Homecoming 2019

The KU School of Architecture and Design is excited to welcome Jayhawks back to campus during homecoming week, October 21-26, 2019. We have a variety of programming in place to engage our faculty, students and alumni in a series of exhibitions, social events and talks. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Dean's Advisory Board Meeting The Kansas Union
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Arc/D Awards Gala Crystal Ballroom, The Eldridge Hotel
Friday, October 25, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm 12K Day: The Intserection of Education and the Profession The Forum at Marvin Hall
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Student Design Competition The Forum at Marvin Hall
Saturday, October 26, 2019
TBA KU Homecoming Game v Texas Tech David Booth Memorial Stadium

12K Day: The Intersection of Education and the Profession

Alumni talks focused on the many intersections between design practice and educationNew communication and prototyping technologies, increased collaboration between disciplines, and the expanding influence of design thinking in business have blurred the lines between education and entrepreneurship. In shaping the design leaders of tomorrow, what can educators and practitioners learn from each other and other disciplines, and how might these new intersections further strengthen the connection between “making” and “thinking”?

The KU School of Architecture and Design invites alumni to share their unique perspectives on this topic. Propose your ideas for presentation at this year’s 12K Day, taking place Friday, October 25, 2019. Additionally, if you know of an alumnus who's pioneering work exemplifies this year’s topic, please encourage them to participate or nominate them for consideration.

Submit Talk Proposals Here!


Room blocks have been set up at three Lawrence hotels for out of town guests. Attendees should contact the hotels directly to secure reservations. Reservation blocks will be released after September 23, 2019.

The Eldridge Hotel The Oread Hotel DoubleTree Hotel
October 23 - 24 October 23 - 24 October 23 - 25
701 Massachusetts Street

1200 Oread Ave

200 McDonald Dr
Lawrence, KS 66044 Lawrence, KS 66044 Lawrence, KS 66044

Reservations: 785-749-5011

Reference the KU School of Architecture and Design Gala

Reservations: 785-843-1200

Reference the KU School of Architecture and Design Gala

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More Info to Come!

The School of Architecture and Design Alumni Symposium was designed to engage and spotlight the work of our talented alumni. The School of 12K aims to bridge the gap between our current students and faculty and the working professionals who call KU their alma mater. The 12KU Alumni Symposium is an opportunity for all alumni to gather, connect and reconnect, earn continuing education credits and be recognized for their pioneering and impactful work. For specific questions or inquiries, you can contact us at arcd@ku.edu.


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