The value brought to the College of Architecture through our Professional Advisory Council (PAC) is immense and I was reminded of the exceptional partnership we share in affecting the future of the professions during last week’s meeting. Our members represent leadership of some of the most influential firms in the U.S. (and with global practices); leadership of practice in Nebraska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, New York, and Texas who embody the variety of size, focus, and experience in today’s contemporary practice world. Together, we are preparing and graduating emerging professionals who are educated with disciplinary depth and strength, coupled with deliberate education and experience in collaboration and leadership, and in a culture that values innovation and courage of conviction.

Spring 2019 Class Registration

Spring advising season is here! All students are able to view the 2019 Spring Class Schedule in MYRED. This means you can put classes in your shopping cart, but please note that Priority Registration does not begin until October 22 nd

Please know that I am making updates to the Spring 2019 schedule almost daily, so be sure to check MYRED often – especially for professional elective updates!

Ultimately, please make an advising appointment to meet with your assigned academic advisor BEFORE October 22 nd! (You will see your advisor assignment in MYRED or CANVAS.) 

Do you know a high school student who shares your passion for architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community and regional planning? Do you have a friend who is interested in design? If so, please be sure to tell them to check out our Fall Open House here at the College of Architecture, our Omaha Reception hosted by DLR, or our Chicago Reception hosted by Solomon Cordwell Buenz! 

October 18 th Chicago Reception:

Anyone with questions should contact Leslie Gonzalez directly at

Last Wednesday, Katja Rinderspracher gave an informative talk on the ground-breaking work she and her students are doing in digital fabrication at the University of Stuttgart. The Lunch ‘n Learn was brought to us by alumnus, Benjamin Kroll, of RDG Planning & Design in Omaha. I was happy to see not only a respectable showing of students and faculty, but also a good handful of professional architects from firms like BVH Architecture in Lincoln. I hope to see more professionals at our events and will continue to nurture the connection between pedagogy and practice our program holds so dear.

In this spirit, I would like to support the AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) and encourage you to learn more about it. To that end, I have the pleasure to introduce you to AIAS president, Grant Moehlenhoff, who describes the organization as follows:
“AIAS is a student organization that.... More- 
With housing costs in many urban areas spiraling out of control—especially in such popular cities as Portland, Seattle, Denver and San Francisco—young college-educated professionals, among others, find themselves unable to find affordable housing in cities where they would like to live. While Lincoln currently is not experiencing this phenomenon as dramatically as other cities, local planners and decision makers are beginning to see warning signs that a shortage of affordable housing could become a growing issue in Lincoln.
Twelve graduate planning students in the CRPL 990 Planning Studio this semester are working with the City of Lincoln Urban Development Department and the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department on a research project that aims to identify possible programs and policies that would encourage or ensure affordable housing availability in the city. More-
Did you know that the Interior Design Program also offers an MS in Architecture: Specialization in Interior Design degree? In addition to supporting a robust undergraduate program, our faculty dedicate a lot of their time to teaching, delivering and advising our graduate students through a 36-credit hour online graduate program. Our MSID Program, is a post-professional research and scholarly based degree, not a professional design studio based curriculum. This program had its first two graduates in 2007 and was a pioneer and leader in the development and delivery of an online master’s specializing in interior design Since its first graduates 11 years ago, the program has graduated 40 more students. More-
As I write this week’s newsletter piece, I am in Chongqing, China, in the last week of a three week trip with a group of graduate students. Stepping out into the wider world has long been a part of the education and development of design professionals. This kind of experience is even more important today in our curated, internet driven world. Where ‘reality’ can be a carefully constructed illusion, designed to present a convincing, albeit often distorted, view of the world. The opportunity to actually experience different places and different peoples allows one to develop a richer understanding of the diverse world in which we live. Rather than the hyper environment of crated illusion, one gets to see the everyday along with the spectacular. More-

NOMAs is seeking students AND faculty to display 'Architectural Diversity', either through presentations or exhibiting 2D & 3D works. 11/2 6:30-10pm at Crescent Moon Coffee House. 

For 2019, HDR is awarding scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to students that are, or will be, enrolled in graduate programs (applicant must have graduated by the end of Spring Semester 2019). In addition to these scholarships, the awardees are also offered a guaranteed paid internship.

Submission Deadline: Nov. 16

Calling All Grad Students! Announcing the 2019 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

Submission Deadline: Feb. 04

This competition is designed to identify innovative thinking and innovative solutions to problems, featuring construction projects capable of concrete realisation which use textiles or textile-reinforced materials.

Registration Deadline: Feb 24th

Now taking applications for 2019!
First Submission Deadline: Oct. 15

Also 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 Handshake. Check them out!
Open House
Date: Oct. 5th
Time: 8-3pm
Place: Architecture Hall

Date: Oct. 5
Time:  4 pm
Place:  Richards Hall  Room: 15

Lunch & Learn
Date: Oct. 10-12
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: Architecture Hall, Gallery
Sensitile Systems will provide a webinar "Light-Manipulating Materials: Create, Build, Inspire" This is offered for one AIA or IDCEC CEU.

Fall Break
Date: Oct. 15-16

UNL Research Fair
Date: Nov. 6-8

Student Holiday
Date: Nov. 21

UNL Holiday
Date: Nov. 22-23

UNL Commencement
Date: Dec. 14 & 15

UNL Holiday Break
Date: Dec. 24-Jan. 1
Place :Nebraska Innovation Campus
Date: Oct. 2-3

Date: Oct. 11-13 in Place: Milwaukee
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