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Jess Roberts hired as Innovation Design Specialist at Allina Hospitals and Clinics

Jess Roberts (BS Arch, 2004; MArch, 2006) was recently hired as Innovation Design Specialist at Allina Hospitals and Clinics Center for Healthcare Innovation. Roberts has been charged with providing and managing a broad range of design consulting services throughout Allina to internal stakeholders in order to identify and address opportunities to improve operational performance, patient care, and organizational resiliency. The position is a focus in design thinking or meta-design – using the design process to address the challenges facing healthcare.

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Singh leads research team for Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley school greenhouse

Virajita Singh (Center for Sustainable Building Research), Jess Roberts (BS Architecture, 2004; MArch, 2006), and Molly Eagen (MArch, 2010) are the research team for a proposed Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley school greenhouse. For two years, the school’s students have grown vegetables in the community-school garden for the local senior-citizen meal program. A greenhouse attached to the school would significantly extend the community-school garden growing season. Singh and her team presented their plans for the greenhouse project at a July 19, 2010 meeting of the school board. The Clinton newspaper, the Northern Star, covered the presentation (no link available) in a July 29, 2010 article, “University Staff Present Greenhouse Plans, Options to CGB School Board.”

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