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Architecture and Advocacy: An Interview with Robert T. Coles, FAIA

Robert T. Coles, FAIA Photo by David R. Gordon.

When Robert T. Coles (B.A. ’51, Architecture; B.Arch ’53) was in high school, a teacher discouraged him from pursuing a career in architecture, telling him that “there are no black architects.” But Coles was undeterred. Instead, the young design student resolved to not only become an architect but one of the best. In this interview, Coles discusses his journey to […]

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Attend 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is an annual event that inspires students and other citizens to become active participants in peacemaking efforts around the world. For 23 years it has been the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway. The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum took place March 1-3 in Minneapolis, on the campuses of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. What did attendees from the College of Design have to say about their experience? “The event granted me the opportunity to look at the world outside my community and reflect how I can promote peace, prosperity, and human dignity through my actions in my own community.”  Jim Pankratz, Housing Studies undergraduate “I was…

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