Monday Minute, January 31, 2011
In my last Monday Minute, I outlined how we might absorb future budget cuts by growing tuition revenue, although how much depends, in part, upon how many courses our students take in this college versus others. There are many pedagogical reasons for our students to take non-CDES classes. However, we have had a negative balance of trade in recent years, with more of ... Read more
The Idea Factory is an 85,000sf research and production facility for prefab housing. Inspired by its proximity to The Walker Arts Center and two technical colleges, The Idea Factory seeks to merge industrial production with academic building research. Sited on a narrow brownfield area between the Bryn Mawr neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis, The Idea Factory includes an extensive green roof which re-establishes the surface continuity that was destroyed by the construction of Interstate Highway 394. A series large-scale display vitrines pierce this roof, allowing the public to view the factory floor below.