Be sure to check out the Alpha Rho Chi and AIAS events happening today! (if you read this message on your phone, scroll down) 
Dean's Message

As we enter this time for Thanksgiving, it is well to remember that we are each members of a variety of communities: the community of the College of Architecture, the community of the University of Nebraska, the community of Lincoln, a community of learners, a community of design and planning. We are drawn to design and planning fields to identify issues and pose solutions and alternatives, and the implications of those solutions are profound. We know that through design and planning, we affect behavior, health, learning, social interactions, the environment, and quality of life. Through design and planning, we have the potential to uplift spirits, create beauty, give or take away human dignity.

We focus our attention and use our tools to examine issues from every angle. We are unselfish with the time to both understand the problems fully, and to pose creative solutions that not only solve what has been posed, but to think forward and more broadly to propose what could be alternatives to implications others may have not even considered. 

Architecture Hall provides the initial setting for this incredibly fantastic and satisfying work to occur. It is where we all spend untold hours and form relationships with each other. In many ways, it is our home, the center of our learning, activity, interaction, and output in a community of trust, collaboration and pushing each other for excellence.
It is so appropriate at this time to think of what we are thankful for. I am thankful for each of you and the part you play in the community we have. I am thankful for the level of trust and comfort we enjoy, the respect and the intellectual engagement we expect.

Please enjoy this Thanksgiving wherever you are, with family and/or friends and have safe travels if you are away. 

Warmest regards,


University Offices will be closed Thursday-Sunday, November 24 – 27th for Thanksgiving Break.  Remember:  Wednesday, November 23rd is also a student holiday.  Stephanie does have some slots open in the morning for advising on Wednesday if you need to come in to see an advisor!  Have a nice break!

Like many of you, I for one am looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. I plan to unplug, connect with family and recharge so that I can come back and approach the last remaining weeks of the semester with energy and enthusiasm to do my best work possible. I have a lot to be thankful for, and it is easy to get wrapped up in the demands, deadlines and the many opportunities waiting to be seized (both professional and personally). It is easy to forget to stop and appreciate what we have, where we are and what we are gaining. As I write this, I am realizing how thankful I am for having a place and the support to pursue a career as a lifelong learner who is passionate about the discipline of design. It is a bonus that I have colleagues and students that both challenge me and provide me with delightful opportunities of discovery and discourse. This College is a wonderful place to be. Daily, we get to exercise our right to be critical thinkers and activate our creativity, develop new skills and have a safe place to build our confidence in our abilities to solve problems and create places and spaces that are beautiful, optimistic and catalysts of change.  That is a wonderful thing! Happy Thanksgiving.

Wishing the Landscape Architecture program’s faculty and students the very best at Thanksgiving. Have some fun, eat lots and rest up!

“Happy Thanksgiving” from the Community and Regional Planning program!  Now is a time to reflect on all for which we should give our thanks.  It is also, hopefully, a time for a quick breather before the busy close of fall semester.  We hope for happy times wherever you are and safe travels for all who will be traveling!

Please have an enjoyable Thanksgiving and good luck with the push towards final reviews. Students can look forward to a “pencils down” picnic on December 4 and following that, from December 7 through December 9, an intensive and exciting schedule of final reviews. This year, for the first time, we will hold a Design Thesis review during the fall final review schedule. Reviews are open to everyone so please attend reviews at all levels.

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!


2017 IAH Competition Submission Deadline: Dec. 12 

MOA Architecture:  Scholarship Award + Summer Internship Program Submissions Deadline: Jan. 2017

IIDA Student Competition  Submission Deadline: Feb 6

Husker Hire Link

For a full list of full-time opportunities, internships or part-time jobs visit

Date:  Nov. 21
Place:  Architecture Hall Link

Date:  Nov. 21
Time: 6:30 pm  
Place: Architecture Hall Gallery

AIAS Event: 
Revit Software Workshop
Date: Nov. 28
Time: 4:30
Place: Arch Hall, Room 127

Date:  Nov. 30   
Time: 4:30 pm  
Place:  Architecture Hall, South Barn

Date: Dec. 2
Time: 4:30 –7:30 pm
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena, South Lobby

Final Reviews:
Dates:Dec 7-9

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: January 15 

Student Deadline:
January 23
Date: Dec. 28-Jan 2
Place: Boston