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College of Fine and Applied Art's IDEXlab entry selected as a 2020 winner for Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program May 21, 2020

Five winning entries by Appalachian State University faculty and staff have been announced for the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Pr

App State sophomore wins top prize in 2019–20 Otto Zenke Student Design Competition Apr 30, 2020

Isaac Wood, a sophomore interior design major at Appalachian State University from Smyrna, South Carolina, has been named the first-place winner of the 2019–20 ...

Appalachian Interior Design team’s design fabricated by store fixture manufacturer Grand + Benedicts and put on exhibit at the 2019 GlobalShop Sep 23, 2019

The Container Store is well-versed in maximizing space—especially where said space is limited. One example is dorm rooms.

Interior Design student wins undergraduate research poster for the Student Summit poster competition Sep 23, 2019

Appalachian senior Catherine McDiarmid, an interior design major from Pittsboro, with the winning research poster in the undergraduate category...

Applied Design students participate in WantedDesign Schools Workshop Aug 21, 2019

Every May, WantedDesign presents a unique program, bringing a group of students from international design schools together to participate in the...

From left, associate professor Alex Poorman, interior design seniors Cassie Hutchens and Caroline DiBerto, and Applied Design Department Chair Brian Davies at the PAVE gala in New York City on Dec. 5. Photo credit @PAVE and @marcelacussolin

Appalachian State University students awarded honorable mention at international design competition Feb 25, 2019

Caroline DiBerto and Cassie Hutchens, both seniors enrolled in Appalachian’s Department of Applied Design interior design program, have rece

Nelson's wire manager / foot rest (left) and Eckersley's coat hook were awarded top honors in the 33rd annual design competition hosted by Doug Mockett & Company.

Appalachian students take top honors in annual design competition Feb 22, 2019

Appalachian State University industrial design students Hannah Eckersley and Michael Nelson were recently crowned the 2018 winners of Doug...

Two students discuss design plans. Photo submitted

Appalachian’s interior design program ranked by top design publication Feb 13, 2019

Appalachian State University’s interior design program in the Department of Applied Design has been ranked as a DesignIntelligence 2018 &ldq...

Dr. David English '04 '06 enjoys Homecoming 2018 with his son Harrison. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Young alumni award winner credits Appalachian for success Dec 19, 2018

Dr. David English ’04 ’06 has amassed a long list of achievements throughout his relatively short career.

Senior industrial design student Adam Westfall (standing third from right), attended the Outdoor Retail Market in Denver, Colorado as part of his capstone course. Photo submitted

Appalachian Industrial Design student attends Winter Outdoor Retail Market Dec 19, 2018

Industrial design student Adam Westfall recently attended the Winter Outdoor Retail Market in Denver, Colorado Nov. 8–11.

Interior design senior Casey Anderson (third from left) and industrial design senior Noah Howells (fifth from left) were recognized by the Carolinas Chapter of the International Furnishing and Design Association as "Rising Stars." Photo submitted

Appalachian design students named ‘Rising Stars’ by professional association Dec 19, 2018

Two students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design have been recognized as “Rising Stars” by the Caroli