Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

Center for Sustainable Building Research Joins National Resilience Initiative

The American Institute of Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, announced that they have selected our Center for Sustainable Building Research as the upper Midwest hub of the National Resilience Initiative (NRI) network. Established in 2013 as a Clinton Global Initiative commitment, the NRI network consists of six university-based […]

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A Pathway to the National Park Service

As an undergraduate, Shannon Sawyer (MLA ‘15, BED ’13) loved to study design history and cultural landscapes, but didn’t make a connection to a career with the National Park Service (NPS) until she began her graduate studies. “The summer after my second year of the MLA program, I interned at Mount Rainier National Park. That solidified it: I was hooked. […]

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Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) Nominated for Emmy in Outstanding Production Design

Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) received an Emmy nomination for art directing the Amazon television series Transparent. In the midst of her design coursework, Baker found her passion in a different kind of studio. “In my final year of school I visited a film set that a friend was working on. I realized that designing for film was very […]

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Planting Annuals and Pitching Ideas

Veronica Prickel’s (Landscape Architecture) first trip to Como Zoo Park and Conservatory was for an internship interview. Her second was her first day as a member of their horticulture intern team, where she spent the summer expanding her understanding of of landscape design. “I almost wish I’d done an internship earlier!” she said. “I learned so many little things, like […]

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Landscape in Translation

MLA students Luke Nichols and Peter Truax both received fellowships to take their studies overseas. Truax was awarded a Judd Fellowship to study the relationship between WWI battle sites and memorials in Ypres, Belgium. “The landscape of the Western Front in WWI was unlike anything that had ever been created by man before – created and destroyed,” he said, going […]

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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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Welcome to the PARKLOT

If you pass through downtown Minneapolis this summer, keep an eye out for sculptures in storefronts, performance art in the streets, and a pop-up parklot designed and built by Students for Design Activism (SDA). Last week, Hennepin Theatre Trust launched Made Here, a public art initiative showcasing local artists and designers along the Minneapolis Cultural District. Earlier this spring, they […]

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