Faculty Research and Creative Activity

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Recent Highlights

Congratulations to the 3 team recipients of the $15,000 CDES Collaborative Research Grants.

  • Developing a Systems Framework for Circular Design

    PI: Lindsey Strange, Apparel Design
    Co PIs: Malini Srivastava, Architecture; Frances Trice, Graphic Design; Linsey Griffin, Apparel Design

  • Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Through On-Body Supplemental Heating: A Feasibility Analysis

    PI: Rolf Jacobson, Center for Sustainable Building Research /Architecture
    Co PI: Lucy Dunne, Co-Director Wearable Technology Lab/Apparel Design

  • A Biophilic Approach to Net-Positive Design

    PI: Mary Guzowski, Architecture Co PIs - Joe Favour, Landscape Architecture; Richard Graves, Center for Sustainable Building Research; Jessica Rossi-Mastracci, Landscape Architecture; Abimbola Asojo, Interior Design; Genell Ebbini, Interior Design

As part of her ongoing research into how women are remembered (or not remembered) in memorials, Professor Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) traveled nearly 4,000 miles to visit the Steilneset Memorial in Norway. More...

Faculty and staff from across the college are celebrating their latest book releases on Wednesday, November 20. Join the college community in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library for the opportunity to meet the authors, learn more about their books, and ask them questions about their research. More...

Now in its sixth year, gb&d magazine’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards recognizes women who make a difference in the world through sustainability. This year, the College of Design’s Assistant Professor Genell Ebbini received the honor due in part to her work on sustainability issues in Jordan. More...

A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Design of Active Materials and Structures Lab (DAMSL) and Wearable Technology Lab (WTL) details the development of a temperature-responsive textile that can be used to create self-fitting garments powered only by body heat. More...

Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni’s (Interior Design) latest book studies interior design’s role in addressing health, income, and educational inequities. Hadjiyanni’s work demonstrates the importance of critically examining home environments and reinforces the idea that social inequalities are, in part, spatially constructed. More...

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