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I write this column having just finished an essay for a national magazine on four emerging design fields, all four of which have our college playing a leading role. We have already become a leader in the first of these fields, public-interest design, which views all 7.2 billion people on the planet as the clients and consumers of design. Our college is one of the only design colleges in the country with a central allocation from the university to do this work. This has allowed faculty such as Jim Lutz and Virajita Singh to develop publicinterest design coursework, and our college has become a focus of this work nationwide, with a website and email service providing a regular updates on developments in the field that people from across the country avidly read (design.umn.edu/publicinterestdesign). Patrick O’Leary

From the Dean

Geodesign has become a second, rapidly growing field. In an era of rampant climate change, where we increasingly need to know the environmental impacts of design decisions, this emerging discipline uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) not only to help us visualize complex data and map them to particular places, but also to enable us to see the ecosystem consequences of our designs. The work of faculty like Kristine Miller

and David Pitt (Geodesign Page 5) in our Department of Landscape Architecture has become a national model in using geodesign to empower people to envision the social, economic, and environmental future of their communities. Service design, a third field, focuses on the design of invisible phenomena: processes and procedures, systems and infrastructures. Driven by major health providers like the Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente, service design has increasingly benefited a wide range of private, public, and nonprofit organizations, utilizing design thinking and prototyping methods to improve outcomes. The design thinking work of a group of faculty–including Singh, John Comazzi, Kathleen Harder, Brad Hokanson, Daniel Jasper and Ange Wang–has made us a leader in this field as well, with a growing national reputation. A fourth field–experience design–emphasizes people’s experiences and relates to every discipline in our college. Long embraced by the entertainment, retail, and hospitality industries, experience design has broadened to almost every sector of human activity and to almost every environment, from the physical to the virtual. In our college, this work has ranged from the Wearable Product Design Lab in apparel design (NASA Page 10) and the Product Design Lab in product design to the Virtual Reality Design Lab focused on fields like architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design–all based on more holistic ways of responding to how people experience reality. I know of no other design college in the country with as much going on in these new fields, and it makes me proud– as I hope it makes you–to be a part of a place that fosters so much innovation. At the College of Design, the future of our fields has already arrived.

FALL 2014 VOL. 9, NO. 1 EDITORS

Jolene Brink and Trevor Miller

DESIGNER

Jenny Parker (M.F.A. Design ‘12)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Kelsey Daly and Warren Bruland

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COLLEGE LEADERSHIP

Thomas Fisher, dean; Gail Dubrow, associate dean for academic affairs; Renee Cheng, associate dean for research; Kate Maple, assistant dean for student services; Trevor Miller, director of external relations; Kathy Witherow, chief of staff

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Missy Bye, Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel; Kristine Miller, Department of Landscape Architecture; Marc Swackhamer, School of Architecture

COLLEGE OF DESIGN ADVISORY BOARD

Stuart Ackerberg, Michael Alexin, Maurice Blanks, Roberta Bonoff, Nedret Butler, Ann Birt, Bill Chilton, Jay Cowles, Pat Cummens, Jo Davison, Kelly Gage, Mary McNellis, Tom Meyer, Sandy Morris, David Mortenson, Dave Norback, Paul Reyelts, Mark Swenson, Gary Tushie, Burt Visnick, and XiaoWei Ma

OUR MISSION

Through a unique commitment to creativity and advancing technologies, the College of Design at the University of Minnesota leads, innovates, and educates in the full range of design fields by researching ongoing and emerging issues, exploring new knowledge, and addressing and solving real-world problems, all while adhering to socially responsible, sustainable, and collaborative design thinking.

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Emerging is published fall and spring semesters by the University of Minnesota College of Design for alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Please call 612-626-6385 Send address changes to design@umn.edu. Emerging is available online at design.umn.edu/emerging. facebook.com/uofmdesign

“We have designed cities to make people ill.” That’s what Dean Fisher told architects at the recent American Institute of Architects Convention in Chicago. FastCompany has the entire story here: z.umn.edu/fastco

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On the cover: (Top) work by Mitch Hein (M.Arch ’14), (bottom) photo courtesy of Megan J. Miller (Interior) in Color Class, (back) turquoise hat purchased by Dr. Don Johnson in Kashmir. See more of his collection on pg. 12. design.umn.edu

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I write this column having just finished an essay for a national magazine on four emerging design fields, all four of which have our college playing a leading role. We have already become a leader in the first of these fields, public-interest design, which views all 7.2 billion people on the planet as the clients and consumers of design. Our college is one of the only design colleges in the country with a central allocation from the university to do this work. This has allowed faculty such as Jim Lutz and Virajita Singh to develop publicinterest design coursework, and our college has become a focus of this work nationwide, with a website and email service providing a regular updates on developments in the field that people from across the country avidly read (design.umn.edu/publicinterestdesign). Patrick O’Leary

From the Dean

Geodesign has become a second, rapidly growing field. In an era of rampant climate change, where we increasingly need to know the environmental impacts of design decisions, this emerging discipline uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) not only to help us visualize complex data and map them to particular places, but also to enable us to see the ecosystem consequences of our designs. The work of faculty like Kristine Miller

and David Pitt (Geodesign Page 5) in our Department of Landscape Architecture has become a national model in using geodesign to empower people to envision the social, economic, and environmental future of their communities. Service design, a third field, focuses on the design of invisible phenomena: processes and procedures, systems and infrastructures. Driven by major health providers like the Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente, service design has increasingly benefited a wide range of private, public, and nonprofit organizations, utilizing design thinking and prototyping methods to improve outcomes. The design thinking work of a group of faculty–including Singh, John Comazzi, Kathleen Harder, Brad Hokanson, Daniel Jasper and Ange Wang–has made us a leader in this field as well, with a growing national reputation. A fourth field–experience design–emphasizes people’s experiences and relates to every discipline in our college. Long embraced by the entertainment, retail, and hospitality industries, experience design has broadened to almost every sector of human activity and to almost every environment, from the physical to the virtual. In our college, this work has ranged from the Wearable Product Design Lab in apparel design (NASA Page 10) and the Product Design Lab in product design to the Virtual Reality Design Lab focused on fields like architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design–all based on more holistic ways of responding to how people experience reality. I know of no other design college in the country with as much going on in these new fields, and it makes me proud– as I hope it makes you–to be a part of a place that fosters so much innovation. At the College of Design, the future of our fields has already arrived.

FALL 2014 VOL. 9, NO. 1 EDITORS

Jolene Brink and Trevor Miller

DESIGNER

Jenny Parker (M.F.A. Design ‘12)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Kelsey Daly and Warren Bruland

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6

12

14

10

8

COPY EDITOR

Sharon Grimes

COLLEGE LEADERSHIP

Thomas Fisher, dean; Gail Dubrow, associate dean for academic affairs; Renee Cheng, associate dean for research; Kate Maple, assistant dean for student services; Trevor Miller, director of external relations; Kathy Witherow, chief of staff

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Missy Bye, Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel; Kristine Miller, Department of Landscape Architecture; Marc Swackhamer, School of Architecture

COLLEGE OF DESIGN ADVISORY BOARD

Stuart Ackerberg, Michael Alexin, Maurice Blanks, Roberta Bonoff, Nedret Butler, Ann Birt, Bill Chilton, Jay Cowles, Pat Cummens, Jo Davison, Kelly Gage, Mary McNellis, Tom Meyer, Sandy Morris, David Mortenson, Dave Norback, Paul Reyelts, Mark Swenson, Gary Tushie, Burt Visnick, and XiaoWei Ma

OUR MISSION

Through a unique commitment to creativity and advancing technologies, the College of Design at the University of Minnesota leads, innovates, and educates in the full range of design fields by researching ongoing and emerging issues, exploring new knowledge, and addressing and solving real-world problems, all while adhering to socially responsible, sustainable, and collaborative design thinking.

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Emerging is published fall and spring semesters by the University of Minnesota College of Design for alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Please call 612-626-6385 Send address changes to design@umn.edu. Emerging is available online at design.umn.edu/emerging. facebook.com/uofmdesign

“We have designed cities to make people ill.” That’s what Dean Fisher told architects at the recent American Institute of Architects Convention in Chicago. FastCompany has the entire story here: z.umn.edu/fastco

Table of Contents

EMERGING

@uofmdesign

instagram/umndesign

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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On the cover: (Top) work by Mitch Hein (M.Arch ’14), (bottom) photo courtesy of Megan J. Miller (Interior) in Color Class, (back) turquoise hat purchased by Dr. Don Johnson in Kashmir. See more of his collection on pg. 12. design.umn.edu

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Things That Make You Go Hum... Frustrated by capturing song ideas in the same place as his shopping list, Aaron Shekey (BS Graphic Design ’08) wanted to design a better songwriting tool for his phone. He teamed up with former colleague Joseph Kuefler (right) to design a solution, Hum, which combines note-taking and audio recording into a single app. Since launching in January 2014, it’s been downloaded thousands of times and was featured by Apple as a Best New App. “Our design background is the only reason we were able to build Hum,” Shekey explained. “It’s relatively easy to build the base functionality of Hum, but to be able to simplify and refine the idea down to its most usable core takes some design prowess.” z.umn.edu/emg14c

Stitching Minneapolis Together Along with serving as a major transportation artery between downtown Minneapolis and the University’s West Bank, the unused space above I-35W presents a development opportunity. Students worked with the Metropolitan Design Center and interim director Mic Johnson to envision what a cap over I-35W would look like and presented their largescale model to the Minneapolis Downtown Council in April. Their vision included 11 new blocks of taxable real estate and public parks. z.umn.edu/emg14e

U’s Geodesign Goes Mobile Interior Design + Health: Designing Public Spaces During a yearlong studio, 31 interior design students developed comprehensive designs for public spaces in the University of Minnesota Physicians new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), scheduled to open in 2016. “This was my first opportunity to work on a health care design. It was great to do the research and learn how health care design is changing,” said interior design major Brittney Just.

