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Design Democracy Fellowship Winners Announced

The prestigious Design Democracy Fellowships in the College of Design's School of Architecture have been awarded to three M Arch student entries that exemplify the values at the core of the fellowship - good design, every day, for everyone. Full story

 

Permanent Reconstruction Project in Haiti Moves Forward

Architecture for Humanity, and various groups and individuals - from Former President Jimmy Carter, to architecture graduate students Amanda Pederson, Brent Suski and Emerson Stepp - celebrated around the globe an important moment in the reconstruction of Haiti. Full story

 

School of Architecture students working in Haiti

Graduate students from the School of Architecture have traveled to Haiti for an eight week trip led by Jim Lutz (Architecture), lecturer and co-director of the Master of Science in Architecture, Sustainable Design track. Working with Architecture for Humanity, students will design two prototype schools expected to be constructed this summer. Full story

 

College of Design Teams Up With Documentary Film Maker for "Shelter"

In recent weeks, the College of Design has partnered with DocuCinema, and its founder Lee Schneider, on a portion of his upcoming documentary titled Shelter - a movie that focuses on architects and designers who are using principles of good design to address homelessness and disaster relief. Full story

 

Rebuilding Haiti

Nine months after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, severe human needs remain. In July, the New York Times reported that only 28,000 of the 1.5 million Haitians displaced by the earthquake have moved into new homes. Full story

 

School of Architecture student seizes opportunity to design school in Ethiopia

In 2009, when Wosen Kifle, a Minneapolis resident and native of Ethiopia, asked the College of Design for assistance in designing an elementary school and clinic complex on his family's land in Furi, outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 2010 MArch graduate Andrew Blaisdell was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Full story

 

Design solutions for rural America

Center for Rural Design enlists architects, landscape architects, and planners in a new discipline. Full story

 

Design and the digital revolution: Lee Anderson

Using 3D modeling to tour virtual buildings

Lee AndersonLee Anderson seems affable, but he could make you walk off of a roof.

 

That is, the associate professor in the School of Architecture works with virtual reality through the Digital Design Consortium (DDC), an interdisciplinary unit that Anderson helped create in 2004. Anderson's focus is three-dimensional (3D) modeling, and through his work he can guide someone through a house that has yet to be built, through a commercial building that is still in design, or even across a roof and down into a garden below. Full story

 

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