Dean's Message:
We welcome the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) members who arrived yesterday and will be with us for the next few days as they review materials, meet with students, faculty and administrators during the CRP accreditation site visit. 

Coming up later this week, we honor Kristine Dorn, Vision Director / Principal of BVHArchitecture as our Alumni Master. Alumni Masters Week is a program sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, the Student Alumni Association, and the UNL Chancellor's Office as a way to engage outstanding alumni who return to campus to share their experiences and knowledge with students.

And, Friday brings our own First Friday participation - plan to attend and see study abroad sketches and projects, see the Kruger Gallery, and have your copy of various books authored by our own faculty and staff signed!

Hope you have a good week,
Last Day to Withdraw From a Course

The Advising Staff would like to remind faculty and students that the last day to WITHDRAW from one or more full semester courses for Fall 2017 is Friday, November 10 th.

A few things you should know about “Withdrawing” from a course include:

·NEVER withdraw from a course without checking with your advisor first.

·Be sure to discuss with Scholarships and Financial Aid the impact withdrawing will have on your scholarships and aid packages.

·Be sure to discuss with University Housing how withdrawing may impact your housing eligibility.
·If your full-time or part-time enrollment is verified to receive discounts on your medical/car insurance or your parents’ health and auto insurance, withdrawing from classes may affect your eligibility for continued discounts.

If you have questions about withdrawing from a course, please stop in and see me.

-Stephanie Kuenning
Understanding the principles of spans and material properties, students in the ARCH 231 Structural Fundamentals class constructed and tested bridges made of uncooked pasta this week. The pasta bridges had to span 16” and support a one pound weight. Creativity, neatness and geometry are elements to be considered in every project. There was also a small competition to see who could get the lightest structure to satisfy the requirements. Bridges weighed between 1.6 ounces and almost 2 pounds. Continue watching through the end of the semester for upcoming project results. - Sharon Kuska
Today through Wednesday noon, a site visit team representing the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) is meeting with faculty, students, alumni, administrators and community representatives as part of a reaccreditation review of the Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program. Periodic reviews of accredited programs are required to verify continuing compliance with a wide range of accreditation criteria. More-
Students in the Learning Spaces Collaborate Studio whose teaching team is led by Assistant Interior Design Professor Nate Bicak and co-taught by DLR Group Principal and UNL Alum Vanessa Schutte, attended the 2017 EDSpaces Conference in Kansas City, October 25th and 26th. Lecturer Vanessa Schutte presented with Curtis Johnson of DLR Group and collaborate studio partner Ryan Lindquist from Elkhorn Public Schools. Their presentation was titled “Great Scott! The Benefits Going Back to the Future with Adaptive Reuse”. More-
The landscape architecture students practice hand graphics during a graphic workshop led by Jim Leggitt, an architect, urban planner and professional illustrator.  To be a successful landscape architect, one must possess multiple qualities. The way to success is always pursued by three basic factors: the ideas we have, the tenacity to realize them and the way we present them. Although most designers nowadays prefer computer renderings, hand drawing is still very much alive and kicking. It remains the most fluent and unhindered way to transmit what is in a designer’s imagination to the physical world. Our professional advisory agrees, future interns and employees need to embrace both hand and computer graphics. And our students will be well prepared to do both. - Kim Wilson
AIAS General Meeting
Date:  Nov. 1
Time:  12 - 12:50 pm
Place:  Architecture Hall
Room TBA

AIAS Forum 2017 Meeting
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place: Architecture Hall
Room TBA

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


Tau Sigma Delta will host an ASK session this Tuesday. They will be at the white tables on the third level of the Link from  7-10 on Tuesday! 

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.          

Submission Deadline: Nov. 10

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.


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.


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

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!
AIAS General Meeting
Date:  Nov. 1
Time:  12 - 12:50 pm
Place:  Architecture Hall
Room TBA

Date: Nov. 3
Time: 5 –8 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery, Kruger Collection

AIAS Forum 2017 Meeting
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place: Architecture Hall
Room TBA

Date: Nov. 10
Time: 12–1pm
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery

Date: Nov. 10
Time: 7–8 pm
Place: Ha rdin Hall, Auditorium 

T he evening event is free to students with ID.

Date: Nov. 15
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery
(Lunch Provided!)

Pencils Down Celebration
Date: Dec.
Time: 4 pm
Place: Architecture Hall / South Barn
GRE Part I
Date: Oct 30
Time: 4 pm
Nebraska Union Auditorium

Basics of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Register  here

Date: Oct 31
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Nebraska Union Georgian Suite

Strategies for preparing for the GRE.

Register here

Crafting Your Graduate School Application
Date: Nov 1
Time: 4 pm
Place: Nebraska Union Heritage Room

How the graduate school application process works.

Register here  

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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