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Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) Nominated for Emmy in Outstanding Production Design

Maria Baker (BArch & BED ’93) received an Emmy nomination for art directing the Amazon television series Transparent. In the midst of her design coursework, Baker found her passion in a different kind of studio. “In my final year of school I visited a film set that a friend was working on. I realized that designing for film was very […]

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The Impact of Mentoring: Q&A With Jenny Anderson

Jenny Anderson (Retail Merchandising ‘95), has been volunteering at the University of Minnesota for nearly two decades. She served as member and president of the College of Human Ecology Alumni Society Board, and was a founding member of the Design Student and Alumni Board. Anderson has been supporting students’ transitions from the classroom to the workplace since her own graduation […]

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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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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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Brook Louis Meier (B.A. Arch '98) Joins Kahler Slater

Brook Louis Meier (B.A. Arch ’98) has joined the Milwaukee office of architecture and experience design firm Kahler Slater as a project leader in the firm’s higher education practice area. In his new role, Meier will be responsible for developing new business opportunities, managing project teams and leading design efforts on a variety of higher education projects across the country. Meier has returned to Milwaukee after working in Kolkata, India for five years. There, he was a founder and director of Research Design Office, an architecture firm with studios in Kolkata; Hyderabad, India; Bangalore, India; and Milwaukee. Research Design Office was recently named one of the top 20 young firms working in India by Indian Architect & Builder magazine. He has…

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