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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