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ASLA-MN's Top Award Goes to Duwamish Studio

Over the past 100 years, the lower Duwamish River Valley of Seattle, Washington has been dramatically altered. What was once home to Chief Seattle and the Duwamish Tribe has become one of the largest and most complex EPA Superfund sites in the United States.During the fall semester of 2012, graduate students in LA8201: Everywhere Nowhere Duwamish, a studio taught by Matthew Tucker and Craig Wilson, traveled to Seattle to work with local non-profits to generate design proposals for the Duwamish River Valley. Their models contemplated ecological resiliency, sea level and climate change, urban agriculture, environmental justice, carbon sequestration, blue-green infrastructure, and superfund clean-up. This allowed them to broaden their understanding of the complex issues surrounding the valley and its future….

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Honored For Contributions to the College

The following students, faculty, and staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the College of Design during the 2012-2013 school year at the annual Honors and Awards ceremony on May 3, 2013.Student Design and Scholarship Awards ArchitectureTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Individual Aaron Rickard – Architecture Undergraduate TeamDaniel Scott – Architecture Undergraduate TeamRhythm Unnown – Architecture Undergraduate TeamTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Team Kai Salmela – Architecture Graduate IndividualDavid Johansson – Architecture Graduate TeamJenna Johansson – Architecture Graduate Team Joey Larson – Presidential Management Fellowship Program Erin Lilli – King Medal for Architecture Student ResearchAbby Merlis – Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Architecture Learn more about the School of ArchitectureLandscape Architecture Daniel Rude – Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Individual Emily Furlich…

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Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt Awarded Portfolio 1-on-1 Scholarships

Graphic design seniors Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt were awarded American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Minnesota scholarships at Portfolio 1-on-1. The annual event, held on April 12th and 13th, is an opportunity for design students and recent graduates to present their portfolios to experienced creative professionals for intensive reviews, constructive conversations, and valuable connections. "I was excited for the chance to see more design studios and receive professional feedback on my portfolio," said Dallmann. "Overall it was a great experience, I received awesome feedback and met some very talented individuals." Schmidt mentioned that he was a bit tired the day of the conference because of the sleepless nights working on his portfolio leading up to the day, but added,…

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Yasmina El-Sayed Raya (B.S. Arch '07) Receives AAAEA Scholarship

Yasmina El-Sayed Raya (B.S. Arch ’07), a Virginia Tech student enrolled in their Executive Master of Natural Resources program received a $1000 scholarship from the Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects. The scholarship is presented to a student in the field of engineering, architecture, or information technology to promote these fields and to build stronger ties between the association and the Arab American Community. After graduation from the College of Design, Raya started working at an environmental design firm where she helped her clients meet LEED accreditation standards. “As a result,” she said, “[my] initial interest in sustainability issues just continued to grow. I realized that I wanted to devote my career to green initiatives and began searching for…

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Justin Huenemann (B.A. Arch '96) Joins Northwest Area Foundation

Justin Huenemann (B.A. Arch '96) joined the Northwest Area Foundation as a program officer. The Foundation, located in Saint Paul, is dedicated to supporting efforts by people, organizations and communities to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity. Huenemann will be responsible for assisting in developing grantmaking approaches, identifying new prospective grantees, reviewing grant proposals, and monitoring grant progress.Huenemann is on the boards of directors for several nonprofit organizations, including the Tiwahe Foundation and the Neighborhood Development Center. He is also the founder and former president of the Native American Community Development Institute and helped establish the first American Indian-owned bank, Woodlands National Bank. In addition, he helped create the American Indian Cultural Corridor that features locally-owned and operated businesses. "We…

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Two Alumni Receive 2013 AIA Minnesota Awards

Rosemary A. McMonigal (B.Arch '81, BED '81) and Benjamin E. Awes (M.Arch '01) are recipients of the 2013 AIA-MN Residential Architects Awards.McMonigal received the 2013 Architect of Distinction award. She is a principal at McMonigal Architects LLC and has been working with clients for over 29 years by helping them create houses individually tailored to their needs. She is known for creating homes that have efficient structure in health, livability, and energy efficiency. The jury found her work to be very strong and expressive and admired her sensitivity to color, materials, light, and how she was able to work well within a small budget. McMonigal creates projects that show a "nice variety of work; continual emphasis on sustainability, whether the…

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Q & A: Horace T. Morse Award Recipient Karen LaBat

Professor Karen Labat (pictured far right) along with members of the Nike Innovation team and College of Design students and faculty in the Human Dimensioning © Laboratory (HDL). Since 1965, the University has recognized a select group of teachers for their outstanding contribution to undergraduate education with the Horace T. Morse – U of M Alumni Association Award. This year, the honor was given to Professor Karen LaBat (Apparel Design). Labat has spent 30 years teaching in the field of design, including the past 20 years at the University of Minnesota where she has worked with approximately 1,745 students in her Textile Analysis course. She served as the Apparel Design Program Director for 12 years and is currently the director of the…

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Alumni Receive AIA Young Architects Awards

John Dwyer (B.A. Arch '96, M.Arch '02) and Alissa Luepke (B.A. Arch '99, M.Arch '02) are recipients of the 2013 AIA Young Architects Award. The award honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. After Hurricane Katrina in 2007, Dwyer moved to New Orleans and founded a community design studio in the Lower 9th Ward. In the first 6 months, he provided pro bono design services to over 60 returning households. In an announcement about the award, members of the jury recognized his leadership in restoring parts of the Ninth Ward as, "inspiring and demonstrates his strong commitment to designing for the public interest. John strives to incorporate humanitarian…

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Meet Our Rising Stars and Distinguished Scholars

At the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Conference last month, College of Design faculty and students took home many of the top awards. ITAA is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. Apparel Assistant Professor Lucy Dunne was awarded the ITAA Rising Star award for her demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in the area of textiles and apparel. Dunne, who is the director of the apparel design program at the College, is internationally renowned for her work in the field of wearable technology. Dunne also directs the Wearable Technology Lab where the research focuses on translating the theoretical potential of smart clothing and wearable technology…

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Call for Nominations: The Margot Siegel Design Award

The Goldstein Museum of Design is pleased to announce a new award for emerging designers – The Margot Siegel Design Award. This award will be presented annually to a designer who represents innovation in his/her field and has yet to receive major recognition. The Siegel Design Award has been developed to propel new design through recognition of outstanding ideas, public service, and collaborative thinking. The winner of the Siegel Design Award will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Twin Cities to speak at the College of Design and be presented with a check for $2,000. Margot Siegel, a long time supporter of the Goldstein Museum of Design, established this fund to recognize the importance of design in enhancing the…

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