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Guest Post: Spotlight on Robert C. Mack (B.A. ’67 Arch, B.Arch ’73)

Robert C. Mack

Robert Mack (B.A. ’67 Architecture, B.Arch ’73) may be one of Minnesota’s most soft-spoken architects. But last fall he was making headlines. The American Institute of Architects-Minnesota awarded him the Gold Medal, the highest honor given to an individual architect. And the Robert Mack Fellowship for Heritage Preservation was established at the College of Design. Both honors celebrate Mack’s sterling half-century career […]

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Goldstein Museum of Design Celebrates 40 Years

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD). In celebration of this landmark event, the museum is displaying “Seeing 40/40: Forty Years of Collecting at GMD.” This unique exhibit showcases 40 of the over 34,000 pieces in the museum’s collection. In this interview, Lin Nelson-Mayson, director of GMD, and Jean McElvain, GMD’s associate curator, share […]

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Design in Capital Planning: Q&A with Marc Partridge

Design in Capital Planning

The University of Minnesota’s Capital Planning and Project Management recently hired Marc Partridge (BA ’79 Arch, MArch ’84) for a new role: Manager of Design. We asked him a few questions to understand his new position and why capital planning needs designers. Are you the only architect on staff?  No, there are some architects within Capital Planning and Project Management […]

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Team Opti-MN Bridges Disciplines to Win DOE Race to Zero

Opti-MN, the University of Minnesota's interdisciplinary team, was named the 2015 Grand Winner, beating 33 teams from 27 universities with their design Impact House! Sustainable design graduate student Laurel Johnston (Architecture) thinks their victory stems from designing an affordable home for potential low-income buyers in a real community: North Minneapolis.

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