School of Architecture College of Design

Event Information



Centennial Reunion Party - Ralph Rapson Hall

Friday, October 25, 2013, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

University of Minnesota, Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Sponsored by AIA Minnesota


On Friday evening, kick off a weekend of celebrating the School of Architecture’s first 100 years by attending the Centennial Reunion Party at Ralph Rapson Hall. This building-wide event will be casual and fun as returning alumni gather with current students and faculty.  Reconnect with studiomates, explore contemporary studios and modeling/fabrication labs, and take in centennial exhibits throughout the building, including: 100 Years of Student Drawings: Selections from the College of Design Drawing Archives and the Centennial Chromagraph, a faculty/student collaboration that was computationally designed using data from 100 years of history at the school, digitally fabricated and manually assembled. This event will include appetizers and a cash bar.


Centennial Gala at The Depot

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 6:00 - 11:30 PM

The Depot (the historic Milwaukee Road Depot), 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55401 (612-375-1700)


The Centennial Gala on Saturday evening will be a celebration of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture as a place of shared experience and of significant collective impact and outreach. This event includes a cocktail hour (cash bar), dinner, dessert, music and plenty of time for socializing. A short program featuring students, alumni, faculty and guests will highlight how the school has had a profound impact on people and places, and how its graduates and current faculty are defining their vision for the future of architecture.  Black tie optional.

Gala Celebration Speaker List



School of Architecture
Pre-game Huddle

Saturday, October 26, 9:00 AM

University of Minnesota, Minnesota Room, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cash bar with light complimentary appetizers for centennial guests. *This pre-game reception takes place 2 hours prior to kickoff.


For information on campus parking on game days, visit the Parking and Transportation website.


Minnesota Gophers vs.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football

Saturday, October 26, 11:00 AM

University of Minnesota, TCF Bank Stadium, 2009 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cheer on the Gophers in the new TCF Bank Stadium. A pre-game gathering open to all centennial guests will be in the Minnesota Room of the McNamara Alumni Center two hours prior to game time (above). Guests who purchase game tickets through the Centennial registration site will be seated with others from the School of Architecture. Seating is limited for game tickets.  Registration is required. 


Football tickets will not be mailed.  Please plan to pick up your tickets at the registration table in Rapson Hall on Friday night. After that, unclaimed tickets will be available for pick up on Satuday from 9 AM on, at TCF Bank Stadium Will Call.


For information on campus parking on game days, visit the Parking and Transportation website.


Architecture Tours

Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Buses depart Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis

AIA Learning Units available per tour, HSW or SD as indicated, pending approval. ADA accessible tour ★ Construction site tour ▲  
See Architecture Tours section of website for more information.


Friday tours:


  • Great River Energy Headquarters ★ 

  • Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum / Lakewood Memorial Chapel ★ 

  • UMN Northrop Auditorium Revitalization /Physics and Nanotechnology Building ▲ (2:45-5:30 PM tour time)

  • UMN Science Teaching and Student Services Building / Weisman Art Museum Expansion ★ 

  • Guthrie Theater / Izzy’s Ice Cream Factory ★


Saturday tours:


  • Mill City Museum / MSR Offices ★

  • Philip Johnson’s Davis House / George Johnson I House ★

  • Target Plaza Commons / Interchange ▲

Time to Get Together with Friends and Classmates

Open time for gatherings planned and hosted by class representatives and friends have been included in the event schedule on both Friday and Saturday. Contact Lori Mollberg (, if you’d like to add your group's gathering to the centennial events schedule and class gatherings pages.  Watch centennial website for details.


Centennial Celebration At a Glance


Friday, October 25
Morning Open for Group & Private Gatherings
1-4 PM Architecture Tours
4-6 PM Open for Group & Private Gatherings
6-8:30 PM  Centennial Renion Party at Rapson Hall
Evening Open for Group & Private Gatherings
Saturday, October 26
Morning Open for Group & Private Gatherings
9 AM  Pre-Game Huddle
11 AM Minnesota/Nebraska Football Game
1-4 PM Architecutre Tours
6-11 PM Centennial Gala at the Depot
School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743


Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
12 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
107 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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