School of Architecture College of Design

Class and Group Gatherings

Class representatives and others hosted a variety of special gatherings with classmates during the school's centennial celebration. Check out the list below. Thanks to our class representatives for all of their great work!


70     Class representatives

31     Classes with hosted activities

25     Unique class gatherings and activities

500+ Attendees at class gatherings

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China Study Abroad 

See 1981 China Study below for Thursday and Friday activities open to all interested centennial guests.



MnesiclesAlumni Association of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity
Group Photo

Friday, October 25, 5 PM

Meet in the Fredrick Mann Courtyard, Rapson Hall.

Members:  Attending, or not, please forward your contact information to Howard Goltz, Secretary (952-944-5341)


Class of 1945 - Paintings by Hazel Stoeckeler (MA '45 Fine Art & Architecture, BS '40 Art Ed)

U of M Alumni Exhibition

Regis Center for Art 10th Anniversary (press release)

Exhibition dates October 22 - November 9

Gallery hours during centennial: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 7 PM

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota (West Bank campus), 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Epic of Minnesota's Great Forests Mural

painted by Hazel Stoeckeler as her architecture thesis project in 1945

On view during regular building hours Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 10 PM. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Located on the ground floor, Green Hall (St. Paul campus), 1530 Cleveland Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55108


Sketches, paintings and publications by Hazel Stoeckeler are also included in the collections of the University if Minnesota Archives in Anderson Library.


Class of 1958 Lunch and Skyway Tour

Saturday, October 26, noon

Cosi (first floor, IDS Courtyard), 80 South 8th Street #150, Minneapolis

Join classmates for lunch in downtown Minneapolis followed by an optional walking tour of the skyway system to see the result of student ideas generated 56 years ago on the attic floor of Old Main Engineering. More: The Minneapolis Skywalks - A letter from Dennis Johnson

Contact: Dennis L. Johnson and Kay Lockhart to RSVP.



Class of 1966 Brunch and Guthrie / Riverfront Exploration

Saturday, October 26, 10 AM
Spoon River, 750 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis

Spend the morning reminiscing and catching up with classmates and friends over brunch at the Spoonriver Restaurant. After brunch, take a stroll through the new Guthrie nearby, and explore other new developments around the river.

RSVP ASAP to Francis Bulbulian, 651-983-6165 as soon as possible so he has a count for reservations.

(Jim Wengler, Gerald Allen, Jim Morss and Francis are in! Jack Smuckler is a maybe.  How about you?)


Class of 1967 Lecture (open to all!)

Friday, October 25, 4-5:00 PM

100 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis

"Disciplining Modern Architecture"

An analysis of theories and ideas that have informed architecture since 1925, highlighting 25 books/ 25 buildings featuring Lance LaVine (B.Arch '67)

Class of 1967 Brunch

Saturday, October 26, 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Rincon 38, 308 Grand Avenue South, Minneapolis

Contact: Dale Mulfinger



Class of 1969 and Friends Dinner and Drinks
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 4-8 PM
Rachel's Restaurant, 222 East Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis


Class of 1969 (and friends and guests):

The class is planning an informal, stay as long as you want, gathering with guests and friends on Sunday, October 27, 2013, the day after the GALA Saturday Night Centennial event.  The gathering will be at Rachel’s Restaurant, 222 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 379-3345.  We are booking the restaurant from 4 pm until 8 pm, stay as long as you want.  They have an excellent casual menu reasonably priced and a full bar with great wines.  Come and enjoy the company of the class and tell war stories. 

RACHEL’S is across the river (2 blocks) from downtown, a block North of Nye’s on East Hennepin Avenue.  Sunday is free parking at the street meters.  Hope to see all of you there! 

RSVP to your class reps and organizers:

Duane Kell, Bob Ready, or Patricia Peirsol 


Class of 1970 After Party
Friday, October 25, 9:00 PM
Craig Rafferty's Home, 3750 Big Fox Road, Gem Lake Minnesota (SE corner of White Bear lake) 55110

Join classmates and friends at the home of Craig Rafferty after the reunion in Rapson Hall on Friday night. Craig will provide beer and snacks and a place to talk and catch up with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Craig's home is in the White Bear Lake area of St. Paul, about 25 minutes  from campus. We hope you can attend!

Contact and Host: Craig Rafferty
Home: 651-330-5612   Cell: 612-963-5855


Thesis Class of 1971 Brunch
Saturday, October 26, 10:30 - 12:30 PM
Mill City Museum ADM Conference Room, 710 S Second St, Minneapolis


The thesis class of 1971 will be gathering for fellowship, wine and Brunchies at Mill City Museum, the ADM conference room. Use the entry at 710 South Second Street. Brunch will be catered by D'Amico.   We hope to see you again!  Remember that we were the first BIG entering class -in fall 1967.

Hosted by class agents Thomas Meyer and Steve Weeks (B.Arch '71).

Please RSVP to Steve Weeks ( to help with planning.



Classes of 1977 and 1978 River Walk
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 8:30-9:30 AM
Espresso Royale, 411 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis (Dinkytown)


Join classmates and friends for a Sunday morning river walk beginning at 8:30 AM at Espresso Royal in Dinkytown and concluding at 9:30 AM.

Contact Ann Voda with questions or your RSVP.




Class of 1980 After Party
Friday, October 25, 8:00 PM
Aloft lounge, 900 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis

Join classmates for drinks at the Aloft hotel lounge following the Reunion in Rapson Hall on Friday night.