The Target Challenge Target Corporation challenged students to address white space (underutilized areas) in their stores and online space by developing original product lines. Working together in teams, apparel design and retail merchandising students researched market trends, produced sample garments, and designed floor plans. They presented their final designs at Target headquarters, where they received feedback from employees and networked with alumni. Target’s former vice president of product design and development, Michael Alexin, also met with students to recap their experience and talk about the future of product design.

Students spent the fall learning the physical, social, and psychological needs of patients, physicians, and staff. They toured various clinics to observe how public spaces are used, and interviewed designers practicing in the health care field. In the spring, they presented their design concepts to ACC leaders and Cannon Design, with recommendations ranging from spatial layout and color palette to signage and lighting. “In designing the space, students are confronted with the complexity of the health care environment,” explained Professor Denise Guerin, who led the studio along with Professor Mike English. “It is a challenge to reduce confusion for patients and families and provide clarity in their experience coming to a facility.” Photos and content for this article were provided by Kristine Elias. z.umn.edu/designacc

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Landscape architecture professor David Pitt remembers drawing maps by hand. But the long hours it once took for him to understand the economic and environmental impact of land use on paper has been replaced by geodesign–and he’s grateful. Geodesign combines design with geographic information systems (GIS) mapping. Working with the University’s U-Spatial program and faculty members from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Sciences and Extension, Pitt is using 55-inch multi-touch displays to help stakeholders in southern Minnesota add their voices to the bio-economic future of their watershed. Making the screens mobile helped Pitt and his colleagues take the technology off campus and into the communities where study participants live. The portable touch screens also let users sketch an infinite number of watershed scenarios. Using crop combinations of native prairie mixtures, switch grass, and corn stover, as well as various agricultural water quality best management practices, the digital maps provide instant data on how adding, subtracting, or moving each crop to another location would change phosphorus levels, carbon sequestration, sediment loss, and water yields.

The Clean Plate Club Can playful design encourage kids to eat better? Assistant professor of product design Barry Kudrowitz is teaming up with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences to see if playful vegetable dishes could encourage better eating habits. The stakes are more than just a clean plate. Only about 8 percent of children aged 4–8 consume the recommended amounts of veggies, and early food experiences continue as lifelong eating behaviors. Kudrowitz hopes the collaboration will eventually redesign the way vegetables and healthier food options are presented in school cafeterias. z.umn.edu/emg14h

“Integrating this level of information just wasn’t available to us before,” explained Pitt, who points out that receiving quantitative feedback helps stakeholders with different priorities discuss alternative scenarios. Watch the U-Spatial Mobile Geodesign in action. z.umn.edu/geomobile COLLEGE OF DESIGN FALL 2014 5


Things That Make You Go Hum... Frustrated by capturing song ideas in the same place as his shopping list, Aaron Shekey (BS Graphic Design ’08) wanted to design a better songwriting tool for his phone. He teamed up with former colleague Joseph Kuefler (right) to design a solution, Hum, which combines note-taking and audio recording into a single app. Since launching in January 2014, it’s been downloaded thousands of times and was featured by Apple as a Best New App. “Our design background is the only reason we were able to build Hum,” Shekey explained. “It’s relatively easy to build the base functionality of Hum, but to be able to simplify and refine the idea down to its most usable core takes some design prowess.” z.umn.edu/emg14c

Stitching Minneapolis Together Along with serving as a major transportation artery between downtown Minneapolis and the University’s West Bank, the unused space above I-35W presents a development opportunity. Students worked with the Metropolitan Design Center and interim director Mic Johnson to envision what a cap over I-35W would look like and presented their largescale model to the Minneapolis Downtown Council in April. Their vision included 11 new blocks of taxable real estate and public parks. z.umn.edu/emg14e

U’s Geodesign Goes Mobile Interior Design + Health: Designing Public Spaces During a yearlong studio, 31 interior design students developed comprehensive designs for public spaces in the University of Minnesota Physicians new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), scheduled to open in 2016. “This was my first opportunity to work on a health care design. It was great to do the research and learn how health care design is changing,” said interior design major Brittney Just.

The Target Challenge Target Corporation challenged students to address white space (underutilized areas) in their stores and online space by developing original product lines. Working together in teams, apparel design and retail merchandising students researched market trends, produced sample garments, and designed floor plans. They presented their final designs at Target headquarters, where they received feedback from employees and networked with alumni. Target’s former vice president of product design and development, Michael Alexin, also met with students to recap their experience and talk about the future of product design.

Students spent the fall learning the physical, social, and psychological needs of patients, physicians, and staff. They toured various clinics to observe how public spaces are used, and interviewed designers practicing in the health care field. In the spring, they presented their design concepts to ACC leaders and Cannon Design, with recommendations ranging from spatial layout and color palette to signage and lighting. “In designing the space, students are confronted with the complexity of the health care environment,” explained Professor Denise Guerin, who led the studio along with Professor Mike English. “It is a challenge to reduce confusion for patients and families and provide clarity in their experience coming to a facility.” Photos and content for this article were provided by Kristine Elias. z.umn.edu/designacc

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Landscape architecture professor David Pitt remembers drawing maps by hand. But the long hours it once took for him to understand the economic and environmental impact of land use on paper has been replaced by geodesign–and he’s grateful. Geodesign combines design with geographic information systems (GIS) mapping. Working with the University’s U-Spatial program and faculty members from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Sciences and Extension, Pitt is using 55-inch multi-touch displays to help stakeholders in southern Minnesota add their voices to the bio-economic future of their watershed. Making the screens mobile helped Pitt and his colleagues take the technology off campus and into the communities where study participants live. The portable touch screens also let users sketch an infinite number of watershed scenarios. Using crop combinations of native prairie mixtures, switch grass, and corn stover, as well as various agricultural water quality best management practices, the digital maps provide instant data on how adding, subtracting, or moving each crop to another location would change phosphorus levels, carbon sequestration, sediment loss, and water yields.

The Clean Plate Club Can playful design encourage kids to eat better? Assistant professor of product design Barry Kudrowitz is teaming up with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences to see if playful vegetable dishes could encourage better eating habits. The stakes are more than just a clean plate. Only about 8 percent of children aged 4–8 consume the recommended amounts of veggies, and early food experiences continue as lifelong eating behaviors. Kudrowitz hopes the collaboration will eventually redesign the way vegetables and healthier food options are presented in school cafeterias. z.umn.edu/emg14h

“Integrating this level of information just wasn’t available to us before,” explained Pitt, who points out that receiving quantitative feedback helps stakeholders with different priorities discuss alternative scenarios. Watch the U-Spatial Mobile Geodesign in action. z.umn.edu/geomobile COLLEGE OF DESIGN FALL 2014 5


A New Wave of Leadership

Landscape Architecture Partners with Urban 4-H STEM Club Nearly 40 new middle school 4-Hers stopped by Rapson Hall to kickoff a new partnership led by Professor Brad Agee, designed for youth living in Minneapolis and St. Paul who experience educational barriers. While these clubs meet during the school year, each summer youth participate in a University of Minnesota campus immersion where they learn about student life, explore academic interests, identify the steps toward college readiness, and meet faculty and students in STEM fields.

Butlers Receive Alumni Service Award Mark Butler (B.Arch ’73) and Nedret Butler (B.Arch ’73), longtime champions of learning abroad, received the 2014 University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award in recognition of their significant impact on the University. Their support of the College of Design and School of Architecture helped extend the reach of the University of Minnesota and its alumni community to Istanbul, Turkey, where they helped establish the Istanbul Learning Abroad Center in 2013.

Elevated to Council of Fellows Richard Murphy (B.L.A., B.E.D. ’75), president and CEO of Murphy Logistics, was elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows. As an ASLA Minnesota leader, adjunct professor in landscape architecture and the Carlson School of Business, and former College of Design board member, he has shaped a generation of landscape architects on best business practices. As noted in his ASLA Fellow honor: “His commitment to education and service to the profession exemplify how nontraditional paths for landscape architects can change our collective thinking and positively impact everyone around us.”

