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Defining Place in Dinkytown

Color and Form Prints

Located on the north side of the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, Dinkytown is a neighborhood with close ties to the University community. This spring, students in Associate Professor James Boyd Brent’s Color and Form in Surface Design class were challenged to explore the sense of place in this unique neighborhood by designing a series of handmade screen prints. […]

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Rethinking Resilience

“Materials, health, equity: everyone should have a healthy place to live, regardless of income.” -James Lehnhoff, vice president of housing development at Aeon   When The Rose, an affordable housing project in South Minneapolis, opened in October 2015, it was lauded by a number of publications and professionals as the future of sustainable building. For developers at Aeon and designers […]

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Tables of the Lakes Spark Conversations About Water

Forget coffee table books. Graduate student Kevin Tousignant (Landscape Architecture) builds tables that are conversation starters in their own right! Tables of the Lakes began as a yearning to see his designs come to life. “An unfortunate part of being a landscape architecture or architecture student is accepting the fact that you’ll be producing an incredible amount of work that […]

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Pixels, Picnics, and Cubes: College of Design at Northern Spark

Once a year, Minneapolis stays up all night to celebrate, learn, and create at Northern Spark. At the College of Design, we’ve been preparing for this nuit blanche all spring. Molly Reichert (Architecture) taught an entire studio module dedicated to the event. “I think it is essential for architecture students to have an opportunity to design and build at full […]

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Welcome to the PARKLOT

If you pass through downtown Minneapolis this summer, keep an eye out for sculptures in storefronts, performance art in the streets, and a pop-up parklot designed and built by Students for Design Activism (SDA). Last week, Hennepin Theatre Trust launched Made Here, a public art initiative showcasing local artists and designers along the Minneapolis Cultural District. Earlier this spring, they […]

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On Display: I-35W and the Future of Minneapolis?

Nearly sixty years ago the United States funded the construction of the interstate highway system, influenced by Germany's autobahns. But unlike the European model, our highways didn't just run the edges of cities. They ran through them and around their downtown districts. NEWS: Stitching Minneapolis Together Again (MinnPost)PHOTOS: I-35W and the future of Minneapolis?"The process demolished hundreds of blocks of real estate, divided neighborhoods and degraded the quality of life for thousands of urban residents, creating enormous amounts of noise and air pollution," explains Mic Johnson, interim director of the Metropolitan Design Center. "The time has come to repair these self-inflicted wounds and stitch our cities back together if we hope to thrive – socially, environmentally, and economically – in…

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Minnesota Vikings Stadium Design Revealed

Hundreds of people were at the Guthrie Theater on Monday night when officials unveiled the proposed design for the $975 million Vikings stadium. Dean Fisher, co-chair of the new Minnesota Viking stadium’s Design Implementation Committee, spoke with Twin Cities Business, Minnesota Public Radio, MinnPost, Finance and Commerce, and the Star Tribune about the space, which will span 1.6 million square feet and seat over 65,000 people for NFL games and 73,00 for special events. According to the ESPN, it will have the largest transparent roof in the world.  Tonight on #tptalmanac:Tom Fisher @mndesigndean talks about dramatic new @vikings stadium design 7pm @tpt#vikings– tpt Almanac (@tptAlmanac) May 17, 2013 More stories from the College of Design: ASLA-MN’s Top Award Goes to…

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