RSVP to Fred Sherman



1981 China Study Abroad Group Reunion  (Open to all!)


WALLS Inside China and Its Architecture reception

Thursday, October 24, 7-8:30 PM  

Mason's Restaurant Barre, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis


Reception and gathering will feature the premier of the digitally re-mastered  presentation WALLS Inside China and Its Architecture, cash bar and hot and cold appetizers. All Centennial attendees invited.  NOTE FROM HOSTS: RSVP required by October 22nd to Tom Walsh to hold the room. If we don't have at least 17 members of the original China foreign study group registered by that date, this gathering will be cancelled due to hotel minimum requirements. 

WALLS Inside China and Its Architecture
Friday, October 25, 6-8:30, 100 Rapson Hall

If you missed the world premier of the digitally re-mastered WALLS presentation, the video will be on view during the reunion party in Rapson on Friday night. Stop by and check it out!


WALLS Inside China and Its Architecture almost 33 Year Reunion, Centennial Reunion After Party

Friday, October 25, 9 PM - close

Gleuk's Restaurant & Bar, 16 N 6th Street, Minneapolis


Cash bar. All Centennial attendees invited.  RSVP to Tom Walsh.



Class of 1982 Reception

Friday, October 25, 4:30-6:00 PM
RSP Architects, 1200 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis  (map & directions)

Join classmates for a pre-party reception with beer, wine and cheese compliments of RSP architects. RSVP to Marc Partridge for planning purposes: or 612-677-7157.



Class of 1984 or so... After Party
Friday, October 25, 8:30/9:00 PM
Republic Bar (2nd Level - Calhoun Square)
3001 Henepin Ave, Ste 2200, Minneapolis

Catch up with classmates and friends over a drink at the Republic Bar on Friday night after the reunion in Rapson Hall.

Contact: Bill Blanski



Classes of 1986 - 1990 or so... Pre-Party
Friday, October 25, 5:00-6:15 PM
Bang Brewing, 2320 Capp Road, Saint Paul


Micro-micro a grain bin...with an oculus...100% organic. Bang Brewery is a couple of miles from campus; we'll carpool as needed to the reunion afterwards.

Contact: Geoffrey Warner, 612-280-1223




Classes of 1990 to 1995 and friends After Party
Friday, October 25, 9:00 PM-midnight
Ambiente Gallerie, 505 1st Avenue NE, Minneapolis

Join a mixed group of classes for a post-reunion party at the Ambiente Gallerie in Minneapolis. Details on Facebook event page. Some refreshments will be provided but BYOB appreciated. Surdyk's is across the street and upen until 10 PM on Fridays.   Contact: Ali Heshmati



Class of 1993 (and nearby years) Pre-Party

Friday, October 25, 5:00-6:15 PM
Loring Pasta Bar, 327 14th Ave SE  MinneapolisMN 55414

The class of 1993 (and classmates close enough to it) will be gathering for happy hour at the Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown. Following happy hour, from 6:15 to 6:30 PM, the group will enjoy a nostalgic walk to Rapson Hall for the Friday night gathering.
Contact: Maria Baker



Class of 1997 Photo and After Party  (1st year Design Studio 1993)
Friday, October 25, 7:30 PM (Rapson Hall) and 8:30 PM

  • Group Photo: Meet at 7:30 PM, MDC Gallery
    Lower Level, Rapson Hall following welcome remarks
  • After Party:  8:30 PM, Stub & Herbs
    227 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis (Stadium Village)

Fellow classmates of the 1993 1st year design studio-

As many of you have heard the Department of Architecture will be celebrating its 100th year on Friday Oct. 25th  with a FREE reception in Rapson Hall on campus.  It would be great of you to join in the celebration.

I am proposing to try and take a class photo at about 7:30 pm on the 25th (baring comments from the Dean) and then at 8 or 8:30 we can head to Stub and Herbs for a beverage of your very own selection and maybe play some pool and socialize.  (our old haunt Sally’s is closed for a remodel)

No need to let me know, just show up and have a great time.  Also, PLEASE send on to anyone else in the class that you stay in touch with as I am sure I have forgotten about some folks.

See you all soon,

Ryan Thuftedal, 952-300-2240



M.Arch Class of 2006 Pre-Party
Friday, October 25, 4:00-6:00 PM
612 Brew, 945 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Join classmates for a casual gathering at the 612 Brewery before the Friday night reunion in Rapson Hall. Check in on the Facebook page for this event for more details and links to classmates. (Thanks to Heidi Neumueller!)
Contact and RSVP: Meg Parsons



Class of 2007 After Party
Friday, October 25, 8:30 PM
The Bulldog NE, 401 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Party after the party at the Bulldog on Friday night. Connect with classmates for more about the event on Facebook.
Contact: Ian McLellan


Class of 2009 Masters Degree Alumni - Private Event

Saturday, October 26, 10-11:30 AM

Dangerous Man Brewing Company, 1300 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis

Contact: Amy Artates Carroll.



Class of 2010 Brunch
Saturday, October 26, 10 AM - Noon
Aster Café, St. Anthony Main, 125 SE Main Street, Mpls

Join classmates for a Saturday morning brunch at Aster Cafe on St. Anthony Main along the Mississippi river. 
Contact: Amber Sausen, 612-874-4104.



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