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In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Sullivan-Rickey (B.F.A. Studio Art '78)

Mary Ellen Sullivan-Rickey (B.F.A. Studio Art '78), a former lecturer in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel at the College of Design, died on March 28, 2014 after a courageous but brutally short journey with Leiomyosarcoma. She had many overlapping careers as a remarkable artist and insightful teacher. She taught design, painting, drawing, color theory, and fashion illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of St. Catherine, and finally at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel. She was a consummate clothing designer and tailor who blossomed in her ultimate creative calling designing costumes for VISTA Theater Productions.Read MoreA celebration of her life will be held at the Convent…

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Charleen Klarquist Receives Outstanding Admissions Service Award

Congratulations to Charleen Klarquist (DHA) who received the 2012 Outstanding Admissions Service Award for her dedicated partnership and progressive approach to providing quality admissions service to students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota. She provides graduate student support to the Design graduate program, the Product Design graduate minor and the Museum Studies graduate minor. “I was absolutely stunned and humbled to receive the award,” said Klarquist. “I am so fortunate to work with Graduate Admissions staff, and have the utmost respect for their dedication to service.”Learn more about the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel …

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UMNews Features DHA Department Head, Professor Missy Bye – "A good fit for design"

As Professor Missy Bye takes over the helm at DHA (Graphic Design, Apparel Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Housing Studies and Retail Merchandising), the University profiled her for one of their latest features. Read more about Missy Bye here.

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Design graduate program information event

The Department of Design, Housing & Apparel (DHA) is holding an informational event on Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., in 22 McNeal Hall. The graduate program addresses theory, research, and application using a shared disciplinary base from the arts and social and behavioral sciences. Tracks are available for Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, and Interior Design.

The information event begins with a presentation about the application and admission process and concludes with break-out sessions with track-specific faculty members.

An RSVP to dhagrad@umn.edu is requested but not required. For more information contact Charleen Klarquist, graduate student services, 612-626-1219.

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College community conducts performance-based housing and infrastructure research at UMore Park

Faculty, staff, student, and alumni research and education projects that contributed to UMore Park planning and development activities were recognized at a May 2010 event hosted by the UMore Park Academic Mission Advisory Board.

Two undergraduate Design, Housing & Apparel (DHA) students are working as summer interns compiling data and case studies on opportunities for affordable housing. Their analyses include affordable housing financing programs, models for maintaining affordability over time, energy-saving
technologies utilized in affordable housing construction, and highlights of the related consumer education programs. The DHA activities are part of a program funded by the University’s Office of Public Engagement and UMore Park.

During the fall 2009 semester, 18 undergraduate Architecture students worked on neighborhood concepts and residential building designs for UMore Park in design studio. Utilizing the concept master plan for UMore Park as the springboard for plans, the students’ work encompasses a variety of housing and building models that demonstrate unique ideas.

College of Design researchers explored the impacts for housing and community design of integrated energy and water systems to achieve sustainability goals for the future community at UMore Park. John Carmody (Center for Sustainable Building Design) and Louise Goldberg (Energy Systems Design Program) were the principal investigators; Richard Strong (Center for Sustainable Building Research) and Peter MacDonagh (BLA, 1981) comprised the rest of the project team.

The research identified an approach to neighborhood development that maximizes energy conservation while maintaining comfort for individual residents and economic viability for the development and was conducted in two components.

The first component, sustainable utility infrastructure at the neighborhood scale, compared the integrated impacts of community infrastructure design, including land use, energy, water, stormwater and wastewater, using three infrastructure types — conventional, autonomous, and district.

The second component, net-zero energy systems quantitative scoping analysis, included a quantitative energy systems engineering evaluation of residential building envelope energy conservation (demand) and renewable energy generation (supply) with the objective of producing a net-zero energy community in an economically viable manner.

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