Ethics – a word we hear often (but sometimes not often enough). Merriam-Webster addresses ethics as “ dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. ” Each of our professional organizations adheres to a strict code of ethics, defining our obligations to others. The expectation is that a profession is built of those who adhere to ethical principles, with rare exception (even though we are surrounded by popular media and entertainment that would have us believe otherwise). Universities define these values and expectations in the Code of Conduct.
I encourage all of us to think carefully and act appropriately, doing the “right thing” regardless of the cost (sometimes this takes courage in the face of peer pressure to do otherwise). In so doing, we will earn respect for our integrity; people will know they can trust us, and we will uphold the ethical standards incumbent upon us. I suspect you can name people you look up to, who have these qualities in their conduct; I certainly do and I continue to admire and learn from them as examples for my own actions.
Change to the College of Architecture Laser Cutters
Beginning Feb. 18 students of the College of Architecture will be able to reserve the laser cutters online. Please go to and sign in through the campus wide UNL reservation system. Choose either “Laser Cutter Reservations (Arch Hall 21) Daytime” for reservations between 8 am – 8 pm or “Laser Cutter Reservations (Arch Hall 21) night” for reservations after 8 pm. Detailed instructions on laser cutter reservations can be found on the COA computer and software resource page and will be posted in the Media Center hallway.

Additionally, beginning Feb. 18 payments for cuts on the laser will now be taken at the Media Center during Media Center open hours: M-F 8am-8pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Payment outside the Media Center open hours will still be paid per job through the PaperCut system. 
Pass / No Pass
The last day to change a class from a letter grade to Pass/No Pass in MYRED is Friday, March 1 st.
A few things you should know about Pass/No Pass include:
·NEVER change a class to Pass/No Pass without checking with your advisor first.
·DSGN/ARCH/IDES/LARC courses are all REQUIRED to have a letter grade. Taking these subjects as Pass/No Pass is NOT an option. (And all of these courses must be completed with a C or better.)
·Required electives are all REQUIRED to have a letter grade. These include courses like MATH, ENGL, COMM, HORT, and Natural Science electives. Taking these subjects as Pass/No Pass is NOT an option. (Additionally these courses must be completed with a C or better.)
·Some (ACE) electives (6, 8 and 9) may be taken as Pass/No Pass, but please consult with your advisor first.
CRP Graduate Assistantships Available

Attn: Current and potential Community and Regional Planning students:

We have two graduate research assistantships available for the Community and Regional Planning (in the College of Architecture) master’s program for incoming CRP fall 2019 students and current students.
Both projects are funded through the Nebraska Department of Transportation and will involve heavy social science approaches.  
Click here to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.
As we navigate our way through another Nebraska winter with its many ‘mini springs’ and snow events, that dash of hopes of an early spring, our students remain focused on getting their education and faculty on their research and creative activity. One of the popular words in the contemporary academic lexicon is ‘Projective’. The notion that we in the academy need to be educating our students for the world they will be entering after several years of study not the world existing when they entered the university. This requires faculty to propose speculative scenarios that anticipate that future world. Of course, landscape architects have had to include this in their thinking since the beginning of its discipline. More-
This year four UNL students, two from the College of Business, and two from the College of Architecture’s Interior Design Program, competed in the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 4.0. They placed in the top five in the world in this prestigious competition with schools from six continents participating. YAY UNL!!!!

The team includes third-year interior design students Izzy Brehm and Anna Gutman and College of Business students Jackson Graz and Jordan Newsom. More-
Welcome to a brave new semester. As a college we will face refreshed challenges in the form of new classes and studios. To aid in these efforts, Tau Sigma Delta is excited to announce the re-launch of the ASK Help Desk.