Cheng: Associate Dean for Research Renee Cheng, AIA, is a professor of architecture and served as the head of the School of Architecture at the College of Design from 2006–2014. She helped establish the nation’s first and only bachelor’s of design in architecture degree, and more recently the master’s of science in research practices, which aims at halving the amount of time from high school to licensure for architects from an average of 14.5 years to 7. Cheng has been honored twice as one of the top 25 most admired design educators in the country by Design Intelligence. She began her term as associate dean for research at the college in June.

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Graves: Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research Richard Graves, AIA, LEED BD+C, is the new director of the college’s Center for Sustainable Building Research. Graves takes over the role previously held by John Carmody, founding director, who retired at the end of last year. Graves is also an associate professor in the School of Architecture and was most recently the executive director of the International Living Future Institute. Prior to that, he served as the senior vice president for community and education with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dubrow: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Gail Dubrow is a professor of architecture, landscape architecture, public affairs and planning, and history at the University of Minnesota, and served as vice provost and dean of the Graduate School from 2005 through 2009. She is nationally recognized as a leader in efforts to foster inclusion and diversity in the nation’s cultural resources. In addition to her academic work, she publishes on issues of concern in higher education. Dubrow officially began her tenure as associate dean for academic affairs in August.

Swackhammer: Head, School of Architecture Marc Swackhamer is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota and took over as head of the School of Architecture in June. He previously served as the director of the master of architecture program. Swackhamer was a chair of the 2008 National Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture Conference (ACADIA) and served on ACADIA’s Board of Directors for six years. He is also an associate member of the University’s Digital Design Consortium, and is a cofounding principal of the architecture and design collaborative HouMinn Practice.

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A New Wave of Leadership

Landscape Architecture Partners with Urban 4-H STEM Club Nearly 40 new middle school 4-Hers stopped by Rapson Hall to kickoff a new partnership led by Professor Brad Agee, designed for youth living in Minneapolis and St. Paul who experience educational barriers. While these clubs meet during the school year, each summer youth participate in a University of Minnesota campus immersion where they learn about student life, explore academic interests, identify the steps toward college readiness, and meet faculty and students in STEM fields.

Butlers Receive Alumni Service Award Mark Butler (B.Arch ’73) and Nedret Butler (B.Arch ’73), longtime champions of learning abroad, received the 2014 University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award in recognition of their significant impact on the University. Their support of the College of Design and School of Architecture helped extend the reach of the University of Minnesota and its alumni community to Istanbul, Turkey, where they helped establish the Istanbul Learning Abroad Center in 2013.

Elevated to Council of Fellows Richard Murphy (B.L.A., B.E.D. ’75), president and CEO of Murphy Logistics, was elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows. As an ASLA Minnesota leader, adjunct professor in landscape architecture and the Carlson School of Business, and former College of Design board member, he has shaped a generation of landscape architects on best business practices. As noted in his ASLA Fellow honor: “His commitment to education and service to the profession exemplify how nontraditional paths for landscape architects can change our collective thinking and positively impact everyone around us.”

Cheng: Associate Dean for Research Renee Cheng, AIA, is a professor of architecture and served as the head of the School of Architecture at the College of Design from 2006–2014. She helped establish the nation’s first and only bachelor’s of design in architecture degree, and more recently the master’s of science in research practices, which aims at halving the amount of time from high school to licensure for architects from an average of 14.5 years to 7. Cheng has been honored twice as one of the top 25 most admired design educators in the country by Design Intelligence. She began her term as associate dean for research at the college in June.

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Graves: Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research Richard Graves, AIA, LEED BD+C, is the new director of the college’s Center for Sustainable Building Research. Graves takes over the role previously held by John Carmody, founding director, who retired at the end of last year. Graves is also an associate professor in the School of Architecture and was most recently the executive director of the International Living Future Institute. Prior to that, he served as the senior vice president for community and education with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dubrow: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Gail Dubrow is a professor of architecture, landscape architecture, public affairs and planning, and history at the University of Minnesota, and served as vice provost and dean of the Graduate School from 2005 through 2009. She is nationally recognized as a leader in efforts to foster inclusion and diversity in the nation’s cultural resources. In addition to her academic work, she publishes on issues of concern in higher education. Dubrow officially began her tenure as associate dean for academic affairs in August.

Swackhammer: Head, School of Architecture Marc Swackhamer is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota and took over as head of the School of Architecture in June. He previously served as the director of the master of architecture program. Swackhamer was a chair of the 2008 National Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture Conference (ACADIA) and served on ACADIA’s Board of Directors for six years. He is also an associate member of the University’s Digital Design Consortium, and is a cofounding principal of the architecture and design collaborative HouMinn Practice.

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You don’t have to be a student to visit our studios. Follow us on Instagram @umndesign.

100 Years of Student Drawings Exhibition Catalog Now Available Organized for the School of Architecture’s centennial Celebration in 2013, the 68-page full-color catalog showcases the range of architectural problems tackled by students over the past century, along with myriad design solutions proposed, and methods of representation used to communicate those ideas. Available in soft or hard cover at arch100.design.umn.edu/book.

Friends who tweet together, stay together @UofMDesign Watch a great graduation moment and more at youtube.com/umndesign I didn’t know I would get a chance to study abroad in London (even though technically I am studying abroad right now). And I would have never thought I’d fall in love with this campus so deeply. —Annika Qun Yan (B.S. Retail Merchandising ’14), originally from Qingdao, China, moved to New York City after graduation to pursue a fashion career. z.umn.edu/emg14a design.umn.edu

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You don’t have to be a student to visit our studios. Follow us on Instagram @umndesign.

100 Years of Student Drawings Exhibition Catalog Now Available Organized for the School of Architecture’s centennial Celebration in 2013, the 68-page full-color catalog showcases the range of architectural problems tackled by students over the past century, along with myriad design solutions proposed, and methods of representation used to communicate those ideas. Available in soft or hard cover at arch100.design.umn.edu/book.

Friends who tweet together, stay together @UofMDesign Watch a great graduation moment and more at youtube.com/umndesign I didn’t know I would get a chance to study abroad in London (even though technically I am studying abroad right now). And I would have never thought I’d fall in love with this campus so deeply. —Annika Qun Yan (B.S. Retail Merchandising ’14), originally from Qingdao, China, moved to New York City after graduation to pursue a fashion career. z.umn.edu/emg14a design.umn.edu

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Zero Gravity Five apparel design students left earth this summer – for just a few hours. The group was one of only 18 selected from around the United States to participate in NASA’s Microgravity U, which involves flying over the Gulf of Mexico in a reduced gravity aircraft. The seniors involved, Karen Fiegen, Kira Erickson, Mary Ellen Berglund, Jordyn Reich, and Crystal Compton, were testing design solutions aimed at helping minimize sweat in astronaut gloves. When asked why sweating was an issue, Fiegen, who led the project for her senior thesis, explained that because astronauts

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lack a cooling system in their gloves (it would limit their range of motion), there’s no way to manage moisture, “Essentially, their fingernails rot off.” Fiegen and her teammates spent the spring semester preparing for their flight. Along with being the only all-female team this year, they’re also the first all-female, apparel design team to participate in the program. “It’s not just making something pretty,” Erickson explained prior to the trip. “We hope that what we find can make a difference, whether in space or other performance apparel.” z.umn.edu/emg14k

NASA & College of Design

Watch their zero gravity experience z.umn.edu/nasavideo

2011 Lucy Dunne helps develop the Wearable Technology Collaboration, bringing together NASA scientists and engineers with university students and faculty.

2012 The first apparel design class to collaborate with NASA travels to Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, to present their wearable technology prototypes.

2013 The second class of apparel design students collaborates with NASA.

Dunne Receives NASA Medal Apparel design associate professor Lucy Dunne received NASA’s Silver Achievement Medal during a ceremony at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on April 21, 2014. The prestigious medal is awarded for a stellar achievement that supports one or more of NASA’s core values. Dunne helped develop the NASA Wearable Technology Cluster, which brings NASA scientists and engineers together with students and professors from the University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech. Since 2012 she has offered a course each spring where apparel design students develop wearable technology concepts for NASA space suits and travel to Johnson Space Center to present their prototypes. Dunne also advises the team of five women selected for NASA’s Microgravity U. z.umn.edu/emg14d

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Zero Gravity Five apparel design students left earth this summer – for just a few hours. The group was one of only 18 selected from around the United States to participate in NASA’s Microgravity U, which involves flying over the Gulf of Mexico in a reduced gravity aircraft. The seniors involved, Karen Fiegen, Kira Erickson, Mary Ellen Berglund, Jordyn Reich, and Crystal Compton, were testing design solutions aimed at helping minimize sweat in astronaut gloves. When asked why sweating was an issue, Fiegen, who led the project for her senior thesis, explained that because astronauts

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lack a cooling system in their gloves (it would limit their range of motion), there’s no way to manage moisture, “Essentially, their fingernails rot off.” Fiegen and her teammates spent the spring semester preparing for their flight. Along with being the only all-female team this year, they’re also the first all-female, apparel design team to participate in the program. “It’s not just making something pretty,” Erickson explained prior to the trip. “We hope that what we find can make a difference, whether in space or other performance apparel.” z.umn.edu/emg14k

NASA & College of Design

Watch their zero gravity experience z.umn.edu/nasavideo

2011 Lucy Dunne helps develop the Wearable Technology Collaboration, bringing together NASA scientists and engineers with university students and faculty.

