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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Design in Capital Planning: Q&A with Marc Partridge

Design in Capital Planning

The University of Minnesota’s Capital Planning and Project Management recently hired Marc Partridge (BA ’79 Arch, MArch ’84) for a new role: Manager of Design. We asked him a few questions to understand his new position and why capital planning needs designers. Are you the only architect on staff?  No, there are some architects within Capital Planning and Project Management […]

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