Assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz directs the Product Design program at the College of Design where his research assistants dive into topics like: How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation, The Evaluation and Perception of Creativity, and Sketching and Idea Generation. As an undergraduate, Kudrowitz wanted to design theme-park rides for Disney. He was accepted into the Culinary Institute of America, but went to MIT where he studied connections between creativity and humor instead. Last fall he combined his interests in a class called Food and Design, where edible experimentation led students to learn basic design concepts.Minnesota Monthly magazine caught up with Kudrowitz for their March 2014 issue, where he talks with them about about the Food and Design course, getting kids…Read more
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The October 2012 issue of Cabin Life magazine features work by students from the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and North Carolina State University. They were challenged to meet with “clients” and create livable floor plans, sample renderings, and models that transformed an existing property into a cabin oasis. Over 5,000 people voted on the ten finalists selected by architecture professor Dale Mulfinger from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, and architecture professor Georgia Bizios from the North Carolina State University School of Architecture Holly Engle (B.S. Arch ’12) took second place in the competition with 24% of the votes. Her model, The Crow’s Nest (pictured below), was designed to embrace the changing of the seasons…Read more
photographs by Andrea Rugg PhotographyA project by architecture adjunct assistant professor Kristine Anderson (M.Arch ’04) is featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Midwest Home magazine. She worked with builder Craig Johnson of Johnson Smaby Homes to “resurrect” Cabin #10 on Gull Lake, a relic of the Rocky Point Resort, which closed in 1957. In their remodel, Anderson and Johnson worked with the owner to keep the same footprint and character of the cabin, while completely modernizing it. The owner orginally set out to make a few updates, but when they realized the cabin wasn’t structurally sound, the project evolved into a rebuild that would maintain the original structure’s charm.Anderson is an associate with Peterssen/Keller architecture. Prior to joining Peterssen/Keller,…Read more
Landscape Architecture lecturer Brad Agee (BED, 1993; MLA, 2008) was featured in the July 2011 issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine. The article describes Agee’s work with longtime client Susan Wilson of Long Lake.
“The Wilson property has since evolved into an extensive network of multiple gardens, or a series of different ecosystems. Agee’s design includes the English cottage garden and circuit walk influenced by 18th century traditions that moves from garden experience to garden experience in a loop, creating progressions, focal points, transitions and progressions throughout the site.”
- “Lake Minnetonka Landscape Architect Bradley Agee,” by Misa Chappel, Lake Minnetonka Magazine
Dean Tom Fisher‘s (Architecture) book, Ethics for Architects, was reviewed in the June 2011 issue of Architectural Record magazine.
Mark magazine, headquartered in Amsterdam, also published an interview with Fisher entitled “If Architects Just Manipulate Form, They Will Become Completely Irrelevant” in their June/July 2011 issue. Fisher discusses the relationship between architecture and media during the “profundity of the change in media we’re currently experiencing.”
“If Architects Just Manipulate Form, They Will Become Completely Irrelevant,” by Katya Tylevich, MarkRead more
Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture) was recently interviewed by The Line, a Twin Cities online magazine, about designing the future. Fisher discussed the state of the local design community and addressed topics from his book manuscript for Fracture Critical: How We Design Our Way to Disasters.
“Fukushima Daiichi: Another lesson in ‘fracture critical’?” by Leigh Pomeroy, Vox Verax
Evan Baden‘s (Goldstein Museum of Design) images from a photography series entitled “Technically Intimate” were recently used in the February 7, 2011 issue of New York magazine. The photographs were included in the feature article, “They Know What Boys Want” for the magazine’s cover story.Read more
Architecture Minnesota Magazine announces Videotect, a video competition that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to assemble creative, thought-provoking commentary on the skyway and its impact on urban life.
Videotect will culminate in a screening party at the Walker Art Center where a number of the submissions will be shown, the winners will be announced, and audience members will select the winner of the Viewers’ Choice Award. The screening party will be held on March 31, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Walker Art Center Cinema.
All video submissions are due February 25, 2011. For more information and to register, go to www.architecturemn.com/videotect.Read more
Mary Pappajohn (BS Related Art, 1955) is profiled in the Fall 2010 issue of Minnesota magazine. Pappajohn and her husband, John, began collecting art almost 50 years ago and began to focus on contemporary sculpture when they ran out of wall space. The Pappajohn’s collection ranks as one of the top 200 in the world according to ARTnews magazine. “In a gesture of civic-minded generosity and in the spirit of sharing what they love, the Pappajohns donated more than two dozen sculptures worth millions of dollars to create a four-acre public sculpture garden in downtown Des Moines,” writes Erin Peterson, author of the profile.Read more
John Cary (BA Architecture, 1999) accepted a new post as the first president and chief executive of Next American City, a national nonprofit organization, think tank, and quarterly magazine focusing on the future of cities.
Cary is the editor of The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories about Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients, scheduled for publication October 1, 2010 by Metropolis Books.Read more