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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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Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt Awarded Portfolio 1-on-1 Scholarships

Graphic design seniors Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt were awarded American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Minnesota scholarships at Portfolio 1-on-1. The annual event, held on April 12th and 13th, is an opportunity for design students and recent graduates to present their portfolios to experienced creative professionals for intensive reviews, constructive conversations, and valuable connections. "I was excited for the chance to see more design studios and receive professional feedback on my portfolio," said Dallmann. "Overall it was a great experience, I received awesome feedback and met some very talented individuals." Schmidt mentioned that he was a bit tired the day of the conference because of the sleepless nights working on his portfolio leading up to the day, but added,…

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Interior Design Students Rethink K-8 Science Lab

Associate Professor Abimbola Asojo (Interior) and interior design students Carol Erklouts and Tawana Terrell recently completed an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) project redesigning the lighting and interior of a science lab for St. John the Baptist, a K-8 school in New Brighton, MN. Erklouts and Terrell worked with this school, in part, because Dr. Asojo's son attends class there and and the principal had mentioned different design ideas for the science lab. The UROP proposal incorporated research about designing for educational facilities, as well as using their interior design skills from class. Terrel is interested in sustainability and universal design, and Erklouts is interested in lighting design, both areas they focused on while researching and designing the science…

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