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student achievements apparel

Apparel design students Andrea Dunrud and Asiya Youngmark received the People’s Choice Award for their presentation boards at Worn Wear Sustainability. The Runway Designs for Sustainability Awards were given to Haeun (Grace) Bang, Julia Duvall, and Kyrie Todd. Julia Duvall took third place in the Three in Five Research Competition at the Design of Medical Devices Conference. Rachael Granberry has received a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. Caitlin Hartman, Evan Ihde, and Quinessa Stibbins won first place

in the 2017 Advanced Textiles Student Design Challenge with their project Load Absorbing Stabilization Crew Sock.


Keshika De Saram, Xin Hu, and Amanda Weiker were awarded Thomas F. Ellerbe Fellowships by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation. The University of Minnesota’s Team OptiMN took second place in the attached housing category of the Department of Energy’s Race to Zero international student design competition. Team participants were Katrina Grengs, Parul Jain, Lindsey Kieffaber, Chris Laabs, George Liu, Rodrigo Lozada, Tim Markoe, and Luke Nichols.

work hard, play hard If there’s one thing students in Toy Product Design know, it’s how to make work into play. This spring semester, students were challenged by primary class sponsor Target to create a seasonal toy that would bring the family together during the summer, winter, or fall. Students presented their final designs at PLAYsentations to great acclaim. Pictured: Flexy-do by Jack Flood, Celia Gonzalez, Chris Grenfell, Liz Hoke, and Laurel Warner. Photo by Warren Bruland.

David Thomas Swan received the Design Excellence Award for architecture from DIS Copenhagen.

graphic design

Sarah Corner designed the invitation used by President Kaler for his Friends of Eastcliff Garden Party.

Abbey Kleinert’s work “Acts of Hope” was published in the 2016 Fall/ Winter issue of the Mid America Print Council Journal. Three students were awarded scholarships at AIGA’s Portfolio Review event. Dana Kingery received the Little Scholarship, Rishi Murugesan received the Franke+Fiorella Scholarship, and Hans Slade received the AIGA Minnesota Scholarship.

Emma Zapchenk and Sandy Meirovitz received People’s Choice Awards at Adobe Creative Jam. Rishi Murugesan and Dana Kingery received the Judge’s Award.

human factors and ergonomics

Neil Robert Linscheid received a Bush Foundation Fellowship.

interior design

Jonathan Butler-Knutson received first place in the International Interior Design Association’s NEXT Design Competition. Julia Roath received second place, and Rachel Grothe received the People’s Choice Award. Two groups of students were named regional finalists in the Interior Design

defining place in dinkytown Located on the north side of the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, Dinkytown is a neighborhood with close ties to the University community. This spring, students in associate professor James Boyd Brent’s Color and Form in Surface Design class were challenged to explore the sense of place in this unique neighborhood by designing a series of handmade screen prints.

Educators Council 2016–17 Student Design Competition. The first group included Hanna Cairl, Emily Devore, and Binger Xu. The second included Holly Bressler, Megan Miller, and James Thoma. Julie Irish received the 2017 Award for Excellence for Best Presentation—Design Research for her Interior Design Educators Council presentation “Follow the Green Path: The Experiences of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Wayfinding Study.” Lexi Sosalla was a semifinalist in the Steelcase Design Competition.

landscape architecture

Bridget Looby’s project, Invisible Works, received the Award of Excellence in the General Design category of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2017 student competition.

retail merchandising

Alexandra Davidson, Sandy Meirovitz, Jill Simon, and Rachel Timmerman won the spring 2017 Weisman Art Museum gift shop display competition. Meredith Gould was named Miss Minnesota and second runner up in the Miss USA pageant.

interning abroad Luke Nichols (Landscape Architecture) spent his summer interning at the Ting Song Library in China’s Hebei province. “The ability to strengthen Ting Song Library’s mission to elevate the lifestyles of this small village with my teaching, pastry, and design skills has been very rewarding.” Photo courtesy of Luke Nichols. COLLEGE OF DESIGN FALL 2017 13

Emerging Magazine > Fall 2017  

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

Emerging Magazine > Fall 2017  

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