College of Design events this week -- May 3, 2010


Open Product Development Lab
Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 2:30 p.m., 233 McNeal Hall
Products developed for Target Corporation by teams of Apparel Design and Retail Merchandising Students in DHA 4215 Product Development: softlines will be on display.

Fifth Annual Light Fair
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 11 a.m., 233 McNeal Hall
Lighting design projects and work by students from the DHA 1613 Lighting Design and Life Safety class are exhibited.

P&A Assembly and Pizza Lunch
Wednesday, May 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 22 McNeal Hall
RSVP via evite or to Laura Weber at

Interior Design senior thesis exhibit
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 233 McNeal Hall
This year the students have created an evidence-based design solution for an ambulatory clinic that combines three different clinics into one well-designed, functional unit. The design solutions are based on the research conducted by the students to create a solution based on the Planetree model. The students will be available to discuss their solutions.

2010 CDes Honors and Awards Event
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 1:15 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall
The presentation of awards will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a reception to follow in the McNeal Hall Atrium. College of Design faculty and staff should RSVP to Laura Walton at

Design charrette: Sustainable re-design of Rapson Courtyard
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 11:30 a.m., Rapson Courtyard
MN GreenStar, AIAS, USGBC, and local high school students will conduct a design charrette to develop a sustainable redesign of the Rapson Hall Courtyard. A panel of judges will determine the winning team, prizes will be awarded.


Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall

How Secretaries Changed the 20th-Century Office: Design, Image, and Culture
February 6 - May 23, 2010
During the 20th century women poured into offices all over the U.S. to work as "typewriter girls," stenographers, and secretaries. New spaces, furnishings, and clothing emerged to meet their needs, while popular culture glamorized them. The exhibition explores transformations in the workplace and women's lives and features office equipment, furniture, fashions, magazines, and much more.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Native Viewpoints: Paintings and drawings by John Koepke
February 12 - May 14, 2010. Opening event Friday, Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m.
The drawings and illustrations on exhibit in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library span more than a decade of Koepke's work, featuring his newest watercolors and illustrations. The playful display of the work expresses Koepke's affinity for nature and appropriately integrates the inventive character of his work with real elements from the landscape.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or