Dean's Message:
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Marsha Maytum, FAIA who delivered the final lecture of the 2017 AIA Omaha Lecture Series. As one of the lead sponsors of the AIA COTE Top Ten for Student Competition this year, she brought my attention to the incredible opportunities for students and faculty. Check it out here. A collaborative competition between AIA COTE, ACSA and Architecture 2030, winning students are offered a paid summer internship at firms doing leading work in sustainable design. Faculty receive an award as well. Thank you to alumni Ross Miller, who keeps the College of Architecture top of mind in exposing visiting professionals to the exceptional students in our College!


Have you registered for spring 2018 courses yet? Priority registration has ended, and we are now in the Open Registration period. If you have not registered for spring courses yet, please stop in and see Karez, Leslie or Dana in Room 232 Arch Hall West ASAP. Elective courses are closing fast.
-Stephanie Kuenning
With only five weeks left in the semester, the Interior Design program’s faculty and students have been pushing hard and working steadfast toward completing great projects and studying for upcoming exams. The weather is changing, semester break is on the horizon, goals are established…which means it is time to stay focused and prioritize your “academic self” to push beyond your expectations of what you can accomplish and learn! I look forward to seeing the results of your hard-work in the upcoming weeks. Do not underestimate the value of quality mental breaks and remember to be supportive peers and good “studio citizens.” More-
Landscape architect Sandra Youssef Clinton presented a Lunch & Learn entitled “Designing Landscapes, From the Ground Up” to students and faculty. Clinton used her extensive plant knowledge and a painterly approach to create “exuberant gardens that highlight the seasonal rhythms of the landscape and nature.” As she explained, her designs are inspired by natural landscapes worldwide and are sustainable based on her expertise in the environmental sciences. This opportunity was created by partnering with Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Clinton gave the 2017 Joseph and Dorothy Young Memorial Lecture Friday evening to a full house!
-Kim Wilson
Elizabeth Chase, a 2000 MCRP graduate, was a guest in the CRPL 900 Professional Planning Practice course on October 10. Elizabeth currently is executive director of the Nebraska Main Street Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps Nebraska communities develop their traditional commercial districts so that they are attractive to residents and visitors and also business-friendly for commercial investment and economic growth. More-
Community and Regional Planning’s graduate student Grant Daily and professor Dr. Rodrigo Cantarero are the lead authors of a data brief, “Mapping Quality of Life in Nebraska: The Geographic Distribution of Poverty”, which is the first one a series of data briefs that will be published and made available online via UNL’s Digital Commons. These brief are products of a research team with faculty and students from CRP; Child, Youth and Family Studies; and Extension Education. The research is supported by a research and engagement grant from UNL’s Rural Futures Institute. The document can be accessed at this link .
The College of Architecture is pleased to announce 2017 Alum   Zoë Cope  was recognized as a finalist in the  AIA Dallas Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition .

These drawing were part of Cope’s thesis work. Congratulations!!!!
2013 Architecture program alum Dan Williamson’s graduate thesis project “Water Core Home” has been published in “Water Index: Design Strategies For Drought, Flooding and Contamination.” Congratulations!
AIAS Forum 2017 Meeting
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place: Architecture Hall
Room TBA

AIAS Forum 2017
Date: Dec. 29 - Jan. 1
(all day event)
Place: Austin, TX

For more information on these AIAS events either click here or email


Tau Sigma Delta hosts ASK sessions every Tuesday. Last week we focused on “Accelerating Your Work Flow” and we would like to share a list of time saving keyboard shortcuts with the college. Here is a link to the list including shortcuts for Illustrator, inDesign, Photoshop, Rhino, Revit, and SketchUp. We will host another ASK session this Tuesday on “Rendering Your Design". They will be at the white tables on the third level of the Link from 7-10 on Tuesday!


Date: Nov. 15
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Room: South Barn

Join us for the next USGBC meeting for donuts and a chat about building a sustainable campus with a new upcoming project opportunity. 

ASID is presently accepting entries for the Student Portfolio Competition and they feel this opportunity would interest College of Architecture students. Prizes include $17,500 in scholarships and summer internships with top design firms such as Perkins+Will, Gensler, HOK, HKS Architects, Studio O+A, and others.  

Submissions Deadline:  Dec. 5

The call for entries for the FORM Student Innovation Competition by Formica Corp. officially opens on September 5. Architecture and design students are invited to create design renderings using Formica® Brand products for the opportunity to win cash prizes and a public exhibit showcasing their work.          

Extended Submission Deadline: Nov. 17

The   GSA  invites students in architecture, landscape, and urban design programs to envision a design intervention that activates the New   San Francisco   Federal Building plaza."

Submission Deadline: Nov. 22

The ACSA meeting will be held March 15-17 in Denver, CO.

Paper Submission Deadline: Sept. 20
Project Submission Deadline: Nov. 15

The graduate student competition is run by HUD. It brings together students from different disciplines including architecture, planning, policy, real estate, business and others to collaboratively provide a real-world solutions. The finalists receive a cash prize of $20,000 for first place.

Teams must comprise three to five students, plus one faculty adviser. Visit their  website  for more information regarding the competition and eligibility.

Registration Opens : Oct. 2
Registration Deadline:  Dec. 11

“When Architecture Tells a Story”
The competition is open to all architects, designers, writers, and artists to submit own unique architectural fairy tale.


Landscape Architecture Foundation has several scholarships for landscape architecture students.

Submission deadline: Feb. 1

The American Concrete Institute (ACI)-Nebraska chapter is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate $1,500 scholarship awards. 

Submission Deadline:  Dec. 15

Named in honor of retired MOA ARCHITECTURE founding principal Kiyoshi Murata, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level students who will be returning to school in Fall 2018. This Scholarship + Internship is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement and design ability.


EDSA internships provide landscape architecture students an exclusive and exciting opportunity to gain insight into their intended field, strengthen their leadership skills and introduce them to real life projects being designed for real people.

Submission Deadline: Jan. 15

Motivated rural communities that are eager to make significant progress toward their goals are encouraged to apply for Rural Futures Institute (RFI) Student Serviceship.

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

Energy Sciences Research – Summer Internship for Undergraduates.  

Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools is looking for part-time mentors for highly-gifted students. Pay is $18.53 per hour. More-

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)   and this weeks abbreviated   Bulletin List. Check them out!
Date: Nov. 15
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery
(Lunch Provided!)

Date: Nov. 15
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Room: South Barn

Pencils Down Celebration
Date: Dec. 3
Time: 4 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Room: South Barn
UCARE Application Workshops
Do you want to be involved in research at UNL but don’t know where to start? Come learn more about UCARE, the undergraduate creative activities and research experience program at Nebraska.

Time: 4 pm
Place: Nebraska East Union Cottonwood Room
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Nebraska Union Regency A:
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