Dean's Message:
As we enter this week with the Thanksgiving holiday, it is a good time to reflect on all we are thankful for. Here in the College of Architecture, I am thankful for each of you and your contribution to the respectful learning environment, your quest for continued knowledge and wisdom, your leadership, and your desire to improve the condition for people and the environment.
Have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving and if you are driving please be sure to get rest before getting behind the wheel and be safe.
University Offices will be closed Thursday-Sunday, November 23 rd – 26 th for Thanksgiving Break. Remember: Wednesday, November 22 nd is also a student holiday. Karez (undergraduate) and Dana (professional + graduate) do have some slots open in the morning for advising on Wednesday if you need to come in to see an advisor! Have a nice break!

-Stephanie Kuenning
Attention All Students,
Both the Shop and Media Shop facilities will be closed beginning Thursday 11/23 and will reopen on Monday 11/27.
Ecuador 2018
Education abroad is an exciting opportunity to explore the world while developing new skills and knowledge! The Landscape Architecture program is offering an international service-learning course in Quito, Ecuador during May 2018. We invite students from all disciplines – second-year through graduate programs, to join us on a three-week adventure partnering with Verde Milenio, an Ecotourism NGO and the Quito Zoo. Located 22 miles north of Quito, the 30-acre zoo is the home for 130 animals showcased in South American ecologies as well as the largest animal rescue center in Ecuador. Engaging with staff, visitors and the local community, the zoo is seeking the development of a master plan that incorporates new innovative ways focused on the user experience. More-
Low-Hanging Fruit Project (or Cantilever Cantaloupe Challenge)
Students in the Structural Fun-damentals class demonstrated their understanding of cantilevers last Thursday through their display of solutions to the challenge of suspending a cantaloupe 16” vertically and horizontally away from a base.
Time for a break – from our over scheduled lives, from the challenges and pressures, from the crazy busyness of our everyday lives. As we approach and experience this Thanksgiving holiday, take time out to reflect on the simple pleasures that matter most and bring happiness and contentment. Reflect on the good – both in you and around you. Rejuvenate, as this semester will require energy and momentum for the final push toward successful completion. That includes taking a break and attending the Pencils Down Picnic on December 3. And be thankful, as there is always something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!
-Sharon Kuska
Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) students in this semester’s Planning Studio met with residents in the South Salt Creek Neighborhood, located south of Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket, on Wednesday evening, November 15, to present preliminary findings from their study of various key aspects of the Neighborhood including history and historic resources; environmental issues; transportation and safety; and housing. More-
Like many of you, I for one am looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. It seems to be perfect timing to “unplug”, connect with family and re-group so I can approach the last remaining weeks of the semester with energy and enthusiasm. I have a lot to be thankful for, and it is easy to get wrapped up in the demands, deadlines and the many opportunities waiting to be seized (both professional and personally). Professionally I am very thankful for having a career and a community in the College of Architecture that encourages and supports me to be a lifelong learner and directs my passion for the discipline of design. More-

The UNL chapter, in conjunction with Northeastern University's chapter, have two resolutions being brought forth on the AIAS national level. This is a big step for UNL's AIAS chapter as these resolutions will be discussed and debated on a national platform among all chapter presidents at our annual Forum 2017 within the Council of President. More-

AIAS Forum 2018 registration deadline is December 1st! The chapter has secured lodging and can provide some compensation towards travel if students are interested in going! This is a great opportunity for students to join the architectural dialogue among other academics and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin, TX! More-


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


ASID/IIDA is having elections for their executive board next year. The application will be open for submissions starting tomorrow through Sunday November 26th at 11:59pm. All applications need to be sent to There will be an email sent out with the application. Students can apply for more than one position. 

Below is a list of the positions available:
·       President
·       President Elect
·       PR & Communications
·       ASID Student Representative
·       Graphics Coordinator
·       Philanthropy Coordinator
·       Events Coordinator


Tau Sigma Delta hosts ASK sessions every Tuesday. Last week we focused on “Rendering Your Design" 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. They will be at the white tables on the third level of the Link from 7-10 on Tuesday!

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 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2018, co-hosted with the Council on Undergraduate Research, will occur at the University of Central Oklahoma April 4-7, 2018. 

Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 5

If you have any questions regarding NCUR
2018 please call 405-974- 6287 or send an email to

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 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.


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

Submission Deadline:  Dec. 15

One student will be selected to receive $10,000 to be applied toward university tuition and fees, and a paid internship with ZGF.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 1

Landscape Architecture Foundation has several scholarships for landscape architecture students.

Submission deadline: Feb. 1

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

Energy Sciences Research – Summer Internship for Undergraduates.  

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)   and this weeks abbreviated   Bulletin List. Check them out!
Student Holiday
Date : Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Break
Date : Nov. 23-24

Date: Dec. 3
Time: 4 pm
Place : Architecture Hall Room: South Barn

Final Reviews
Date : Dec. 6-8

Finals Week
Date : Dec. 11-15

Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Date : Dec. 15
Time : 3 pm
Place : Pinnacle Bank Arena

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Date : Dec. 16
Time : 9:30 am
Place : Pinnacle Bank Arena

UNL Offices Closed
Date : Dec 25-Jan 1
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:

Date: April 4-7
Place: University of Central Oklahoma
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