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On Display: Tales of Environmental Turbulence

An exhibition involving 24 artists addressing the intersection of art and science in their work will hold an opening exhibition in the University of Minnesota Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library and at Institute on the Environment on Thursday, October 17, 2013. “Tales of Environmental Turbulence: the Common Trail of Art and Science” aims to bridge multiple disciplines of environment, science, sustainability and the arts to create and inspire conversations and opportunities for participation and interpretation of critical issues in our cultural environment and beyond.   The public is invited to attend the two-part exhibition opening on October 17. The first reception will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall, 89 Church…

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Visit Us At the Minnesota State Fair

For the next 12 days, just down the road from McNeal Hall, 1.7 million people will eat their weight in deep-fried food, use nearly half a million sticks on pronto pup and corn dogs, and if they stop by the Eco Experience, get a chance to see the Gen Y Eco House built by our architecture students. Based on surveys and research conducted last spring, the students built a house that fits the ideal millennial home: dedicated gathering spaces, energy conservation, renewable energy features, and more. The Eco Experience is located in the Progress Center on Randall Avenue.Learn more about the Gen Y Eco House We'll also be at the Design booth in the U of M building on Dan…

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Shopping Center Design Named Best-of-the-Best

A shopping center designed by David Rogers (M.Arch '71) was chosen by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as a VIVA Best-of-the-Best Award winner in the Design and Development category for 2013. This award honors and recognizes the most outstanding examples of shopping center design and development, sustainability, marketing, and community service worldwide. Santa Monica Place, located in Santa Monica, California, was transformed by Rogers from a traditional enclosed mall into an open-air destination that celebrates the cultural and geographic openness of Santa Monica. "This center is an exceptional representation of the best in the industry for state of the art practices, setting it apart from the rest of the retail real estate industry," said Michael P. Kercheval, president…

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