Later this week, our Professional Advisory Council (PAC) will be joining us for our semi-annual meeting. At their own expense, this group of 25 accomplished individuals bring their professional insight and wisdom to us from many geographic regions and disciplines, truly illustrating a collaborative and generous spirit to help us achieve our goals. We welcome Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman as she joins us for a portion of the meeting. If you see any of the PAC members, please thank them for their incredible service to our College!

Best regards,
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 Open House here at the College of Architecture in September and/or our Omaha Reception hosted by DLR in November! Anyone with questions should contact Leslie Gonzalez directly at .

September 29 th Open House:

- Stephanie Kuenning 
Congratulations to Professor Richard Sutton, FASLA, for being award the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Research for his work on “Seeding Green Roofs for Greater Biodiversity and lower Costs”. Green roof construction technology has come a long way, but the profession remains reliant on varieties of Sedum despite their less than-optimal biodiversity profile. This research project demonstrates that native grasses can be economically and ecologically sustainable in green roof scenarios. 
We are now well into the swing of the fall semester! This past week, Architecture Hall and beyond has been the location for a flurry of project activity to share with our visitors and residents alike. Park(ing) Day (Friday), studio critiques, product design installations, the Hyde Lecture hick-off – all evidence of interest and involvement in the design world within and outside our walls. Just a couple activities coming up: Hyde Speaker Shashi Caan on Wednesday, and sixth year thesis students will have their first review on Tuesday, September 26 (mark on your calendars). Take a moment to stop, watch, listen, participate – get engaged. See you there! – Sharon Kuska
Post-Doctoral Research Associate Dr. Daniel Uden from UNL’s School of Natural Resources, met with students in Dr. Zhenghong Tang’s Environmental Planning and Policy course on September 6. His presentation “Causes and Consequences of Land Cover Changes in Landscapes of Nebraska” focused on three examples illustrating how social systems and decisions of people relate to systems found in the natural environment. Dr. Uden’s examples included descriptions of oak tree distribution in eastern Nebraska, wetland connectivity in the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska and scenario-based planning for conservation decision-making in western Nebraska. CRPL 470/870 - Environmental Planning and Policy is offered once each year and is open to UNL undergraduate and graduate students in multiple disciplines. - Gordon Scholz
“The ‘designer,’ loosely defined, has secured a prominent place in the cultural dialogue…[and] ‘interior design’ as a pastime has never captured more general interest. A growing appreciation for the value of design has fueled the advancement of the professions, but it has also led to dilettantism in the field. Cable television shows and shelter magazines loudly proclaim that anyone can design, thus diminishing recognition for the designer’s unique skills and abilities......" More-
Assistant Professor Nate Bicak ’s co-authored article "The Design and Testing of a Student Prototyped Homeless Shelter" will be featured in JID’s fall issue. Other article contributors include Joan I. Dickinson, Kelsea Stafford, Krissy Klingenberger, Chasity Boyd and Megan Dreyer.

Assistant Professor Dan Piatkowski ’s research work is featured by the Washington Post in an article entitled “Bicyclists learn from bicyclists to break traffic laws. But perhaps the law should learn from them, researcher say.”

AIAS General Meeting
Date : Sep. 27th
Time: 12 - 12:50pm
Place: Architecture Hall

SDC + AIA NE Conference
Date: Oct. 4th - 6th*
(all day event)
Place: Omaha, NE

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

Building Confident Leaders and Vocal Advocates, a new student leadership retreat, will spring into action October 20 and 21, 2017. This experience aims to help students: gain confidence in their ability to facilitate difficult conversations, increase their awareness of what it means to be an inclusive leader, and develop a concrete action plan for a student organization to which they belong.

To participate, students should apply at

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 6 at 5 p.m.

This annual competition invites teams from the eight accredited Universities in the region to compete in a 12-hour charrette focusing on a design problem within the host city. If interested contact

Email Submission Deadline: Sept. 28th

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 th

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


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). Check them out!
Date: Sept. 20
Time: 4 – 5 pm
Place: Nebraska Union, Auditorium

Date: Sept. 21-22

AIAS General Meeting
Date: Sep. 27th
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place: Architecture Hall

Date: Sept. 29
Time: 8 am - 3 pm
Place: College of Architecture

Date: Oct. 5
Time: 4:30 –5:30 pm
Place: Gallery 1516
1516 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Date: Oct. 9
Time: 11:30 am - 1 pm
Place: Architecture Hall Room: Kruger Collection

Date: Oct. 11
Time: 4 – 5 pm
Place: Sheldon Museum of Art Room: Auditorium

Date: Oct. 25
Time: 4 - 5 pm
Place: Nebraska Union, Room: Auditorium
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