Dean's Message,
In typical fashion, this semester has gone very quickly and here we are at the final review week! Not only will you present your work, but prestigious awards will be determined and competitions judged. We have amazing guests joining us for the reviews - please make them feel welcome and listen carefully to their comments. Mid-week we celebrate the tenure and promotion of three of our faculty members - Sarah Karle, Peter Olshavsky, and David Karle! And, at the end of this week, Jeff Day and myself look forward to traveling to Orlando to host an alumni reception at the AIA Conference on Architecture. 

My best wishes to you as you finish this semester (and for some of you, your academic career) well!


Upper Level Studios and Locker Clean Out

Please remove everything from your studios and lockers by Friday, May 12th.  The following Monday, May 15th, we will begin cutting locks and throwing out anything left in lockers or studios.

To be clear - no items may be left in your lockers or stored in the studios after May 15th.   

Please take any materials, models, or trash that does not fit in your studio trash bin down to the large trash bins located on the north side of Architecture Hall.  (There is paper and cardboard recycling located in this spot as well.) 

First and second year students will have separate instructions for The Barn cleanup effort and directions will come from your faculty.  First and second year lockers will need to be cleared out by May 12th as well. 

Thank you for your cooperation! 

- Stephanie Kuenning  
Here is a link to the Final Review Schedule. Good luck everyone!

Our actively engaged ASLA-Great Plains Student Chapter is already looking beyond final presentations and setting their sights on the fall semester.  Under the leadership of Kenny Brandl, who graduates May 5th, the group held elections and the new leaders for the 2017-18 academic year are Austin Arens, president, Jacob Jurgens, vice president, Ashley Olson, secretary and Hanna LoPresto, treasurer. 

Final reviews start today! You can find the full schedule elsewhere in this newsletter or pinned up around Architecture Hall. All architecture reviews are schedule from this morning through Wednesday afternoon - it will be an intense and exciting time as usual. Students - please do attend reviews in addition to your own. This is a great opportunity to see work from all levels of the program and to hear insightful criticism from our guests.

And now for a note about housekeeping: please look out for end-of-semester studio clean-up deadlines and be mindful of requirements from your instructors, and the management. 

- Jeffrey L. Day

College studio reviews are among us! Second year studio will be presenting their work to our partners at the International Quilt Center & Museum. Students spent the last few weeks of the semester rethinking the entrance sequence in order to maximize the experience of their visitors and integrate a new Museum Shop. Throughout the project, students had opportunities to engage with IQCM Executive Director Leslie Levy and will be getting feedback from Michael James, Department Chair of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design and internationally recognized quilt artist. More-

When Colton Berck receives his Master of Community and Regional Planning degree on May 5, 2017, he will enter the “real world” of planning, even though his master’s thesis research has taken him into the world of “augmented reality”. He hopes that emerging AR technology will lead to more powerful tools that planners can use in their work with communities to plan for the future. More-


Donations will sold at the USGBC Material Sales which will be happening on Wednesdays in the Link during the month of April. More-


Having issues modeling your project? Need help with digital workflow?

Tau Sigma Delta's Digital Design Help Desk is every Wednesday in the Barn from 7pm - 10pm. Open to all students, TSD members are available to help you with any questions or issues relating to design software, including Revit, Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe Suites and more!


Assistant Professor David Karle and Caitlin Tangeman’s abstract "Decentralized Consumerism” is now available for review in the international journal MONU.

MONU examines topics that are important to the future of our cities and urban regions from a variety of perspectives and provides a platform for comparative analysis.

Their essay mergers Karle's research on Great Plains urbanism and Tangeman's thesis interests on contemporary rural issues and the growing urban-rural divide.  

Pick up your printed copy today!


Landscape Architecture Student Among Honor Recipients

Austin Arens, sophomore in the landscape architecture program, was among the top undergraduate honor recipients at 2017 Spring Research Fair. More than 200 undergraduate research posters, 10 undergraduate creative exhibits, and 160-plus graduate research posters and exhibits were on display. Congratulations Austin!


