College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Alumni

UC students Family and friends enjoyed the DAAP Fashion Show Friday May 3, 2019 at Lunken Airport. UC/Joseph Fuqua II

Welcome, DAAP Alumni

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) Alumni Network provides alumni with ways to reconnect with their college, professors, and fellow DAAPers as well as the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association (UCAA) and the university as a whole. Over 21,000 DAAP graduates have entered the work force as inventive thinkers and out-of-the box creators who are making innovative contributions to their respective fields locally and around the world – and we want to stay connected!

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DAAPX - Request for Proposals

The DAAP Alumni Council is looking for dynamic, TEDTalk-style presentations that tell a story about a project that impacts the human experience. Public art installation? Product design? Environmental graphics? Community development? We want ’em all!

DAAP Alumni Events

DAAP Alumni News


Generous alumnus leaves lasting legacy for UC DAAP students,...

February 26, 2024

In a heartwarming tale of alumni generosity, Randal Houts, a 1986 graduate from the University of Cincinnati, has taken a unique approach to ensure his legacy lives on in the halls of UC's School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). Houts recently designated his Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to UC, specifically for an endowed scholarship fund for architecture students and the DAAP Library's ambitious project to digitize Cincinnati archival materials.


Masters of ink

January 9, 2024

Obtaining a degree in fine arts doesn't necessarily mean graduates go on to paint or sculpt for a living. UC students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning have gone onto become tattoo artists, using the skills they learned as a foundation to a successful, alternative career.

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Support the Next Generation of Creatives

DAAP's main focus is on creating a better visual and design environment. Through excellence in educational programs, research, creative works, and services to the community, the faculty, the students and administrative officers of DAAP are dedicated to achieving this mission.

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Ellen Stedtefeld

Program Director, Alumni Engagement, College-Conservatory of Music & College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning