Dean's Message

Hello everyone,

Last week was an exciting time as most of you presented your work and we invited guests to provide additional viewpoints to the projects and your approaches. My best wishes to you as you finish final exams, papers and projects this week. Have a joyful and restful holiday break, coming back refreshed and eager to begin another semester! To those of you graduating, congratulations and best wishes, you have been well-prepared to enter the professions! To those traveling, rest first and have safe travels. To everyone, go out of your way to seek a way to improve the life of someone else, with a gesture, kind word, smile or assistance.

Warm regards,




Official grades are recorded in MYRED, not Blackboard or Canvas.  All faculty will submit final grades for courses in MYRED.  Final processing for grades from the semester should be complete approximately one week after the end of the term (by December 23rd for Fall 2016 courses.) 

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Tau Sigma Delta

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 7 pm - 10 pm. 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 is happy to announce Madison Diggs, senior, interior design student was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman scholarship is a nationally competitive award given three times a year by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to undergraduate students seeking to study or intern abroad. This round of scholarships was awarded to 850 students from 359 universities and colleges. Congratulations Madison!  More-
Three professors from the College of Architecture had papers accepted to the 107th ASCA Conference in Detroit: Assistant Professor Catherine De Almeida, Assistant Professor David Karle and Assistant Professor Jason Griffiths. Plus, Program Director and Professor Jeffrey L. Day's work receives more national and international attention. More-
Faculty and students in the Community and Regional Planning program extent warm wishes to everyone for happy and restful holidays!

Among several final projects in CRP courses this semester, students in the CRPL 472/872 Hazard Mitigation Planning course reviewed and suggested updates of components in hazard mitigation plans for four Nebraska cities— Beatrice, McCook, Wahoo and York.  Course instructors Dr. Zhenghong Tang and Jeff Henson provided guidance for students to analyze community demographic and economic conditions, critical facilities and key infrastructure and “at risk” populations, as well as identify strategies that could be employed to reduce vulnerabilities in the communities.  Student teams met with officials in each of the four cities to gather information and discuss possible mitigation strategies.  While the course project involving these four cities focused on academic goals and did not result in plans being submitted to state and federal agencies for review and approval, it did help the cities refresh outreach and planning efforts that were initiated during the past five years. 

We made it! The last week of Fall 2016 has arrived (and so has the cold weather). I am proud of the work each studio presented this past week. I find that the end of semester studio reviews are a great opportunity to take a minute and recognize all the growth that has occurred over the course of 16 weeks. To me, the work pinned up and the ideas embedded into the drawings and models are a testament to the hard-work, commitment and passion our students and faculty have for the discipline of design and the pursuit of learning. 

From all of us in the Interior Design program, we wish all of you a wonderful break and a happy new year!

Happy Holidays everyone! Eat, sleep and be merry…next semester begins in only four weeks!
Final reviews are over and as we wrap up the semester I would like to thank everyone, faculty, students, staff and external partners, for making this a great fall for the Architecture program. This was the second semester in which we organized a compressed and intensified final review schedule (all reviews in 3 straight days) and I am convinced this is a positive change for the program. The energy level is noticeably higher and the reviews seemed more like a celebratory and intellectual event than a simple the end of a studio. New this fall was the public Design Thesis review scheduled along with the other studio reviews. I found this to be a welcome addition, and I believe students did as well. All that stands between us now and Winter Break is exam week, so once that is over, I wish you all a pleasant and relaxing break, and I look forward to seeing you in January for the new semester.
This studio course will evaluate the proposed Lincoln South Beltway Project, focusing on the myriad positive and negative impacts for Lincoln and the State of Nebraska from a range of perspectives. Instructor: Professor Dan Piatkowski, CRP.

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of urban design. The course focuses on the overlapping fields of design and planning, as well as the myriad impacts of urban design. Instructor: Professor Dan Piatkowski, CRP.


The IAH competition has been designed to replicate a real-life approach. Multi-disciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to a specific housing problem developed by an actual public housing agency (PHA).

Submission Deadline: Dec. 12 

Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements

This is a competition that challenges the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace to promote refugee livelihoods. The total prize package is $30,000. Undergraduate and graduate students alike are encouraged to participate.  

Submission Deadline: Feb. 1

IIDA Student Competition

The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 6th

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!


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!

Sasaki 2017 Summer Internship

Opportunity to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team of designers and tackle some of the world’s most interesting design and planning challenges? Apply now!

Submission Deadline: Feb. 27


MOA Architecture:  Scholarship Award + Summer Internship Program

MOA ARCHITECTURE offers an annual architectural scholarship + paid summer internship award to students in accredited architectural programs. 

Submissions Deadline: Jan. 31 

Tom Cory Scholarship

Tom Cory was a founding member of the Architectural Precast Association (APA) and in his honor, the APA developed the Tom Cory Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving student in an architecture program. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact us.

Submissions Deadline: Mar. 31

National Precast Concrete Association Foundation (NPCAF) Scholarship

This program provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in fields related to construction. These can include: engineering, architecture, construction management, business, sustainable building management, and more.  

Submissions Deadline: Mar. 20

Date: Jan. 3
Time: 8:30-12 pm
Place: Gallery 
Lunch will be provided.

Date: Feb. 23 & 24 
Time: 8-5 pm
Place: Architecture Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus

Additional Info:  Mark Hinchman, Professor of Interior Design, (402)472-5930,

For General Event Information Visit:

Firm Registration deadline: Jan. 15 

Student Deadline:
Jan. 23

Date: Dec. 28-Jan 2
Place: Boston