Summer Sessions Registration

Registration for Summer Sessions opens TODAY (Monday, March 6th). 

Priority Registration for Fall 2017 opens on Monday, March 27th.

Please schedule a time with your academic advisor to make sure you are on track for graduation!

- Stephanie Kuenning  

A new online room reservation system has been created for use by faculty, staff and students of the College. The link for room reservations can be found under the College’s website resources tab, or it can be found here. Simply select a room you would like to reserve and you should see the availability calendar. Once you have found a room and available time, fill out the form at the top of the page. Please allow 24 hours for an email confirmation. If you have any questions please contact Olivia in the Dean’s office.  

- Olivia Wilson


While the College of Architecture is one of the biggest users of recyclable material on campus, the bin locations, lack of awareness and unclear processes have contributed to a large amount of recyclable material ending up in the trash or in the wrong recycling bins. USGBC, the College of Architecture and the UNL Recycling team did a walk-through of the College and identified locations and bin quantities needed in the building. We created floor plans of the bin locations and signs explaining what does and does not get recycled. Finally, a process has been put in place to ensure that these bins are checked and emptied regularly.  The feedback from these checks will then determine future needs!  We expect these small steps to make a noticeable impact on the overall amount of material recycled at the College. 

-Bradley Wissmueller  

The Fabrication Workshop at the College of Architecture is now selling products. Purchasing these items will take place in the Media Center. Upon payment, students will take the receipt to the shop manager who will distribute the purchased products. These products will only be available for pickup during the week before 5 pm. The product selection was determined by paying attention to commonly used materials by students throughout the semester that required visiting stores, such as Menards, Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Lowes. In an attempt to save students time and money, check out this list of materials that can be purchased in the Media Center and picked up in the shop. Click here for the new list.
Last semester the Fabrication Workshop also established a relationship with Fastenal.  This relationship allows the College to provide access to a selection of screws, washers, nuts and bolts at no cost to the students. These items can be found in a blue Fastenal storage bin found in the back corner of the shop by the drill presses.  As always, do not hesitate to contact me directly by email if I can be of assistance in any of these areas. 

- Nolan Golgert

AIAS Basketbrawl
Date: March 29 
Time: 7 pm 
Place: Link

AIAS Beaux Arts Ball       
Date: April
Time:  9 pm
Place: TBD


Tau Sigma Delta Annual Dinner
Date: March 8
Time: 6 pm
Place: Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill

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!


Over the next couple of weeks, d.MAKE students will be working on siting their projects in a landscape they design. Leading up to this second half of Project 2, students have been designing a 6" x 6" x 6" cube, developing the ways interior space, surfaces, tectonic joints and exterior space relate to one another in conceptual and physical compositional relationships. This part consisted of a series of iterative models and the development of orthographic drawings to represent their cubes, such as unfolded elevations, sections, isometrics and exploded axonometrics. More-


We are officially more than half-way done with our spring semester and two-weeks away from spring break. I hope this gives you some urgency and drive to stay on top of your studies, focus just a little bit more in reaching your goals in studio and set yourself up for the feeling of accomplishment and prideful examples of your work. This half-way mark is also a good time to reflect on your learning experiences and consider the new content and knowledge that you have acquired through classes, discussion with your peers and pursuing information that is meaningful and inspiring to you. More-


“We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees”– the mission of the Arbor Day Foundation.  Pete Smith, Urban Forestry Program Manager at the Foundation was guest lecturer in Dr. Daniel Piatkowski’s Urban Design Seminar. Pete spoke about the importance of urban and community forestry in cities and the wide-ranging benefits of trees in urban areas.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program, which now has 3,300 cities and towns designated as Tree City USA communities. More-

Last week the Architecture program hosted M.Arch alumnus Dan Williamson for a public lecture about computational design workflows at HDR in Minneapolis. Discussing a firm-wide shift towards data-driven design, Dan demonstrated ways HDR capitalizes on various computational processes in all phases of the firm’s work from project planning through post-occupancy evaluation. Dan works closely with other alumni such as Matt Goldsberry and Nate Miller (the latter of the consultancy  Proving Ground and a regular lecturer in Architecture) to improve workflows as well to enhance the firm's ability to manage complex geometries and the performative aspects of buildings in the design process. More-

Professor Rumiko Handa gave a talk for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has been scheduled as a panelist for the Libraries' 2017 Visiting Scholar Program. More- 


We have previously spoken of our Professional Advisory Council, the valuable insights and support they offer us. After hearing a presentation about the collaborate studios and understanding the benefit of synergy that comes from effective collaborative efforts, they acted in direct response and have endowed a fund to support The PAC College of Architecture Prize! More-

The contest, now in its seventh year, celebrates emerging talent in interior design by highlighting the work of students in the U.S and Canada. It is a great way for students to share their design perspectives and gain national recognition and cash prizes for their ideas and hard work.

Submission Deadline: April 15

Franco’s List Call for Nominations

The Character Council is seeking nominations for Franco’s List, a public recognition of students of integrity. The Show Your Red campaign defines integrity as the quality of being honest and having strong moral character. Faculty, staff and other students are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals who portray one or more of the six building blocks of integrity: citizenship, dependability, respect, open-mindedness, caring, and commitment.

Nominations Deadline: April 2 

Recognition Ceremony: April 19  

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition

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.  

Early registration: from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3
Normal registration: from Feb. 14 to March 10  
Late registration: March 11 to April 2
Competitions deadline: April 23  

Arch Out Loud is hosting the first international architecture competition addressing the global epidemic of human trafficking.

Submission Deadline - May 15 

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  

United States Department of Interior, National Park Service Opportunities:

The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).

Submission Deadline: April 30

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2017 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students.

Submission Deadline: June 30

For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, they invite students and professionals to document a historic city or town park. People from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to document these beloved resources. Preservation Through Documentation!

Submission Deadline: July 31


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!

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.

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!


AIA South Dakota

AIA South Dakota offers a unique $2,500 scholarship to architecture students with South Dakota roots. I know that your program has successfully recruited and educated a good number of South Dakotans. Applications are open for the 2017 AIA South Dakota Enrichment Award. This unique award allows students the flexibility to craft an individual proposal for an enrichment experience supporting their academic and professional goals.  

Submission Deadline: March 17 

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

Tau Sigma Delta Annual Dinner

Date: March 8
Time: 6 pm
Place: Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill

Date:  March 15
T ime: 4 pm
PlaceRichards Hall ,  Room 15

Chuck Marohn Student/Community Chat

Date:  March 23
Time:  4:30-6:30 pm
Place:  Gallery

AIAS Basketbrawl

Date: March 29  
Time: 7 pm
Place: Link

Spring Professional Advisory Council Meeting

Date : March 30-31

Scholarships and Awards Ceremony and Reception

Date:  March 31
Time:  5:30 pm
Place:  Link, Gallery

Date: March 31
Time:  8 - 5 pm
Place: Architecture Hall,  Gallery & Barn

AIAS Beaux  Art s Ball   

Date: April 7 
Time: 9 pm
Place: TBD


Date: March 9
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Richards Hall, Rm 15

Date: March 9-10
Place: Sheldon & Love Library
Date: March 9-12
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.  

Date: March 10
Time9 – 12 pm &
1 – 4 p.m.
Place: Career Services (225 Nebraska Union)

Date: April 4
Place: Nebraska Union

Date: April 13
Time: 7 pm
Place: Joslyn Art Museum

Date: May 24-27