Pass / No Pass

The last day to change a class from a letter grade to Pass/No Pass in MYRED is Friday, March 3rd.

A few things you should know about Pass/No Pass include:

  • NEVER change a class to Pass/No Pass without checking with your advisor first.
  • DSGN/ARCH/IDES/LARC courses are all REQUIRED to have a letter grade. Taking these subjects as Pass/No Pass is NOT an option.  (And all of these courses must be completed with a C or better.)
  • Required electives are all REQUIRED to have a letter grade.  These include courses like MATH, ENGL, COMM, HORT and Natural Science electives.  Taking these subjects as Pass/No Pass is NOT an option.  (Additionally these courses must be completed with a C or better.)
  • Some (ACE) electives (6, 8 and 9) may be taken as Pass/No Pass, but please consult with your advisor first.

-Stephanie M. Kuenning

Students and faculty that use the shop on a regular basis may have noticed some changes taking place in the shop facility throughout this school year. Improvements to shop equipment, hardware availability, organization, room access/student identification and shop hours of operation are all areas where changes have been slowly rolled out. The primary topic being pinpointed for this week's newsletter is regarding the shop's hours of operation.  Due to the use and abuse of the facility over the last two semesters, hours of operation have changed to following:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  
**Fridays may close early after 6 p.m. depending upon student use**
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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!

Jason Griffiths and his design studio students were honored with a 2017 Regional Excellence in Wood Design Award by Woodworks for their studio project titled “Emerge”. The students on the design team included: David Rogelio Alcala, Alfredo Vera F, Virginia Michelle Gormley, Ruslan White, Eric Lee Engler, Danielle Alexa Durham, Devin Bayles McLean, Scott Christopher Kenny, Justin Philip DeFields, Darian Johnathon Scott, Kristen Michelle Schulte, Joseph Roy Croghan and Hanna Christy.

The “Emerge” project is a 100 square foot structure designed to hold small gatherings of teachers and students visiting the Bauman Tree Farm in Eugene, Oregon. More-  


Jason Griffiths’ design build studio project for a tool storage facility in South Sioux City, Nebraska, is underway as they have begun to harvest wood for the plan. More-

This week is a great opportunity to network, make connections for future professional opportunities and exercise your skills for interviews with the Career Fair scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday. This event should be of particular interest to our soon to be graduating 4th year students and to our 3rd year students who are required to have professional internship experience in the summer between their 3rd and 4th year. More-

Dr. Yunwoo Nam, Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, and Dr. Changbum Ahn, Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering in the UNL College of Engineering’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction, were interviewed this past week by Gwen Baumgardner, News Anchor for KLKN-TV Channel 8 Eyewitness News, Lincoln’s  ABC-TV affiliate.  The interview focused on a new research project “Human-Centric Sensing Platform to Assess Neighborhood Physical Disorder,” for which Dr. Ahn is the principal investigator and Dr. Nam is co-PI. The project is funded by a research grant from the National Science Foundation. More-

The College of Architecture Internship Fair is happening in three days! And the third-year landscape architecture students have been working hard developing their portfolios in preparation for securing a year-long internship with some of the best firms.  Last Thursday, the students had the opportunity to practice their interviewing techniques by participating in a mock interview with Steven Rodie, a registered landscape architect and the director of UNO’s Center for Urban Sustainability. More-
This is a big week for architecture students with the College Career Fair on Thursday and Friday. Many firms will set up around the building to interview students for summer internships and full-time positions. One of those firms, RTA Architects from Colorado Spings, will present a lecture on Wednesday. Principal John C. Hoelscher and staff designer Sheva P. Willoughby will describe how the firm uses Integrated Project Delivery and collaborative practices to foster innovation and improve office workflows.  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  

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!

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 

Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship

Their fellowship gives a promising architecture student the opportunity to spend ten weeks this summer immersed in real design problems and collaborative solutions in their Boston design studio.

Submission Deadline: March 18 

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! 

Submission Deadline: March 1

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. 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:  March 15
T ime: 4 pm
Place:  Richards Hall ,  Room 15

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.