As final reviews begin this morning, I encourage you to attend as many as practical throughout the entire week – from all disciplines and year of study in the college. Your learning during this time can be profound if you observe well, listen carefully and take notes.

Take notes for your fellow students who are presenting (and then give the notes to them) and ask them to do so for your presentation. This takes the pressure off the student presenting so they can fully engage with the reviewers.
Remember, there will be good discussion about your project, learn from what is said, present your strategy for a decision or series of decisions, and then listen to what reviewers are saying, exploring, or redirecting. Enter into dialogue with the reviewers about why or how their comments might alter the subsequent course of decision-making. While often stressful, remember that studio reviews are aimed to be a learning experience, not a judgement of you as a person.

I look forward to seeing the culmination of your work!
Studio Cleanup
During the winter break, the studios will be cleaned by the custodial staff in preparation for the spring semester. Please assist in the effort by cleaning your studio space before you leave studio for winter break.
We DO NOT recommend that 1 st and 2 nd year students leave valuable items stored in the Barn over break.
Upper Level Studio Students: You may leave materials in your current studio with the following conditions:
1)      All material must be stacked neatly (AND STRUCTURALLY SOUND!) on top your desk.
2)      No items may be left on the floor – any items left on the floor will be thrown away. The custodians must be able to clean the studio floors.
3)      You may keep your locker over the break as long as you have a working lock on the locker.
4)      Please be sure to carry large items that you do not want to the trash!!
If you have questions about this, please do feel free to stop in and see me.

-Stephanie Kuenning
Fall 2018 Final Reviews start today. This is a two page schedule so be sure to continue to the next page. Thank you!
Media Center Services during final review week
Media Center Hours: 
Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
*** Print submissions are accepted 24/7 by filling out a print form located outside of the Media Shop door submitting through the mail slot. ***

** Prints submitted in the mail slot take precedent over all walk-in prints at the start of the business day. **

* During high-volume times, the Media Shop door may close at 6 pm to process prints submitted before the same-day completion cut-off time. *
Regarding final review printing, due to anticipated higher volume of printing for finals, we are asking students and faculty to submit all prints no later than 24 hours prior to the crit and before 6 pm to guarantee prints are done on time
Any prints turned in and paid for before 6 pm will be available the same day or available for pick up in room 21 afterhours (barring unforeseen circumstances). Anything turned in after 6 pm is not guaranteed until the following day.
As a friendly reminder, any student with a Papercut account can print to the Oce large format, HP 1300 plotter, Arch 23 Color, Arch 23 B&W and Ricoh 21 printers which are available 24/7 in room 21.

- Matt Bukrey
Two of the earliest graduates from the Master of Community and Regional Planning Program met with students in the CRPL 900 Professional Planning Practice course on November 15, 2018. Becky Hanna and Tim Keelan are co-owners and principal partners in the Lincoln-based community planning and research consulting firm, Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C. More-
It is here! The week we have all been working so hard for…Studio Reviews. I don’t know about all of you, but last week was quite busy and intense as we all rallied and pushed towards our goals and objectives. I am looking forward to seeing all of our hard work pay off at the various reviews this week. Dr. Hong’s IDES300-Materials Class will be presenting their final material project and proposal for the renovation of the C.Y. Thompson Library on East Campus. This review is on Tuesday, December 4th at C.Y. Thompson Library from 9:30-10:45 am. DSGN410 Collaborate Studios will be presenting on Wednesday, December 5th from 1-5 pm. More-
‘Twas the week before final reviews and all through the college the students were working and especially the first years (or is it second years or third years, surely not fourth years ). This is a repeating story every year at the end of the first semester of design education. The challenges of bringing your projects and papers to a close, having never had to grapple with this kind of learning environment is a daunting one. It always seems to take twice as long as you thought it would, and it is only through time and experience that things come into a little better focus for most student. More-
Final Reviews in the Architecture Program begin today on Monday December 3rd through Wednesday December 5th.
Because design is an iterative process, we evaluate the merits of a project, and identify strengths and areas of improvement, when we receive feedback from experts in the field. Criticism can be constructive when it contains helpful and insightful suggestions for positive change. Sometimes criticism can be provocative and make us think about our projects in new and exciting ways. More-
Getting into the Season by Giving

Getting in the spirit of the season, Andrea Kelly’s Professional Practice students had the opportunity to earn extra credit by engaging in volunteer activities with the Lincoln community over the Thanksgiving holiday.
By donating at least three hours of their time to a charitable cause students had the opportunity to earn three extra credit points, but many were rewarded with much more than a higher grade. More-
Tau Sigma Delta

Final reviews are now upon us. The Executive Board of Tau Sigma Delta would like to take a moment to wish good luck to our members and the college at large. We look forward to wrapping up this semester. Have a restful break and keep an ear to the ground for some future announcements and opportunities. For now, take a breath and stand tall. The culmination of all of the semester’s work that will be on display will be marvelous.
Assistant Professor Zachary Tate Porter published an essay, entitled "Paradigms of Architectural Knowledge: What to do when Knowledge Becomes Data" in Volume 39 of The Site Magazine. The essay contextualizes the rise of artificial intelligence and big data within architectural practice through a historical examination of architecture's knowledge paradigms. Responding to the issue's theme of "Foundations and Disruptions" Porter argues that architects must proactively redesign their knowledge infrastructures around the innovative potentials of cognitive computing in order to keep pace in an increasingly competitive labor market.
Dr. Sarah Deyong, Director of the Architecture Program, will be attending final reviews at the University of Minnesota on Dec. 10-11, and at the University of Michigan on Dec. 17-18, 2018.

Requirements: US citizen, at least 17 years old, GPA of 3.0+, enrolled or accepted into one of the following disciplines: Fashion/Art/Design, Geology/Earth/Natural Sciences, Fabrication/Engineering.

Award: $1000

Submission Deadline: Dec. 15th (Spring) and June 15th (Fall)

The program challenges students, working individually or in teams, to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The competition will recognize ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate adaptive, resilient and strategies for moving towards carbon-neutral operation within their broader design concepts.

Submission Deadline: Jan. 16

Calling All Grad Students! Announcing the 2019 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

Submission Deadline: Feb. 04

This competition is designed to identify innovative thinking and innovative solutions to problems, featuring construction projects capable of concrete realisation which use textiles or textile-reinforced materials.

Registration Deadline: Feb 24

The National Precast Concrete Association Foundation (NPCAF) Scholarship program provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in fields related to construction. These can include: engineering, architecture, construction management, business, sustainable building management, and more.
The recipients of the NPCAF undergraduate scholarship can receive up to $14,500 for four years. Recipients of the Daneen S. Barbour Graduate Scholarship can receive up to $3000 cash per academic year.

Submission Deadline: March 15
LOI Design Group
Date Posted Nov. 01

Bedrock’s Architecture
Bedrock’s Architecture Team is currently seeking 2 winter semester interns in 2019 (Full time - 40 hours per week).

The internship would last the entire semester (January 7th 2019 – April 27th 2019).
Date Posted: Oct 29

Date Posted: Oct 30

C heck out the College of Architecture website for additional internship and job 

Plus, University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of their new Full-Time job postings at Handshake. Check them out!
Dec. 3-7th

UNL Commencement
Date: Dec. 14 & 15

UNL Holiday Break
Date: Dec. 24-Jan. 1
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