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m.arch on display Graduating M.Arch students concluded their year with final project juries. The students’ projects were not only evaluated for final grades, but also for potential inclusion in the School of Architecture’s M.Arch Awarded Projects Exhibition. Christian Borgan, Miranda Christensen, John Kretchmer, and Kavwimba Mdumuka’s projects were selected to be displayed for the entire summer in Rapson Hall’s HGA Gallery. Pictured above is a rendering from Kretchmer and Mdumuka’s project.

interior design students reimagine the workplace retail merchandising students head to nyc Retail merchandising students Rachel Duerksen, Hau-Yan Lam (pictured), Brittany Nowak, Megan Quist (pictured), Brenna Schlauderaff, and Cathryn Wunrow attended the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City. Conference participants attended show panels and heard from the retail industry’s most innovative and intriguing leaders. 12 EMERGING SPRING 2017

When designing for today’s workplace, interior designers are increasingly called upon to think beyond the traditional cubicle and create a more contemporary space. Interior design students in Abimbola Asojo and Justine Pliska’s IDES 2604 experienced this first-hand when they were asked to design a third-place work cafe as part of a competition from Haworth. Although the decision was tough, the jurors ultimately selected Emily Walther for first place in IDES 2604 section one and for first place overall. Karly Basara was selected for first place in IDES 2604 section two, and Mikaila Kopcho was named the winner of the social media contest.

it’s instinct A rite of passage for apparel design seniors, the annual fashion show challenges students to create their own collections and plan an entire runway show. This year’s show, “Instinct,” included work from 15 students whose inspiration ranged from cosplay costuming to Alice in Wonderland. Pictured is an outfit from Willis Batz-Kamby’s collection INNIT. Photo by Byran Humphrey.



Emerging Magazine > Fall 2017  

Stories about alumni, students, and faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Design.

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