Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Get involved! It’s a great way to make your college years not only successful but memorable and meaningful. Each student organization offers an array of activities and professional development opportunities. It’s a great way to network not only internally but externally with professionals in your interest area. The College of Architecture has so many organizations for you to choose from. Join one or join several, it’s up to you.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS (AIAS)

President: Quinlan McFadden,  quinn.j.mcfadden@huskers.unl.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Craig Babe

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the official student body organization in the Department of Architecture at UNL. As the liaison between the students and practicing professionals, the organization provides close contact with the American Institute of Architects and its members as well as student organizations from other universities. In addition, the AIAS represents the student body on various faculty committees, makes recommendations to the department, hosts visiting speakers, and organizes various social activities. All students in the department are encouraged to actively participate in this organization.

The AIAS chapter at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln is part of a larger, independent, 501c3 non-profit and student-run organization that is more than just a club. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students in North America (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other. It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. The AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students.

ALPHA RHO CHI (APX)

President:  Bridget Knudtson, bridget.knudtson@huskers.unl.edu

Faculty Sponsor: David Karle

Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is the national fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. Our brotherhood unites men and women for the purpose of fellowship and lifelong friendships and our mutual interest in professional development. This is exemplified by the fraternity’s motto: Fidelitas, Amor et Artes

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA STUDENT CHAPTER of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA)

President: Allison Sheen, allison.sheen@huskers.unl.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Mark Hoistad

The University of Nebraska Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) kicks off the academic year with a cook out. This event helps foster mentoring relationships between upper and lower classes and information sharing about the program. The chapter will include several scheduled activities centered on academics as well as nonacademic activities.

ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (ASUN)

Senator: TBA

Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) is meant to serve the student on campus by acting as their voice and relaying student opinions to faculty, staff and the Board of Regents.They are a student resource and want to emphasize that their doors are always open. If you are interested in learning about ASUN, have a problem with something on campus, or are passionate about a project and need resources to help you along please let them know.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS/INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION (ASID/IIDA)

President: Natasha Pierce, natasha.pierce@huskers.unl.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Lindsey Bahe

The Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is made up of approximately 400 members involved in healthcare, contract, product and residential design. Your membership provides you the opportunity to set side-by-side professional members in job shadowing, chapter trade shows and team meetings, not to mention local student scholarships and awards. To learn more about ASID and the benefits of being a student member watch the video below and visit www.asid.org/students.

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) student membership provides students enrolled in an interior design program the resources they need for educational and professional development, that are not available on campus. These benefits are exclusive to IIDA student members and give aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS (NOMA)

President:  Lewis Culliver, lewis3292@huskers.unl.edu 

Secretary: Samantha Zeek samantha.zeek@huskers.unl.edu

Treasurer: Tori Dunston tdunston2@huskers.unl.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Sharon Kuska

The mission of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) is to support students of underrepresented groups in their professional and academic careers, aid the College of Architecture in recruitment and retention of students in underrepresented groups, and to connect and engage with the community through networking and service projects. The primary vision is to work toward a more equitable, inclusive and diverse design field.

QUEER NEBRASKA DESIGN STUDENTS (QNDS)

President: TBA

Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Karle  

QNDS is a student organization for research projects led by students working on queerness in the built environment. As students, we believe that design should respond to social change. QNDS's goal is to offer the platform in which to create it.

STUDENT PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA (SPAN)

President: Anna Headlee, aheadlee3@huskers.unl.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Zhenghong Tang

The Student Planning Association of Nebraska (SPAN), the organization for planning students in the Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

TAU SIGMA DELTA

President: Trey Erwin, trey.erwin@huskers.unl.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Kathy Ankerson

The Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts is the only national honor society for architecture and design majors that is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies.

The Society recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership and character. This prize of membership acknowledges undergraduate and graduate students who attain high scholastic standing in their field.

The organization also honors practitioners in the field for excellence in design with the national organization’s Gold Medal Award, which is presented each spring at the ACSA Annual Meeting. The Silver Medal is awarded by individual chapters to a Professional with a record of distinction in design. The Bronze Medal Award is presented to students who have distinguished themselves in design, and is elected by the student membership of the chapter.

US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL OF NEBRASKA (USGBC) 

President: TBA

Faculty Sponsor: Sharon Kuska

The US Green Building Council of Nebraska (USGBC) Flatwater Chapter is a coalition of students and young professionals intent on promoting the integration of future leaders into the green building movement.

Contact Info

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Lincoln NE 68588-0107
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