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Growing Healthy Food and a Thriving Community

Many low-income families lack access to healthy food, which puts them at risk for weight gain, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In 2012, Lake Region Healthcare launched a local foods project to distribute fresh produce to people in need throughout Fergus …

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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
in Apparel Design
Culturally Appropriate Active Wear Keeps East African Girls at the Top of Their Game

Apparel design graduate students and Tucker Center researchers are working with East African middle school girls to design culturally appropriate active wear.

Culturally Appropriate Active Wear Keeps East African Girls at the Top of Their Game
in College Events
Blu Dot Talks Business, Branding, and Inspiration at Design Intersections

Maurice Blanks and his partners "never see a transition from thinking about the business to thinking about design."

Blu Dot Talks Business, Branding, and Inspiration at Design Intersections
in Alumni
Design Alumni Honored for International and Local Service

Nedret and Mark Butler (both BA Arch '72 and BArch '73) and Richard Murphy (BLA '75, BED '75, MBA '86) will receive Alumni Service Awards from the UMAA at this week's Alumni Awards Celebration.

Design Alumni Honored for International and Local Service
in Product Design
Eat Your [Well-Designed] Veggies

What do knife skills and flavor pairings have to do with design?

Eat Your [Well-Designed] Veggies
in Interior Design
Illuminating the Connection between Education and Industry

The students incorporated design elements from ceiling beams, the refraction of light, fungi, and more; and their concepts and products were as varied as these inspirations.

Illuminating the Connection between Education and Industry
in Apparel Design
Argot Glove to Text from Space

Anna Peshock and Julia Duvall designed a glove that lets astronauts type text messages and emails on their fingers, without any handheld device.

Argot Glove to Text from Space
in Interior Design
James Judge (BS Interior Design '10) Flips Homes Designed for Comfort and Functionality

"Flipping Diaries" documents each of his projects, and his goal is to turn it into a television show and product line to inspire others to tackle improvement projects or even invest in a home to flip.

James Judge (BS Interior Design '10) Flips Homes Designed for Comfort and Functionality
in Students
Celebrate PARK(ing) Day with Students for Design Activism

The project team decided to create two parklets: one active space with an interactive art installation and local music, and one passive spot for reading and student-led yoga.

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day with Students for Design Activism
in Alumni
Mentors Share Expertise and Gain Fresh Perspective

Mentors share industry insight, provide feedback on portfolios, offer interviewing tips, and introduce students to other professionals.

Mentors Share Expertise and Gain Fresh Perspective
in Students
Gopher Chauffeur Redesign Helps Students Find a Safe Ride

If you're waiting for a ride from the Gopher Chauffeur this fall, keep an eye out for their new maroon and gold exterior designed by Jake Thibedeau (Graphic Design).

Gopher Chauffeur Redesign Helps Students Find a Safe Ride
in Alumni
In Memoriam: Richard Faricy (BArch '59)

Richard "Dick" Faricy, a noted St. Paul architect and preservationist, passed away on August 30 at age 86.

In Memoriam: Richard Faricy (BArch '59)
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Brice Aarrestad (MArch) Prototypes Furniture to Combat Unemployment and Deforestation in Uganda

Exporting high-quality furniture could provide job training and stable employment, support sustainably sourced materials, and provide resources to schools in need.

Brice Aarrestad (MArch) Prototypes Furniture to Combat Unemployment and Deforestation in Uganda
in Announcements
Design Duluth Collaborative Receives Bush Community Innovation Grant

The project aims to develop a creative, resilient, community-driven future for the diverse neighborhoods along the St. Louis River in Duluth, Minnesota.

Design Duluth Collaborative Receives Bush Community Innovation Grant
in Architecture
Peter Ozolins (MArch '83) Offers New Perspective on Sustainable Development

His new book Sustainability & Scarcity: A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries, asks how we can design appropriately in LDRs.

Peter Ozolins (MArch '83) Offers New Perspective on Sustainable Development
in Students
Community Engaged Preservation: Exploring Race, History, and Public Life

At first glance, 4600 Columbus Avenue South in the Field Regina Northrop neighborhood doesn't look too special. But in 1931,...

Community Engaged Preservation: Exploring Race, History, and Public Life
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Give to Design Global Outreach and Support our Students and Children Overseas

Contribute to this project and support our students locally as well as children around the world. 100 percent of your donation will go to materials and shipping costs.

Give to Design Global Outreach and Support our Students and Children Overseas
in Alumni
Tom Campbell (MLA '12) on Designing and Developing Public Space

Tom Campbell (MLA '12) is applying experience gained as an RA in Practice for the Minnesota Trust for Public Land in his new position at the Public Design Commission in New York City.

Tom Campbell (MLA '12) on Designing and Developing Public Space
in Students
Summer Courses Use Downtown Minneapolis as Design Lab

A pilot program brought two courses off-campus this summer to build and test prototypes in downtown Minneapolis.

Summer Courses Use Downtown Minneapolis as Design Lab
in Announcements
Richard Graves Named New Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research

Richard Graves, AIA, LEED BD+C, was announced today as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), in...

Richard Graves Named New Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research
in Faculty
Alumni + Faculty Contribute to Walker's Artist Designed Putt-Putt

When you tee up at the Walker Art Center's Artist Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden this summer, keep your...

Alumni + Faculty Contribute to Walker's Artist Designed Putt-Putt
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Marc Swackhamer Named New School of Architecture Head

Associate professor of architecture Marc Swackhamer has been named head of the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota....

Marc Swackhamer Named New School of Architecture Head
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