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Rome if You Want to with New Study Abroad Program

The Roman Colosseum

This summer, all College of Design programs lead to Rome with our first open interdisciplinary studio Italian Design Studio: Blending Tradition and Innovation. Starting the week of May 24th, this six week 3-credit design studio is open to students from across the College of Design, including the retail merchandising, apparel design, graphic design, interior design, architecture, and landscape architecture programs. Students from […]

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Imagining Totalscape: May Term in Japan

A group of architecture and landscape architecture students spent May session exploring how their disciplines intersect along the Tokaido corridor. Led by Blaine Brownell (Architecture) and Rebecca Krinke (Landscape), the traveling studio analyzed the “totalscapes” of eastern Japan through site visits, photography, sketches, and cultural immersion. Read on for observations and reflections by students on the trip; or explore the full archive on […]

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Landscape in Translation

MLA students Luke Nichols and Peter Truax both received fellowships to take their studies overseas. Truax was awarded a Judd Fellowship to study the relationship between WWI battle sites and memorials in Ypres, Belgium. “The landscape of the Western Front in WWI was unlike anything that had ever been created by man before – created and destroyed,” he said, going […]

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Design without Debt

Student support has never been more critical. Today’s financial burdens on our students are real. Supporting scholarships not only relieves students from financial worries, but gives them the freedom to dream big and push the limits of their own education. Making a gift today to honor Tom Fisher’s nearly twenty years as Dean is the perfect way to build off […]

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Cities On Water: Landscape Architecture Abroad

This spring, twelve Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning students participating in the Cities on Water study abroad program, along with Vincent deBritto and Cynthia Lapp, traveled from the land of 10,000 lakes to the land of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levees, bridges, and storm surge barriers. After six weeks of preparation in Minneapolis, they traveled to the Netherlands to spend four weeks studying, living, and designing around water issues. During a design charette with Roel Posthoorn and Hesper Schutte from Natuurmonumenten (the Society for Preservation of Nature Monuments in the Netherlands), and landscape architect Jan Wouter Bruggenkamp, students created design schemes for 500 hectares of land and 500 hectares of water around the Markermeer. "I signed up…

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Design Abroad: A Semester in Istanbul, Turkey

This spring the College of Design expanded its program in Istanbul, Turkey from a May-term study abroad to a full-semester course. Architecture and landscape architecture students, led by Professor Ozayr Saloojee (Architecture) and Lecturer Brad Agee (Landscape Architecture), spent their first 5 weeks in Rome, Italy, after which they traveled to Istanbul, where they'll spend the next 11 weeks exploring the architectural and landscape fabrics of the vibrant, historical city. View more photos from the trip. In development since 2006, the program's evolution into a full-semester was made possible with gifts from Mark and Nedret Butler (both B.Arch '72), Peggy and Dave Lucas, Paul and Mary Reyelts, Ertugrul and Karen Owen Tuzcu, Vickie Abrahamson, and Dan Avchen (B.Arch '72)….

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Turkey, Scotland, London, Japan, Iceland, and More …

Study abroad opportunities for design students range from volunteering with Architecture for Humanity in Port-au-Prince, spending spring break in England and Scotland, or maybe traveling around Japan in a mobile design studio during May Term. Here are a few design-related programs happening spring and summer 2013. Istanbul: Tradition in TransformationWhen: Spring 2013 | 16 Credits | RegisterWhat + Where: This spring semester 2013 program will explore the city of Istanbul as a city constantly engaged in the dialogue of modernity and tradition, and of the role that architecture, landscape, and the designed environment plays in this discourse.  The city is a living laboratory, rich in history, curious in juxtaposition, and constantly captivated in the relationship of past, present and future.DES…

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Students for Cinque Terre Featured on KSTP-TV

Graphic design student Yana Pietras launched Students for Cinque Terre (S5T) this spring after her semester abroad in Italy. Vernazza and Monterosso, two of the five villages in the Cinque Terre region, were devastated by flooding. In October 2011, Vernazza and Monterosso were buried under mudslides and suffered massive infrastructure damage. "I wanted to do something to help the towns, the people and the territory of this place I had grown to love so much," said Pietras in a recent interview. S5T is a student support organization, founded with help from the non-profit Save Vernazza, that wants to help rebuild, restore, and preserve the territory for future generations. The group is selling buttons with the number "5" to represent the…

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Ricardo Rebolledo (Housing Studies) Receives Fellowship to Study Portuguese

Ricardo Rebolledo (Housing Studies) received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to study Portuguese. He'll use the award to prepare for his eventual study abroad researching favelas (poor shanty towns) in Brazil. Rebolledo, who also has minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish, will pursue the fellowship during the 2012-2013 school year."I want to learn Portuguese so that I can eventually learn more about [Brazil's] ongoing destruction of the favelas (or poor shanty towns) in preparation for the Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016," says Rebolledo. "This is an immediately pressing human rights issue about housing policy: the poor are being evicted from their homes so that the growing economy of Brazil can…

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