John Atkins reflects on how NC State's College of Design helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills in its students, including himself. Interview on August 23, 2011. (1:06)

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NC State is a special place. 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:03.709
this process of how you think to solve a problem, 00:00:03.709 - 00:00:07.292
you know they say you come out of law school with a way of thinking, 00:00:07.292 - 00:00:13.432
you come out of engineering school with a way of thinking, 00:00:13.432 - 00:00:16.325
for the School of Design it's not a linear process; 00:00:16.325 - 00:00:20.873
it's kind of a creative process, which really causes you to 00:00:20.873 - 00:00:24.611
kind of mentally throw on the wall, what are all the options, 00:00:24.611 - 00:00:27.919
what's dictating an option, 00:00:27.919 - 00:00:30.949
how do you cross over this hurdle, 00:00:30.949 - 00:00:34.512
and how do you get a successful outcome, 00:00:34.512 - 00:00:37.361
I wouldn't have gotten any of that. 00:00:37.361 - 00:00:40.930
I'm not saying I couldn't have gone to another school of architecture somewhere, 00:00:40.930 - 00:00:44.768
I'm not trying to say-but I'm just saying in my case it's NC State. 00:00:44.768 - 00:00:48.279
And so, you know, we all owe a lot to NC State. 00:00:48.279 - 00:00:57.609

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