2012 The first apparel design class to collaborate with NASA travels to Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, to present their wearable technology prototypes.

2013 The second class of apparel design students collaborates with NASA.

Dunne Receives NASA Medal Apparel design associate professor Lucy Dunne received NASA’s Silver Achievement Medal during a ceremony at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on April 21, 2014. The prestigious medal is awarded for a stellar achievement that supports one or more of NASA’s core values. Dunne helped develop the NASA Wearable Technology Cluster, which brings NASA scientists and engineers together with students and professors from the University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech. Since 2012 she has offered a course each spring where apparel design students develop wearable technology concepts for NASA space suits and travel to Johnson Space Center to present their prototypes. Dunne also advises the team of five women selected for NASA’s Microgravity U. z.umn.edu/emg14d

facebook.com/uofmdesign

@uofmdesign

instagram/umndesign

design.umn.edu

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DESIGN IN FULL COLOR

A Pakistani woman at Northern Illinois University told Dr. Donald Clay Johnson a secret.

the most patient teachers,” said Johnson, who served as curator for the University of Minnesota’s Ames Library of South Asia from 1987-2008. His collection grew again with their help in 1990 when he attended four weddings in India during a threemonth period. It was an opportunity to see garments only worn on special occasions.

If you tell a shop person in India you want a red, tie-dyed sari, they will lay 50 at your feet. If you have an eye for craft like Johnson does, you’ll notice imperfections in many of the pieces. “Simply close your eyes,” she instructed him, “and reach for a piece.” It is amazing the more When you get the object you learn about a home by itself, it will be the most exquisite piece you’ve craft, the more you ever seen.

“I got to see a very different aspect of India when people were pulling out the stops for splendor.”

Johnson plans to leave his entire collection along with a very generous bequest for its care, in safe keeping with the Goldstein Museum of Design. To date, Johnson’s future gift is the largest commitment to the venerated teaching museum. “The pieces I’ve amassed will remain together and serve as an encyclopedia of textile examples. I would do everything I could to encourage someone to pursue an interest in whatever craft it happens to be. It is amazing the more you learn about a craft, the more you learn how much you don’t know.”

learn how much you don’t know.

For nearly 50 years Johnson has been traveling across India, adding to his collection of over 700 textiles–from the manufactured to the artisanal to the sacred–which represent a rich tradition rarely experienced outside of south Asia. “For me, when it was made is not important,” he explained, “I’m far more concerned with what the piece represents culturally and the techniques that went into making it.”

His first trip in 1966 was aided by friends who later became what he considers family. “They have been

EGYPTIAN DUPATTA This particular artist has mastered the gradation of applying color as you see in the fineness of the dots on the silk …. The puckering is now in fashion. It should be worn as a shawl to something like a Goldstein opening.

Don Johnson riding an elephant on his first trip to India.

WEDDING HEADBAND MATA NI PACHEDI This textile was done by an untouchable community in Ahmedabad. It’s partially block printed and partially hand painted. All of the red color is painted [by hand]. With these cloths there is almost always a portrayal of Ganesh in the upper portion. These traditions have been in place for a hundred years. design.umn.edu

Traditionally when the groom was on the horse on the way to the wedding, he was wearing some very valuable jewelry. The headband was placed over the turban to prevent any of his expensive jewelry from falling off.

TURQUIOSE HAT FROM LADAKH LUCKNOW CHIKAN SARI The city of Lucknow, India, is famous for its white on white embroidery. What’s amazing is these are encyclopedias of different embroidery stitch types put into one garment. The workmanship is exquisite.

These are from the northern part of Kashmir. The coral traditionally came from the Mediterranean. Turquoise is the French word for Turkey. Within the Islamic world, there would have been a trade in the stone.

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DESIGN IN FULL COLOR

A Pakistani woman at Northern Illinois University told Dr. Donald Clay Johnson a secret.

the most patient teachers,” said Johnson, who served as curator for the University of Minnesota’s Ames Library of South Asia from 1987-2008. His collection grew again with their help in 1990 when he attended four weddings in India during a threemonth period. It was an opportunity to see garments only worn on special occasions.

If you tell a shop person in India you want a red, tie-dyed sari, they will lay 50 at your feet. If you have an eye for craft like Johnson does, you’ll notice imperfections in many of the pieces. “Simply close your eyes,” she instructed him, “and reach for a piece.” It is amazing the more When you get the object you learn about a home by itself, it will be the most exquisite piece you’ve craft, the more you ever seen.

“I got to see a very different aspect of India when people were pulling out the stops for splendor.”

Johnson plans to leave his entire collection along with a very generous bequest for its care, in safe keeping with the Goldstein Museum of Design. To date, Johnson’s future gift is the largest commitment to the venerated teaching museum. “The pieces I’ve amassed will remain together and serve as an encyclopedia of textile examples. I would do everything I could to encourage someone to pursue an interest in whatever craft it happens to be. It is amazing the more you learn about a craft, the more you learn how much you don’t know.”

learn how much you don’t know.

For nearly 50 years Johnson has been traveling across India, adding to his collection of over 700 textiles–from the manufactured to the artisanal to the sacred–which represent a rich tradition rarely experienced outside of south Asia. “For me, when it was made is not important,” he explained, “I’m far more concerned with what the piece represents culturally and the techniques that went into making it.”

His first trip in 1966 was aided by friends who later became what he considers family. “They have been

EGYPTIAN DUPATTA This particular artist has mastered the gradation of applying color as you see in the fineness of the dots on the silk …. The puckering is now in fashion. It should be worn as a shawl to something like a Goldstein opening.

Don Johnson riding an elephant on his first trip to India.

WEDDING HEADBAND MATA NI PACHEDI This textile was done by an untouchable community in Ahmedabad. It’s partially block printed and partially hand painted. All of the red color is painted [by hand]. With these cloths there is almost always a portrayal of Ganesh in the upper portion. These traditions have been in place for a hundred years. design.umn.edu

Traditionally when the groom was on the horse on the way to the wedding, he was wearing some very valuable jewelry. The headband was placed over the turban to prevent any of his expensive jewelry from falling off.

TURQUIOSE HAT FROM LADAKH LUCKNOW CHIKAN SARI The city of Lucknow, India, is famous for its white on white embroidery. What’s amazing is these are encyclopedias of different embroidery stitch types put into one garment. The workmanship is exquisite.

These are from the northern part of Kashmir. The coral traditionally came from the Mediterranean. Turquoise is the French word for Turkey. Within the Islamic world, there would have been a trade in the stone.

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ALUMNI

Art Shanty Goes Curling The Art Shanty Projects are an artist driven, temporary community that explore ways in which a relatively unregulated public space (i.e., a frozen lake) could be used as a new and challenging artistic environment. Last year alumni from NewStudio Architecture built an Art Shanty inspired by snowdrifts. During the event it also served as a warming house for an outdoor curling rink.

(B. Arch, M.Arch ’07) and their team were honored with the 2014 Affordable Housing Design Award by AIA Minnesota for their Clare Midtown project.

Listed according to their most recent College of Design degree or class year.

Participants included Wale Falade (B.S. Arch ’04, MArch ’11), Erin Worms (B.Arch ’05, M.Arch ’12), Brita Hauser (M.Arch ’12), Danica Kane (M.Arch ’13), Chris Brenny (M.Arch ’13), and Seth Tep (B.E.D. ’05, B.S. Arch ’05, M.Arch ‘11). Photo courtesy of NewStudio

1984

Mark Ludgatis (B.E.D. ’82, B.Arch) was named principal at BWBR.

2005

Andrew Covi (B.S. Graphic Design) accepted a new position with Honeywell User Experience as a senior interaction designer. He’s a member of the Design Student Alumni Board.

The Big Idea

Sandra Hartje (B.S., M.S. ’84, Home Economics, Ph.D. ’98 Housing Studies emphasis), professor of interior design and housing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Seattle Pacific University, was honored as the SPU’s Patricia M. Bentz Teacher of the Year. As described in her nomination, Hartje insists that housing is first and foremost about people–what she calls the big idea. Through her family and consumer science courses, she asks her students to ponder difficult questions and unquestioned assumptions that are just outside the line of sight for most of us. As one of her students attested, her design courses are more like cultural anthropology writ large as they study how human culture and development is supported by its physical environments.

