The measure of good design

Neighbors can be feet away and worlds apart. For the class “Segregation by Design,” Sam Fox School students Cierra Higgins and Tianna Williams explore strategies for mitigating social segregation in two historic St. Louis neighborhoods.

A collaborative investigation

Over the last four decades, Island Press, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has earned a national reputation for publishing complex, large-scale prints and multiples that explore new materials and innovative techniques.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts presents Distinguished Alumni Awards

Former U.S. Ambassador Sam Fox and Marilyn Fox will receive the Dean’s Medal for outstanding service from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Thursday, April 5. In addition, eight art and architecture alumni will be recognized for demonstrating creativity, innovation, leadership and vision in their respective fields.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts presents Distinguished Alumni Awards

Former U.S. Ambassador Sam Fox and Marilyn Fox will receive the Dean’s Medal for outstanding service from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts April 5. In addition, eight art and architecture alumni will be recognized for demonstrating creativity, innovation, leadership and vision in their respective fields.

Sam Fox School students featured in Varsity Art XXII

Senior Zoe Grieze and master’s candidate Andrew McIlvaine will represent the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in the Art St. Louis exhibition “Varsity Art XXII.”

Washington People: Patty Heyda

How do you restore community? Do you honor local context? Or do you bulldoze everything and try to start again? In this video, Patty Heyda, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, discusses the history, isolation and current revival of Botanical Heights, the St. Louis neighborhood formerly known as McRee Town.

The genius of a place

For more than a century, the area between Brookings Hall and Skinker Boulevard has served as a welcoming “front door” to Washington University’s Danforth Campus. This spring, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will explore the area’s evolution, as well as the complex relationship between planning, building design and construction, with “Transformative Visions: Washington University’s East End, Then and Now.”