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Morgan Presenting to Ford

If you are interested in participating in an industry-sponsored classroom project please see our Industry-sponsored Projects pages first. There you may review the goals and benefits of being a sponsor as well as requirements for sponsorship. These may be “blue sky” applications, to validate a corporation’s internal direction, or new developments that may help position that company for the future in a cross-disciplinary atmosphere. This is true R&D in an academic environment, and not work-for-hire.

If the CDR is something you wish to support but you are not able to be an industry sponsor, we are pleased to be able to accept contributions through the KU Endowment Association. Please see our Giving page. 

To schedule a tour or request the use of the the facility for a meeting, presentation, or conference. The Center is currently shown by appointment only. 

For more general information about the Center for Design Research.

For information about the LEED-Platinum CDR building, please see our Studio 804 page, or download this PDF.

Gregory Thomas
Professor of Design
Director, Center for Design Research
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
University of Kansas

You may leave a voicemail message for the CDR at: 785-864-2429

Directions: The Center for Design Research is located on KU’s West Campus. From the intersection of Iowa Street and Bob Billings Parkway proceed west .6 miles on Billings. Turn south on Westbrooke Street, the first drive west of the Chamney Barn.   

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