Do you know a high school student who shares your passion for architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community and regional planning? If so, please be sure to tell them to check out our High School camps available this summer! Including two new camps: the Western Nebraska High School Workshop and the Adventures on the Niobrara River/Discover Landscape Architecture camp. Send them to the link: or contact Stephanie directly at

-Stephanie Kuenning

AIAS Event:
Date: Feb. 15 
Time: 6 pm
Place: Architecture Hall,  Rm: South Barn

Date: Feb. 16
Time: TBA
Place: Architecture Hall, Rm: Link

Midwest Quad Conference is March 9-12th, in Chicago. If interested March 1st is the last day to register at Conference is full of great tours around Chicago, firm visits, and keynote speakers. Please email if planning to attend. 

Date: March 1 
Time: 4:30 am
Place: Architecture Hall Room: South Barn

Come hear about the upcoming events, grab some food, and run for executive positions. AIAS Executive Board is a great and easy way to boost your leadership skills. Positions available: President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Freedom By Design Director, Social Media Director, Events Director, and Mentorship Director. The position of AXP/ARE Student Advisor is also open. Look for an email regarding these elections later in the month.

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 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!

Austin Arens, a second-year landscape architecture student, will be honored on March 30th at this year’s Research at the Capitol Day event for his project titled, “The Role of Service Learning in Instruction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.”  This event is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research who select 25 projects that represent important work happening in Nebraska. Congratulations Austin!

It is great to see College of Architecture faculty being recognized for the great work they do. Dan Piatkowski’s abstract was selected for an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Rumiko Handa presented a paper at the “Atmosphere 9” conference. More- 

Sometimes we fall into stereotypes or misconceptions of the role various disciplines play in designing the built environment. This week, since there isn’t a lot of new news to report, I thought I would take an opportunity to remind and/or inform you on the position the Interior Design program at UNL takes when articulating what interior design is and what interior designers do. More-

Dr. Zhenghong Tang, Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning spoke in two sessions of the 77th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference held at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, February 5 – 8, 2017, presenting findings from his research on playa wetlands in the Rainwater Basin, located in a 21-county area of south central Nebraska. More-

This spring one of Landscape Architecture’s professional electives has spread beyond UNL. Covering climate change to stormwater regulations, Introduction to Green Infrastructure (LARC 497/597) seeks to integrate plant and soil systems into urban infrastructure. The course expands and broadens the green roof and green infrastructure courses previously taught by Dr. Richard Sutton, a current faculty member, and Professor Steve Rodie, a past faculty member of LARC who now holds a courtesy appointment in the program. More-

AZURE Competition:

AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2017 AZ AWARDS. The 7th annual international competition celebrates excellence in design.

* Entries are juried by a panel of architects & designers at the forefront of their professions
* Finalists and Winners are published in the AZ Awards Annual issue and are recognized at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto on June 23, 2017.
* Student winner receives a $5000 cash prize.
Earlybird deadline: Feb. 1. Final entry deadline: Feb. 21

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 . For more information on this project can visit the official website: .

Early registration: from 20 January to 13 Feb.
Normal registration: from 14 February to 10 March 
Late registration: 11 March to 2 April
Competitions deadline: April 23  

IDEC Video Competition
Call for Entries

This video competition seeks compelling entries that will engage a general audience to think differently about the interior design knowledge base and the impacts of our expertise. This year we are asking entrants to choose one specific content area and show the difference that interior design research can make!

Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 19

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  


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!

KaTO Summer/Fall Studio 2017

KaTO is a design/build studio in Richmond, VA, which engages students of architecture & design, engineering, and building construction to design social projects in developing countries.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 17 

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

Be Original Americas Summer Design Fellowship

Be Original Americas’ 7-week Summer Design Fellowship program will introduce two college students to all facets of creating innovative, high-quality products, from research, design, and manufacturing to marketing and distribution through hands-on, in-the-field learning.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 28

SCAPE Studio Internship Opportunity

Submission Deadline: March 1

SWA/Balsley Internship Opportunity

SWA/Balsley is offering a full-time paid internship opportunity from approximately July to December to a student with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exemplary design and technical skills.   

Submission Deadline: March 16 

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.

Summer Serviceship Opportunities with the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute

The University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute is offering great serviceship opportunities for this summer. You can get paid $3,500 to spend two weeks in training and nine weeks at a rural site (free housing) engaging in community work.  They are looking for students with a variety of interests in communications, marketing, journalism, public policy, leadership, etc.  It's a great way to get career experience and paid! Below is the link for more information.

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!


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.  

Submission Deadline: March 20

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.

Submission Deadline: March 31

Date: Feb. 13
Time: 12:45 pm
Place:  Architecture Hall,  Rm:127

AIAS Event:
Date: Feb. 15 
Time: 6 pm
Place:  Architecture Hall,  Rm: South Barn

Date: Feb. 16
Time: TBA
Place: Architecture Hall, Rm: Link

Date:  Feb. 22
Time: 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Place Architecture Hall,  Rm: Architecture Hall Gallery

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:

Date: March 1 
Time: 4:30 am
Place: Architecture Hall Room: South Barn
Date:  Feb. 16
Time: 6 pm
1111 Jones Street
Omaha  NE  68102

Date: Feb. 23.
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm 
Place: Richards Hall, Rm 15 

Date: March 9-12th,
Place: Chicago . If interested March 1st is the last day to register at Conference is full of great tours around Chicago, firm visits, and keynote speakers. Please email if planning to attend.