The College of Architecture is now accepting applications for 2017-18 Peer Mentors and Student Ambassadors!  These positions play a vital role in the recruitment and retention of new students.  If you’d like to share your passion for the College of Architecture with campus visitors or first year students apply today!  Applications are due by 8 am on May 1, 2017 to Leslie Gonzalez in 232 Architecture Hall West or email them to

- Stephanie Kuenning  
The hours of operation for the media center have been extended to 8:15 am - 8 pm every day of the week, including the weekend for the rest of the semester; this is meant to provide student’s access to all normal media center functions, i.e. printing, material sales and laser cutting. Use this extension in hours wisely.

As we approach the end of the semester, the college would like to remind students and faculty members about print scheduling. As a general rule of thumb, any prints turned in after 7 pm are not guaranteed to be returned the same day.

Regarding final review printing, due to the higher volume of printing for finals, we are asking students and faculty to submit all prints around 48 hours prior to the crit to guarantee prints are done on time. As an example, if a student’s final review is on Thursday, prints should be submitted by Tuesday evening at 7 pm. For Monday morning reviews, the print should be submitted no later than Saturday by 7 pm. Students are expected to pay for their prints at the time of submission . Only in the event of an after-hours submissions via the door mail slot will students be allowed to pay after prints are completed.

Files ready for printing can be submitted after-hours by filling out a printed form located to the right side of the media center door, attaching your flash drive with tape and turning it in through the mail slot in the door. Students that use the after-hours method of submission are “first in line” to be printed once the media center opens. If students start lining up at 8:15 am to print and there are submissions from overnight, the overnight submissions take precedent.

Additionally, the policies regarding laser cut sign-ups and 3D printing submissions have not changed.

- Nolan Golgert

We are saddened by the death of Professor Emeritus of Community and Regional Planning M. Marie Fischer, on March 30, 2017, in Lincoln, at the age of 89. Marie was among the first group of faculty members who taught in the Master of Community and Regional Planning program, which was established in the mid-1970s. Marie joined the faculty in 1978 and spearheaded the development of courses in the areas of human services planning, community development and grant writing. She was a highly effective teacher and mentor for many early graduates of the MCRP program. More-

This is the last week before final reviews when a tremendous amount of work gets done, but stress levels can be high (and sleep hours low.) Work hard, but please take care of yourselves, and do remember to get sleep. We will hold our end-of-semester Pencils Down picnic on Saturday, April 22 at 4 pm in the South Barn. This event celebrates the end of the final week of work and the beginning of our consolidated final review schedule. Final reviews for all architecture studios and for Design Thesis will occur between Monday morning and the end of the day on Wednesday, April 24-26. In addition to familiar faces, we have invited outside critics to provide insight and critical perspectives from outside of the school. More-

As you all are working toward meeting deadlines and anticipating the summer sun, I hope you find time to take a break and come see all the great work our seniors have done in their final capstone studio. This Wednesday all students (accept those adventurers off in London) will be presenting their work in the Gallery, and the top projects of the class will be selected to present as finalist for the "Outstanding Capstone Award". Those selected will present in front of a jury on April 26th. More-

As the semester winds down, the landscape architecture students, at all levels, are seeking or have secured jobs for the summer and beyond. With the hope of landing that perfect first job, the graduating seniors sent their portfolios, resumes and letters of interest to firms locally and regionally and as far as Chicago and the east coast. Jeni Stanek, who graduates on May 6th, begins her new full-time job the Monday after graduation at a local design build company, while the others are in the process of scheduling interviews. More-


Donations will sold at the USGBC Material Sales which will be happening on Wednesdays in the Link during the month of April. More-


Having issues modeling your project? Need help with digital workflow?

Tau Sigma Delta's Digital Design Help Desk is every Wednesday in the Barn from 7pm - 10pm. Open to all students, TSD members are available to help you with any questions or issues relating to design software, including Revit, Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe Suites and more!


Several faculty will be presenting their work at various venues including Jeffrey L. Day and Daniel Piatkowski. Sarah Thomas Karle, David Karle and Zhenghong Tang have recently been published. And Thomas Laging participated in a (R/UDAT) this month.  More-


Students Compete in Nebraska Masonry Alliance Hands On Masonry Event 

Congratulations to this year’s Nebraska Masonry Alliance Hands On Masonry event winners. Team Six members were awarded first place: Tyler Koraleski, Paige Nelson, Joshua Pfiefer, Megan Waldron, Madeline Whitted, Mitchell Znamenacek, Isaiah Petty and Mary De Luca Williams. Second Place includes Trevor Kirschenmann, Caleb Goehring, Ashley Peterson, Andres Villegas, Patrick Murphy, Katrina Christianacy and Heide Hintz. Third Place includes Christopher Centes, Rebecca Kalhorn, Benjamin Friesen, Rachel Kosmacek, Conner Swearingen, Foster Peterson and Sheila Cobb.

