The College of Design is pleased to announce that Carol Strohecker has been appointed the next dean of the College of Design. In her role, Strohecker will provide strategic leadership and work with faculty, staff, students, and our highly engaged alumni and professional community to further the College of Design. Strohecker studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she […]Read more
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Gertrude Esteros (B.S. HEEd ’36, M.S. HEEd ’41), who for three decades led what is now the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, died on December 2nd. She was 102. During her time at the University of Minnesota, Esteros served in a variety of positions, from instructor to professor to division chair. She headed the Department of Related Arts, as it was then […]Read more
Dear Colleagues,Last Friday we held our first college advisory board meeting of FY13. Thanks to those who participated in the day and in its planning. There are a couple items that struck me during the day that I wanted to share with each of you.One, our board members were continually impressed by how our college has come together over the last 6 years. Many have been on our board since day one and each time we meet they find new and interesting things to be excited about. That is a testament to each of you and I thank you for your hard work and dedication in that combined effort.Two, when I asked the group what they need and look for…Read more
Dean Tom Fisher will discuss how research and development at the College of Design is impacting the field of healthcare during the Mayo Clinic Transform Symposium on Tuesday, September 11. The annual event brings together innovators, leaders, designers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and business thinkers to talk about how innovation and design solutions are transforming the experience and delivery of health care.At the College of Design, health – human health, environmental health, community health – are common areas of focus across most of its 8 academic units and 10 research centers. A few examples include:The Metropolitan Design Center and Center for Changing Landscapes work with urban and rural communities to create environments that improve people's health.In the Wearable Product Design…Read more
Dean Tom Fisher wrote a guest entry for the University of Minnesota Press Blog on “Making a place’s invisible elements visible: The architecture of David Salmela.” In the posting, Fisher reflects on his “unlikely role of being the world’s expert on David Salmela” and what he admires in Salmela’s work.
“I also value David’s ability to create one compelling building after another under conditions that many architects would find impossible. He works largely alone, out of his own house in Duluth, Minnesota — far from the big cities that house most of the world’s architectural talent — and he works mostly for middle-class clients, designing houses, cabins, and saunas for relatively modest budgets.”
- “Making a place’s invisible elements visible: The architecture of David Salmela” by Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota Press Blog