
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