Entries from Clone of CDes News tagged with 'school of architecture'

Introducing Architecture Professor William Conway's Book: Everyday Spaces of Healthcare

Everyday Spaces of Healthcare is a new collection of case studies by College of Design architecture Professor William F. Conway, FAIA. In the book, Professor Conway reviews problems and possibilities facing designers and clients in a select series of contemporary healthcare facilities. His case studies introduce readers to innovative approaches to four familiar territories: gardens, pathways, waiting areas, and retail environments. The research recognizes the benefits that can accrue from attention to them, and presents findings for those in the healthcare design industry. Conway is also the principal at Conway+Schulte Architects. The project was funded by a research grant from the Thomas Horty Healthcare Design and Build Fund, Conway+Schulte Architects, and the College of Design. More information on the...

Thomas Meyer Receives Minnesota Alumni Service Award

Thomas Meyer (B Arch, '74), FAIA, founder of the Minneapolis-based architecture firm MS&R Architects (Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle, Ltd.), was honored late last week with the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award at the annual Alumni Awards Celebration. The award recognizes Meyer's 30-plus years of service to the University, College of Design, and School of Architecture. At the ceremony, Meyer spoke eloquently on his affinity for the school through his experiences as a student, architect, teacher and adviser: It is said that "Architecture is a continuing dialogue between generations." For me, the School of Architecture has been the forum for that dialogue: first as a student, then architect, then teacher, now advisor. Across generations, its students, faculty colleagues and...

College of Design Students Featured at Sustainability Symposium

On Wednesday, October 26, from 2:30 - 6:00 pm, over forty students from eight different colleges will be sharing their sustainability research at the Student Sustainability Symposium sponsored by Institute on the Environment (IonE). To register or learn more about the event, please click here. Of the forty entries, at least eight are connected to the College of Design, including: Jonee Kulman Brigham - Center for Sustainable Building Research (Liberal Studies Student) Art, Story and Infrastructure: A Model for Experiential Interconnection in Environmental Education Students for Design Activism - Landscape Architecture Three Ring Gardens: Growing Parks, People, Pride Promoting Sustainability through Education, Green Space, and Community Development Erin Lilli - School of Architecture Perceptions of Density in the Residential...

Join Architecture Grad Students for Supper Club this Friday

First-year architecture grad students are looking for volunteers who would like a free meal this Friday evening. That's right, arch students will be planning and executing meals for small groups of guests at 11 sites throughout the Grand Rounds this Friday, October 21, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, rain or shine. The exercise is the beginning phase of their final design project where students will be designing food-related venues for each of these sites. To make reservations, sign up on the north door of the GD1 studio (Rapson Hall, 235). For those outside of Rapson, they can contact Kevin Ellingson (the TA for GD1) at elli0464@umn.edu. On Thursday evening those who sign up will receive an email with instructions...

U of M College of Design's DigiFabLab Officially Opens

Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 14, marks the official grand opening of the College of Design's Digital Fabrication Lab, or DigiFabLab - a state-of-the-art digital prototyping and fabrication facility. The DigiFabLab allows students to explore additive and subtractive prototyping and manufacturing technologies, and includes 3D printers, laser cutting systems and CNC milling equipment. It is located in Rapson Hall, on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Stratasys corporation - the inventor and world's largest manufacturer of fused deposition modeling (FDM) equipment - has generously donated over $50,000 in 3D printing equipment, including a Dimension SST 1200 printer and associated materials, for the DigiFabLab. "I'm grateful our commitment to creativity and advancing technologies is shared with terrific community...

THERE Journal of Design Receives Award of Excellence

The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) has recognized the College of Design's student-run journal THERE with its award of excellence for the 2010 issue titled Craft. Craft will be exhibited at the 41st annual UCDA Design Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, from October 15-18, 2011. "The Craft issue is the result of tireless teamwork, from writing and editing to design and production," said Jessica Barness (MFA, Graphic Design), creative director & designer for the award-winning issue of THERE. "We are pleased to be part of the UCDA exhibition, and it is an honor to receive an award for the work we are doing as part of the College of Design." The 2010 edition of THERE brought together an international group...

Design Democracy Fellowship Winners Announced

The prestigious Design Democracy Fellowships in the College of Design's School of Architecture have been awarded to three M Arch student entries that exemplify the values at the core of the fellowship - good design, every day, for everyone. The 2011 Design Democracy fellows include: Ben Garrison - Minneapolis Farmers Market Addition Under the direction of Adjunct Professor Jennifer Yoos, Garrison's project was an addition to the Minneapolis Farmers Market, on North Lyndale, that expanded the existing outdoor market space and proposed a new facility for a year-round market. With the newly built Target Field, the entire North Loop area is the site of a rejuvenation effort. Jurors praised the maturity of the design response and it's demonstrated restraint integrating...

Laurie McGinley (M.Arch) Heads to San Salvador

Laurie McGinley, an M.Arch graduate and student in the M.S. program in Sustainable Design will present findings collected as part of her third year graduate design studio "Contested Terrains" at the 28th annual ELEA conference in San Salvador, El Salvador. McGinley is one of nine students selected to present a paper on her research. She is the only presenter at the international conference for Latin American architecture students from a university in the United States. McGinley's research examines the endemic urban sinkhole condition in San Salvador as a potential opportunity to migrate Salvadorans to more sustainable water use habits in their homes and places of employment. She will gather additional information while in El Salvador to complete her M.S....

Architecture Head Renee Cheng's Sketches Showcased in Upcoming Book on Saint John's Abbey Church

As the Abbey Church celebrates its 50th Anniversary this October, a book by Father Hilary Timmesh, detailing his experiences with world-renowned architect Marcel Breuer, features sketches by the College of Design's School of Architecture Head, Professor Renee Cheng. "We have been hosting our graduate student orientation on St. John's campus for the past 8 years, so each year I have a chance to spend several days sketching and working with our students," said Cheng. "Every year I find new aspects of the Abbey Church to draw, and I expect I will never grow tired of the rich spatial experiences to be found in and around the church. It was a pleasure to have my sketches shared in Father Timmesh's...