Tag Archives: Graduate Student

Find What Inspires You: An Interview with MLA Student Brianne Fast

Overhead view of the Lofoten Islands

As a child, Brianne Fast (Landscape Architecture) was captivated by stories of polar expeditions. It’s a fascination that led her to spend a semester abroad in Norway at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) investigating the United Nation’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program in the Lofoten Islands.

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Interning Abroad: A Guest Post From Landscape Architecture Student Luke Nichols

Luke Nichols, landscape architecture student.

This summer I decided to intern at Ting Song Library in China’s Hebei province. Ting Song Library is a cultural and social community designed and founded by a group of former design school classmates.

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Designing Across an Ocean: From Minnesota to Sierra Leone

An image of Tikonko's birth waiting house in January 2016.

With the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world, Sierra Leone is one of the most dangerous countries for women to give birth.¹ Architecture graduate student Gauri Kelkar’s final project is helping to change that. Partnering with Rural Health Care Initiative (RHCI), a Minneapolis-based non-profit founded by Sierra Leone immigrant Alice Karpeh, Kelkar designed a birth waiting house (BWH) in the Sierra Leone village of Tikonko. Once completed, […]

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