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Guest Post: Spotlight on Robert C. Mack (B.A. ’67 Arch, B.Arch ’73)

Robert C. Mack

Robert Mack (B.A. ’67 Architecture, B.Arch ’73) may be one of Minnesota’s most soft-spoken architects. But last fall he was making headlines. The American Institute of Architects-Minnesota awarded him the Gold Medal, the highest honor given to an individual architect. And the Robert Mack Fellowship for Heritage Preservation was established at the College of Design. Both honors celebrate Mack’s sterling half-century career […]

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Buckman Fellowship Hosts Philanthropy Panel at the U

The Buckman Fellowship will host a panel on philanthropy's role in society November 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM in the McNamara Alumni Center. Foundation leaders from local and national foundations will discuss how they think about philanthropy and its evolving role in addressing key issues in our changing communities and our world. Carleen Rhodes, president and CEO of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and chair of the Buckman Fellowship Board, will facilitate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Visit the Buckman Fellowship website for more information and to register.Philanthropy Panel SpeakersThe Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni of the University of Minnesota…

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James Howarth (BS Arch '02, M Arch '05) Named Finalist for Ralph Rapson Traveling Fellowship

James Howarth (BS Arch '02, M Arch '05) was named a top five finalist for the Ralph Rapson 2012 Traveling Fellowship. The competition provides young architects the opportunity to advance their education in architecture by pursuing foreign or domestic travel-study. To assist in their education, $10,000 is awarded to the winner. The jury chose five finalists from among the 38 entrants. Howarth is an architect with Perkins+Will.Read the full press release from AIA-MNDownload Howarth's winning entry "Ghost Walk" (PDF)Learn more about the School of Architecture…

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Clinton Hewitt Receives 2012 President's Award for Outstanding Service

Clinton Hewitt (Emeritus, Landscape Architecture) is the recipient of the 2012 President’s Award for Outstanding Service, an award recognizing his remarkable work with the University and in the field of Landscape Architecture.  Professor Hewitt is recognized for greatly expanding the understanding and impact of landscape architecture. When he retired in 2009, friends and colleagues established the Clinton N. Hewitt Fellowship to celebrate his leadership and provide a financial award to landscape architecture students with exceptional potential.”Clint is the embodiment of the climate of respect that underpins the everyday dignity of the University of Minnesota,” said Professor Lance Neckar, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture. In 2011, Professor Hewitt was named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture…

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Alumni Receive 2012 AIA Fellowships and Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated four College of Design alumni from the School of Architecture to its prestigious College of Fellows. The Fellowship program recognizes those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level: Ross Alan Chapin (B.Arch/BED '79), Ross Chapin Architects, Seattle (Langley, Charles Mears (BA Arch '91 / class of '81), Radius Track Corporation, St. Paul David E. Rogers (M.Arch '71), The Jerde Partnership, Los Angeles Fredric Sherman (M.Arch '80), HGA Architects and Engineers, San Francisco Two…

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Pickard Chilton establishes endowment for Fellowship at School of Architecture

William D Chilton, FAIA, RIBA (MArch, 1980), and Jon Pickard, FAIA, RIBA, co-founders of the architecture firm Pickard Chilton in New Haven, CT, have established the Pickard Chilton Fellowship, an endowed fund for Master of Architecture students, at the University of Minnesota, College of Design’s School of Architecture.

As a Principal of the internationally renowned practice Pickard Chilton, Chilton has collaborated on projects internationally. In addition to the U.S., he has practiced in the Middle East, Asia, South American and Africa. However, he returned to his roots in Minnesota and Iowa when the time came to give back to the schools where he received his architectural education. They have set up similar funds at their undergraduate alma mater, Iowa State University College of Design, and Pickard’s graduate school, the Yale School of Architecture.

“The need for external support for public and private universities has never been greater in order to elevate, not just sustain, the quality of architectural education,” Chilton said. “We hope that our support draws attention to the fact that, now more than ever, it is essential to support those institutions in the hope that the quality of education can be further enhanced for the current and next generation of students.”

“What sets Pickard Chilton’s architecture apart is the clarity and directness with which they create relationships with their buildings,” said Tom Fisher, professor and dean at the University of Minnesota College of Design. “At the same time, they have underscored their strong relationships with three schools of architecture with these significant gifts, creating permanent funds that help programs attract outstanding students and faculty.”

Chilton received a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture in 1980 and is a member of the University of Minnesota College of Design Dean’s Advisory Board. Pickard Chilton has also supported the Design Democracy Fellowship and other student support funds in the college.

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In Memoriam: Leonard Parker


Parker.jpgIt is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of Leonard Parker (BArch, 1948; Architecture, Professor Emeritus). Few people have had as big an impact on the School of Architecture as Leonard. Leonard taught for several decades in the School of Architecture as well as ran a successful architectural practice in the Twin Cities, showing generations of students not only how to become skilled designers, but also how to work in ways that would help ensure their own success in the profession. Widely known for his wry sense of humor and his insightfulness about both people and buildings, Leonard will be very much missed by his colleagues, clients, and former students.

Please use the comments section below to share your memories of Leonard. Friends of Leonard have set up the Leonard Parker Fellowship in Leonard’s honor to support professional degree students in architecture. The University will match all gifts to the fund, which can be made online or sent to:

University of Minnesota Foundation
C-M 3854
P.O. Box 70870
St. Paul, MN 55170-3854

Leonard’s funeral is planned for 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, MN. We will pass along any other information as we get it.


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MDC 2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship recipients exhibition

The 2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship recipients from the Metropolitan Design Center (MDC) are featured in an exhibit of their research work from November 8-December 17, 2010 in Rapson Hall’s lower level gallery.

2010 fellows include:

  • Michael Nickerson, Political Discourse in Ecuador’s Public Spaces
  • Zhongtian Yuan, Cultural Landscape: A Journey to Investigate Suburbanizations in China
  • Emily Zeug-Robertson, Affordable Housing in Stockholm, Sweden
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Buckman Fellowship deadline extended to April 20, 2010

The deadline for Buckman Fellowship applications has been extended to April 20, 2010. A reunion and reception for current and former Buckman Fellows is scheduled for Monday, April 19, 2010, 5:00-6:30 p.m., in Rapson Hall. David Stillman will discuss his latest book, The Millennials. For more information contact Jane Newell, newe0016@umn.edu, 612-624-6957 or Marilyn DeLong, mdelong@umn.edu, 612-625-1219.

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