We often speak of leadership in the College of Architecture, and you probably have your own perception of what leadership entails. When I speak of leadership, there are some distinct attributes characterizing it: confidence and courage.
Confidence from knowledge gained along with perspective to use it well (discernment).
Courage to do the “right” thing – for people, the environment, society (even when it may not be the "popular" thing to do).
These attributes of leadership indeed place the term as a verb – an active way of approaching all we do. We'll unpack leadership over time and what it means for all of us.
This past week I met with some alumni who are demonstrating this sort of leadership, and I continue to be inspired by them and by our current students as well (and you will see below that two groups of students were recognized for their design leadership this weekend in New York City). If you see them this week, please congratulate them.
Have a good week,
May 2018 Graduation & Spring Pre-Registration
If you intend to graduate in May 2018 – NOW is the time to ensure you will be registered for all the correct courses this spring! Make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to verify you are on track to graduate!
As a reminder,
Priority Registration for spring begins on October 23
- TODAY! You can identify your advisor by logging in to MYRED. You can also see your registration appointment time in MYRED.
Please get in to see your advisor BEFORE priority registration ends on November 7th!
Our third-year interior design studio had a great learning experience traveling to Chicago late last week. The primary purpose of the travel was to allow for students to present schematic design solutions of their studio project to architects and interior designers at Gensler Chicago. There, small groups were divided up to have informal discussion and reviews of student design intentions, programming and space-making strategies for a community health center located in Seattle, Washington.
COMMUNITY & REGIONAL PLANNING
Graduate planning students in this semester’s Professional Planning Practice course hosted Colton Berck, May 2017 Master of Community and Regional Planning graduate, on October 3. Colton and his wife Megan are leaving Lincoln for the mountain town of Eagle, Colorado, this month, where Colton has been hired by the city for his first job as a professional planner.
The landscape architecture program hosted a recruitment event with students from the UNL’s Ruth Staples Child Development Lab located on East Campus. Three-year old and four-year old preschool students learned about the profession of landscape architecture and visited a green roof designed by Richard Sutton. Professor Sutton shared with the students the growing medium for the green roof, and the students will have a chance to grow their own “green roofs” in their classroom this year. Following the green roof fieldtrip, students from the Lab school came to the College of Architecture to learn about buildings. The children investigated Lego models and drawings in the architecture library, toured the Kruger Gallery and visited a studio course.
This week the ARCH 231 Structural Fundamentals class explored the functional, construction and aesthetic challenges of the sugar cube arch. Students were to construct an arch that would span a minimum of 4” out of sugar cube “bricks” and if needed glue or frosting “mortar”. They also had to label their arch as to what type they had built; the most popular being the corbelled arch, with the lancet and stilted arches coming in close seconds. Next week – the Pasta Passage!!!!
College of Architecture Students Recognized by SARA-National
We are excited to announce that two student teams were recognized this past weekend
Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)-National
Both teams were given the Award of Excellence. Darin Hanigan, Brooke Sayler and Phung Hong were recognized for their “Bee Research Facility” design project from David Karle’s 501 studio and Mallory Lane and Ben Kunz were honored for “Interstitial Hope” a project from
Mark Bacon’s 411 studio.
The Award of
Excellence is the highest ranking award at the ceremony. Congratulations to everyone!
AIAS General Meeting
12 - 12:50 pm
Date: Oct. 27th
Come join us for our annual Hinsdale tradition, there will be a dance, a costume competition, raffle prize drawings and lots of fun. Admission is just one roll of T.P. See you there!
TAU SIGMA DELTA EVENTS
Tau Sigma Delta will host an ASK session this Tuesday about composition and layout using Illustrator and InDesign. Have a different question? We'll be at the white tables on the third level of the Link from
7-10 on Tuesday!
STUDENT & FACULTY COMPETITIONS
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.
invites students in architecture, landscape, and urban design programs to envision a design intervention that activates the New
Federal Building plaza."
Submission Deadline: Nov.
The ACSA meeting will be held March 15-17 in Denver, CO.
Paper Submission Deadline: Sept. 20
Project Submission Deadline:
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
for first place.
Teams must comprise three to five students, plus one faculty adviser. Visit their
for more information regarding the competition and eligibility.
“When Architecture Tells a Story”
The competition is open to all architects, designers, writers, and artists to submit own unique architectural fairy tale.
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.
CREW Chicago annually awards up to three scholarships, each in an amount
not to exceed $3,000, to graduate and/or undergraduate students majoring or
concentrating in real estate, construction, facility management, architecture,
urban planning, real estate law, land economics, real estate appraisal or related real estate fields.
INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & MORE
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.
Check out the College of Architecture website for additional internship and job
Plus, University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of their new
job postings at
Husker Hire Link (HHL)
and this weeks abbreviated
Check them out!
GRE Part I
Date: Oct 30
Time: 4 pm
Nebraska Union Auditorium
Basics of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
GRE Part II
Date: Oct 31
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Nebraska Union Georgian Suite
Strategies for preparing for the GRE.
Crafting Your Graduate School Application
Date: Nov 1
Time: 4 pm
Place: Nebraska Union Heritage Room
How the graduate school application process works.
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: 8:30 am
Place: Nebraska Union Auditorium
Time: 10 am
Place: Nebraska Union Auditorium
Time: 4 pm
Place: Nebraska East Union Cottonwood Room
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Nebraska Union Regency A:
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