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Interior Design Students Reimagine the Workplace

The guest jurors announce the winners of the competition.

When designing for today’s workplace, interior designers are increasingly called upon to think beyond the traditional cubicle and create a more contemporary space. Interior design students in Abimbola Asojo and Justine Pliska’s IDES 2604 experienced this first-hand when they were asked to design a “third place work cafe” as part of a competition from Haworth. “The parameters were to design […]

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Interior Design Students Get Groovy with Light Design

This fall, interior design juniors in Professor Abimbola Asojo’s IDES 3612 Lighting Design class were given the chance to shine in the Groovystuff Ambient Lighting Challenge. Based in Texas, Groovystuff is a wholesale manufacturer and supplier of traditional rustic home décor that focuses on utilizing reclaimed materials in all aspects of production and design. Through their design challenge, Groovystuff partners […]

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Erin Bankson (Graphic Design) Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Earlier this month, we welcomed the class of 2019 to campus for undergraduate orientation. Each incoming student left with a t-shirt designed by Erin Bankson (Graphic Design), which they’ll show off at Welcome Week this fall. Her design integrates elements from each College of Design major, giving the new class a glimpse at the principles that connect their disciplines. Bankson […]

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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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The U-Spatial Mapping Prize Celebrates Design and Cartography

Maps don't just show us where to go – they have the potential to transform our ways of seeing and understanding our world. The U-Spatial Mapping Prize encourages students at the University of Minnesota to make provocative and innovative maps connected with any research. This contest will award six substantial prizes in different categories. The U-Spatial Mapping Prize looks to celebrate great design and cartography through maps. We are looking for the most informative map, the most revealing map, the most provocative map, the most visually compelling map, and maybe the most transformative one. Your map should tell its story and be able to stand on its own with minimal narrative to give context. Each map will be judged by…

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[Video] Hannah Preble Wins IIDA Northland NEXT Competition

Senior interior design student Hannah Preble’s video, “The Future is Less,” placed 2nd in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northland NEXT video competition. The student competition was a multimedia challenge for the NEXT generation of designers, creators, and thinkers to show, in two minutes or less, what is next in interior design. You can see all of the 2013 NEXT winners here. More stories from the College of Design:Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt Awarded Portfolio 1-on-1 Scholarships Yasmina El-Sayed Raya (B.S. Arch ’07) Receives AAAEA ScholarshipRoald Gundersen (B.Arch, BED ’89) Receives Margot Siegel Design Award…

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Turning a Parking Wasteland Into a Neighborhood … With a New Stadium

Over the past two weeks, 160 teams from 70 universities around the U.S. and Canada have been thinking about one thing: downtown Minneapolis. Participants in this year's Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition were challenged to create a comprehensive development program for the neighborhood surrounding the site of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. College of Design students Brice Aarrestad (M.Arch), Phil Bussey (M.Arch), Jodi Refsland (MLA), Kyle Van Someren (B.S. Arch '08) and Jason Vanselow (M.Arch) are busy representing the home team. "We know this area to be a parking wasteland," said Aarrestad. "We hope to accomplish an urban design that makes living in East Downtown attractive, convenient, and full of rich experiences every day, not just Viking game days."…

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U of M Team Competes in Walt Disney ImagiNations Competition

The 2013 ImagiNations Competition finalist team from the University with their project “Cores Brasileiras.” (Left to Right)  Isaiah Bergstrom, Made Arya Adiartha, Lucas Kaeding, James Cosper. © Disney. Photographer: Gary Krueger.Disney Opens Doors For Theme Park Designers of Tomorrow Six college teams travel to Imagineering in Glendale, CA, to participate as finalists in ImagiNations Design Competition January 28-February 1, 2013 Walt Disney Imagineering has selected the top six finalist teams of its 22nd ImagiNations competition. ImagiNations is a design competition created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering to promote diversity and enable participants to showcase their talents and gain practical knowledge in design. At the same time, it allows Imagineers to look for the next generation of creative and innovative…

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Architecture Students Envision Dream Cabins for National Competition

The October 2012 issue of Cabin Life  magazine features work by students from the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and North Carolina State University. They were challenged to meet with “clients” and create livable floor plans, sample renderings, and models that transformed an existing property into a cabin oasis.  Over 5,000 people voted on the ten finalists selected by architecture professor Dale Mulfinger from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, and architecture professor Georgia Bizios from the North Carolina State University School of Architecture Holly Engle (B.S. Arch ’12) took second place in the competition with 24% of the votes. Her model, The Crow’s Nest (pictured below), was designed to embrace the changing of the seasons…

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Retail Merchandising Students Develop 3D Virtual Stores

Working with Target Corporation’s Merchandise Presentation Department, eighty-one students competed in a visual merchandising innovation challenge this spring.  Students were given challenges in three different departments: Boys, Men’s, and Ready to Wear and worked in teams to develop strategies addressing those challenges and implementing their solutions in a 3D virtual store.  First prize was awarded to Sarah Lundberg and Natasha Bursch; second prize to Sasenka Curic and Joe LeGarde II; and third prize to Katy Anderson and Liz Schenkat. The following teams received honorable mentions: Jennifer Silbernagel and Michelle Kisrow; Rebecca Doepke and Erika O’Brien; Kaitlyn Grabinski, Michelle Conklin, and Jessica Chiu; and Landon Hersch and Elizabeth Wilson.(Back row, left to right) Sara Lundberg, Natasha Bursch, Celeste Bosn, David Sommer, Amy…

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