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Student Design Forum Public Voting Now Open

On Tuesday evening at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul, BDA students from the School of Architecture presented their proposals to save one of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 10 most endangered historic places. Three awards were handed out last night. Slides from the winning presentations can be viewed at the embedded links below: Best Preservation Award: Travis Herr/Mitchell Yards Best Reuse Award: Elle Poppe and Emily Richardson/Pillsbury Mill Best Creative Solution Award: Justin Pille/Jackson St. Water Tower There is still one more award to be given out based on the proposal the public would most like to see completed. All of the presentations are available online and voting runs through next Wednesday, December 7. To vote and view…

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Win a $5,000 Scholarship for 30 Seconds of Work

As part of the current Driven to Discover student campaign, the University is hosting a student video contest with 16 total scholarship awards – a $30,000 grand total – up for grabs. All students have to do is make a video, no more than 30 seconds long, that's original, artful, unboring, and that answers the question: What are you driven to discover? The videos will be posted to the University's official Facebook page, and winners will be chosen based on "Likes." The top 16 most liked videos that inspire the biggest thumbs up will receive scholarships. This contest is only open to undergraduates on the Twin Cities campus. The 16 scholarships will be awarded in the following amounts: two…

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Graphic Design Student Project in Mailboxes Now

As Give to the Max kicks-off this morning, alumni may have noticed a project by a graphic design student appear in their mailbox in recent days. This year, Adjunct Professor Ange Wang's section of GDes 2351: GD1-Text & Image, partnered with the U's Foundation to create designs for their annual fall alumni fundraising appeal. Eighteen students worked individually to create designs for the envelope and letterhead, and then presented their projects to representatives from the Foundation. All of the designs were also reviewed by classmates, alumni, and staff, and third-year graphic design student Bailey Sears had her design chosen to be sent to the 260,000 alumni throughout the country, and around the world, from each University of Minnesota campus….

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Emeritus Professor Clint Hewitt Honored as First Hewitt Fellowship Awarded

Earlier this month, at the annual American Society of Landscape Architects convention in San Diego, Emeritus Professor Clint Hewitt was honored with an ASLA Fellowship – one of the highest honors ASLA bestows upon its members. The ASLA Fellowship recognizes the contributions of individuals to their profession, and the society at large, and is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Professor Hewitt's accomplishments are almost too numerous to mention. He has contributed 30 remarkable years to the University of Minnesota as a professor and campus planner. "Clint is the embodiment of the climate of respect that underpins the everyday dignity of the University of Minnesota," said Professor Lance Neckar, head of…

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Saving Minnesota 10 Buildings at a Time Presentation November 29

On Tuesday, November 29, beginning at 6:00 pm, BDA students from the School of Architecture will be presenting their proposals to save one of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 10 most endangered historic places. Public presentations will take place in the Weyerhauser Auditorium, Landmark Center in Saint Paul. Each of the following BDA students will take part in the presentation: Justin Pille (Jackson Street Water Tower), Tiana Carretta & Erika Sorensen (Pillsbury A Mill), Elle Poppe & Emily Richardson (Pillsbury A Mill), Natascha Sulaeman & Lauren Walker (Mayowood Historic District), Kristin Laskowski (Pillsbury A Mill), Travis Herr (Mitchell Yard), Kate Seybold & Kristin Lundquist (Mayowood Historic District), Brittany Schomaker & Amanda Marcott (Fergus Falls RTC), Cara Prosser & Katie…

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College of Design / Habitat for Humanity Zero-Energy Home Dedicated

Late last month, the College of Design's zero energy home (ZEH) with Habitat for Humanity was dedicated in Princeton, Minnesota. Over the last year, two School of Architecture classes ­- a semester-long architecture seminar and a six-week M Arch studio module – researched, designed, refined and developed two complete sets of ZEH construction documents that fit the HfH model of decent, safe, and affordable housing. The newly dedicated Princeton home began construction in June. For more photos from the dedication, please visit our Facebook page. More information on this project can be found on our website at www.design.umn.edu/hfh….

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Krista Skoglund (BA Arch, 2011) Receives Housing Education & Research Award

The Housing Education and Research Association announced at their annual conference in Baton Rouge that Krista Skoglund (BA Arch, 2011) received the Tessie Agan Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Her paper, titled, "Grandfamilies and Potential Housing Concerns," was originally completed as a course assignment for HSG 4467W, Housing and the Social Environment, taught by Prof. Becky Yust during the Fall 2010 semester. HSG 4467W looks at housing choices in the context of the social environment. The class emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. More information on the Housing Studies program can be found at housing.design.umn.edu….

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ASLA-MN student chapter picnic and fundraiser

The American Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Minnesota student chapter is hosting a barbeque picnic and fundraiser to help defray student costs of attending the LA Bash conference at Purdue. The barbeque takes place on Thursday, June 24, 2010, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m., at the home of Gina Bonsignore, 391 Mount Curve Blvd., Saint Paul. The suggested minimum donation is $20 per family. For more information, contact Gina Bonsignore, gina.bonsignore@comcast.net or 651-278-3071. An RSVP is requested.

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