The Center for Changing Landscapes (CCL) links innovative landscape planning and design with technical expertise in natural resource management and geospatial analysis and modeling. The goal of this interdisciplinary research and outreach center is to address issues of social, economic, and ecological sustainability in changing rural, urban and urbanizing landscapes.
The mission of the Center for Design in Health is to foster excellence in human factors systems design, with an emphasis on designing work processes to facilitate better performance and on designing technology to enhance work processes. We go beyond problem description—we solve problems by generating innovative design solutions that facilitate better performance. A central goal of the Center
The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD), part of the College of Design, is an internationally recognized teaching museum and research center that advances the understanding and appreciation of design and cultivates an awareness that designed objects can contribute to quality of life through effective solutions to human challenges and aesthetic satisfaction. GMD presents exhibitions in McNeal and
The Metropolitan Design Center is an emerging design and research-based institution belonging to the University's College of Design, conceived to facilitate an environment for creative thinking and community engagement while fostering an integrative view of the City, bringing together many fields of research to advance innovative urban design strategies for the achievement of sustainable cities
A team of graduate students, one half engineering and one half business, works with a client company to develop a new product. Deliverables include a working prototype and a comprehensive business plan. Technical, market, and financial feasibility is researched. Projects start in September and finish the following April.
The mission of the Center for Rural Design is to work with people to preserve, improve, and protect rural landscapes, cultures and communities through innovative design strategies.
CSBR provides research and activity in the following areas: sustainable design, energy-efficient buildings, windows and glazing research, improved building delivery process, affordable houseing, building science and engineering, and human factors in transportation.
The Center for World Heritage Studies is dedicated to research and education in the protection, conservation, and enhancement of global heritage.