The ASK help desk exists to help students realize their designs. ASK has assembled a panel of tutors who have skills ranging from digital modeling to presentation ability. The new ASK Help Desk format will directly match a volunteer tutor to a student in need of help. Tutors and students will set up a time and place to meet that is convenient for both.
For more information about the ASK Help Desk and the subjects it covers, please see the attached poster. If you need help from the ASK help desk, please email your question to:

General Meeting
Date: Feb 26
Time: Noon
Place: Arch Hall, Rm 305
Date: March 1
Time: TBA
Place: Arch Hall, Rm 233 (Fishbowl)
Master of Architecture student Jati Zunaibi will be giving a presentation entitled “Design Studio’s Role with Equity in Architecture” at the No Limits 2019 Conference hosted by the Women's & Gender Studies Department and Student Alliance for Gender Equality and Sexual Health on March 8. Zunaibi’s presentation is part of his ongoing research that examines Design Studio's role with equity in architecture and how their intersection can begin to inform the discourse of the discipline.
Making their mark, Assistant Professor Dan Piatkowski published an article in the current issue of JPER, and Professor Jeffrey L. Day was recognized by Architecture Magazine, ACSA and AIA.
ASUN’s Creative Jam Live - 2/19/2019!
Get involved — compete and show off your skills, get inspired by design luminaries, or connect with friends —and reap the benefits of networking while winning prizes.

The PAC College of Architecture Prize

Awarding the excellence that emerges from a collaborative process, the PAC CoA Prize is in its 3rd year and offers the winning team an award of $2,500. For details, see this link.

Now in its 9th year, the AZ Awards is AZURE’s international competition celebrating the best in architecture and design from around the world. $5,000 cash prize.

Submission Deadline: Feb 19

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

The Architectural Precast Association is committed to establishing and upholding the highest level of quality assurance for the production of architectural precast concrete products.    
The APA has a scholarship called the Tom Cory Scholarship for students pursuing a career in Architecture. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving student. 

Submission Deadline: March 31

An annual program that supports independent travel and research for students and recent graduates in architecture, architectural history, and urban studies.
Submission Deadline:  April 21

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 Society of American Registered Architects celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through the SARAs, an annual National Design Awards Program which attracts entries from across the country and around the world from individuals, firms and students of architecture and allied disciplines.

Submission Deadline: Aug 3

The Society of American Registered Architects / NY celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through the SARA-NY annual design awards program which attracts entries from across the country from individuals, firms and students of architecture and allied disciplines.

Registration Deadline: March 7

The Jonah Engler Scholarship has been established to create visions for the future of Charitable giving. For Jonah, Charity has always been about “touch and feel” first, and technology second.
Scholarship Amount: $1000

Submission Deadline: Dec 1
Opportunities for volunteers for Kids Can! / Kaneko partnership this spring. 
Kids Can! Is an afterschool program at Gilder Elementary and will be led by Kaneko staff, Kids Can educators and AIA volunteers.  The program is fundamentally the same as the summer Kaneko camps, except broken down into eight -1 hour long sessions to be taught to the students at Kids Can! between the dates of Feb 19 to April 9. More-

Kinghorn Gardens
Date Posted Feb. 18
Gensler- Denver
Date Posted Feb. 11


Phoenix & Dallas Locations
T 602.824.5206 C 480.286.6298

The Louise Pound Hall Coop Business Office
Work Study Position

Summer Internship
Date Posted: Feb. 07

OZ Denver - US
Date Posted: Feb. 04

Date Posted: Feb. 04

The Clark-Enersen Partners
Interior Designer – KC, Full-Time
Date Posted: Jan. 28

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!
LEED: An Overview for All CoA Disciplines (HDR is Sponsoring)
Date: Feb. 19
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Place: Architecture
Hall Gallery
Dinner provided (5:00 - 5:30 PM)
(Students are encouraged, faculty and staff are welcome to attend!)

Date: Feb. 21 – 22
Time: 8 am–5 pm

Hyde Lecture -
Kimberly Garza

Date: March 1
Time: 4 pm
Place: Richards Hall, Rm 15.

Date: March 30 th
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery

Scholarship & Awards Ceremony

Date: April 12
Time: 5:30 pm

Graduation Recognition Ceremony

Date: May 3
Time: 6 pm
Place: Kimball Hall
The Skywalk Tragedy: Lessons Learned from the Collapse

Date: Feb. 18
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Othmer Hall, Rm 106

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Music, Art, and Poetry Showcase 
Encouraging student submissions!
Register with

Date: Feb 28
Time: 7-10pm
Place: West Memorial Stadium
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