Dean's Message,
It was a pleasure to meet alumni at our event while in Orlando for the AIA Conference! At least 3 of our alumni were awarded Fellow status in the AIA this year, which is an important accomplishment and honor. 

Congratulations to each of our graduates (soon to become our alumni!). We wish for you a productive and impactful career, and know you will make us proud!

Finally, thank you for making my first year as Dean of this wonderful college such a pleasure to serve. Your activities and accomplishments have given me so much to highlight to our alumni, the university, and the public; and undoubtedly elevated perceptions of each of our programs and professions!!


Final Grades 


As a reminder, official grades are recorded in MYRED, not Blackboard or Canvas.  All faculty will submit final grades for courses in MYRED.  Final processing for grades from the semester should be complete approximately one week after the end of the term (by May 12th for spring 2017 courses.)   

To view your official spring semester grades or view your UNL transcript, please login to

- Stephanie Kuenning  

Just a friendly reminder to have all student projects and student owned materials out of the Media Center and Shop area by May 5th, otherwise those items will be thrown away. If you have any questions, let me know. 

-Nolan Golgert


Reviews were a great success last week! I always enjoy the intellectual and creative intensity of final reviews, especially in the spring when many students are graduating. The energy of students, the insightful perspectives of guest critics, and the dedicated work of faculty and staff made this a great end to the semester and the year. A special thanks to our critics and the staff for going out of their way to make this a wonderful end to the semester. I followed the reviews with a quick trip to the Orlando AIA Convention where Dean Ankerson and I cohosted a table for the College of Architect that the AIA Central States reception. There we visiting with alumni and supporters, sharing the latest news about the college and especially, architecture. More-

Congratulations to all the Landscape Architecture program students and faculty for a successful spring semester and academic year! Wish the best to those who are graduating on Saturday, May 5th – Kenny Brandl, Cory Galen, Ashley Gildon, Jennifer Stanek, and Jamie Denelle. And everyone else, we hope your summer is full of opportunities and exciting learning experiences and look forward to your return in August!      

- Kim L. Wilson

Congratulations to all on completing yet another academic year! When we reflect on all the students, faculty and staff we have engaged with to learn and enhance our academic experiences; all the projects and assignments we have completed and reviewed, the new knowledge and skills we have taught, learned and refined; the new ideas and solutions regarding improving conditions for people through the media of the built environment; the various challenges we have found solutions to together; and the forward movement we all are making as individuals, as a program, and a college…I think we should all feel quite accomplished. More-

Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) candidate Grant Daily has pursued his desire to learn higher-level applications of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in the field of planning by enrolling in Dr. Yunwoo Nam’s Community and Regional Planning “Advanced Spatial Analysis with GIS” course, which delves into spatial statistics and other advanced GIS analytical tools. More-


Professor and Program Director Jeffrey L. Day, AIA will lead two events at the 2017 Neighborhoods USA Annual Conference in Omaha from May 24-27. On May 24 Day will lead a tour of the rapidly evolving South 10th Street area including a tour of the interior of the Blue Barn Theatre. Following that, on May 26, Day will moderate a panel discussion on "Creative Placemaking: Using Cultural, Design, and Planning Assets to Stabilize and Grow Communities.” Please visit NUSA “Bridging the Future”  for conference details.    

The College of Architecture would like to congratulate David Karle, Sarah Thomas Karle and Peter Olshavsky for their promotions to associate professor and the award of tenure at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. So well deserved!  

"Emerge" a design by Assistant Professor Jason Griffiths and UNL College of Architecture students was featured this past week in ArchDailyDesign team: David Rogelio Alcala , Alfredo F. Vera, Virginia Michelle Gormley, Ruslan White, Eric Lee Engler, Danielle Alexa Durham, Devin Bayles McLean, Scott Christopher Kenny, Justin Philip DeFields, Darian Johnathon Scott, Kristen Michelle Schulte, Joseph Roy Croghan, and Hanna Christy.


“Interstitial Hope” by Mallory Lane and Benjamin Kunz was the winner of the SGH/Dri-Design Competition.

The jurors were impressed with the team’s conceptual rigor and clear design trajectory. 


Arch Out Loud is hosting the first international architecture competition addressing the global epidemic of human trafficking.

Submission Deadline: May 15 

This  program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

Registration Deadline: March 29

Submission Deadline: May 24

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Research Office Has 
Three Academic Opportunities: $60,000 in Funding and Prizes

The CTBUH has three great opportunities for funding and recognition for professors, academic researchers and students, as summarized below:
  1. Research Seed Funding: $20,000 award. Deadline: May 31, 2017. More-
  2. Student Research Project Funding: $20,000 award. Deadline: June 30, 2017. More-
  3. Student Design Competition: $21,000 in prizes. Deadline: July 17, 2017. More-
Charles E. Peterson Prize

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2017 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students.

Submission Deadline: June 30

For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, they invite students and professionals to document a historic city or town park. People from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to document these beloved resources. Preservation Through Documentation!

Submission Deadline: July 31

2017 Sustainable Versatility Design Competition

NELMA’s design competition for student architects and interns for 2017 is well underway.  This is the 6th year that NELMA has offered this unique architecture and design student challenge; a no-fee competition that engages students in a design dialogue about sustainability and design using wood products as a contemporary construction material. 

Submission Deadline: August 1


The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young architects and building professionals who demonstrate extraordinary talent, dedication, and potential to advance the field of architecture. The prizes are meant to facilitate future discovery and impact for promising architects and building arts professionals at a critical stage in their careers.


10 Undergraduate Student Intern Positions

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

NPCA Internship Database

Being launched this month, students can search for internship opportunities within the precast concrete industry. Check back often as more internships will be posted soon.

Meet The GREEN Hawai'i Program

Sustainable Community Food Systems, Energy,
& The World Youth Congress

Hawaiʻi’s sequestered location is a fascinating case study for agriculture and energy independence as its own microcosm of the world home to its unique Polynesian culture.

Submission Deadline: Programs fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Steven Myron Holl Foundation Summer Architecture Fellowship Rural Compression

Selected applicants participate in a 25 day intensive studio program while residing at the Fellow's Cabin, scenically located on T2 Reserve, a 30-acre property in Rhinebeck, New York.
The fellowship is geared to challenge the participants' ability to think and design critically, while working site-specific to Dutchess County and the Rhinebeck ecology.

Submission Deadline: May 7 

Rose Architectural Fellowship

The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship is an opportunity for architectural designers to gain meaningful experience in the field of community development.  They have five new opportunities for designers in communities across the country such as Atlanta, Utah, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and St. Paul.

Submission Deadline: July 9

New opportunities are posted regularly so please 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!


SARA Education Fund

This annual scholarship program is open to all students attending an accredited school of architecture. The student scholarship program was submitted to all NAAB Accredited Architectural Schools across the United States.  

Submission Deadline: August 3

Air Force ROTC 1-Year EXPRESS Technical Scholarship program

Students who apply have the opportunity to receive FULL TUITION and FEES. 

All-College Meeting

Date: May 3
Time: 3 pm
Place: Arch Gallery

AIA Nebraska Cocktail Party

This event is for graduating M.Arch students & faculty.

Date: May 3
Time: 4  - 6 pm
Location: AIA office: 335 North 8th Street, Suite A, in the Haymarket
UNL Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding

Date: May 5
Time: 3 pm
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena

College of Architecture Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Date: May 5
Time: 6 pm
Place: Kimball Hall,
Reception immediately following in Arch Hall. Class photos occur in the afternoon prior to the ceremony - check your email for details.

UNL Undergraduate Commencement 

Date: May 6
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena