Category Archives: Announcements

General Services Administration Awards Research Grant to Renée Cheng

Congratulations to Renée Cheng (Architecture) for receiving a research grant from the General Services Administration (GSA). With this grant Cheng, along with University of Washington Professor Carrie Dossick (Construction Management) and Research Scientist Laura Osburn, will identify guidelines for using collaborative practices on high-performance buildings for the federal government. In this Q&A, Cheng discusses her research and what’s next for this […]

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Interior Design and Architecture Programs Earn Top Marks in DesignIntelligence Survey

DesignIntelligence (DI) magazine’s 2016–17 report on the best architecture and design schools in America ranks the College of Design’s undergraduate interior design program among the top 20 in the nation. The program was also selected by hiring professionals as one that best prepares students for a future in their professions. In addition, the college’s graduate interior design program was named […]

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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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Driving Change with Landscape Architecture

Longtime professor, mentor, and leader in the Twin Cities design community Joe Favour (B.L.A. ’92) began his appointment as head of the Department of Landscape Architecture this June. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on balancing teaching with practice, making design relevant to a broader audience, and identifying the most meaningful opportunities for the Department of Landscape Architecture. How […]

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Center for Sustainable Building Research Joins National Resilience Initiative

The American Institute of Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, announced that they have selected our Center for Sustainable Building Research as the upper Midwest hub of the National Resilience Initiative (NRI) network. Established in 2013 as a Clinton Global Initiative commitment, the NRI network consists of six university-based […]

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In Memoriam: Ann Birt (BS ‘56, Home Economics)

Ann Birt (BS ‘56, Home Economics and Related Art) passed away on June 9, 2015. She will be remembered for her positive energy, generosity, and love of travel, art, and design. Birt graduated from the College of Home Economics in 1956 with a focus in interior design. After a decade abroad in Milan and Tokyo, she founded Ann Birt Interiors […]

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