2018 Commencement
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
May 12, 2018  —  1 p.m.
Faulkner Performing Arts Center
453 N. Garland Ave. (located between the Arkansas Union and Silas Hunt Hall) 


Katherine Darnstadt
Founder and Principal
Latent Design
Chicago, Illinois

Architect and educator Katherine Darnstadt is the founder and principal of Latent Design, a collaborative of individuals whose projects focus on social, economic and environmental impact beyond the building. 

Darnstadt brings innovative design to those in resource and budget limited environments through a holistic, creative approach to design driven by community needs that leverages other partners and assets to address project challenges. Her passion for public interest design through participatory strategies and diverse background have allowed her to collaborate with change agents in design, science, arts and philosophy.

Since founding her practice in 2010, Darnstadt and her firm have been recognized as an emerging leader in the architecture profession and have been published, exhibited and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Biennale, Core 77 Design Awards, Architizer A+ Awards, Chicago Ideas Week, NPR, and as the 2013 American Institute of Architects Young Architects Honor Award winner.

Standard student regalia is provided as part of the graduation application fee and distributed by the University Bookstore.

All degree candidates are to arrive dressed in their regalia no later than 12:30 p.m. Class of 2018 graduates may pick up regalia (gown, cap and tassel) in the University Bookstore. For more details (dates and times) please visit the University Bookstore website.

Free parking is available in any unrestricted parking lot on campus. Download a map of all parking areas.

A professional photographer will be taking pictures during the awarding of diplomas and will contact you later to arrange for prints.

Please contact (479) 575-4945 if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions. For information on University Commencement, visit the Registrar's website.