College of Design alumni win Bearden Place design competition

The design of MSD/WhatWorx Collaboration -- Ira A. Keer (MArch, 1983), Sandra Gay, Tim Heitman, Gary Lampman (BLA, 1967), Robert Fischer, Donovan Hart, and Spencer Finseth -- was selected as the first-place winner in the Bearden Place housing design competition that attracted 47 submissions from across the United States.

The jury also recognized second-place winner Trace Jacques (BArch, 1990) of ESG Architects.

The judges also acknowledged three honorable mentions: Shelter Architecture's John Dwyer BA Arch 1996, MArch, 20002), Jackie Millea (BA Arch, 1998, MArch 2009), Kurt Gough (MArch, 2005), and Colin Oglesby; Cuningham Group's (John Cuningham (BArch, 1962), Shawn Olson, Joel Brygger (BS Arch, 2005, MArch, 2008), and Melissa Lockhart; UrbanWorks Architecture's Jeff Schoeneck, David Miller, and Christopher Wingate (BS Arch, 2008).

Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture) was a competition juror.

All 47 competition entries will be on exhibit through Friday, July 23, 2010 at the University's Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis. Hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed weekends. An opening reception will be held June 30, 2010, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. More information on the competition is available on the City of Minneapolis website.