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The School of Planning, Design and Construction uniquely unites four built environment disciplines to foster synergistic learning and collaboration: Construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and urban & regional planning. Our academic programs are accredited and produce career-ready graduates. We provide our students with the opportunity to learn about and work on real-world, cross-discipline projects and activities. Our nationally recognized, world-renowned faculty cross-collaborate on pressing built environment issues, delivering timely and crucial sustainable research and outreach. Learn More
Ming-Han Li was named director of the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC). His appointment will be effective Jan. 8, 2018.
The National Charrette Institute at MSU is excited to announce the next NCI Charrette System certificate training in Vancouver, BC, this November! Register by Sept. 30, 2017, and save $95! This training represents a collaborative project management system centered on the co-design process using charrettes.
Grandparents University at Michigan State University is a three-day educational experience that takes place at the end of June, where grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8–12) can live the college life of wondering on the MSU campus. . . The goal of the program is to let families experience the beauty and science within design, while creating memories together on MSU campus. Faculty, students and alumni from the School of Planning, Design and Construction hosted two courses: 1) Extreme Makeover: Dorm Room Edition, and 2) Secrets of the Olympics.
The National Charrette Institute at MSU is a member of an American Planning Association (APA)-led team working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on planning and disaster preparedness. The project is called Innovations in Planning and Public Engagement for Community Resilience.
Are you interested in the NCI Charrette System certificate training, but don’t have time in your busy schedule to attend an in-person event? Then, maybe the MSU National Charrette Institute’s online course is a better fit for you.
Launched in May, this non-credit course, provides the same in-depth working knowledge of the NCI Charrette System with an emphasis on design thinking as if you were attending the training in-person. It also offers advanced collaborative innovation processes.