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School of Architecture Class of 1967 Celebrates 50 Years

School of Architecture Class of 1967 Celebrates 50 Years

This April, the School of Architecture's class of 1967 celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reunion on the Twin Cities campus. Gathering from across the nation, 19 School of Architecture alumni and their spouses arrived to reconnect, reminisce, and catch up with what's been going on at the School of Architecture.

A two-day celebration, the reunion kicked-off with a welcome from School of Architecture head, Marc Swackhamer. This was followed by time for the alumni to participate in project critiques, providing feedback to students pursuing graduate degrees in architecture. Afterwards, there was time to stretch with a tour around Rapson Hall before attending a guest lecture by Bolesaw Stelmach. The day culminated with a reunion dinner at the Campus Club, where alumni, spouses, and faculty ate, drank, and discussed the high and low points of their careers in architecture.

 

Class of 1967 Alum chats with current M.Arch Students

On the second day, the alums were treated to a tour of newer East Bank campus projects lead by the U of M Capital Planning staffers and architecture alumni Marc Partridge '79, '82 (Design Manager/Architect) and Michael Kisch '03, '06, '09 (Design Project Manager). After lunch they created a class memoir. Prior to the gathering, each classmate created a graphic time line to chart experiences since graduating. The day concluded with a reception at SALA Architects, hosted by classmate Dale Mulfinger, and dinner at Wilde Cafe.

 

Class of 1967 "time line" memoir

It was an event the School of Architecture won't soon forget! You can view more images from the event on the College of Design Facebook page.

 

Class of 1967 Reunion Attendees at the Campus Club

 

 

Special thanks to C. Ron Ostberg and Dale Mulfinger for their planning and outreach efforts!

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