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That’s a Wrap: Students Showcase Their Work in Final Reviews

Students review the work of Graphic Design seniors.

The 2016-2017 school year is drawing to a close and with it comes final reviews, presentations, and events! Join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions showcasing design projects and research from across the design disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota East Bank and St. Paul campuses. Follow us […]

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2017 Imagine Fund Award Recipients Announced

Columns in front of Northrop

Across the College of Design, our faculty’s research is tackling global problems and advancing their fields. This spring, 19 faculty members received grants from the University’s Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research in the arts, humanities, and design fields. Take a look at the research that our faculty members are conducting with their grants: Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design): Creativity, Culture, and Identity in […]

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Dean Abbott Named Pioneer of American Landscape Design

Adjunct Professor Dean Abbott

Adjunct Professor Dean Abbott (Landscape Architecture) was recently named a Pioneer of American Landscape Design by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). The Pioneers program ” … chronicles the lives and careers of those who have designed our gardens, parks, streets, campuses, cemeteries, suburbs, and the innumerable other environments in which we live” (TCLF), and counts Frank Lloyd Wright and Frederick […]

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Richard Graves Named New Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research

Richard Graves, AIA, LEED BD+C, was announced today as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), in the College of Design, at the University of Minnesota.  Graves takes over the role previously held by John Carmody, founding director, who retired at the end of last year.  Graves will also hold the title of Associate Professor in the School of Architecture.  He officially assumed both new roles this week.   “I am very excited and honored to direct the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota,” said Graves.  “Minnesota has earned a reputation as a North American leader in progressive environmental practice and policies. The potential for the Center for Sustainable Building Research to identify…

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ASLA-MN's Top Award Goes to Duwamish Studio

Over the past 100 years, the lower Duwamish River Valley of Seattle, Washington has been dramatically altered. What was once home to Chief Seattle and the Duwamish Tribe has become one of the largest and most complex EPA Superfund sites in the United States.During the fall semester of 2012, graduate students in LA8201: Everywhere Nowhere Duwamish, a studio taught by Matthew Tucker and Craig Wilson, traveled to Seattle to work with local non-profits to generate design proposals for the Duwamish River Valley. Their models contemplated ecological resiliency, sea level and climate change, urban agriculture, environmental justice, carbon sequestration, blue-green infrastructure, and superfund clean-up. This allowed them to broaden their understanding of the complex issues surrounding the valley and its future….

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Students and Faculty Collaborate on Redesign for Cleveland Park

Last semester Ariah Fine of the Cleveland Neighborhood Association partnered with a team of faculty and students from the Landscape Architecture Department to encourage community members who use Cleveland Park in Minneapolis to envision a new design for the space. Professor Kristine Miller (Landscape Architecture, Head) and MLA students Amber Hill and Coal Dorius worked to engage the community around this vision. While working as a Center for Urban and Regional Affairs research assistant, Hill also produced a booklet with research and findings about the process and outcomes of the project. The first stage of the process involved studying current constraints and opportunities offered by the park space. During the second stage, three parties were hosted for community members at…

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Interdisciplinary Studio: The Future of Duluth

[Update: December 14, 2012] Students in an interdisciplinary landscape architecture and architecture graduate studio presented their final projects at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth, MN on Wednesday, December 12.More photos from DuluthDuluth Mayor Don Ness was in attendance, along with city planners, port authority workers, and design professionals from around the region. Over 100 people stopped by to see the projects during the two-hour event.The Duluth News Tribune featured the graduate studio on their front page Thursday morning, and Fox News will broadcast a story about the student presentations later next week.[Update: November 29, 2012] Architecture and landscape architecture students in the Interdisciplinary Duluth studio project will give their final presentations in Rapson Hall in Minneapolis on Monday, December 10,…

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Landscape Architecture Professor Rebecca Krinke Presents at AAG

Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) received an Association of American Geographers (AAG) Enhancement Grant to discuss her recent work in the 'Art and Geography' session 'Mappings I: Haunted Landscapes and Acts of Viewing' during the AAG conference in New York City, February 24-28. AAG is a nonprofit scientific and educational society that contributes to the advancement of geography. Along with teaching for the Department of Landscape Architecture, Krinke is a multimedia artist, who works in sculpture, installations, and site art. In 2011 she helped launch the new Mapping Spectral Traces website, an academic-artist trans-disciplinary collaborative of international scholars, practitioners, community leaders and artists who are working with and in traumatized communities, contested lands and diverse environments. You can read more…

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Monday Minute, February 27, 2012: Quality and Diversity

Dear Colleagues, Last week, the Department of Landscape Architecture came through an accreditation review with flying colors. The accreditation team said that the professional degree in landscape architecture – the MLA – is very strong pedagogically, very popular with its students, and exceptionally clear in its focus on art, ecology, and community. The team also commended the landscape architecture faculty for integrating their teaching with their research and outreach activities to an extent rarely found in this field. Congratulations to our LA colleagues for a job well done! The one area of concern that the team raised applies, in many respects, to the entire college: the relative lack of diversity of our student body. At the recruitment events for…

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Master of Landscape Architecture Student Erica Shearer Remaking Detroit by Design

The population of Detroit fell by 25% between 2000 and 2010. While the Motor City make news for its growing number of vacant lots and abandoned homes, community groups are working hard to revitalize their city. Their efforts attracted the attention of Master of Landscape Architecture student Erica Shearer, who is working on a project exploring the role designers can play in community building. "While the city has been struggling for decades, the people have adapted. Amazing things are happening," saysShearer, who has been conducting a series of interviews and focus group with residents to understand how landscape architects can benefit from adapting the models of engagement used by successful community groups around Detroit. "I have listened to the…

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