Tag Archives: 2014

Richard Graves Named New Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research

Richard Graves, AIA, LEED BD+C, was announced today as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), in the College of Design, at the University of Minnesota.  Graves takes over the role previously held by John Carmody, founding director, who retired at the end of last year.  Graves will also hold the title of Associate Professor in the School of Architecture.  He officially assumed both new roles this week.   “I am very excited and honored to direct the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota,” said Graves.  “Minnesota has earned a reputation as a North American leader in progressive environmental practice and policies. The potential for the Center for Sustainable Building Research to identify…

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Alumni + Faculty Contribute to Walker's Artist Designed Putt-Putt

When you tee up at the Walker Art Center’s Artist Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden this summer, keep your eyes open for two putt-putt holes designed by faculty and alumni from the University of Minnesota. The 18-hole course includes Putt-Pong, co-designed by assistant professor of product design Barry Kudrowitz and College of Design alumnus Trevor Anderson. Their course mixes the fast pace of ping-pong with the careful strategy of putt-putt (hint: Use the paddles for a bank shot to create hole-in-one winning angles). Adjunct lecturer Robin Schwartzman designed a candy-inspired playing field called Don’t Blow It. The oversized gumball machine is the last chance for a hole-in-one. “The idea is to shoot it up a ramp and over a jump into the…

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Denise Guerin Awarded Inaugural IFI Fellowship

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) was founded in 1963 as the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects and Designers. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding, IFI established the IFI Fellowship to acknowledge exemplary international achievement within the interior architecture and design profession. Thirteen interior designers from around the world were honored with the inaugural award, including Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Interior Design Denise Guerin, who retired from the University of Minnesota this spring after serving 24 years on the faculty. Guerin is noted researcher in the interior design field whose honors include an IIDA Northland Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award (2010), an American Society of Interior Designers Educator of Distinction Award (2007), the Louis Tregue/NCIDQ…

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3 Alumni Receive AIA-MN Young Architects Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota's Committee on Design selected five recipients for the 2014 Young Architects Award, including three alumni from the College of Design. These recipients will be recognized at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Celebration on Friday, December 5, 2014, at International Market Square. Bob Ganser (B.A. Arch '94, M.Arch '01) is a principal and co-founder of CITYDESKSTUDIO Architecture and Design. He has taught undergraduate and graduate design studios at the University of Minnesota since 2006 and was a research assistant at the Metropolitan Design Center. Bob studied architecture and photography in Florence, Italy, as part of a Syracuse University semester abroad program. Practicing in architecture since 1996, he has worked in the architectural offices of…

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Justin Bieganek Helps the City of St. Paul Reduce Waste

Justin Bieganek's (B.S. Design Communications '97) firm took the city of St.Paul's new "All In" waste reduction program to the next level. A new video by Beganik Strategy + Design uses characters speaking in five different languages to be inclusive of the broadly diverse city and grow awareness of the recycling program; the key to a huge impact from the city's new approach."We listened and provided the City of Saint Paul with a new branding campaign that has the tools necessary to engage Saint Paul residents in an innovative recycling program," said Bieganek. Click below to watch the video for a sense of the unique clarity Bieganek's firm brought to the "All In" program.Bieganek, who started his firm in 1998,…

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

You’re invited to join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions from students across our various disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter @UofMDesign and Facebook for updates, photos, and videos. May 8 | Apparel + Retail: Designs for TargetMay 8 | Toy Product Design: PlaysentationsMay 12 – 13 | Master of Architecture: Final Project Juries and Exhibitions May 12 – 14 | Master of Landscape Architecture: Final ReviewsMay 16 | B.F.A. Graphic Design Show: The Reveal May 16 | Interior Design: Thesis Reception …

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Paul Erling Wins Elements Runway Competition

Congrats to apparel design student Paul Erling (below) for winning the Elements: Design Competition and Runway Show hosted by the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) Collective on April 23. Participants took inspiration from WAM's exhibition, Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, and showcased designs with an emphasis on sustainability. Erling's two-piece garment was made entirely from deconstructed, used goods.PHOTOS: Elements @ WAM | April 2014NEWS: Elements Fashion Show 2014 (TC Daily Planet)More Stories about Apparel Design:What Do Gloves That Type and A Noise Cancelling Vest Have in Common?Lucy Dunne Receives NASA's Silver Achievement MedalApparel Students Take Design to Zero Gravity…

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In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Sullivan-Rickey (B.F.A. Studio Art '78)

Mary Ellen Sullivan-Rickey (B.F.A. Studio Art '78), a former lecturer in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel at the College of Design, died on March 28, 2014 after a courageous but brutally short journey with Leiomyosarcoma. She had many overlapping careers as a remarkable artist and insightful teacher. She taught design, painting, drawing, color theory, and fashion illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of St. Catherine, and finally at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel. She was a consummate clothing designer and tailor who blossomed in her ultimate creative calling designing costumes for VISTA Theater Productions.Read MoreA celebration of her life will be held at the Convent…

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Peter Cavaluzzi (B.Arch '83) Named Master Planner for Mayo Project

Peter Cavaluzzi (B.Arch ’83), design principal at New York-based EE&K, will serve as master planner for the Destination Medical Center in Rochester, MN. According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the $5 billion economic development initiative is tied to the long-term growth of the Mayo Clinic and the city of Rochester. Mayo plans to invest about $3.5 billion in new facilities over the next two decades and nearly double its workforce from 30,000 to 60,000.  Cavaluzzi is also the lead designer on the $80 million transit station near Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. He envisioned the transit hub, which opens May 17, as the “Rockefeller Center Plaza of Minneapolis.” His portfolio includes projects from around the globe, including Beijing Mini…

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Get Your Tickets for Elements: Design Competition & Runway Show

This spring semester the Weisman Art Museum will host its third annual design competition. The museum's student group, WAM Collective, in partnership with the University of Minnesota College of Design have asked sixteen student designers to create ready-for-the-runway garments. Taking inspiration from the Weisman's exhibition, Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, the competition will showcase designs with an emphasis on sustainability. TICKETS: Reserve your ticket now. Designs will draw upon the landscapes, materials, textures, and traditions of Siberia, while also responding to the environmental questions the region raises. Over the course of their design process, contestants will consider topics such as, sustainable design; environmental, ecological, and labor support structures in the garment industry; and how garment production exploits or depletes these systems…

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