Some weeks are filled with the pleasure of congratulating and awarding honors and last week was one of those! Five of our William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community students were honored for their high academic achievements last semester (Cale Miller, Megan Peterson, Danielle Steele, Thuy-Dung Tran, and Ariel Zach) at a ceremony in the Champions Center where President Hank Bounds gave a wonderful keynote speech to the group. Two of our faculty were awarded certificates of recognition in the UNL Parents Recognition Ceremony honoring outstanding faculty and staff (Lindsey Bahe and Peter Olshavsky). At an Architectural Foundation of Nebraska meeting, I learned that Bob Ripley, FAIA, the Capitol Administrator for the Nebraska Capitol Commission and alumnus of the College of Architecture will be recognized as one of three Distinguished Nebraskalanders.

Keep up the good work everyone!

-Kathy Ankerson

The College of Architecture Internship and Career Fair will be held February 23rd and 24th in Architecture Hall. As a reminder be sure to:

- Update your profile and resume in Husker Hire Link

o Resume template 

o Make sure to “Publish” your profile once it is updated. This is a great opportunity to add as many projects as you would like so all of the firms can see your work.

- Click here to apply to interview with a firm. Deadline is 11:59 pm February 5. More-

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!

Date: Feb. 8
Time: 4:30 pm
Place:  Architecture Hall,  Room: 127

Publications recognize the work of Jeffrey L. Day, Daniel Piatkowsk, and David Karle. Plus Katherine S. Ankerson appointed as a new member of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation board of directors. More-
Preliminary reviews are already being scheduled around Architecture Hall and this week Design Thesis students will be presenting in the first of three reviews this semester. Reviews will be scheduled at various times throughout Tuesday, so please stop by to check out the developing work. M.Arch students submitted initial proposals for 2017-2018 Design Thesis projects and they are actively seeking faculty mentors and refining their proposals, continuing the tradition of the thesis option at UNL. More-
Happy Monday! There are not a lot of specific events to report this week. I have noted that all of you are working hard and focusing on doing great things in studio and other classes. Next week I look forward to visiting 2nd year interior design studios’ “Project 1” reviews on February 8th from 9-12 pm in the Gallery. They have spent the first few weeks of the semester designing a spatial intervention in Architecture Hall. A place for students or faculty to “Revive/Relax/Refresh”. I also imagine many of you are thinking of portfolio development and interview opportunities for the upcoming career fair here at the College. In addition, I am sure our 3rd and 4th year students are beginning to think about internships and jobs (exciting!). Don’t hesitate to come talk to me about options, resumes, portfolios, etc. More-

Dr. Zhenghong Tang, Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning, and Yuan Xue, a second-year Community and Regional Planning graduate student, attended the 22nd annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV) informational seminar in Grand Island, Nebraska, on February 2nd. This year’s seminar, as with previous annual seminars, included RWBJV partners, landowners, and others who met to learn and exchange ideas about conservation in Nebraska and to discuss how agriculture producers, researchers, and governmental agencies at the local, state, and federal levels can work together in the interest of conservation. More-


Kevin Bukowski (BSD-Arch 2014) and Liz Szatko (BSD-Arch 2014) co-authored “Air Rights Architecture” project from their undergraduate Arch 410 NAAB comprehensive studio (Faculty member David Karle) has been accepted to the “Housing” poster session at the 2017 ACSA National Conference in Detroit, Michigan . This year's call for projects was very competitive, with an average acceptance rate of 52%. Peer Review comments include, "Ultra clear description of the issue being addressed and an incredibly succinct poster. A pleasure to read graphically, with clear, easy to understand diagrams that explain the design intent and project aspirations. Excellent example of how to convey both the 'why' and 'how' of a design proposal.” 


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

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. 6

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 cerfect for students, academics and research groups to undertake independently or as part of a studio.

Registration Opens: Feb 11th

As part of Volume 37 of the Site Magazine and in conjunction with the 2017 celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the editors invite submissions to a juried competition that projects the theme of Future Legacy into Canada’s next 150 years.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 12  

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  



Student (3rd year or above) with excellent graphic and InDesign skills to assist College of Architecture Communications Coordinator.

Apply by sending resume and sample of work to no later than February 1.

Approximately 6-10 hours per week available.

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

SCAPE Studio Internship Opportunity

Submission Deadline: March 1

SWA/Balsley Internship Opportunity

We are 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.

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. 8
Time: 4:30 pm
Place:  Architecture Hall  Room: 127

Date: Feb. 10
T ime: 4 pm
Place: Richards Hall Room 15

Date:  Feb. 16
Time: 6 pm
1111 Jones Street
Omaha  NE  68102

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,

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