I am looking forward to reviewing the work submitted for the PAC College of Architecture Prize, due today. If you haven't yet submitted (there is a $2,500 prize), you still have time! Submit to by 5:00 today.

You have done the work, identified need, created a proposed solution, now what? Your work thus far has likely revolved around graphic or written communication. My message to you this morning addresses the verbal aspects of “telling the project’s story.” As you finalize projects and prepare for final reviews or finalizing theses work, I want to remind you to tell the story in a compelling way. What is the need you have addressed and how have you approached the issue(s)? Who are the people affected or involved? What are the salient facts or research involved? What moved you to approach the issue in the manner you have? Articulate these and consider some of the best story-tellers and their approach as examples.

Advice from the Harvard Business Review “How to Tell a Great Story” includes: “Every storytelling exercise should begin by asking: Who is my audience and what is the message I want to share with them?” Each decision about your story should flow from those questions. Importantly, “don’t make yourself the star of your own story” but remember the story is about the project, issue, or people/environment and how it is designed to affect them.

Want more advice on storytelling? Here are some links from a variety of sources:

Upper Level Studios and Locker Clean Out

Please remove everything from your studios and lockers by Friday, May 11 th

To be clear, no items may be left in your lockers or stored in the studios after May 11 th

Please take any materials/models/trash that do not fit in your studio trash bin down to the large trash bins located on the north side of Architecture Hall. There is paper and cardboard recycling located in this spot as well. The following Monday, May 14 th , we will begin cutting locks and throwing out anything left in lockers or studios.

First and second year students will have separate instructions for The Barn cleanup effort and directions will come from your faculty member. First and second year lockers will need to be cleared out by May 11 th as well.

Thank you for your cooperation!

-Stephanie Kuenning
Looking for a summer learning opportunity, check out the ARCH 518 Summer FACT course.
FACT is the UNL, College of Architecture’s Fabrication And Construction Team.

FACT engages design intensive projects and creative, non-profit clients in collaborations that span design and construction. FACT operates an academic/professional collaborative design lab exploring the complex relationships between thinking (conceiving, designing, theorizing) and making. More-
This is it! The time has come to wish you all the very best for this Final Review Week. It will be an exciting and intense time as students and faculty are closing out the semester and, for many, their academic career here at the college. The final reviews give opportunity to see work from all levels of our programs and to get the outside opinions of our guest critics. As students and faculty, we should take time to attend reviews other than just our own, to get a new perspective while pausing for reflection as well. Best of luck, one and all! More-
Don Gross, AICP, a 1983 graduate from UNL’s Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program met on April 12 th with students in the Student Planning Association of Nebraska (SPAN), the student organization for UNL’s CRP students.

The meeting with Don Gross was an informal opportunity to learn from one of the CRP program’s most distinguished and “seasoned” alumni. Gross, a native of Minnesota, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in geography at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. More-
I look forward to seeing everyone in at reviews this week. I know we get wrapped up in the ritual of studio reviews, but also be sure to invest in the remaining tasks required to have a successful ending to all other courses you are enrolled in.

I have two reports of good news this week for the Interior Design Program. First, student Savannah Scoville and her research mentor Dr. Hong. Savannah’s poster, “An Evaluation of the Design Innovations in the Newly Renovated Adele Learning Commons” was selected as the top poster from the College of Architecture at the Spring Research Fair 2018. More-
In the face of rapidly changing times, there has never been a more challenging period for education. These volatile conditions create situations where the new normal can make the use of precedents seem suspect. Add to this reality, the increasing complexity of the challenges facing human civilization and the natural world, and it becomes doubly difficult to determine how to take on these wicked problems. This requires education to prepare graduates who have a strong disciplinary education, are flexible thinkers and embrace change. Traditionally the design professions have valued control as a characteristic held in high esteem. More-
The FACT design-research studio's installation design for Jazz in June was unanimously approved the the UNL Aesthetic Review Committee. The project now has the approvals necessary to proceed into fundraising and development for a planned implementation in 2019.
The community of Valentine, Nebraska, has been selected by The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) to host a two-day rural design workshop. Kim Wilson and her collaborators were integral to securing the grant. Stay tuned as details develop.
ACSA Competition Deadlines:
Submission Deadline: June 30
Submission Deadline: Aug 1

The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) has many opportunities available for college students including numerous programs, awards and scholarship. Our National Design Awards Program 2018 is open to all undergraduate and graduate students worldwide.

For more information please email the following address: .

Student Registration Deadline: April 30
Student Submission Deadline: May 25

The National Park Service’s Leicester B. Holland Prize , open to both students and professionals, is awarded to the best single-sheet measured drawing of a HABS, HAER, or HALS site.

Submission Deadline: April 30

The theme of the contest is a Cultural Center in Senegal (Africa), which aims to protect traditional cultures and solve humanitarian emergencies with the architecture. The initiative has two objectives: the development of research in architecture on issues of social emergencies, and contributing to a humanitarian emergency in Senegal. The winning team will win an internship at the Kengo Kuma Office in Tokyo and cash prizes. 

Submission Deadline: April 24

This award is designed to celebrate the excellence and synergy that emerges from the collaborative process. Undergraduate, professional and graduate students who have been involved in a collaborative effort in the past year with at least one student from the College of Architecture are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

Submission Deadline: April 23

The Arch Out Loud competition challenges entrants to design a mixed dwelling development on one of the last undeveloped sections of Mumbai’s coastline.
Submission Deadline:  May 1 

LAGI offers an opportunity to become a leader in the design of new energy landscapes.
They invite artists, architects, designers, landscape architects, scientists, engineers and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for a site in Melbourne.

Submission deadline: May 6

The National Park Services’  Charles E. Peterson Prize  is awarded to the best sets of measured drawings prepared by student teams of a HABS, HAER, or HALS site.

Submission Deadline: June 1 

The National Park Service’s HALS Challenge , open to everyone, awards prizes for documentation of our nation's cultural landscapes.

Submission Deadline: July 31 

Submissions may be presented by individuals,
firms, and students of architecture and allied disciplines. Awards are granted for a wide
range of categories and project types, and all entrants.

Submission Deadline: Aug. 2

Position(s) are within the Design Branch, Architectural and Interior Design Section:
In-house design including Military, Civil works and Environmental projects throughout the upper Midwest with opportunities globally. Project skills require knowledge and use of BIM, sustainability programs, involvement with design charrettes, schematic design, design development, integrated production design-construction documents. 

Contact: or 402-995-2167.

Coffey is looking for a Design Intern.
Interiors Joan and Associates

The Designers

The Designers are looking for an Interior Designer

BBT Architects, Inc. is searching for an Architectural Intern with an emphasis on Revit & Technical Skills to join their team.

The firm is seeking entry level architects and landscape architects and interns.

Photo interpretation of aerial imagery using GIS software for a Great Plains windbreak mapping project. 


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!
Submission Deadline: April 23

Final Reviews
Date: April 25-27

College of Architecture Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Date: May. 4
Time: 6 pm
Place: Kimball Recital Hall , Room: Auditorium
Date: Oct. 11-13 in Place: Milwaukee

Date: June 21-23
Place: New York
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