Category Archives: Housing Studies

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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Rethinking Resilience

“Materials, health, equity: everyone should have a healthy place to live, regardless of income.” -James Lehnhoff, vice president of housing development at Aeon   When The Rose, an affordable housing project in South Minneapolis, opened in October 2015, it was lauded by a number of publications and professionals as the future of sustainable building. For developers at Aeon and designers […]

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Building Wealth in Communities of Color: Deborah Mitchell (Housing Studies) Begins Internship at HOMECo

PhD candidate Deborah Mitchell (Housing Studies) received a 2015 Internship Award from the University of Minnesota Graduate School to intern this summer at Housing Opportunities Made Equitable Collaborative (HOMECo). Mitchell has lived in St. Paul since 1993, and has always had a passion for community engagement. She began to think critically about racial disparities and services available to families in […]

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Look Inside: Twin Cities Habitat + School of Architecture Net Zero Home

>> Update: January 29, 2014As the family moving into the Net Zero Energy house prepares for life in their new home, KSTP-TV takes a tour with the owner. >> Update: December 20, 2013Last night was the dedication ceremony for the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Net Zero Energy home, designed and built in partnership with School of Architecture students and faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Design. The project was made possible, in part, due to the generous support of everyone who contributed to our Gift of Shelter campaign in November and December 2012.  Sarah Olson and Abdi Mohamed are the homebuyers moving into the Net Zero Energy Home. In it, they will be raising their four-year-old twins,…

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Honored For Contributions to the College

The following students, faculty, and staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the College of Design during the 2012-2013 school year at the annual Honors and Awards ceremony on May 3, 2013.Student Design and Scholarship Awards ArchitectureTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Individual Aaron Rickard – Architecture Undergraduate TeamDaniel Scott – Architecture Undergraduate TeamRhythm Unnown – Architecture Undergraduate TeamTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Team Kai Salmela – Architecture Graduate IndividualDavid Johansson – Architecture Graduate TeamJenna Johansson – Architecture Graduate Team Joey Larson – Presidential Management Fellowship Program Erin Lilli – King Medal for Architecture Student ResearchAbby Merlis – Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Architecture Learn more about the School of ArchitectureLandscape Architecture Daniel Rude – Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Individual Emily Furlich…

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Design on the Road: Multi-Family Net-Zero Fieldtrip

Architecture and housing students are working together this semester on a Multi-Family Net-Zero project to learn about the nature and feasibility of affordable zero-energy multi-family homes. Lecturer Dan Handeen (Architecture) and his students in the Multi-Family Net-Zero seminar are developing a schematic design for a net-zero family home in Cottage Grove, MN. Students in a Housing Development and Management Class taught by Associate Professor Marilyn Bruin (Housing) and Professor Becky Yust (Housing) are helping inform the socio-demographic aspects of the project. Throughout the course they'll seek feedback from Habitat for Humanity – Twin Cities and the homeowners association in Cottage Grove.View photos from their recent research field trip on Facebook. The Net-Zero seminar is made possible thanks to the…

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In Memoriam: Mike "Sammy" Samuelson (B.S. Housing '94)

Mike "Sammy" Samuelson (B.S. Housing '94) died this week after battling leukemia and other physical ailments for a number of years. In a recent article Star Tribune columnist Jon Tevlin recalled how Samuelson dedicated his work to making life better for, "the poorest areas of the Twin Cities, from Elliot Park to Powderhorn to Frogtown," doing the kind of work, "where you are appreciated for a short time, then you're gone. Nobody puts up a plaque for you." A legendary Twins fan, Samuelson received a lifetime achievement award during an annual baseball banquet put on by a number of his friends last Friday."Michael was 'the' engaged student, always present and participating and he continued to stay connected after graduation," recalled…

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Attend 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is an annual event that inspires students and other citizens to become active participants in peacemaking efforts around the world. For 23 years it has been the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway. The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum took place March 1-3 in Minneapolis, on the campuses of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. What did attendees from the College of Design have to say about their experience? “The event granted me the opportunity to look at the world outside my community and reflect how I can promote peace, prosperity, and human dignity through my actions in my own community.”  Jim Pankratz, Housing Studies undergraduate “I was…

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Photos + Video from 2012 College of Design Commencement

"Public interest design starts with a belief in the power of design to transform lives. It's a belief that everyone deserves good design and, in fact, it's a belief that every human being needs good design in order to live their best lives." John Cary (BA Arch '99), 2012 College of Design commencement address Congratulations to our Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Landscape Design and Planning, and Retail Merchandising undergraduate students, along with our Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design graduate students who received their degrees during commencement on May 12, 2012. 2012 College of Design Commencement College of Design Dean Tom Fisher with commencement speaker John Cary (BA Arch '99)Kate Maple, Assistant Dean of Student Services;…

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