Dean's Message:

Friday evening’s Scholarships & Awards Ceremony was a success as over $105,000 resulted in approximately 90 scholarship awards. The evening was also marked by faculty receiving well-deserved awards of excellence: Hawthorne Distinguished Faculty Award: David Karle; Two awards for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Yunwoo Nam and Sarah Karle; Excellence in Outreach & Engagement: Jason Griffiths; and for Excellence in Research: Dr. Zhenghong Tang.

The ceremony and reception capped off a fruitful day of discussion with our Professional Advisory Council (PAC).  

As we enter these final few weeks of the semester, I encourage you to put your focus to “finishing strong” and to that end, to take good care of yourself as well. Eat nutritiously, sleep well (even if not long), and get some fresh air and exercise as these investments in yourself will not detract from your work; but rather, will make your thoughts and resulting actions even better. 

-Kathy Ankerson


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 spring 2017 is Friday, April 7th.

A few things you should know about “Withdrawing” from a course include: ·NEVER withdraw from a course without checking with your adviser 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  


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

AIAS Beaux Arts Ball  
Date: April
Time:  9 pm
Place: TBD


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!


The College of Architecture hosted a presentation and discussion session in the Architecture Hall Gallery on March 23 (during UNL’s spring break) with Chuck Marohn, AICP, a keynote speaker at the Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit.  This presentation was a supplement to the Summit’s two-day program held at nearby Embassy Suites. More-

Recruiting works and the numbers tell the story. As we review fall 2017 second-year enrollment, the Landscape Architecture program is very excited to report nineteen students have declared thus far our program as their first choice. This is a 137% increase in second-year enrollment and our largest class since our 2012 accreditation. More- 

A congratulations goes out to Assistant Professor Nate Bicak. Nate received a Layman Grant Award to support his research on makerspaces. Bicak is interested in looking at “making” and establishing developmental strategies and design criteria of makerspaces as an emerging interior space typology. We recently have seen “making” evolve as a sub-cultural movement to a mainstream mindset and while makerspaces have grown in popularity, there has been limited research on best practices. More-


Associate Professor Timothy Hemsath was awarded a grant from the NE Energy Office for his project entitled “The Nebraska Initiative - Benchmarking & Beyond (NIBB)”. This grant includes the hire of several interns. Apply today!

More people are looking at Assistant Professor Daniel Piatkowski as a transportation expert. Just recently, Piatkowski was quoted in an article at on parking policies, in particular parking cash-out. A must read!

Landscape Architecture Student Presents Research to State Legislators

Austin Arens presented his UCARE service learning research to state legislators and guests at the state capitol last Thursday.

Student Work Featured in Awards Video

WoodWorks featured their Awards video in its entirety on including the "Emerge" project designed by UNL College of Architecture students. More-


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!

The contest, now in its seventh year, celebrates emerging talent in interior design by highlighting the work of students in the U.S and Canada. It is a great way for students to share their design perspectives and gain national recognition and cash prizes for their ideas and hard work.

Submission Deadline: April 15

Franco’s List Call for Nominations

The Character Council is seeking nominations for Franco’s List, a public recognition of students of integrity. The Show Your Red campaign defines integrity as the quality of being honest and having strong moral character. Faculty, staff and other students are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals who portray one or more of the six building blocks of integrity: citizenship, dependability, respect, open-mindedness, caring, and commitment.

Nominations Deadline: April 2 

Recognition Ceremony: April 19  

2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Student Competition

IIDA is honored to present this event that recognizes interior design excellence from Chapter Campus Centers.  All project types from graduate or undergraduate student members are eligible. Winners will be presented with an expense paid 3-day/2-night trip to NeoCon 2017!  

Submission Deadline: April 3rd at 11 pm 

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition

The theme of the contest is sacred architecture in Senegal (Africa), in fact the name of the competition is "Kaira Looro Competition" (Architecture for Peace "in Mandinka language). The initiative has two objectives: the development of research in architecture on issues of social emergencies and sustainable architecture, and contributing to a humanitarian emergency in Senegal that our organization wants to solve, in fact competition all entries will be entirely donated to the humanitarian project "A Bridge for life" which aims to improve living conditions 80,000 people in emergency.  

Early registration: from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3
Normal registration: from Feb. 14 to March 10  
Late registration: March 11 to April 2
Competitions deadline: April 23  

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

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


The College of Architecture & the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

10 Undergraduate Student Intern Positions

Submission Deadline: Open until filled


Attention Students:
The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program provides undergraduate researchers the opportunity to learn from faculty mentors and engage in research and creative projects during the summer and academic year and receive a $2,400 stipend. Students with 30-120 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 by the end of the spring 2017 semester are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Members,
Are you currently seeking an undergraduate researcher to work in your lab? Check this out!

EDSA Internship Opportunity

Submission Deadline: April 15 

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.

More Jobs!

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

Date: April 6
Time: 11:00 am.
Place: Lied Center for Performing Arts

Time: Immediately following the installation ceremony
Place: Sheldon Museum of Art

AIAS Beaux  Art s Ball   

Date: April 7 
Time: 9 pm
Place: TBD

NCMA Masonry Event

Date: April 8
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 – 
Place: University Hall Plaza
Lunch Provided – Pizza!
Theme: Temple of Doom 

Date: Apr. 22
Time:  4 pm
Place: South Barn

Date: April 4
Time:  3:30 - 5 pm
Place: Nebraska Union

Date: April 5 
Place: Nebraska Union 
Time: 3:30 - 5 pm

Date: April 13
Time: 7 pm
Place: Joslyn Art Museum

Date: May 24-27