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Conway + Schulte Architects receive RAVE award

William Conway‘s (Architecture) practice, Conway + Schulte Architects, received one of five American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards. The RAVE program, in its seventh year, was created by AIA Minnesota and Mpls. St. Paul magazine to recognize excellence in residential design and raise awareness of the benefits of using an architect. Fifty-three submissions were entered in different categories including new and remodeled homes, large and small sizes and budgets.

Conway + Schulte Architects won in the Residence Less Than 3500SF category for Indian Head Lake Residence, Edina.

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Nelson-Mayson participates in National Museum Advocacy Day

Lin Nelson-Mayson (Goldstein Museum of Design) participated in the American Association of Museums (AAM) second National Museum Advocacy Day, March 22-23, 2010, in Washington, DC. AAM’s Museum Advocacy Day combines a day of training in legislative advocacy with a day of meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress from the participant’s home district. Nelson-Mayson, along with Brenda Raney of the Science Museum of Minnesota, represented GMD and all Minnesota museums in meetings with Senators Klobuchar and Franken and with Representatives Ellison, Walz, McCollum, Kline, and Paulson. One of the major issues discussed was the reauthorization of the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the federal agency that awarded the Goldstein $150,000 for the collections digitization project.

In addition to these visits, AAM held a reception for the “citizen advocates” to honor legislators who supported efforts on behalf of museums. Nelson-Mayson introduced Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum who received an award for her support of Minnesota museums.

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Martin and Guerin receive ARIDO Education Leadership Award

Caren Martin and Denise Guerin (both Interior Design) received the the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario‘s (ARIDO) Education Leadership Award. ARIDO stated in the award, “Your general support of the profession on both sides of the border is unprecedented and the interior design community in Ontario presents you with this award in honor and celebration of your passion for and commitment to education and research.” ARIDO cited Martin and Guerin’s co-authorship of the profession’s body of knowledge research and creation and operation of InformeDesign.

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Ibarra-Sevilla helps conserve 17th century Mexican building

During February 2010, Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla (Architecture/Center for World Heritage Studies) was part of the design and preservation team for the conservation of a 17th century hacienda in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The team included historians, preservationists, and nationally-awarded Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha. The building, part of the Spanish Silver Route, was used for grain storage and sheep farming for the hacienda of Puerto Nieto. The hacienda was crucial in the consolidation of the city of San Miguel de Allende during the colonial period and the remains of this masonry structure serve as a testimony of these historic events. As an expert in building conservation, Ibarra-Sevilla is helping to develop a plan to define the parameters of intervention and envisioning the possibility of including the building in San Miguel de Allende’s World Heritage declaratory.

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Conway named to AIA College of Fellows

William Conway (Architecture) has been named to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. The AIA recognizes architects who have been members of the organization for at least 10 years who have made a significant contribution to the field and to society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the field. Conway will receive his fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA 2010 National Convention and Design Expo in Miami on June 11, 2010.

Conway is the founding design principal of Conway+Schulte Architects of Minneapolis. His current research studio, “Minneapolis 2035,” brings together city leadership, neighborhood advocates, and professionals envisioning future cities in light of the national foreclosure crisis.

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Montana State University purchases limited use license for CDesk v2.0

Montana State University has purchased a limited use license for the CDesk v2.0, designed by Kevin Groenke (W.L. Hall Workshop). Groenke will be working with Montana State and its chosen manufacturer as part of the licensing agreement. This is the third licensing agreement that’s been executed for Groenke’s CDesk design. The first two licensees were Iowa State University and Washington University (St. Louis).

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Dunne awarded Interdisciplinary Informatics Seed Funding grant

Lucy Dunne (Apparel Design) and co-primary investigator Loren Terveen (Computer Science and Engineering) were awarded a grant from the University’s Interdisciplinary Informatics Seed Funding program for their project, “The Smart Wardrobe: Evaluating Garment Usage for Sustainable Apparel Consumption.” The project addresses wardrobe contents and daily dressing decisions made by individuals, and supporting these decisions with a radio frequency identification-based smart wardrobe system to promote sustainable levels of apparel consumption by using one’s existing wardrobe more efficiently.

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