Dean's Message

I had the opportunity to join 44 from professional practice and 9 deans from other universities in the Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology last week in La Jolla, California. It was an energizing experience with perspectives from Mitchell Joachim and James Patten (both of whom have Ted Talks), and John SanGiovanni, among others. Inspiration and transformation were key topics and ones each of us face every day in our respective professions.

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College of Architecture and University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholarship applications are due February 1, 2017.  For more information on applying for scholarships please click this link

Jason Griffiths and Lindsey Bahe were both recognized for their work recently. Griffiths received an award from WoodWorks and Bahe was given an award from the Division of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association. More-

Join us for the Digital Graphic Workshop on January 26th and 27th! The Landscape Architecture program, in collaboration with the GPSC-ASLA, is hosting a digital graphic workshop led by Field Operation’s Associate Andrew TenBrink. The primary goal of the workshop is to expose students to professional graphic techniques utilized by an internationally recognized landscape architecture firm. More-

“Active and Healthy Community Development” is a new course (CRPL 495/895) this semester offered by Dr. Yunwoo Nam, Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning.  Fifteen graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of majors have enrolled in this first offering of the course.

This new interdisciplinary course places students at the intersection of the public health and the planning/design professions. The course will examine how conditions in cities and neighborhoods can have both positive and adverse effects on human health, safety and active living.  Students will study and utilize various analytical methods and tools, such as asset mapping and community health impact assessment, to evaluate a wide range of factors in communities that affect community health and active living.  The course will demonstrate how innovative solutions, such as mixed-use smart growth developments and investments in bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure, can enhance public health and livability in communities.


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 

Site Magazine Competition
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

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


NPCAF Scholarship Opportunities

Concrete Canoe Scholarship

This scholarship will provide up to 10 schools participating in the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition $500 to help offset their material and travel costs for the competition.

Deadline:  Jan. 31

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholastic Scholarships

Students can earn up to $14, 500 towards their college expenses with these scholarships.

Deadline: March 20 

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.

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. 17 
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Link
Rescheduled for Jan. 19!!!

Date: Jan. 18   
Time: 4:30 –6:30 pm
Place:  Room 210

Date: Jan. 19
Time: 5:30–7:30 pm
Place: Arch Gallery

Date: Jan.  26th and 27th
Place: Arch Hall, Room TBA
Starts 11:30 am Friday & 9 am Saturday

Date: Jan. 25
Time: 4 pm 
Place: Richards Hall, Room 15

Anthony Morey - Hyde Lecture                        
Date: Feb. 3
Time: 4–5 pm
Place: Richards Hall, Room 15

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

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