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Design and Sustainability

Envisioning the Sustainable Campus

The Zero+ Campus Design Project brings together the University of Minnesota’s Department of Landscape Architecture, the School of Architecture, the Institute on the Environment, the Capital Planning and Project Management staff, and faculty and students from affiliated programs to develop campus solutions that can eliminate or have a net-positive effect on emissions, pollutants, and waste streams to reduce long-term costs and align campus operations with the content of related teaching and research. The project includes the development zero+ curriculum, an online resource, design tools, and demonstration projects to foster zero-emission campus design, planning and performance. Learn more...


Teaching for Transformation

Virajita Singh's piece on "Teaching for Transformation" was posted on University of Minnesota's Techniques in Learning and Teaching (TILT) Blog.


Turning Suburban Blights into Community Hubs

Natalie Ross (MLA '11) was shortlisted for her project "Combat Concrete" in the Strip Appeal ideas design competition. An online vote is taking place now through January 16th to decide the Public Choice winner. Read more...


Patrick Smith and Rolf Jacobson presented at the 2012 Duluth Energy Design Conference & Expo

Patrick Smith and Rolf Jacobson, both Research Fellows at the CSBR, will be presenting at the 2012 Duluth Energy Design Conference & Expo.

U of M places fifth overall in 2009 Solar Decathlon

Minnesota tops all other first-time entries in international solar home competition, places first in engineering and lighting design categories. Full story


Transforming the built environment

The Center for Sustainable Building Research takes the hard science on how the design, construction, and operation of buildings contributes to global warming, and translates it into information on sustainable building and products that people and communities can use. Full story


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College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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