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Tune In: Dean Fisher + James Corner on the Nicollet Mall Redesign

Dean Tom Fisher is scheduled to be a guest on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Daily Circuit on Wednesday, February 2014 from 10:15-11:00 a.m. TUNE IN: Nicollet Mall Redesign Firm Asking for Public InputHe will be joined by architect James Corner in a conversation about the Nicollet Mall redesign. In September 2013, Corner’s New York firm, James Corner Field Operation, was selected to carry out the $40 million redesign project. The city hopes to begin construction in 2015. More stories from the College of Design:Two U of M Monuments Men: Walter Huchthausen and Ralph Hammett Vote Today for the 2014 Creative City Challenge Jessica Harjo (M.A. Design ’13) Creates Typeface For Osage Language…

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3D Printers In Every Public School?

MakerBot wants a 3D printer in every public school by the end of 2013. The company made the announcement this week after launching an initiative through DonorsChoose.org. The crowdsourcing site for teachers will offer discounted MakerBot 3D printers, which individuals and organizations can help fund. It’s estimated that it would take $250 million to purchase enough 3D printers for each of the nation’s 100,00 public schools.WCCO-TV toured the University of Minnesota College of Design’s DigiFabLab yesterday with Dean Tom Fisher to learn more about MakerBot’s plan, which is owned by Minnesota-based Stratasys, and what it means for the future of the classroom. More stories from the College of Design:Students Win Best in Show at Fusion+FashionWindow Display Honors Campus LeadersRybak to Teach at the College of Design…

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3 Local Buildings That Get a Second Look

Dean Tom Fisher appeared on TPT-TV’s “Almanac” throughout the summer with stories about under appreciated or lesser known works of architecture around the Twin Cities. What buildings would you add to the list? Tweet @UofMDesign or share on Facebook.Southdale Center10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN Christ Church Lutheran3244 34th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN HGA’s Lakewood Cemetary Mausoleum3600 Hennepin Avenue S.,Minneapolis, MN   More stories from the College of Design:Hank Butitta (M.Arch ’13) Bought a Bus … And It Went ViralWhat Millennials Want: The Gen Y Eco House Smart Clothing, Smart Girls Learning about STEM…

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Minnesota Vikings Stadium Design Revealed

Hundreds of people were at the Guthrie Theater on Monday night when officials unveiled the proposed design for the $975 million Vikings stadium. Dean Fisher, co-chair of the new Minnesota Viking stadium’s Design Implementation Committee, spoke with Twin Cities Business, Minnesota Public Radio, MinnPost, Finance and Commerce, and the Star Tribune about the space, which will span 1.6 million square feet and seat over 65,000 people for NFL games and 73,00 for special events. According to the ESPN, it will have the largest transparent roof in the world.  Tonight on #tptalmanac:Tom Fisher @mndesigndean talks about dramatic new @vikings stadium design 7pm @tpt#vikings– tpt Almanac (@tptAlmanac) May 17, 2013 More stories from the College of Design: ASLA-MN’s Top Award Goes to…

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Dean Fisher Shares Southdale's Story in the "10 Buildings that Changed America"

A new PBS documentary, "10 Buildings that Changed America," turns the spotlight on Edina's Southdale Center, built in 1959 by Austrian-born architect Victor Gruen. "And no, it's not because of the food court," quips the Star Tribune in a preview this week. The documentary includes an interview between College of Design dean Tom Fisher and WTTW host Geoffrey Baer on location, talking about the early days of the mall, when men wore suits and women got dressed up with high heels and pearls. In the early days, Southdale's Garden Court was a conservatory with birds and ponds, and the building was air conditioned in the summer using water from Lake Corneila. "Southdale's model of turning the shopping center inward…

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