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Marina Qualey and Sinéad Kelly (Apparel) Shine in Circle of Design

When Dressing Room Dojo owner Shelly Gensmer invited apparel design students to participate in her Circle of Design fashion show, she probably expected to attract seniors with completed collections. But sophomores Marina Qualey and Sinéad Kelly stepped up to t …

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Growing Community with Design

"The garden is very different that the other architecture projects I've worked on - taking into account what the people in the community need is the most important," said Rosemarie Gregoire (Architecture). "It gives us the challenge of putting other people's needs before our design interests."

Growing Community with Design
in Alumni
Drink Up: Coleman Iverson (BFA '13 Graphic Design) Keeps Customers 'Hidrated'

"Pushing the boundaries of design and taking the risk and trying something on your own will also teach you a great deal about what it takes to be an entrepreneur."

Drink Up: Coleman Iverson (BFA '13 Graphic Design) Keeps Customers 'Hidrated'
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Creative Collaboratives: Improvising Ecosystems, Heritage Studies and the Internet of Things

By nature, design brings disciplines together. This spring, three of our faculty members received grants from the University's Institute for Advanced Study to collaborate with faculty from across the University.

Creative Collaboratives: Improvising Ecosystems, Heritage Studies and the Internet of Things
in Graphic Design
Investigation through Drawing on Campus and in France

"We all know what an onion looks like. But when a student studies an onion for the sake of drawing, they see it anew. They discover things about the texture, weight, shape, and sometimes memory."

Investigation through Drawing on Campus and in France
in College Events
Inspired at Blu Puts Student Work in the Spotlight

"The Twin Cities have a great tradition of embracing creativity and innovation, and I am glad that Radisson Blu is taking the lead to initiate the artist-in-residence program to further promote and showcase the importance of design."

Inspired at Blu Puts Student Work in the Spotlight
in Architecture
Architectural Filmmaking at Catalyst 2015

After a rundown of cinematography and editing basics, twelve students were tasked with investigating the architecture of six historic buildings and creating narratives that shared their essence - using only their smartphones.

Architectural Filmmaking at Catalyst 2015
in Interior Design
Calm Space, Calm Bodies, Calm Minds

Working with Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, Bruce Vento Elementaray enlisted Abimbola Asojo's sophomore interior design studio to transform their calming room into a more effective and productive space.

Calm Space, Calm Bodies, Calm Minds
in Architecture
Paige Steed (Architecture) Wins SALA Prize for "Community Canopy"

"My favorite part of studio work and culture is having such a close group of students struggling together. It's hard work, but seeing everyone's final projects at the end of the semester really makes architecture school great."

Paige Steed (Architecture) Wins SALA Prize for "Community Canopy"
in Faculty
Imagine Grants Fund Faculty Research Around the World

From Swahili public squares to fashion trend forecasting to culturally-inclusive historic preservation, our faculty are conducting design research to enhance their teaching and advance their fields.

Imagine Grants Fund Faculty Research Around the World
in Announcements
In Memoriam: Margot Siegel

A lifelong fashion enthusiast and expert, Siegel became involved with the Goldstein Museum of Design in the late 70s. She went on to found the Friends of the Goldstein, and played a key role in supporting the museum's service and outreach mission.

In Memoriam: Margot Siegel
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
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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
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