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 16,000 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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In the Spotlight

Mural of UC Alumni on OTR building

Nicole Trimble, artist and UC Blue Ash assistant professor has created a mural featuring 19 UC alumni, on view in the heart of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Nicole Wiesmann at designer table

DAAP grad Nicole Wiesmann talks about creating a purpose-driven design culture at Banana Republic.

DAAP Alumni News


Lookout Santa Cruz: Co-op helps UC alumna find her 'dream job'

March 20, 2023

UC alumna Elisabeth Kooi explains how cooperative education provided her with a jump start for her career as a senior industrial designer at Herbst Produkt, a Santa Cruz, California-based design agency that specializes in the design of consumer, technology, medical and life sciences products.


Why we still need Black History Month

January 26, 2023

While Black History Month is an opportunity for all Americans to consider concepts central to the founding of the nation — democracy, freedom and equality — the University of Cincinnati propels the diversity, equity and equality momentum by honoring Black Americans’ extraordinary impact through engaging lectures, open classes, food, galas and off-campus activities.


Bearcats at the zoo

October 31, 2022

University of Cincinnati students and faculty get a chance to work on global wildlife conservation projects with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, considered one of the best zoos in North America.

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Ellen Stedtefeld

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