We have previously spoken of our Professional Advisory Council, the valuable insights and support they offer us. After hearing a presentation about the collaborate studios and understanding the benefit of synergy that comes from effective collaborative efforts, they acted in direct response and have endowed a fund to support The PAC College of Architecture Prize!  See link above for full competition details!

Arch Out Loud is hosting the first international architecture competition addressing the global epidemic of human trafficking.

Submission Deadline: May 15 

This  program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

Registration Deadline: March 29

Submission Deadline: May 24  

United States Department of Interior, National Park Service Opportunities:

The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).

Submission Deadline: April 30

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Research Office Has 
Three Academic Opportunities: $60,000 in Funding and Prizes

The CTBUH has three great opportunities for funding and recognition for professors, academic researchers and students, as summarized below:
  1. Research Seed Funding: $20,000 award. Deadline: May 31, 2017. More-
  2. Student Research Project Funding: $20,000 award. Deadline: June 30, 2017. More-
  3. Student Design Competition: $21,000 in prizes. Deadline: July 17, 2017. More-
Charles E. Peterson Prize

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2017 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students.

Submission Deadline: June 30

For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, they invite students and professionals to document a historic city or town park. People from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to document these beloved resources. Preservation Through Documentation!

Submission Deadline: July 31

2017 Sustainable Versatility Design Competition

NELMA’s design competition for student architects and interns for 2017 is well underway.  This is the 6th year that NELMA has offered this unique architecture and design student challenge; a no-fee competition that engages students in a design dialogue about sustainability and design using wood products as a contemporary construction material. 

Submission Deadline: August 1


10 Undergraduate Student Intern Positions

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

NPCA Internship Database

Being launched this month, students can search for internship opportunities within the precast concrete industry. Check back often as more internships will be posted soon.

Meet The GREEN Hawai'i Program

Sustainable Community Food Systems, Energy,
& The World Youth Congress

Hawaiʻi’s sequestered location is a fascinating case study for agriculture and energy independence as its own microcosm of the world home to its unique Polynesian culture.

Submission Deadline: Programs fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Steven Myron Holl Foundation Summer Architecture Fellowship Rural Compression

Selected applicants participate in a 25 day intensive studio program while residing at the Fellow's Cabin, scenically located on T2 Reserve, a 30-acre property in Rhinebeck, New York.
The fellowship is geared to challenge the participants' ability to think and design critically, while working site-specific to Dutchess County and the Rhinebeck ecology.

Submission Deadline: May 7 

Rose Architectural Fellowship

The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship is an opportunity for architectural designers to gain meaningful experience in the field of community development.  They have five new opportunities for designers in communities across the country such as Atlanta, Utah, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and St. Paul.

Submission Deadline: July 9

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!


SARA Education Fund

This annual scholarship program is open to all students attending an accredited school of architecture. The student scholarship program was submitted to all NAAB Accredited Architectural Schools across the United States.  

Submission Deadline: August 3

Air Force ROTC 1-Year EXPRESS Technical Scholarship program

Students who apply have the opportunity to receive FULL TUITION and FEES. 

Date: April 24-26

All-College Meeting

Date: May 3
Time: 3 pm
Place: Arch Gallery

AIA Nebraska Cocktail Party

Event is for graduating architecture students.  

Time: More details to follow
Date: May 3

Location: 335 N 8th St A, Lincoln, NE 68508

UNL Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding

Date: May 5
Time: 3 pm
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena

College of Architecture Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Date: May 5
Time: 6 pm
Place: Kimball Hall,
Reception immediately following in Arch Hall.

UNL Undergraduate Commencement 

Date: May 6
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena

Do you know a high school student who loves design like you do? If so, please refer them out our website which details the four camps we are offering this summer.  More-