On Friday, over 120 high school juniors and seniors and guests participated in events throughout Architecture Hall for Open House. Thank you to everyone who made this such a memorable and influential event in these students' lives!

A recent World Economic Forum post cited that "our addiction to screens is damaging more than our health" - this is an interesting short video found here.
Cristina Murphy packs the house for the first Hyde Lecture of the season!

Let’s Celebrate! The National Park Service turned 100 this year and landscape architects have and continued to play a significant role in the design, implementation and management of this great park system. Yellowstone National Park, dating back to 1872, preceded the National Park Service, which was established 44 years later, on Aug. 25, 1916, to oversee the management of a growing roster of parks. That list now stands at 59, though the National Park Service oversees 411 sites, including national seashores, monuments, historic sites, trails and more. Learn More-


Second year architecture students have been especially busy these past few weeks building PARK(ing) Day installations. The chaos of the final week in Architecture Hall was worth it and I was very pleased with how everything came together for PARK(ing) Day on Friday (more information on the worldwide event here:  Learn More-

The Community and Regional Planning “Hazard Mitigation Planning” class (CRPL 472/872) met on September 13th at the headquarters of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), located at the Joint Force Headquarters on the Nebraska National Guard base in Lincoln. The class toured the NEMA facilities, and Mary Baker, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, explained the state’s hazard mitigation planning program to the students.  Learn More-
What a week! I just want to acknowledge and recognize all the hard work and effort that was put forth in the project presentations and reviews for the 2nd and 3rd year studios. I hope that each group can reflect on the learning and growth that occurred as you completed your first projects of the semester. In addition, it is always great to consider the insight from your reviewers and set new goals for yourself as you start the next projects in your studios.  Learn More-
Assistant Professor Catherine De Almeida and Assistant Professor Sarah Karle will present peer-reviewed papers next week at the USC School of Architecture’s conference “Landscape Architecture as Necessity” and Associate Professor Zhenghong Tang was recently awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for a project entitled Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for Playa Wetland Monitoring and Assessment.  Learn More-  


Student Competitions 

ACA’s International Design Competition 2016 Now Accepting Applications

Submission Deadline: Nov. 8th 2016

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Blank Space Launches Fourth Annual Fairy Tales Competitions

Submission Deadline: Dec. 9, 2016

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Hyde Lecture
Date: Sept. 29th
Time: 4 pm

ID Internship Presentation
Date: Sept. 28th
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Place:  Arch Gallery

Mid-Center Modern Architecture
Date: Oct. 9th
Time: 1-3:30 pm

Date: Oct. 24th
Time: 11:30–1:30 pm

Date: Feb. 23 & 24
Time: 8-5pm


Date: Sept. 29-30th


Application Deadline: October 3, 2016.

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Date: Oct. 7
Time:1- 4:10 p.m.
Place: Nebraska Innovation Campus

Please register online by  Sept. 30th


NEW to Architecture Hall this year is our first-ever Structures Tutoring Center.  Every week tutoring is available for Structures on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Architecture Hall, room 310.  (We also have structures tutoring in the Nebraska Hall Library, room 213D, during the same time if you wish to venture outside of the building!)

Additionally, Tau Sigma Delta continues to offer tutoring with Digital Design Help Desk on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Barn.  If you need help with things like:  learning design software, making a laser cut file, modeling your project, rendering your boards or exporting to pdf … stop by the Digital Design Help Desk!

-Stephanie M. Kuenning

Game Day Reminder

For those of you not familiar with the university's pregame planning, football game days provide challenges in the security of buildings used for academic, research and business operations on City Campus. Many fans would like to use university facilities for breaks, restrooms or sightseeing.  Some even see the possibility of accessing our buildings as an opportunity to steal computers, etc. Common practice is that all buildings near the stadium are locked about three to five hours before kickoff. We ask your help in keeping the buildings on City Campus, particularly those close to Memorial Stadium or along the main walkways to the stadium, locked and secured. Please avoid using the building in the hours before kickoff and help us keep unauthorized people out. Thank you,  

Owen Yardley
Chief of Police