Interior Design Named as IDEA Awards Finalist

This week interior design student Chloe Neuvirth was announced as an IDEA 2017 Student Award Finalists. The winners will be announced April 21st at the Great Plains Chapter Interior Design Excellence Awards. Congratulations Chloe! 


We have previously spoken of our Professional Advisory Council, the valuable insights and support they offer us. After hearing a presentation about the collaborate studios and understanding the benefit of synergy that comes from effective collaborative efforts, they acted in direct response and have endowed a fund to support The PAC College of Architecture Prize!  See link above for full competition details!

The theme of the contest is sacred architecture in Senegal (Africa), in fact the name of the competition is "Kaira Looro Competition" (Architecture for Peace "in Mandinka language). The initiative has two objectives: the development of research in architecture on issues of social emergencies and sustainable architecture, and contributing to a humanitarian emergency in Senegal that our organization wants to solve, in fact competition all entries will be entirely donated to the humanitarian project "A Bridge for life" which aims to improve living conditions 80,000 people in emergency.  

Early registration: from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3
Normal registration: from Feb. 14 to March 10  
Late registration: March 11 to April 2
Competitions deadline: April 23  

Arch Out Loud is hosting the first international architecture competition addressing the global epidemic of human trafficking.

Submission Deadline: May 15 

This  program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

Registration Deadline: March 29

Submission Deadline: May 24  

United States Department of Interior, National Park Service Opportunities:

The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).

Submission Deadline: April 30

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2017 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students.

Submission Deadline: June 30

For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, they invite students and professionals to document a historic city or town park. People from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to document these beloved resources. Preservation Through Documentation!

Submission Deadline: July 31

2017 Sustainable Versatility Design Competition

NELMA’s design competition for student architects and interns for 2017 is well underway.  This is the 6th year that NELMA has offered this unique architecture and design student challenge; a no-fee competition that engages students in a design dialogue about sustainability and design using wood products as a contemporary construction material. 

Submission Deadline: August 1


10 Undergraduate Student Intern Positions

Submission Deadline: Open until filled


Attention Students:
The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program provides undergraduate researchers the opportunity to learn from faculty mentors and engage in research and creative projects during the summer and academic year and receive a $2,400 stipend. Students with 30-120 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 by the end of the spring 2017 semester are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Members,
Are you currently seeking an undergraduate researcher to work in your lab? Check this out!

NPCA Internship Database

Being launched this month, students can search for internship opportunities within the precast concrete industry. Check back often as more internships will be posted soon.

Meet The GREEN Hawai'i Program

Sustainable Community Food Systems, Energy,
& The World Youth Congress

Hawaiʻi’s sequestered location is a fascinating case study for agriculture and energy independence as its own microcosm of the world home to its unique Polynesian culture.

Submission Deadline: Programs fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Steven Myron Holl Foundation Summer Architecture Fellowship Rural Compression

Selected applicants participate in a 25 day intensive studio program while residing at the Fellow's Cabin, scenically located on T2 Reserve, a 30-acre property in Rhinebeck, New York.
The fellowship is geared to challenge the participants' ability to think and design critically, while working site-specific to Dutchess County and the Rhinebeck ecology.

Submission Deadline: May 7 

Rose Architectural Fellowship

The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship is an opportunity for architectural designers to gain meaningful experience in the field of community development.  They have five new opportunities for designers in communities across the country such as Atlanta, Utah, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and St. Paul.

Submission Deadline: July 9

Check out the College of Architecture website for additional internship and job opportunities

Plus, University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of their new Full-Time Job postings at Husker Hire Link (HHL). Check them out!


SARA Education Fund

This annual scholarship program is open to all students attending an accredited school of architecture. The student scholarship program was submitted to all NAAB Accredited Architectural Schools across the United States.  

Submission Deadline: August 3

Dr. Saleh Kalantari's Candidate Talk-Architecture and Design Computation


Build Up to Pencils Down Week

Tuesday: Popcorn Bar
Wednesday: Pancake Man
Thursday: Bingo Night
Friday: Massage chairs
Saturday: Pencil’s Down

All events start at 8 pm in the Link except for Pencil's Down

Ellen Donnelly's -Candidate Talk-Assistant Professor of Architecture Candidate

Date: April 19
Time: 11 am
Place: Arch Gallery

Interior Design Fourth Year Senior Capstone Studio Review

Date : April 19
Place : Arch Gallery

Date: Saturday, April 22
Time:  4 pm
Place: South Barn

Final Reviews

Date: April 24-26

Merle Bachman Home Tour

Date: April 29
Time: Meet at 11 am
Place: Falls City Museum

All-College Meeting

Date: May 3
Time: 3 pm
Place: Arch Gallery

UNL Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding

Date: May 5
Time: 3 pm
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena

College of Architecture Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Date: May 5
Time: 6 pm
Place: Kimball Hall,
Reception immediately following in Arch Hall.

UNL Undergraduate Commencement 

Date: May 6
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena

Do you know a high school student who loves design like you do? If so, please refer them out our website which details the four camps we are offering this summer.  More-