CDes events this week -- February 28, 2011


The Founders: Making the Department of Landscape Architecture
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6 pm (reception follows program), 100 Rapson Hall
The American Society of Landscape Architects - Minnesota Chapter Legacy Project presents "The Founders," a panel discussion with Herb Baldwin, Roger Martin, Roger Clemence and Peter Olin on the early days of the Department of Landscape Architecture and reflections on the impact that landscape architects have had on shaping the Minnesota environment. RSVP is requested.

Construction Site Visit through College of Design
Friday, March 4, 2011, 9:30 am, 212 3rd Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55401
Mortenson Construction is offering a chance to see an interior project under construction. Guests will tour an interior restoration project of a federally owned building in downtown Minneapolis and hear from the construction company as well as the owners of the project from the US General Services Administration (GSA). The building is on the national registry of historic places. The tour includes a walk through of the space and a presentation about the project from Mortenson Construction. If you would like to attend, please email Lucy Reile at

Interior Design Networking Event: Resumes, Interviews, and More
Friday, March 4, 2011, 11:45 am, Ski-U-Mah room at McNamara Alumni Center
This free event is an opportunity for all undergraduate interior design students to meet experienced interior designers as well as hear their advice and suggestions about working in the industry. Students will meet in small groups with interior designers to get feedback on resumes/portfolios, interview questions, and more. Register at:


ALA Library (Rapson Hall)

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
through April 29, 2011
"...the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time." -Garth Rockcastle

HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)

small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES
through March 6, 2011
One billion leftover people - typically called squatters or self-builders or homeless (it's a big category) - claim leftover spaces in cities and live in unauthorized dwellings made of scavenged, leftover materials. Each of the works in this show is a beginning point for rethinking our attitudes about who and what we typically see as having no value while suggesting that our leftover human beings, building materials, and spaces can be seen--must be seen--as someone or something with potential. Curated by Wes Janz, professor of architecture at Ball State University and founder,

Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
through May 23, 2011
Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is "at home." This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes. Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and graduate student Jodene Riha. Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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