1961

Bill Pedersen (B.Arch) helped review master of architecture presentations when he and his wife, Elizabeth, were on campus last April for Design Intersections. Pedersen is cofounder of Kohn Pedersen Fox, one of the world’s preeminent architecture firms. Watch highlights from his Design Intersections talk at z.umn.edu/emg14b.

1966

Joel Goodman (B.Arch) exhibited his work at the Wisconsin Bank & Trust in Platteville, WI, April–May 2014.

1980

Leigh Rolfshus (B.Arch, B.E.D.) was promoted to vice president at HGA Architects and Engineers.

1982

In Memoriam: John Weidt

John Weidt (B.A. Arch ’67), founder of the the Weidt Group, passed away on April 8, 2014. He was a pioneer for energy and environmental stability in the built environment and a member of the College of Design dean’s advisory board. In the 1960s Weidt was one of the first to scientifically research the embodied energy and environmental impact of the production of building materials. His firm gained a national presence and today consults on over 350 new construction and renovation design projects a year. Weidt’s passion for computers led him to develop manufacturing applications, lighting design, and HVAC design software. He was a rare and talented individual who was intelligent, strong, and hardworking. He will be greatly missed.

Marc Partridge (B.Arch ’79, M.Arch) was promoted to associate principal at RSP Architects.

1983

Studio Hive received a Floor Focus Vision Design Award honorable mention for its remodel of the Coffman Union Cultural Center. Studio Hive is owned by Janice Linster (B.S. Interior Design).

design.umn.edu

1990

Jonee Brigham (B.Arch) was named a 2014 resident fellow at the Institute on the Environment. Patrick Redmond (M.A. DHA) served as a judge for the Printing Industry Midwest 2014 Star of Excellence Awards competition.

1992

Jonathan Ward (B.A. Arch) AIA, LEED AP has been appointed design partner of NBBJ. His body of work includes projects for Alipay, Microsoft, Reebok, Samsung, Telenor, Tencent, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Wellcome Trust. His award-winning work has recently been featured in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. As an industry expert on the future of high-rise corporate campuses, his work has also been covered by The Atlantic, Fast Company, The Independent, The Korea Herald, San Jose Mercury News, Sports Business Journal, TechCrunch, The Verge, Wired, Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Fox Business Network.

1995

Architecture adjunct associate professor Todd Rhoades, AIA, along with Michelle Baltus Pribyl (B. Arch), Matt Finn

Thomas Campbell (M.L.A.) is a capital projects manager at the New York City Design Commission.

Anne Ryan (B.Arch) joined BKV Group as a project architect. Marc DuBois (M.Arch) was named co-owner of Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates.

2013

1997

Jennifer McMaster (B.Arch ’94, B.E.D. ’96, M.Arch) was promoted to associate vice president at HGA Architects and Engineers.

1998

Matthew Kreilich (B.Arch ’95, M.Arch) was named partner and design principal at Julie Snow Architects, which changed its name to Snow Kreilich Architects in March 2014 to recognize his new role. The firm was founded by Julie Snow in 1995.

Thao Nguyen (B.S. Retail Merchandising ), owner of Parc Boutique in Minneapolis, MN, was profiled by TheEveryGirl. com. Read the interview at z.umn.edu/nguyen. Michael Oertel (B.E.D.) was hired by BKV Group as an architectural intern.

Malini Srivastava (M.Arch) was named a 2014 Bush Fellow.

Former Design Student and Alumni Board member Wayne Laberda (B.S. Apparel) was hired by JC Penny as their senior designer for the A.N.A. line.

2000

2006

Erik Johnson (B.E.D.) was named an associate principal at JLG Architects.

2001

Virginia Lackovic (B.Arch) of HGA Architects and Engineers was appointed to the Minnesota Historical Society’s Historic Resources Advisory Committee and reappointed to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.

2004

Scott Ervin (B.S. Arch) opened the Norseman Distillery in northeast Minneapolis. It’s the first micro-distillery in Minneapolis.

Christine Crumm (B.A. Housing Studies) completed her graduate certificate for long-term care at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is employed as a household coordinator with Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington.

2012

1996 Rebecca Nolan (B.S. Interior Design) was appointed to the executive committee of HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm.

Design Student Alumni Board.

Rebecca Celis (M.Arch) was promoted to associate vice president at HGA Architects and Engineers.

2007

Jatoya Anderson Hewitt (B.S. Housing Studies) published a novel called Broken Doors. Meyer Group hired Rachel Deatherage (B.A. Arch) as CAD tech and designer.

2008

Beth Loraine Bowman’s (Housing Grad Certificate) solo exhibition “Adjustment Disorder, Other” was held at the Mill City Clinic January 24–May 23, 2014. Bowman is president of the

Anthony Carton (M.F.A. Design) presented a paper on interaction design education at the 2014 AIGA Design Educators conference. Hannah Preble and Melanie Povlitzki (both B.S. Interior Design) copublished an article in the Journal of Interior Design with associate professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni.

2014

Abbey Seitz (B.S. Arch) and her 2014 Acara Challenge team, Sabujawalla, received the International Gold award and $1,000 toward pilot expenses for a project that aims to employ waste pickers to collect and sort waste from Indian households, then sell plastic and organic material to scrap dealers and recycling plants. Claire Lonsbury (M.Arch) and her 2014 Acara Challenge team, Women for Water, received the International Silver award and $750 for pilot expenses toward recruiting women from low-income families in Bangalore, India, to give their friends and families educational presentations and promote and sell water treatment technologies. Vanessa Abin-Fuentes (B.S. ’10, M.Arch) and Namdi Alexander (B.S. ’11, M.Arch) have

been honored as Minnesota Architectural Foundation’s 2014 Wigington Scholars. The Wigington Minority scholarship was named for Clarence W. Wigington, who worked at the office of the city architect of Saint Paul from 1915 to 1949. He was the first African American municipal architect in the United States and the first licensed African American architect in Minnesota.

IN MEMORIUM Sara Cina (B.S. Home Economics ’33) Ada Schroeder (B.S. Home Economics ’33) Anne Spehar (B.S. Home Economics ’41) Marcella Adams (B.S. Home Economics ’42) Gladys Anderson (B.S. Home Economics ’43) Dorothy Flynn (B.S. Home Economics ’51) Richard Rafferty (B.Arch ’51) Joan Simmons (B.S. Home Economics ’52) Lois Lund (B.S. Interior Design ’55) Robert Rietow (B.A. Architecture ’59) Leone Carstens (B.S. Home Economics ’63) Marie Marchkii (B.S. Interior Design ’63) Per C Dahlstrom (B.A. Architecture ’64, BArch ’66) John Weidt (B.A. Architecture ’67) Grace Hendel (M.S. ’62, Ph.D Home Economics ’68) Clinton Sathrum (B.Arch ’68) Pamela Lynn Roske (B.S. Related Art ’71) Mary Henz Krug (B.S. Fashion Merchandising ’73) Virginia Meyer (B.S. Home Economics ’77) Charlotte Jirousek (M.A. Home Economics ’82, Ph.D DHA ’88) Susan Sturgal (B.S. Retail Merchandising ’06) Professor Harold Alexander COLLEGE OF DESIGN FALL 2014 15


ALUMNI

Art Shanty Goes Curling The Art Shanty Projects are an artist driven, temporary community that explore ways in which a relatively unregulated public space (i.e., a frozen lake) could be used as a new and challenging artistic environment. Last year alumni from NewStudio Architecture built an Art Shanty inspired by snowdrifts. During the event it also served as a warming house for an outdoor curling rink.

(B. Arch, M.Arch ’07) and their team were honored with the 2014 Affordable Housing Design Award by AIA Minnesota for their Clare Midtown project.

Listed according to their most recent College of Design degree or class year.

Participants included Wale Falade (B.S. Arch ’04, MArch ’11), Erin Worms (B.Arch ’05, M.Arch ’12), Brita Hauser (M.Arch ’12), Danica Kane (M.Arch ’13), Chris Brenny (M.Arch ’13), and Seth Tep (B.E.D. ’05, B.S. Arch ’05, M.Arch ‘11). Photo courtesy of NewStudio

1984

Mark Ludgatis (B.E.D. ’82, B.Arch) was named principal at BWBR.

2005

Andrew Covi (B.S. Graphic Design) accepted a new position with Honeywell User Experience as a senior interaction designer. He’s a member of the Design Student Alumni Board.

The Big Idea

Sandra Hartje (B.S., M.S. ’84, Home Economics, Ph.D. ’98 Housing Studies emphasis), professor of interior design and housing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Seattle Pacific University, was honored as the SPU’s Patricia M. Bentz Teacher of the Year. As described in her nomination, Hartje insists that housing is first and foremost about people–what she calls the big idea. Through her family and consumer science courses, she asks her students to ponder difficult questions and unquestioned assumptions that are just outside the line of sight for most of us. As one of her students attested, her design courses are more like cultural anthropology writ large as they study how human culture and development is supported by its physical environments.

