Professor and School Head
Industrial Design at Auburn University was established in the Department of Art in 1945, making it one of the oldest programs in the country. In Fall 2007, the Graphic Design Program was incorporated into the Department of Industrial Design. The School of Industrial and Graphic Design is part of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and is housed in the Wallace Hall located at the corner of Thach and Donahue streets.
Auburn Industrial Design Graduate and Undergraduate programs are consistently ranked within the top 15 nationally. Three Industrial Design faculty members have been ranked as the “Top 25 Architecture and Design Educators Nationwide” by DesignIntelligence.
We are the only NASAD accredited Industrial or Graphic Design BFA Program within the state of Alabama. Our award-winning faculty are highly motivated and collaborate regularly with industry to bring real-world projects into the classroom.
Collaboration with industry is an important part of the student experience. We have had over 15 years of success with more than 50 industry collaborators including: 3M, IBM, Frigidaire, NASA, US Dept of Energy, Emerson, and EASTMAN.