We have an incredible and accomplished group of people on our Professional Advisory Council (PAC) and during their visit this most recent Thursday and Friday, we once again gained from their friendship and support. As we prepare emerging professionals in each of our disciplines, the insight and observations from those who are at the highest levels of practice around the country and world make a significant impact, and one that is most appreciated! Have a great week!
Best regards,
New Academic Adviser – Karez Hassan


I hope you will join me in welcoming Karez Hassan to our College. Karez will be joining our staff as a full-time undergraduate academic adviser. She will be located in the office with me, Leslie and Dana in ARCH 232 West.

Karez recently completed her MA in Educational Administration – Student Affairs in May. She gained experience in advising at Career Services where she served as a Graduate Assistant providing individual career advising to current students and alums (including major exploration and career assessment), and she has also gained advising experience as an Academic Adviser Intern with the College of Engineering.

Please stop in and introduce yourself!

- Stephanie Kuenning 
If you know a youth in the Omaha area who is interested in design or planning, encourage them to sign up for the Omaha Open House Reception at DLR. More-
Catherine De Almeida has received an EPA sub-award through the City of Gering, Nebraska, to fund the LARC 310 studio, which is focused on brownfield redevelopment. Last weekend, the studio went to Gering and Scottsbluff to familiarize themselves with the site's context, visit and document the site and meet with community partners and stakeholders. Mike Sarchet, one of several stakeholders who has been a leader in brownfield redevelopment throughout the tri-city area for over a decade, hosted the group by giving tours and ending the visit with a cookout at his ranch. More-
After four weeks of work, four sections of second year architecture students successfully designed, built and installed their work for the PARK(ing) Day in downtown Lincoln along P Street. The event had strong turn out by the public for the entire day. There was a steady stream of visitors who were able to engage with the work, students and AIA Lincoln to utilize the thirteen reclaimed parking stalls. More-
Two Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) graduates from 2012, Rachel Jones and Andrew Thierolf, met with students in the CRPL 900 Professional Planning Practice course on September 12. Rachel and Andrew both grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Southwest High School. Both pursued their undergraduate degrees at UNL – Rachel earning her Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in anthropology and international studies and Andrew earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in economics. More-
Big shout out this week to Assistant Professor Nate Bicak for getting published in the Journal of Interior Design. In collaboration with Radford colleagues, Bicak wrote about the process of a design studio to design and build portable homeless shelters, which heavily relied on information gathering and informed design decision making related to homelessness. The design/build process encouraged students to prototype and test the feasibility and realistic needs associated with homelessness and being displaced. The work is truly inspiring and I would recommend that all of you take a look into this paper. It can be found on the online Wiley, Journal of Interior Design, website.  More-
Assistant Professor Catherine De Almeida and her studio were featured in the Scottsbluff Star-Herald about their studio project in Gering, the City's survey, the project brownfield site, and their visit last weekend. Interesting read !
Assistant Professor Jason Griffiths’ studio collaborated with the city of South Sioux City to design a storage building for South Sioux City's Community Orchard, the first public structure in Nebraska to use cross laminated timber construction. This is a great time lapse video of the build.

AIAS General Meeting
Date : Sep. 27th
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place:   Corral, Architecture Hall
Food Provided by Raising Cane's!

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

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.

  • Email AIAS at if you are interested
  • Submit best design work and charette skills in single PDF form (10MB max)
  • Submission Deadline is Sept. 28th

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.

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!
AIAS General Meeting
Date: Sep. 27
Time: 12 - 12:50 pm
Place: Corral, Architecture Hall
Food Provided by Raising Cane's!

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

Hyde Lecture - Brad Prestbo

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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