Category Archives: Scholarships

Transformative $3 Million Gift To Impact Generations of Future Design Students

Landscape Architecture class at Pine Lake

An alumnus of the College of Design’s Landscape Architecture program, and spouse, have committed $3 million to the University of Minnesota’s College of Design (CDes)—the largest gift ever received by this nationally renowned, comprehensive school for design thinkers and practitioners.

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Building a Strong Foundation: Q&A with Valerie Quarles

Valerie Quarles

Since kindergarten, Valerie Quarles has been surrounded by the remodeling and redesign of her family’s 1910 historic home. Once she was old enough she went from watching the remodel to helping design it.

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Guest Post: Spotlight on Robert C. Mack (B.A. ’67 Arch, B.Arch ’73)

Robert C. Mack

Robert Mack (B.A. ’67 Architecture, B.Arch ’73) may be one of Minnesota’s most soft-spoken architects. But last fall he was making headlines. The American Institute of Architects-Minnesota awarded him the Gold Medal, the highest honor given to an individual architect. And the Robert Mack Fellowship for Heritage Preservation was established at the College of Design. Both honors celebrate Mack’s sterling half-century career […]

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Welcoming the Class of 2020

Earlier this month, we hosted the class of 2020 for undergraduate orientation. Recent graduate Peter Matheson (Architecture ‘16) doesn’t remember too many details about his own freshman orientation, but he still has the shirt. And when this fall’s entering undergraduates participate in their own Welcome Week, they’ll be wearing t-shirts he designed. His shirt represents a variety of design disciplines and […]

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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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