When you hear the word regenerative design, what comes to mind?

Conway students spend 10 months in an intense exploration of this concept, and they dig into the dirt, both literally and metaphorically. They spend hours on the grounds of real client sites, taking soil samples, learning how wetlands are delineated, constructing basemaps, and identifying plant species. During client conversations and town meetings, they experience the rewards and challenges of community engagement, learning how to respectfully and responsibly interact with stakeholders and people – with power and without – who often don’t agree. Through books, articles, guest speakers, and field trips, they learn which historical practices have given back to communities and which have irrevocably broken and stolen from them, and they study the ways in which others are working to remediate and regenerate. They harness their communication skills through hand drawing, map making, effective writing and presenting, digital design, and publishing. In the process of all this, they co-create beautiful, artistic, informative documents that help their clients realize their goals, all the while being supported by a collaborative cohort of peers and guided by an experienced community of faculty and staff.

At its core, regenerative design is ending up with something that is healthier and more resilient than it was before. That is our goal for all of our cohorts, and all of our client sites.

If you share our dreams for a regenerative future, we encourage you to join us as part of the Class of 2025!

You might have heard about the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) delays that are happening this year. Due to this, we have extended our admissions process later into the year than we usually do. There are still open spots in the 2024-25 cohort, so if you’ve been considering Conway, now might be the perfect time to apply!


Some more information:

Watch a recording of one of our Information Sessions – Hear from faculty about the program and curriculum, and from alums about their student and post-Conway career experiences.

Learn more about the application process – Find out about required documents, timelines, and other information.

Explore Financial Aid options – See our tuition information and financial aid resources.

Schedule a Zoom chat or campus tour – Ask your questions and get responses!

Attend our Student Presentations this Friday – This is a great opportunity to see student work in real time.


You can always contact us at admissions@csld.edu for more information. We would love to help you realize your regenerative design dreams!