CDes represented in homecoming parade

Some two-dozen College of Design students and staff posed the provocative question "What if... design reduced our carbon footprint?" to thousands of spectators lining University Avenue Friday evening, October 9, 2009. The occasion was the 2009 parade for "The Ultimate Homecoming," the first since the opening of TCF Bank Stadium. Three gradually smaller houses, hoisted on marcher's shoulders, represented the possibility of a smaller carbon footprint. Mark Lescher (MArch 2007) served as design adviser and undergrad construction foreman Ben VandenWymeleneberg led a team of fellow students in refining the concept and constructing the lit-from-within houses.

College of Design's parade unit for Homecoming 2009

College of Design's parade unit for Homecoming 2009

College of Design's parade unit for Homecoming 2009.

CDes staff Laura Walton (l) and Kim Hindbjorgen

CDes staff Laura Walton (l) and Kim Hindbjorgen.

Graphic design student Kirk Steineck

Graphic design student Kirk Steineck.

Before the marching began

Before the marching began.

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