1961

Bill Pedersen (B.Arch) helped review master of architecture presentations when he and his wife, Elizabeth, were on campus last April for Design Intersections. Pedersen is cofounder of Kohn Pedersen Fox, one of the world’s preeminent architecture firms. Watch highlights from his Design Intersections talk at z.umn.edu/emg14b.

1966

Joel Goodman (B.Arch) exhibited his work at the Wisconsin Bank & Trust in Platteville, WI, April–May 2014.

1980

Leigh Rolfshus (B.Arch, B.E.D.) was promoted to vice president at HGA Architects and Engineers.

1982

In Memoriam: John Weidt

John Weidt (B.A. Arch ’67), founder of the the Weidt Group, passed away on April 8, 2014. He was a pioneer for energy and environmental stability in the built environment and a member of the College of Design dean’s advisory board. In the 1960s Weidt was one of the first to scientifically research the embodied energy and environmental impact of the production of building materials. His firm gained a national presence and today consults on over 350 new construction and renovation design projects a year. Weidt’s passion for computers led him to develop manufacturing applications, lighting design, and HVAC design software. He was a rare and talented individual who was intelligent, strong, and hardworking. He will be greatly missed.

Marc Partridge (B.Arch ’79, M.Arch) was promoted to associate principal at RSP Architects.

1983

Studio Hive received a Floor Focus Vision Design Award honorable mention for its remodel of the Coffman Union Cultural Center. Studio Hive is owned by Janice Linster (B.S. Interior Design).

design.umn.edu

1990

Jonee Brigham (B.Arch) was named a 2014 resident fellow at the Institute on the Environment. Patrick Redmond (M.A. DHA) served as a judge for the Printing Industry Midwest 2014 Star of Excellence Awards competition.

1992

Jonathan Ward (B.A. Arch) AIA, LEED AP has been appointed design partner of NBBJ. His body of work includes projects for Alipay, Microsoft, Reebok, Samsung, Telenor, Tencent, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Wellcome Trust. His award-winning work has recently been featured in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. As an industry expert on the future of high-rise corporate campuses, his work has also been covered by The Atlantic, Fast Company, The Independent, The Korea Herald, San Jose Mercury News, Sports Business Journal, TechCrunch, The Verge, Wired, Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Fox Business Network.

1995

Architecture adjunct associate professor Todd Rhoades, AIA, along with Michelle Baltus Pribyl (B. Arch), Matt Finn

Thomas Campbell (M.L.A.) is a capital projects manager at the New York City Design Commission.

Anne Ryan (B.Arch) joined BKV Group as a project architect. Marc DuBois (M.Arch) was named co-owner of Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates.

2013

1997

Jennifer McMaster (B.Arch ’94, B.E.D. ’96, M.Arch) was promoted to associate vice president at HGA Architects and Engineers.

1998

Matthew Kreilich (B.Arch ’95, M.Arch) was named partner and design principal at Julie Snow Architects, which changed its name to Snow Kreilich Architects in March 2014 to recognize his new role. The firm was founded by Julie Snow in 1995.

Thao Nguyen (B.S. Retail Merchandising ), owner of Parc Boutique in Minneapolis, MN, was profiled by TheEveryGirl. com. Read the interview at z.umn.edu/nguyen. Michael Oertel (B.E.D.) was hired by BKV Group as an architectural intern.

Malini Srivastava (M.Arch) was named a 2014 Bush Fellow.

Former Design Student and Alumni Board member Wayne Laberda (B.S. Apparel) was hired by JC Penny as their senior designer for the A.N.A. line.

2000

2006

Erik Johnson (B.E.D.) was named an associate principal at JLG Architects.

2001

Virginia Lackovic (B.Arch) of HGA Architects and Engineers was appointed to the Minnesota Historical Society’s Historic Resources Advisory Committee and reappointed to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.

2004

Scott Ervin (B.S. Arch) opened the Norseman Distillery in northeast Minneapolis. It’s the first micro-distillery in Minneapolis.

Christine Crumm (B.A. Housing Studies) completed her graduate certificate for long-term care at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is employed as a household coordinator with Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington.

2012

1996 Rebecca Nolan (B.S. Interior Design) was appointed to the executive committee of HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm.

Design Student Alumni Board.

Rebecca Celis (M.Arch) was promoted to associate vice president at HGA Architects and Engineers.

2007

Jatoya Anderson Hewitt (B.S. Housing Studies) published a novel called Broken Doors. Meyer Group hired Rachel Deatherage (B.A. Arch) as CAD tech and designer.

2008

Beth Loraine Bowman’s (Housing Grad Certificate) solo exhibition “Adjustment Disorder, Other” was held at the Mill City Clinic January 24–May 23, 2014. Bowman is president of the

Anthony Carton (M.F.A. Design) presented a paper on interaction design education at the 2014 AIGA Design Educators conference. Hannah Preble and Melanie Povlitzki (both B.S. Interior Design) copublished an article in the Journal of Interior Design with associate professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni.

2014

Abbey Seitz (B.S. Arch) and her 2014 Acara Challenge team, Sabujawalla, received the International Gold award and $1,000 toward pilot expenses for a project that aims to employ waste pickers to collect and sort waste from Indian households, then sell plastic and organic material to scrap dealers and recycling plants. Claire Lonsbury (M.Arch) and her 2014 Acara Challenge team, Women for Water, received the International Silver award and $750 for pilot expenses toward recruiting women from low-income families in Bangalore, India, to give their friends and families educational presentations and promote and sell water treatment technologies. Vanessa Abin-Fuentes (B.S. ’10, M.Arch) and Namdi Alexander (B.S. ’11, M.Arch) have

been honored as Minnesota Architectural Foundation’s 2014 Wigington Scholars. The Wigington Minority scholarship was named for Clarence W. Wigington, who worked at the office of the city architect of Saint Paul from 1915 to 1949. He was the first African American municipal architect in the United States and the first licensed African American architect in Minnesota.

IN MEMORIUM Sara Cina (B.S. Home Economics ’33) Ada Schroeder (B.S. Home Economics ’33) Anne Spehar (B.S. Home Economics ’41) Marcella Adams (B.S. Home Economics ’42) Gladys Anderson (B.S. Home Economics ’43) Dorothy Flynn (B.S. Home Economics ’51) Richard Rafferty (B.Arch ’51) Joan Simmons (B.S. Home Economics ’52) Lois Lund (B.S. Interior Design ’55) Robert Rietow (B.A. Architecture ’59) Leone Carstens (B.S. Home Economics ’63) Marie Marchkii (B.S. Interior Design ’63) Per C Dahlstrom (B.A. Architecture ’64, BArch ’66) John Weidt (B.A. Architecture ’67) Grace Hendel (M.S. ’62, Ph.D Home Economics ’68) Clinton Sathrum (B.Arch ’68) Pamela Lynn Roske (B.S. Related Art ’71) Mary Henz Krug (B.S. Fashion Merchandising ’73) Virginia Meyer (B.S. Home Economics ’77) Charlotte Jirousek (M.A. Home Economics ’82, Ph.D DHA ’88) Susan Sturgal (B.S. Retail Merchandising ’06) Professor Harold Alexander COLLEGE OF DESIGN FALL 2014 15


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Brittney Just (Housing Studies) received the 2013 Tessie Agan Undergraduate Paper Award from the Housing Education and Research Association.

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Natalie Pechman (Graphic Design) was part of the winning team in a Project Runway competition sponsored by the University’s Student Unions & Activities. The University of Minnesota’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student group worked with associate professor Abi Asojo’s sophomore interior design students in spring 2013 to create a more efficient and modern space for the IEEE student room in Keller Hall. The final design was implemented this spring using a concept proposed by interior design student Ashley Reichard. z.umn.edu/emg14q

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Paul Erling (Apparel Design) won the Elements: Design Competition and Runway Show hosted by the Weisman Art Museum Collective in April. Participants took inspiration from WAM’s exhibition, “Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined,” and showcased designs with an emphasis on sustainability. Erling’s two-piece garment was made entirely from deconstructed, used goods. z.umn.edu/erling

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The Opti-MN team was recognized at the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition for outstanding Construction Documents, Best Presentation, Best Technical Integration, and Beat Production Home Adaptation. Team members included Angela Thomas, Sravanthi Musunuru, Gauri Kelkar, Julian Lemon, and Kamana Dhakhwa (all Architecture).

Brice Aarrestad (Architecture) and his 2014 Acara Challenge team, Help Desk, received the International Bronze Award and $500 for a proposal to make furniture

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Youngeun Choi (Housing Studies) presented “Teaching Housing in a Global Perspective” at the University of Minnesota’s Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference.

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The University of Minnesota American Institute of Architect’s student group designed oneof-a-kind miniature golf holes for the 8th Annual U.S. Bank Skyway Open Golf Tournament. z.umn.edu/emg14p

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Matt Tierney (Architecture) presented his MS-RP project “Rural Healthcare Design Toolkit” at the Architecture Otherwhere Conference held in Durban, South Africa, in August.

