Later this week, our building will be home to the largest career fair in our history. Not only does this signify a strength and confidence in the economy by entities investing in their facilities and infrastructure, but a desire by firms to attract the best and brightest. It is important for all of us to put our best foot forward as hosts - in welcoming our guests and in being prepared to discuss your academic preparation as well as the unique qualities each of you possess. Make the most of this opportunity to interact in the structured interview sessions as well as informal interactions as you see our guests throughout the building.

See you at noon today for the College Conversation!

Pass / No Pass

The last day to change a class from a letter grade to Pass/No Pass in MYRED is Friday, March 2 nd.

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.

-Stephanie Kuenning
Interesting talk this week by Bill Rankin from Yale University titled “Base Maps & Invisible Landscapes”. Mapmaking has long served as a means to revealing the nature of our world. Mapping has a long history in Landscape Architecture gaining particular significance with Ian McHarg’s overlay method posited by him to be a more ‘scientific’ and thus objective. Professor Rankin perhaps challenges this notion by questioning the neutrality of the ‘base map’ and the loss of clarity caused by privileging ‘givens’ on the base map. The acknowledgment of the editorial nature of mapping has interesting implications as the potential and influence of ‘big data’ looms. The presented illusion of ‘neutrality’ when one seeks to illustrate particular insight raises ethical questions about the ‘meaning’ of the result.  More-
Marc Maxey’s ARCH 411 integrate studio has a display in the small gallery on second floor west Architecture Hall. His studio, The Exurban Studio, explores the predominant spatial product of America’s suburban sprawl and seeks to understand its efficacies and question why architects are absent in its production. The studio explores the exurbs as a repeatable spatial formula, which precedes and often dictates the architectural object through property ownership, finance, and governance. The structure of the studio is an elliptical process oscillating between thinking, making and writing that attends to the history and contemporary condition of the suburbs.   More-
It has been an interesting climate this past week here on campus. Our political, social, educational and economic belief systems have been tested and challenged. I can only imagine, that while trying to pursue your best work, engage in learning and develop your capacity as a designer and as a citizen…you have been distracted, dismayed, angered and maybe even confused. What I hope, is that while we are all trying to put our “best foot forward” in navigating our emotions, finding our voice and determining best actions we can all take…you are able to find a bit of relief and comfort in your work and the pursuit of creative excellence. Ultimately, in our studios, we are often given the chance to reveal and discover opportunities to make places and systems better for people. You get the chance to see yourself as an “agent of change” and that can be a pretty powerful thing, when you are willing to position your creative endeavors with a social conscience.
The Community and Regional Planning program was represented at the Active Living Research Conference last week in Banff, Canada, by CRP faculty members Yunwoo Nam and Daniel Piatkowski. Both presented their research at the conference. Dr. Nam presented “Human-Centric Platform to Assess Neighborhood Physical Disorder” and Dr. Piatkowski presented “A Holistic Framework for Valuing Investments in Active Modes of Transportation”. More-
Assistant Professor Dan Piatkowski had two presentations this week with the Active Living Research Conference. His first podium presentation was titled Cyclist safety and pollution exposure: Examining the ‘Double Burden’ of bicycling in socially-disadvantaged communities” with Kevin Manaugh, assistant professor at McGill University.

For the poster session he presented “A holistic framework for valuing investments in active modes of transportation” with Wes Marshall, associate professor at CU Denver.

Karez Hassan will serve on a panel at the annual Critical Issues Forum hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Educational Administration. She will be answering questions about immigration and the recent rhetoric surrounding immigration. The forum will be March 5 th from 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m at Southeast Community College.

The Society of American Registered Architects 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:

The AZ Awards is an international competition recognizing excellence in design. Entries are juried by a multidisciplinary panel of experts.
Earlybird Deadline: Feb. 1
Deadline for Submissions: Feb. 20

The Sherwin-Williams student design challenge celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories. This year’s challenge- create a color rendering(s) of an interior space: residential or commercial. Top cash prize is $2500.

Submission Deadline: March 15

MG2 is hosting its second annual Recognizing Exceptional Design (R.E.D.) Student Portfolio Competition.

The students (undergraduate and graduate) awarded best overall portfolios will each receive a three-month paid summer internship at any U.S. MG2 office, plus a $500 housing stipend each month.
Submission Deadline: March 16

The APA has a scholarship called the Tom Cory Scholarship for students pursuing a career in Architecture. Tom Cory was a founding member of the APA and in his honor the APA developed this scholarship.

Submission Deadline: March 31

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 

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
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. 

Urbanism, Infrastructure & Ecology at San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront
Aquatic Park sits at the confluence of geography and history, the connection of local and federal lands, and the coming together of commercial and civic uses—and it is challenged by aging infrastructure and the myriad demands of a dynamic city. SWA’s 2018 summer student program ventures into this complex territory to explore how design can create coherence and renew character for the future of this unique urban beach.
Submission Deadline: Feb. 23

Conservation Design Forum is offering talented landscape architecture students and recent graduates a paid internship position in our Lombard, Illinois office. Please refer to the attached files for details.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 23

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Fallingwater Landscape Internship Program. This full-time summer residency intern will interact with
Fallingwater’s horticulture specialist, maintenance department, visiting consultants, and vendors while working in and around the house museum environment.

Submission Deadline: March 15


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!
Date:  Feb. 19
Time: 12–1pm
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery

Hyde Lecture - Koldo Lus Arana
Date: Feb. 21
Time: 4 pm
Place: Nebraska Union

Submission Deadline: April 23
Date: Feb. 22– Feb. 23
Time: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Place: Architecture Hall
Date: April 4-7
Place: University of Central Oklahoma
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