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Master of Arts in Design with Concentration in Environmental Design

Master of Arts in Design with Concentration in Environmental Design

University of Kansas

KU- Main campus, Lawrence, United States
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The Department of Design advances the professional work of thoughtful, creative, and meaningful design to delight, inspire, and serve the needs of people. Design is the planning that lays the basis for creation and development of every object or system people use. Design programs train students to be problem solvers who consider the aesthetic, functional, and user-focused aspects of an object or a process. This requires considerable integrative research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustments, and redesign. The concentration in Environmental Design educates students and develops their competency in design solutions that will enhance and improve the experience of the “user” occupant of both the interior and exterior built environment. Theory, method, and practice of this integrated discipline approach create a basis for effective research and conceptualization of design ideas for public and private spaces. The M.A in Environmental Design further provides the student with the opportunity to develop projects that integrate architecture, interior spaces and graphics in a multi-disciplinary approach that is common in today’s practice. The program aims to provide a broad based design experience that involves the analyses of building systems, circulation, spatial experiences, materials, furniture, lighting, use of graphics and advanced digital technology. Students develop specific experience within an environment that may involve strategically focused project types such as retail, hospitality, health care, mixed use development, sport facilities, etc. where integration of multi-disciplinary design is interdependent and plays an important role in users’ interactions with the built environment. The M.A. in Environmental Design educates students in the theory, methods, and practices of design for the built environment. This program prepares students for professional practice in integrated multi-disciplinary design practice.