KCAD Fashion Studies Student Wins First Prize in Prestigious AATCC Design CompetitionPosted September 21, 2022 in Fashion Studies, Student
What do you get when you create an entire clothing line out of oranges? A surprisingly a-peel-ing way to address societal issues like sustainability and accessibility while delivering the style and versatility that people crave. Read More...
A Place to Heal: KCAD Interior Design Team Collaborates on a Home for Detroit VeteransPosted July 14, 2022 in Alumni, Interior Design, Student
Late last year, interior designers across the state of Michigan were invited to take part in a life-changing project. Over the next six months, they would work together to finish 14 apartments designated for veterans who had experienced homelessness in the Sugar Hill Arts District of Midtown Detroit. Read More...
Graphic Design Student McKenna Phillips Continues Program Tradition of National ADDY AwardsPosted July 6, 2022 in Graphic Design, Student
When the American Advertising Federation announced its National ADDY Awards this year, you may have heard a cheer going up from downtown Grand Rapids. KCAD Graphic Design graduate (December 2021) McKenna Phillips was thrilled to be among the winners, earning two National ADDY awards for her logo and integrated branding for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. These prestigious awards were a first-time honor for Phillips, and another feather in the cap of the Graphic Design program, whose students have earned 14 National ADDYs since 2006 Read More...
KCAD Marks Ten Years of TowerPinkster Interior Design ScholarshipPosted June 23, 2022 in Giving, Interior Design
West Michigan-based architecture, engineering, and interior design firm TowerPinkster first established an endowed scholarship to support KCAD Interior Design students in 2012. Ten years later, the scholarship continues to serve a vital role in helping reduce the financial barriers to pursuing an interior design education. Read More...
KCAD M.Arch Program Announces Articulation Agreement with GVSU College of EngineeringPosted June 20, 2022 in Master of Architecture
KCAD and GVSU signed an articulation agreement that establishes a pathway for degree completion for GVSU Interdisciplinary Engineering students interested in pursuing a Master of Architecture degree from KCAD. Read More...
KCAD Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for Spring 2022 SemesterPosted June 14, 2022 in Student
Recent KCAD Grad Earns Nation’s Highest Honor for Preservice Art EducatorsPosted June 13, 2022 in Art Education, Student
When Ashleigh Bowyer struggled to express herself verbally as a child, it was her fourth-grade teacher who made the difference, helping her find her voice and share it with others. Today, as a recent graduate of the KCAD Art Education program and the 2022 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Preservice Art Educator of the Year, Bowyer stands poised to have that same immeasurable impact on the next generation. Read More...