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Keshika De Saram (B.D.A. ’14, M.Arch ’17) Elected President of AIAS

Keshika De Saram 61st AIAS President

At the American Institute of Architecture Students’ (AIAS) annual FORUM conference, the Council of Presidents elected the 2017-18 board of directors. Among those elected was College of Design graduate student Keshika De Saram (B.D.A. ’14, M.Arch ’17) who will now serve a one-year term on the AIAS board of directors as the organization’s 61st president. As president, De Saram will relocate […]

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AIAS Honors Jim Lutz & Kyle Palzer

On December 29, the Jim Lutz received the 2015 AIAS National Educator Honor Award and Kyle Palzer (MArch ‘16) received the 2015 AIAS Design Excellence Honor Award at the 2015 annual FORUM conference in San Francisco, CA. The Educator Honor Award is the most prestigious award that the AIAS confers on a faculty advisor or educator who has exhibited outstanding […]

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Golf Meets Design: AIAS Minnesota at the Skyway Open

The 8th Annual U.S. Bank Skyway Open Golf Tournament taking place this weekend will feature 19 one-of-a-kind miniature golf holes designed by local groups, including the University of Minnesota American Institute of Architect's student group (AIAS MN). You can see their design in action in the IDS Center Crystal Court Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23. The event expects to draw over a 1,000 people.PHOTOS: Meet the students behind the AIAS MN mini golf courseWATCH: AIAS President Nate McKewon on KARE-11 (3:25) More stories from the College of Design:Yes, We're Biased: Vote For Our Videotect AlumniTwo U of M Monuments Men: Walter Huchthausen and Ralph Hammett Tune In: Dean Fisher + James Corner on the Nicollet Mall Redesign…

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AIAS-MN Freedom by Design Honored For Impacting Lives With Design

The University of Minnesota American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Freedom by Design program received the very first 2013 AIAS National Freedom by Design Honor Award. AIAS is a student led community service program at the U whose aim is to positively impact the lives of people in their community through modest design and construction solutions.The Freedom by Design Honor Award recognizes chapters that make efforts to achieve the mission of AIAS to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; show an exemplary level of engagement from students with the client, architect, contractor and community; and have a clear understanding of the practical impact of architecture and design. The Freedom by Design Honor Award is the highest award bestowed upon…

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Dean Tom Fisher featured in AIAS journal, Crit

Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture) was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Crit, the journal of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). In the article, “Thomas Fisher: An Architecture of Relevance,” Fisher discussed the “philosophical and social implications of architecture, the pervasiveness of our new ‘web-like’ reality, and why the financial, ecological, and cultural collapses of the last decade are harbingers of opportunities for architects in the twenty-first century.”

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Freedom by Design 3rd Annual Art Auction, April 9, 2011

On Saturday, April 9, 2011, the University of Minnesota Freedom by Design chapter will host their 3rd Annual Art Auction. The silent auction will take place in the Rapson Hall Courtyard from 2-6 pm, with time to pick up art until 6:30 pm.

Freedom by Design is the community service program of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The group works on small-scale design build projects for low income disabled and elderly people in the Twin Cities community, with the goal of providing safety, comfort, and dignity in their lives. To learn more about Freedom by Design past or current projects, visit their blog or website.

Items for the auction are still being accepted. If you’d like to donate, contact Maria Kennedy at kenne474@umn.edu. All proceeds from the auction will be used for materials to complete Freedom by Design projects.

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