Category Archives: Interior Design

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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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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Extension Block Grants Fund Applied Research and Outreach

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016-2018 Extension Block Grants! To support and deepen the integration between University of Minnesota Extension and the College of Design, Extension funds these two-year grants for projects that collaboratively contribute to its applied research goals. The following College of Design proposals were selected for funding for the next two years: Designing Learning Environments to Foster Academic Success […]

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Design Alumnae Serve on UMAA Collegiate Council

Three College of Design alumnae—Janice Linster (BS ’83 Interior Design), Maureen Kostial (BS ’71 Costume Design), and Betsy Vohs (M.Arch ’04)—have been appointed to the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Collegiate Alumni Council. Members of the collegiate council advise the UMAA board on alumni engagement and advocate for the needs of the alumni societies they represent. Thanks to our alumnae […]

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Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder. This spring, Abimbola Asojo and Tina Patel‘s sophomore interior design studio worked with local design firm Perkins + Will and autism service provider Fraser to learn more about designing for those on the autism spectrum. When Perkins + Will […]

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You’re Invited: Final Reviews, Receptions, and Events

Join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions showcasing design projects and research from our various disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota East Bank and St. Paul campuses. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for updates, photos, and videos. April 27 – May 3 | Master of Fine […]

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Haworth Challenges Interior Studios to Imagine the Future of the Workplace

Haworth guest critic Lindsey Rain (Interior Design ‘92) gave Tina Patel and Abi Asojo’s Interior Design studios a very contemporary challenge: design a flexible work café that can accommodate a range of work styles and functions. The assignment was an preview of the type of commercial projects interior students can expect to tackle after graduation. As Rain explained, “more and more […]

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Design Camp: Learning, Playing, and Making a Mess

Over the summer, children filled McNeal hall with Rube Goldberg machines, paper sculptures, and piles of stones. They explored problem solving, creativity, form-making, design thinking, and innovation at Design Camp, run by PhD students Jody Lawrence (Interior Design) and Sarah Alfalah (Graphic Design). The camp was offered for ages 9 to 15 through the University Youth & Community Programs Discovering […]

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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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