Category Archives: Faculty

Fall 2016 Issue of Emerging Now Available

Emerging Fall 2016

Get a look at what College of Design students, faculty, and alumni are up to in the Fall 2016 issue of Emerging magazine. Our latest edition celebrates our 10th anniversary and showcases the amazing creations and innovations that we continue to see within our college. This issue includes stories on: The Wargo Nature Heritage Center student-design build project. Our new Product […]

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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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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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Teams Matter: Q&A with Renée Cheng

In 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA) received the extraordinary charge to stimulate the U.S. economy, put America back to work, and raise the level of building performance for Federal buildings. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), GSA managed a $5 billion investment in over 260 projects across the nation.   GSA then partnered with Renée Cheng and […]

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2016 Honors and Awards

We wrapped up the school year with a celebration of the students, faculty, and staff who go above and beyond to foster a culture of excellence within the College of Design. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees! Outstanding Civil Service and Labor Represented Award: Janaya Martin Outstanding Contributions to Equity and Diversity Award: Greg Donofrio Outstanding E-Teaching Award: Daniela […]

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From Mainframe Computers to Virtual Reality: Q&A with Lee Anderson

In 1980, Lee Anderson (Architecture) was deep into his MArch thesis on fractals and design when he realized that in in order to generate graphics to represent his ideas, he’d need to learn computer programming. Anderson taught himself as much as he could, then reached out University of Minnesota experts in computer science, fine arts, and IT. His resulting thesis was […]

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New Mappings: Emotional Cartography

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of our Department of Landscape Architecture. To celebrate, we’re highlighting work by our students, faculty, and alumni that represent the future and history of the department. In an increasingly digital world, it’s easy to lose our sense of place. Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) works with community engagement and public art to explore connections between land, […]

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Imagine Grants Fund New Research Ranging from Counterpreservation to Food Design

From emotional cartography to counterpreservation to food design, our faculty are conducting design research to enhance their teaching and advance their fields. This spring, seventeen College of Design faculty representing eight of our academic departments received grants from the University’s Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research and scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design: Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design): Multicultural Perspectives […]

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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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