Do you know a high school student who shares your passion for Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning? If so, please be sure to tell them to check out our High School camps available this summer! We have two camps available: Career Explorations AND the Adventures on the Niobrara River/Discover Landscape Architecture camp. Send them to the link: or contact Stephanie directly at

-Stephanie Kuenning
As part of Dan Piatkowski's Campus Sustainability Seminar this week, he brought in four special guest speakers. On Monday, Kirk Conger, mechanical engineer and energy projects manager from UNL Energy and Maintenance spoke to the class about sustainable energy systems here at UNL. On Wednesday several employees from UNL’s Custodial Services and Integrated Pest Management lectured about how they are working to improve sustainability objectives on campus. Our guests included Zainudeen Popoola, director of Custodial Services, Estelle DeJonge, assistant director of Custodial Services, and Ronald Bacon, pest control manager of Integrated Pest Management. More-
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Mark Hoistad, interim director of the Landscape Architecture program. Several years ago, I served as the founding director of the Landscape Architecture program and have been associated with the program ever since. I am honored to have been asked to once again take over the leadership of the program. I was very proud to have recruited the initial classes of students, developed its curriculum and led the program through its candidacy qualification for accreditation, with the help of Steve Rodie and Richard Sutton. It has been interesting to see the program grow and evolve. The addition of Landscape Architecture to the college was in important moment in the college’s history. It added another voice to our design community, expanding the issues discussed and the capabilities of our college. More-
One skillset and knowledge base that interior designers are most often associated with is materiality, surfaces and furniture systems. It is true, that these systems are essential to the discipline; but they are one of many systems that we must address and integrate in order to create interior spatial solutions that meet the needs of people and influence the way people connect with, use and experience space. In addition to material and furniture systems, interior designers must identify and formulate solutions while considering: context and site, programming and space planning, human behavior and social factors, ergonomics, spatial standards and building codes, lighting and acoustics, and space-making and volume. More-
Plans for Tuesday? Try to find some time to attend the sixth-year, design thesis reviews (see schedule below).

As described in the ARCH 613/614 syllabus “Design Thesis investigations are instrumental in their role for future professional development and may also act as springboards for further academic pursuit. A correctly-formed design thesis investigation identifies a subject for inquiry that is of relevance to a larger architecture audience, researches the subject both through the discovery of scholarly sources and the generation of new creative content, develops the design thesis question and ultimately generates a response that can be supported, argued and defended in a polemical way.” More-
The College of Architecture is excited to announce that six College of Architecture employees were recognized on Friday by the UNL Parents Association and awarded a “Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students”. This certificate is awarded annually by the UNL Parents Association to faculty and staff members on campus who “have made a significant contribution to their lives while at the University.”  More-
AIAS Events
AIAS General Meeting
Date: Feb. 7
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place: Corral, Architecture Hall
Food provided!

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

These fellowships have been designed to advance quality healthcare by encouraging research in
healthcare programming and planning. 

Submission Deadline: Feb. 9

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

Walt Disney World internships provide students with experience in Landscape, Irrigation and Area Development (AD) design, specifically. AD includes themed paving, railings and site furnishings. Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its application to the outdoor environment is important.  

Submission Deadline: Feb. 16

The internship program provides an elite group of outstanding students an opportunity to work alongside award-winning and industry-leading designers and practitioners for ten weeks starting on June 4th. Both undergraduate and graduate students advancing to their final year of study in an accredited landscape architecture program are encouraged to apply by

Submission Deadline: Feb. 12

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!
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery
Date: Tuesday evening Feb. 6
This Tuesday is the final session - be there!
Time:  6:30-8:30 pm

AIAS General Meeting
Date: Feb. 7
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place: Corral, Architecture Hall
Food provided!

Hyde Lecture - Nancy Wells
Date: Feb. 9
Time: 4 pm
Place: Nebraska Union

Hyde Lecture - William Rankin
Date: Feb. 14
Time: 4 pm
Place: Nebraska Union

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: Feb.15 th
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Place: 8600 Indian Hills Drive, Omaha, NE 68114

Come enjoy refreshments and snacks and networking with architecture, engineering and interior design professionals. 

Date: Feb 16
Time: 11:15 a.m.-4 pm
Place: Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
Date: April 4-7
Place: University of Central Oklahoma
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