Together Twin Cities to organize a day of service in St. Paul. Students and alumni tackled wall repairs, painting, kitchen rehab, carpet removal, and more in the home of a woman with limited mobility. z.umn.edu/emg14o

Gordon McAlpin (Graphic Design) received 2014 Independent Publisher Gold Book Awards for his graphic novel Multiplex: There and Back Again. z.umn.edu/mcalpin COLLEGE OF DESIGN FALL 2014 17


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Brittney Just (Housing Studies) received the 2013 Tessie Agan Undergraduate Paper Award from the Housing Education and Research Association.

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Natalie Pechman (Graphic Design) was part of the winning team in a Project Runway competition sponsored by the University’s Student Unions & Activities. The University of Minnesota’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student group worked with associate professor Abi Asojo’s sophomore interior design students in spring 2013 to create a more efficient and modern space for the IEEE student room in Keller Hall. The final design was implemented this spring using a concept proposed by interior design student Ashley Reichard. z.umn.edu/emg14q

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The Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship was established by the Ellerbe Associates in 1981 for architecture and engineering students at the University of Minnesota. To date 16 engineering and 56 architectural students have received a total of $133,000 in awards. The 2014 recipients include Will Adams, Shuping Wang, Mitchell Hein, Philip Bussey, Sanyong Hahn, Claire Lonsbury, Amy Ennen, Kaylyn Kirby, and Dan Raznick. z.umn.edu/ellerbe Eduard (Eddie) Krakhmalnikov

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The Design Student and Alumni Board partnered with Rebuilding facebook.com/uofmdesign

Paul Erling (Apparel Design) won the Elements: Design Competition and Runway Show hosted by the Weisman Art Museum Collective in April. Participants took inspiration from WAM’s exhibition, “Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined,” and showcased designs with an emphasis on sustainability. Erling’s two-piece garment was made entirely from deconstructed, used goods. z.umn.edu/erling

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Our recent graduates shared images featuring their final projects. View them and more at z.umn.edu/class2014

using sustainably sourced East African hardwoods, with profits going to make improvements in underequipped Ugandan schools.

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The Opti-MN team was recognized at the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition for outstanding Construction Documents, Best Presentation, Best Technical Integration, and Beat Production Home Adaptation. Team members included Angela Thomas, Sravanthi Musunuru, Gauri Kelkar, Julian Lemon, and Kamana Dhakhwa (all Architecture).

Brice Aarrestad (Architecture) and his 2014 Acara Challenge team, Help Desk, received the International Bronze Award and $500 for a proposal to make furniture

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Youngeun Choi (Housing Studies) presented “Teaching Housing in a Global Perspective” at the University of Minnesota’s Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference.

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The University of Minnesota American Institute of Architect’s student group designed oneof-a-kind miniature golf holes for the 8th Annual U.S. Bank Skyway Open Golf Tournament. z.umn.edu/emg14p

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Matt Tierney (Architecture) presented his MS-RP project “Rural Healthcare Design Toolkit” at the Architecture Otherwhere Conference held in Durban, South Africa, in August.

Together Twin Cities to organize a day of service in St. Paul. Students and alumni tackled wall repairs, painting, kitchen rehab, carpet removal, and more in the home of a woman with limited mobility. z.umn.edu/emg14o

Gordon McAlpin (Graphic Design) received 2014 Independent Publisher Gold Book Awards for his graphic novel Multiplex: There and Back Again. z.umn.edu/mcalpin COLLEGE OF DESIGN FALL 2014 17


J. Stephen Weeks, associate professor emeritius (Architecture), was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Mary Kihl Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional service to ARCC and its community members.

The U’s Monuments Men While preparing for the School of Architecture centennial celebration in October 2013, staff members uncovered original drawings by two alumni responsible for rescuing art masterpieces from being destroyed by the Nazis. Captain Walter “Hutch” Huchthausen (1904-45; BArch ’28) joined the University of Minnesota architecture faculty in 1939, where he taught until he enlisted in 1943. He died in April 1945 when he was caught in gunfire while trying to salvage an altar in a German town.

Lisa Hsieh (Arichitecture) received grant-in-aid funding for her work on the Myth of Clouds: Japanese New Wave Architecture. Assistant professor Hyunjoo Im (Retail Merchandising) received the Best Research Paper Award at the 2014 Spring Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles Conference, the Faculty Best Paper Award at the 2014 ACRA Conference, and the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Global Fashion Management Conference.

Ralph Warner Hammett (1896-1984; B.S. Arch ’19) graduated from the University of Minnesota and went on to teach at Harvard. During the war he was stationed in Paris, where he set up a card catalog arranged by department, town, and city and listed each monument, art collection, chateau and library. After the war he taught at the University of Michigan until 1965.

Andrea Johnson (Archictecture) received grant-in-aid funding for Architects in the Artist’s Studio. An interview with Professor Steven McCarthy (Graphic Design) appeared on the website Complex Social Change. Read it at z.umn.edu/emg14l.

Their platoons inspired “The Monuments Men” (2014) starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray. Last spring KSTP-TV interviewed Jane King Hession (M.Arch ’95) about our two alumni and their work. z.umn.edu/monmen

FACULTY

Professor Abimbolo Asojo (Interior Design) received Grant-in-Aid funding for a documentary on “The Life, Art and Architecture of Demas Nwoko, A Transformational Nigerian Architect and Artist.” Professor Denise Guerin (Interior Design) was awarded the 2014 International Federation of 18 EMERGING FALL 2014

Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) fellowship for her work leading, connecting, inspiring, enriching, and influencing the interior architecture/design profession in significant and outstanding ways.

Sustainable Building Research) and adjunct assistant professor Lucas Alm (Architecture) in partnership with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Read more at z.umn.edu/emg14m.

The Northside Net Zero Home placed first in the 2014 Environmental Initiative Awards category for Energy and Climate. The project was led by research fellow Dan Handeen (Center for

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation awarded associate professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design) a 2013 Innovative Interior Design Education Award.

Professor Ozayr Saloojee (Architecture) was selected as the University’s new arts, design, and humanities chair. His team will create interdisciplinary coursework, community-based art and civic engagement projects, public symposia, a Universitywide public lecture series, and pop-up presentations, exhibitions, and lectures. Matthew Tucker (Landscape Architecture) received an IonE mini grant for his Post-Nature Garden: Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project. Former head of architecture

Ralph Rapson (1914-2008) would have turned 100 years old on September 13, 2014. A leader in the development and practice of modern architecture and design, Rapson led the School of Architecture from 1954 to 1984. He was one of the world’s oldest practicing architects when he died at the age of 93. We will hold a celebration honoring Rapson’s legacy in September 2014. Visit design.umn.edu/ calendar for more information. Gertrude Esteros (B.S. ’36, M.A. ’41) will celebrate her centennial birthday on October 1, 2014. Esteros served with the Red Cross during WWII in the southwest Pacific and taught high school prior to her appointment as an associate professor at the University of Minnesota in 1946. She was named head of the department of related arts in 1950, later known as the department of design. Esteros oversaw the growth of design from a small division into an individual department, two building additions, and the development of the Goldstein Gallery. She retired from the University in 1980 and in 1993 she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest honor given to a University of Minnesota alum. Photo: above (left to right) Former College of Home Economics dean Keith McFarland, Margot Siegel (B.A. Journalism ’44), and Gertrude Esteros (B.S. ’36, M.A. ’41)

facebook.com/uofmdesign

Associate professor Dr. Lucy Dunne (Apparel) and other University colleagues received a $500,000 MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Award to fund their research: “Design and Manufacture of Wearable, Printed, and Flexible Electronics for Treating Neurological Disorders.” Associate Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design) and Professor Julia Robinson

For a full listing of College of Design events this fall, visit design.umn.edu/calendar

October 30, 6:30–8:30 PM McNamara Alumni Center z.umn.edu/retailconnect2014 October 14, 7:30–9:30 AM McNamara Alumni Center intersections.design.umn.edu

Tickets: $30 early-bird (by September 26); $40 regular (by October 13, noon); $15 students (first 25 students free); $45 walk-in Registration (day of event).

instagram/umndesign

B. Joseph Pine II is an author and management adviser to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. He is cofounder of Strategic Horizons, a thinking studio that helps businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. Retail Connect is sponsored, in part, by Target. Tickets: $10 students; free to retail professionals and mentors

Dirty Laundry: Delivering the dirt on design

Eat Design: An edible design tasting experience

December 9, 7 PM • Coffman Union Theater z.umn.edu/sketchoff2014 Join us for Sketch off!—an improv concept sketching battle, where design professionals rapidly visualize wild product ideas with suggestions from the audience.

