Faculty News

2017 M.Arch graduate Zoë Cope presented her Cunningham Award thesis "Architectural Ghosts" advised by Peter Olshavsky, at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 106th Annual Meeting during a history/theory session. The national conference was held March 15-17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

2017 M.Arch graduate Caitlin Tangeman and Associate Professor David Karle also presented their co-authored paper "Building Down: Disassembling a Company Town" at the ACSA’s 106th Annual Meeting.

The accepted paper was developed from Tangeman’s 2017 Cunningham finalist thesis project entitled “[un]building the rural” but also builds upon Tangeman and Karle's 2017 co-authored published paper in MONU #26 entitled “Decentralized Consumerism” and their 2016 co-presentation “Re-purposing Rural Buildings for a New Future” at UNL’s EUREKA event.

Associate Professor Peter Olshavsky presented his Arch 210/211 collaborative student project, that resulted in inflatable architectural elements for the play “Puddin’ and the Grumble”, at the ACSA annual meeting during a project session. Commissioned and produced by the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the play was created by Becky Boeson and Petra Walqvist as part of the GROW A SHOW program in collaboration with ASCAP in Los Angeles, the local Food Bank and the College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Professor Jeffrey L. Day presented three projects at the 2018 IDEC Conference in the “Creative Scholarship” category. His featured projects include "Soft Stones & Stones Table", two related furniture pieces developed with Min | Day and mdMOD; "AVA", a modular storage and display system developed with Min | Day and mdMOD; "FLOCK", the post-tensioned wood construction system designed with Min | Day.

Of the projects presented, two won Best in Category awards for Creative Scholarship. Day’s “Soft Stones & Stones Table” submission won the 2018 Award of Excellence; Best in Category - Design as Idea award. His “Flock” project won the 2018 Award of Excellence; Best in Category - Design as Interior accolade.

Day’s “BLUEBARN Theatre & Boxcar10” projects were recently featured on Abitare.it and the BBC. The articles illustrate the creative details and the innovative artistry of the project collaborators. Check them out! 

Associate Professor Brian Kelly’s  “Google-y Eyes: The Northumberland Remix”  design was published in the Journal of Architectural Education’s 72:1 a/to project. Google-y Eyes addresses discursiveness through synthesizing disparate narratives and visual samples to offer an alternative dystopian projection of Canaletto's Northumberland House from 1752.  

Professor Richard Sutton was honored with the 2018 Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award, Senior Level by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture for his outstanding, innovative and noteworthy research and creative works related to the Landscape Architecture discipline.