Dean's Message

You may be aware of the exceptional people we have on our Professional Advisory Council, and today I'll bring your attention to one of them, Roger Schluntz (BArch '67). Dean Schluntz is in his 18th year as dean of the School of Architecture & Planning at the University of New Mexico. Dean Schluntz has just been awarded the ACSA Distinguished Professor Award

This week is packed with activities and speakers who will broaden your perspectives, inspire and amaze you!



New Minor Available 

The College of Architecture is excited to announce a new minor in Architectural Studies is now available to interior design, landscape architecture and outside majors!   

The Architectural Studies minor provides an introduction to architecture through required courses in the history and theory of architecture and a range of elective courses in environmental and cultural factors, building technology and related fields that shape the built environment.  Please visit our website for more information.  

General Meeting with Speakers
Date: 4:30pm
Place , South Barn
Date: Jan. 23

  1. Important announcements about USGBC Student Group events this semester.
  2. Dr. Lucas Sabalka from Citizens Climate Lobby will talk about their bipartisan efforts to address climate change and answer any questions people have about climate change, carbon fee proposals, or things like negative externalities. 
  3. Garret Swanson from Recycling Lincoln will talk about the current petition effort to get a new city ordinance on the May ballot that expands Lincoln’s recycling efforts.  

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!


Bring your lunch & learn about the latest TRENDS IN TILE from Rep Amanda Balhorn!!
Date: Jan. 27
Time: 11:30
Place: South Barn

Adventure in Galapagos – a life changing experience!  All design and planning disciplines are invited to join us on an 18-day international service-learning adventure in Galapagos, Ecuador (May 14th – June 1st).  We will work with the Pelican Bay Neighborhood and the Town of Puerto Ayora on the Island of Santa Cruz designing a waterfront park and the plans necessary to connect the park to the neighborhood.  You will learn sustainable community-based design, cultural implications of working in a community, and extensive project planning, management and implementation. More- 
I hope it is safe to assume that you all have settled into your second semester and all is going well. Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with me, or your advisor if there are any issues or guidance needed in order to acclimate to this semester’s courses. I also hope that each of you took advantage of our Student Organization fair we had last Thursday and found a way to connect with peers who may have shared interests. These organizations often become a great place to develop relationships with others and establish mentorship amongst one another, not to mention have some fun and get involved in our community.
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In preparation for the upcoming reaccreditation review of the Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) degree in the 2017 fall semester, CRP faculty are working hard on the required Self-Study Report that must be submitted in early summer to the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB), which accredits planning degree programs in North America.  A site visit team from the PAB will arrive at UNL this fall to interview faculty, students, administrators and other stakeholders, as well as view the facilities in Architecture Hall that are utilized by faculty and students 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 

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. 6



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!

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

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 

SCAPE Studio Internship Opportunity

Submission Deadline: March 1

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!


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

General Meeting with Speakers
Date: Jan. 23
Time: 4:30 pm
Place : South Barn

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

Date: Jan. 26
Time:  9 am & 2:30 pm
Place: Arch Hall, Arch Gallery


Bring your lunch & learn about the latest TRENDS IN TILE from Rep Amanda Balhorn!!
Date: Jan. 27
Time: 11:30
Place: South Barn

Digital Graphic Workshop
Date: Jan. 27 and 28
Place: Arch Hall, Room TBA
Starts 11:30 am Friday & 9 am Saturday

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 For ALL Materials:
Jan. 23