Keep in Touch December 6, 7 PM Rapson Hall Courtyard z.umn.edu/eatdesign2014 Presented by the College of Design’s Product Design program in conjunction with the fall 2014 class, Design and Food, students will showcase their basic design principles by engaging in hands-on, edible experimentation. Join them for the culminating event—and bring your appetite! Tickets: $25 per person

Here are five (free) ways you can support the College of Design. You’ll expand your professional networks, enhance college visibility, and improve curent student experiences. • Share your career news and acomplishments. • Let us know when your contact info changes. • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. • Recommend us to future design students. • Post job and internship opportunites. Lori Mollberg Director of Alumni Relations 612-625-8796 lmollber@umn.edu

Zach Curtis External Relations Assistant 612-626-6385 zbcurtis@umn.edu

Support Design

Digital Fabrication Lab and W.L. Hall Workshop Manager Kevin Groenke received a $240,000 grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research for upgrades to fabrication facilities, including laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining capabilities, and other needs.

@uofmdesign

Retail Connect

Design Intersections

Maurice Blanks, cofounder of Blu Dot and College of Design board member, will be our featured speaker for this fall’s Design Intersections, sponsored by Larsen. Design Intersections brings design professionals together twice a year for networking and conversation. Breakfast is provided. (Architecture) received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research environmental factors related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as a way to develop early diagnostic tools to treat patients. They’ve done much of their testing to date in the college’s new Travelers Innovation Lab in Northrop Auditorium.

Sketch off! An improv concept sketching battle

Upcoming Events

November 20 6:30 PM doors open, 7 PM program Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium design.umn.edu/dirtylaundry Listen in as design professionals reveal their best and worst experiences working in the world of design and share career tales with a humorous spin. Prepare yourself for one juicy night of design gossip! design.umn.edu

Giving does many things for the College of Design. Find out how you can support • student achievement • community impact • research that makes a difference Mark Hintz Director of Development 612-624-7808 mihintz@umn.edu

Christopher Scholl Major Gifts Officer 612-624-1386 scholl@umn.edu

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J. Stephen Weeks, associate professor emeritius (Architecture), was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Mary Kihl Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional service to ARCC and its community members.

The U’s Monuments Men While preparing for the School of Architecture centennial celebration in October 2013, staff members uncovered original drawings by two alumni responsible for rescuing art masterpieces from being destroyed by the Nazis. Captain Walter “Hutch” Huchthausen (1904-45; BArch ’28) joined the University of Minnesota architecture faculty in 1939, where he taught until he enlisted in 1943. He died in April 1945 when he was caught in gunfire while trying to salvage an altar in a German town.

Lisa Hsieh (Arichitecture) received grant-in-aid funding for her work on the Myth of Clouds: Japanese New Wave Architecture. Assistant professor Hyunjoo Im (Retail Merchandising) received the Best Research Paper Award at the 2014 Spring Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles Conference, the Faculty Best Paper Award at the 2014 ACRA Conference, and the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Global Fashion Management Conference.

Ralph Warner Hammett (1896-1984; B.S. Arch ’19) graduated from the University of Minnesota and went on to teach at Harvard. During the war he was stationed in Paris, where he set up a card catalog arranged by department, town, and city and listed each monument, art collection, chateau and library. After the war he taught at the University of Michigan until 1965.

Andrea Johnson (Archictecture) received grant-in-aid funding for Architects in the Artist’s Studio. An interview with Professor Steven McCarthy (Graphic Design) appeared on the website Complex Social Change. Read it at z.umn.edu/emg14l.

Their platoons inspired “The Monuments Men” (2014) starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray. Last spring KSTP-TV interviewed Jane King Hession (M.Arch ’95) about our two alumni and their work. z.umn.edu/monmen

FACULTY

Professor Abimbolo Asojo (Interior Design) received Grant-in-Aid funding for a documentary on “The Life, Art and Architecture of Demas Nwoko, A Transformational Nigerian Architect and Artist.” Professor Denise Guerin (Interior Design) was awarded the 2014 International Federation of 18 EMERGING FALL 2014

Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) fellowship for her work leading, connecting, inspiring, enriching, and influencing the interior architecture/design profession in significant and outstanding ways.

Sustainable Building Research) and adjunct assistant professor Lucas Alm (Architecture) in partnership with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Read more at z.umn.edu/emg14m.

The Northside Net Zero Home placed first in the 2014 Environmental Initiative Awards category for Energy and Climate. The project was led by research fellow Dan Handeen (Center for

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation awarded associate professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design) a 2013 Innovative Interior Design Education Award.

Professor Ozayr Saloojee (Architecture) was selected as the University’s new arts, design, and humanities chair. His team will create interdisciplinary coursework, community-based art and civic engagement projects, public symposia, a Universitywide public lecture series, and pop-up presentations, exhibitions, and lectures. Matthew Tucker (Landscape Architecture) received an IonE mini grant for his Post-Nature Garden: Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project. Former head of architecture

Ralph Rapson (1914-2008) would have turned 100 years old on September 13, 2014. A leader in the development and practice of modern architecture and design, Rapson led the School of Architecture from 1954 to 1984. He was one of the world’s oldest practicing architects when he died at the age of 93. We will hold a celebration honoring Rapson’s legacy in September 2014. Visit design.umn.edu/ calendar for more information. Gertrude Esteros (B.S. ’36, M.A. ’41) will celebrate her centennial birthday on October 1, 2014. Esteros served with the Red Cross during WWII in the southwest Pacific and taught high school prior to her appointment as an associate professor at the University of Minnesota in 1946. She was named head of the department of related arts in 1950, later known as the department of design. Esteros oversaw the growth of design from a small division into an individual department, two building additions, and the development of the Goldstein Gallery. She retired from the University in 1980 and in 1993 she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest honor given to a University of Minnesota alum. Photo: above (left to right) Former College of Home Economics dean Keith McFarland, Margot Siegel (B.A. Journalism ’44), and Gertrude Esteros (B.S. ’36, M.A. ’41)

facebook.com/uofmdesign

Associate professor Dr. Lucy Dunne (Apparel) and other University colleagues received a $500,000 MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Award to fund their research: “Design and Manufacture of Wearable, Printed, and Flexible Electronics for Treating Neurological Disorders.” Associate Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design) and Professor Julia Robinson

For a full listing of College of Design events this fall, visit design.umn.edu/calendar

October 30, 6:30–8:30 PM McNamara Alumni Center z.umn.edu/retailconnect2014 October 14, 7:30–9:30 AM McNamara Alumni Center intersections.design.umn.edu

Tickets: $30 early-bird (by September 26); $40 regular (by October 13, noon); $15 students (first 25 students free); $45 walk-in Registration (day of event).

instagram/umndesign

B. Joseph Pine II is an author and management adviser to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. He is cofounder of Strategic Horizons, a thinking studio that helps businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. Retail Connect is sponsored, in part, by Target. Tickets: $10 students; free to retail professionals and mentors

Dirty Laundry: Delivering the dirt on design

Eat Design: An edible design tasting experience

December 9, 7 PM • Coffman Union Theater z.umn.edu/sketchoff2014 Join us for Sketch off!—an improv concept sketching battle, where design professionals rapidly visualize wild product ideas with suggestions from the audience.

Keep in Touch December 6, 7 PM Rapson Hall Courtyard z.umn.edu/eatdesign2014 Presented by the College of Design’s Product Design program in conjunction with the fall 2014 class, Design and Food, students will showcase their basic design principles by engaging in hands-on, edible experimentation. Join them for the culminating event—and bring your appetite! Tickets: $25 per person

Here are five (free) ways you can support the College of Design. You’ll expand your professional networks, enhance college visibility, and improve curent student experiences. • Share your career news and acomplishments. • Let us know when your contact info changes. • Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. • Recommend us to future design students. • Post job and internship opportunites. Lori Mollberg Director of Alumni Relations 612-625-8796 lmollber@umn.edu

Zach Curtis External Relations Assistant 612-626-6385 zbcurtis@umn.edu

Support Design

Digital Fabrication Lab and W.L. Hall Workshop Manager Kevin Groenke received a $240,000 grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research for upgrades to fabrication facilities, including laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining capabilities, and other needs.

@uofmdesign

Retail Connect

Design Intersections

Maurice Blanks, cofounder of Blu Dot and College of Design board member, will be our featured speaker for this fall’s Design Intersections, sponsored by Larsen. Design Intersections brings design professionals together twice a year for networking and conversation. Breakfast is provided. (Architecture) received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research environmental factors related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as a way to develop early diagnostic tools to treat patients. They’ve done much of their testing to date in the college’s new Travelers Innovation Lab in Northrop Auditorium.

Sketch off! An improv concept sketching battle

Upcoming Events

November 20 6:30 PM doors open, 7 PM program Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium design.umn.edu/dirtylaundry Listen in as design professionals reveal their best and worst experiences working in the world of design and share career tales with a humorous spin. Prepare yourself for one juicy night of design gossip! design.umn.edu

Giving does many things for the College of Design. Find out how you can support • student achievement • community impact • research that makes a difference Mark Hintz Director of Development 612-624-7808 mihintz@umn.edu

Christopher Scholl Major Gifts Officer 612-624-1386 scholl@umn.edu

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