Category Archives: Faculty

Designing a Smarter Compression Garment

Wearable technology has scores of potential health applications beyond fitness trackers. Brad Holschuh and Lucy Dunne (both Apparel Design) are paving the way to their development. This spring, Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, a research collaborative between the U, Mayo Clinic, and the State of Minnesota, awarded Holschuh and Dunne a grant to develop a smart compression garment. […]

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AIAS Honors Jim Lutz & Kyle Palzer

On December 29, the Jim Lutz received the 2015 AIAS National Educator Honor Award and Kyle Palzer (MArch ‘16) received the 2015 AIAS Design Excellence Honor Award at the 2015 annual FORUM conference in San Francisco, CA. The Educator Honor Award is the most prestigious award that the AIAS confers on a faculty advisor or educator who has exhibited outstanding […]

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Greg Donofrio & Renée Cheng Win ACSA Awards

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA) honored Greg Donofrio with a Collaborative Practice Award and Renée Cheng with a Practice and Leadership Award. The ACSA Collaborative Practice Award recognizes initiatives with the potential to increase diversity in design curricula, administration, and student bodies. The Goldstein Museum exhibition “A Right to Establish a Home” was researched and developed by […]

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The Future of Wearable Tech: Q & A with Brad Holschuh

Brad Holschuh officially begins his appointment as Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Wearable Technology Lab in January, but he’s already learning the ropes, working with graduate students, and jumping into projects—including a recreation of Marty McFly’s 2015 self-tailoring jacket for Back to the Future Day. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Biomedical Engineering from MIT, where he worked on […]

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Taking a Design Cue from Nature

Curious to see buildings inspired by silkworms, bubbles, or the wind? Take a walk through the new Goldstein Museum of Design exhibition, Hypernatural: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature, based on the book of the same name by Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer (both architecture). While many of the case studies may look like sets of a sci-fi movie, more and […]

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Integrated Project Delivery: Q&A with Renée Cheng

We often tout the benefits of collaborating across disciplines in the classroom; but what about at the construction site? Associate Dean for Research Renée Cheng (Architecture) addresses this question in her latest research: Integrated Project Delivery (IDP): Performance, Expectations, and Future Use. The Integrated Project Delivery Alliance (IDPA) asked Cheng’s collaborator Markku Allison, a consultant specializing in IPD for the […]

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Celebrating Minnesota’s Sustainable Building Leaders

This fall, the Center for Sustainable Building Research and its partners recognized Minnesota buildings that go above and beyond to meet the state’s Buildings, Benchmarking, and Beyond (B3) Guidelines. Minnesota requires that all state-funded construction and renovation projects meet B3 sustainability goals for water, energy, indoor environment, site, materials, and waste. The team designed the program to be compatible with LEED™ and […]

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Sketching, Creativity, and Modern-Day da Vincis: Q&A with Barry Kudrowitz

A new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art gives museum-goers a glimpse into Leonardo da Vinci’s creative process through one of his notebooks – the Codex Leicester. Designer, engineer, professor, and avid sketcher Barry Kudrowitz (Product Design) guest-curated a room showing how modern-day da Vincis document their ideas. We sat down with him to hear his thoughts on sketching, […]

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Pixels, Picnics, and Cubes: College of Design at Northern Spark

Once a year, Minneapolis stays up all night to celebrate, learn, and create at Northern Spark. At the College of Design, we’ve been preparing for this nuit blanche all spring. Molly Reichert (Architecture) taught an entire studio module dedicated to the event. “I think it is essential for architecture students to have an opportunity to design and build at full […]

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