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Each year, the Transportation Research Board holds an annual meeting where presenters and panelists discuss and present research on transportation topics to policymakers, administrators, practitioners... Read more
The College of Design is pleased to announce that faculty in the School of Architecture have received four of the 2018 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Awards.... Read more
The self-checkout counter. It’s a common sight in grocery stores across the nation. But what impact does it have on the design of a store and on the people who use it? Teaming up with retail merchan... Read more
Since 2005 Art Shanty Projects has transformed frozen lakes into vibrant, artist-driven communities. This year not only will Art Shanty Projects take place on Lake Harriet for the first time, it will ... Read more
Stanford’s University Innovation Fellows program empowers students from around the world to become agents of change in higher education. The University of Minnesota has five fellows, including two C... Read more

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Graphic Design Student Association Portfolio Event

Next Generation of Parks Lecture Series: Lily Yeh

Minneapolis Parks Foundation | Next Generation of Parks Lecture Series

Learning the Vernacular Built Environment

In our latest student story, Weican Zuo (M.Arch), reflects on ARCH 5677 - "Preservation of the Vernacular Built Environment and Cultural Landscape" and the teaching style of Professor Gail Dubrow.


Al-Bayati+Hu Receive Honorable Mention

Sundus Al-Bayati and Xin Hu have received an honorable mention for their 2017 master's final project, The Quotidian Sacred.

The 2017 Kaira Looro | Architecture Peace international Sacred Architecture competition included Kengo Kuma as a lead juror. See more about the competition, including the winning projects here.

Congratulations Sundus & Xin!


Piela Receives BDA Award of Merit

Congratulations to Natalia Piela (BDA 2017), who was recently awarded a Bachelor of Design in Architecture Senior Showcase Award of Merit. Piela participated in the juried exhibition in Rapson Hall along with other BDA graduating seniors Abigal Alldaffer, Amanda Anderson, Rosemarie Gregoire, Chung Wan Leung and Emily Pressprich.


Thomas Fisher and Marc Swackhamer Side by Side in the May 2017 Issue of 49th Parallel

The May issue of the 49th Parallel features two UMN Arch faculty members. "Questions for Tom Fisher," an interview featuring professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center, Thomas Fisher, discusses issues ranging from globalization to the role of the architect as a public intellectual.

"Disciplinary Leadership through Critical Thinking and Engagement," an article written by Professor and Head Marc Swackhamer, is a great profile of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture which aims to show how UMN Arch prepares students for professional leadership.

Don't miss these two great representations of our school! Click the link or image to read the whole issue.


Blaine Brownell Publishes New Book to Rave Reviews

Professor & Director of the Masters of Architecture Program, Blaine Brownell, has published his new book Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Future (Princeton Architectural Press) to positive reviews from Nature (the world's most influential science journal) as well as becoming the #1 new release in the Materials and Material Science section on Amazon. Click the link to purchase the book on amazon!


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