Curious about what your classmates have been up to? Our alumni are creative, innovative and engaging. See how our alums are designing the built world around them.
Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, LEED AP is a partner of Hatfield Group, a structural engineering and facades consulting firm that is based in New York. She has over 25 years of experience in the structural design of a wide range of complex projects including high rise, sports facilities, commercial, cultural, residential, and academic buildings. She is both a licensed structural engineer and architect.
The College of Architecture is known for its ability to inspire numerous alumni entrepreneurs. Nathan Miller, 2007 alumnus, has created a new startup business called Proving Ground which focuses on data-driven design in architecture, engineering and construction. Check out his new site at http://ProvingGround.io.
The College of Architecture is excited to announce this year we are celebrating our 45th anniversary of the storied London Study Abroad Program. What better way to celebrate this outstanding achievement than to reflect on the program through the eyes of one of our recent alums during her trip abroad.
Recently The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City purchased an art installation from Asymptote Architecture in New York called "Wing House" as part of their exhibit called Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture. Alumnus Matthew Slattery was part of the design team that worked on the "Wing House" project.
Thomas J. Trenolone
Tom Trenolone is an architect and design enthusiast who calls Omaha, Nebraska, home where he lives with his wife Amy and sons John “Jack” and Gunnar. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with degrees in Architecture and Advertising. Tom then attended graduate school at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning (MArch) where he was an AIA National Merit Scholar and member of the acclaimed design-build entity Studio 804. Tom leads the Great Plains Studios of HDR, where he is a Design Director and Vice President with the firm. He has most recently led the design for the new Parkland Hospital, a $1.27 billion healthcare facility in Dallas, Texas.
Jessica Varner (MIT, PhD Candidate), alumna of the UNL College of Architecture and the Yale School of Architecture, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Germany in Architecture History from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. As a Fulbright Student in Germany, her architectural history research in Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg region) will explore how chemically constituted building materials developed from the 1850s to 1920s.
Carl Kinkade (’93, ’00) seems to find trouble. It’s not that the Dannebrog, Nebraska, native looks for trouble. He simply follows it.
As a first responder for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kinkade travels on a moment’s notice to wherever disaster strikes. He went to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake that killed 200,000 people. He deployed for Hurricane Katrina, Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis, Kenya for the Rift Valley Fever outbreak and to Saudi Arabia during its pandemic.