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In Memoriam: Margot Siegel

Margot Siegel, longtime friend and donor to the Goldstein Museum of Design, passed away on February 24 at age 91. Siegel graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1944 with a BA in journalism and advertising; and jumped into a prolific career as journalis …

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in Architecture
Little Box Sauna: A New Kind of Mobile Hot Spot

"We see the sauna as a natural fit for building community in Minnesota in the winter, and find it shocking that there is no public sauna facility to be found in the Twin Cities, especially with our Northern European heritage and cold weather climate."

Little Box Sauna: A New Kind of Mobile Hot Spot
in Students
Zane Thimmesch-Gill (Human Factors) Investigates Human Perceptions of Disaster Relief Robots

"Imagine that a tornado has just ripped your roof off and you're buried in the rubble of your home. How are you going to feel if a robot shows up? How would you know that it's there to help and not to cause more destruction?"

Zane Thimmesch-Gill (Human Factors) Investigates Human Perceptions of Disaster Relief Robots
in Announcements
Becky Yust Named Interim Dean

With college-wide strategic planning underway, we have the opportunity to set our college on the path toward long-term success, and by working together I am confident we will be successful.

Becky Yust Named Interim Dean
in Apparel Design
On the Runway: REVEL 2015 Fashion Show

Our up-and-coming apparel designers showed off their vision, hard work, and skills with beaded swimwear, dramatic couture dresses, rock star jackets, intricate bridal gowns, and more at REVEL.

On the Runway: REVEL 2015 Fashion Show
in Architecture
Centennial Scholars Imagine the Future of Architecture

Architecture's changed considerably since the school's founding 1913. In celebration of their awards, we asked this year's Centennial Scholars to imagine the future of architecture.

Centennial Scholars Imagine the Future of Architecture
in Announcements
Design Duluth & Julia Robinson Win ACSA Awards

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture honored our Design Duluth studio with a Collaborative Practice Award and Julia Robinson with a Distinguished Faculty Award.

Design Duluth & Julia Robinson Win ACSA Awards
in College Events
Design Cycles: Goldstein Museum Explores Biking in Minnesota

"Whether you bicycle regularly or not, having both the infrastructure and a social landscape that accommodates human-powered transportation adds value on many levels."

Design Cycles: Goldstein Museum Explores Biking in Minnesota
in Architecture
CSBR Helps Roll Out Next Round of MN Energy Efficiency Standards

State-funded projects that begin schematic design on or after January 1, 2015 will now achieve an energy and carbon reduction of 70 percent, putting us on the path to achieve net zero by 2030.

CSBR Helps Roll Out Next Round of MN Energy Efficiency Standards
in Scholarships
Sarah Kendzior (Retail) Wins National Retail Federation Next Generation Scholarship

The award recognizes outstanding students pursuing careers in retail who have demonstrated the passion and purpose lead the field into the future.

Sarah Kendzior (Retail) Wins National Retail Federation Next Generation Scholarship
in Apparel Design
REVEL Fashion Show on Display in Rapson Hall

See samples and inspiration REVEL lines at the Apparel Design Fashion Show Exhibition, in the Rapson Hall HGA gallery through May 10.

REVEL Fashion Show on Display in Rapson Hall
in Announcements
Dean Fisher Announces Leadership Change

After nearly two decades as dean, I've made the decision that this will be my last semester as Dean of the College of Design.

Dean Fisher Announces Leadership Change
in Product Design
Jamey Berg (BS Interior '14) Licenses Class Assignment

Thanks to community partners and a clever assignment, Berg turned her homework into a royalty agreement.

Jamey Berg (BS Interior '14) Licenses Class Assignment
in Architecture
AIAS-MN Receives Chapter Honor Award

The Chapter Honor is the highest award, given in recognition of consistent growth and stability and outstanding educational and professional programs to its members and community.

AIAS-MN Receives Chapter Honor Award
in Product Design
Local Breweries Tap into Student Designs

Product Form & Model Making designed beer tap handles for Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Excelsior Brewing Company, and Mighty Axe Hops.

Local Breweries Tap into Student Designs
in Alumni
DSAB and Centennial Celebration Honored with Pride of CASE V Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education presented two Pride of CASE V Awards to the College of Design, in honor of outstanding achievement in developing and implementing alumni programs and communications.

DSAB and Centennial Celebration Honored with Pride of CASE V Awards
in Alumni
In Memoriam: Robert Cooke (BArch '60)

Cooke will be remembered as a gracious, sophisticated man of notable talent and professional achievement, with keen abilities to lead, organize, and mentor others.

In Memoriam: Robert Cooke (BArch '60)
in Interior Design
Combating Sex Trafficking with Culturally Sensitive Design

"Culturally sensitive design, through its emphasis on a collaborative and synergistic approach, can become an integral means in the fight to end trafficking and help victims heal in culturally sensitive ways."

Combating Sex Trafficking with Culturally Sensitive Design
in Retail Merchandising
Marketing Motorcycles to Millennials

"I never thought that I would be attending an Expo for motorcycles and ATVs, let alone teaching dealers in the industry how to display products in their dealerships."

Marketing Motorcycles to Millennials
in Graphic Design
Holiday Greetings! Mascot Cookies and Stop Motion Kalers

Karen Kaler asked Daniel Jasper's Text and Image class to design a holiday greeting card from the Office of the President.

Holiday Greetings! Mascot Cookies and Stop Motion Kalers
in Architecture
Be 1 in 100: Support the Architecture Centennial Scholarship

Give architecture students the opportunity to create a better tomorrow.

Be 1 in 100: Support the Architecture Centennial Scholarship
in Landscape Architecture
Growing Healthy Food and a Thriving Community

Senior Research Fellow Virajita Singh noted that it's unusual for a hospital to invest in wellness: "they're looking way upstream to ask: 'how do we build practices of health anchored in the community?'"

Growing Healthy Food and a Thriving Community
in Graphic Design
Advertising, Consumption, and Graphic Design

Students Ron Ott's graphic design class Design and its Discontents recorded everything they consumed for thirty days, blogged about the experience, and designed a response.

Advertising, Consumption, and Graphic Design
in Interior Design
Designing Tomorrow's Classrooms

Students in Tina Patel's senior interior design studio imagined the classrooms of the future for the Natural Talent Competition, hosted by the Minnesota Chapter of the US Green Building Council.

Designing Tomorrow's Classrooms
in Alumni
Ted Johnson, Designer and Engineer, Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Johnson's work has made technology more accessible to designers, while bringing design thinking to the business world. He continues to lead the field in developing tools to visualize temporal and spatial information.

Ted Johnson, Designer and Engineer, Receives Outstanding Achievement Award
in Alumni
The Value of Design Education: Q&A with Richard Murphy, Jr.

Richard Murphy Jr. (BLA '75, BED '75, MBA '86), longtime mentor and adjunct faculty member, works at the intersection of business, design, and sustainability.

The Value of Design Education: Q&A with Richard Murphy, Jr.
in Retail Merchandising
Natural Meets Modern in New WAM Window Display

Emily Lowe, Maddie Blake, and Keegan Brown were inspired by our state's natural beauty, the visual feel of the WAM shop, and an Anthropologie retail display of tie-dyed t-shirts.

Natural Meets Modern in New WAM Window Display
in Landscape Architecture
Alumni and Faculty Plan, Design, and Implement New Dakota County Park

Fourteen alumni and faculty contributed to the mission, vision, design, and implementation of recently-opened Whitetail Woods Regional Park.

Alumni and Faculty Plan, Design, and Implement New Dakota County Park
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