Category Archives: The Media

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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Echo Spot Hosts #AskAway Interview With Dean Fisher

UPCOMING EVENT: The Echo Spot will hold a live #AskAway interview with Dean Tom Fisher on Tuesday, May 6 from 2:45 – 4:15 PM. During the interview anything with an x500 can ask a question or vote for a question they want to see answered. Dean Fisher will answer questions in real-time.The Echo Spot offers a platform for students, faculty, and staff to exchange ideas and develop solutions for issues around campus. The concept was developed and designed entirely by students and alumni at the University of Minnesota, including former Design Student Alumni Board president Coleman Iverson (B.S. Graphic Design '11). Since the beginning of April, The Echo Spot has received over 18,000 page views and dozens of posts ranging…

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On Display: I-35W and the Future of Minneapolis?

Nearly sixty years ago the United States funded the construction of the interstate highway system, influenced by Germany's autobahns. But unlike the European model, our highways didn't just run the edges of cities. They ran through them and around their downtown districts. NEWS: Stitching Minneapolis Together Again (MinnPost)PHOTOS: I-35W and the future of Minneapolis?"The process demolished hundreds of blocks of real estate, divided neighborhoods and degraded the quality of life for thousands of urban residents, creating enormous amounts of noise and air pollution," explains Mic Johnson, interim director of the Metropolitan Design Center. "The time has come to repair these self-inflicted wounds and stitch our cities back together if we hope to thrive – socially, environmentally, and economically – in…

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