Facutly News

Even though most of our students were gone for the summer, we were far from idle. Our faculty and students were busy publishing their work, earning awards and doing outstanding community projects. We may be small but we are mighty and our reach is far. Check out what our faculty have been up to this summer!

Incoming College of Architecture Hyde Chair professors Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia and founders of WAI Think Tank were featured in an interview style article in Archinect that explores the origins of their firm and how it has evolved. 

Assistant Professor Jason Griffiths and his project partner Adam Smith of the Nebraska Forest Service have been awarded a 2017 Wood Innovations Grant from the US Forest Services Division of the USDA for their project titled “Great Plains CLT market Development through Architectural Education”.

This grant is to be used within the College of Architecture to advance the effectiveness of design-build and engineered lumber in architectural education. The award will help support student travel, research and professional development over a three-year time period beginning this fall with Griffiths's ARCH 497/597/897 - “Innovative Timber Construction” seminar. 

BTN LiveBig features David and Sarah Karle’s 'Conserving the Dust Bowl: The New Deal’s Prairie States Forestry Project" as part of their BTN Book Club summer must reads! 

Associate Professor Timothy Hemsath and architectural doctoral candidate Kaveh Alagheh Bandhosseini have published through Routledge an insightful, research-driven book packed with hundreds of simulated illustrations entitled “Energy Modeling in Architectural Design”.

This ground-breaking book provides the reader with detailed energy-saving, design methods and resources for simulation in architectural design. While there have been other books and journals that have included parametrically-driven building forms for energy simulations in architectural design; they are often limited to a single climate and residential design. This book takes energy-efficient designs to a new level. More-  

Assistant Professor Dan Piatkowski has been invited to serve on the City of Lincoln’s Citizen Transportation Coalition! Piatkowski will work with coalition members to determine specific actions and strategies necessary to reach the city’s goals for their Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

Piatkowski was also featured in the Journal of Planning Education and Research with his article “Carrots versus Sticks: Assessing Intervention Effectiveness and Implementation Challenges for Active Transport”.  

Assistant Professor Catherine De Almeida has received an education grant from the Landscape Architecture Foundation to integrate landscape performance in her LARC 230: Site Systems I – Materiality in Landscape Architecture course.

Phase one of this project will start this summer by collecting baseline data and establishing a framework for a mixed methods approach for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of landscape performance as it relates to project benefits and its impacts on the economy, ecology and culture.

Assistant Professor Nathan Bicak received a Layman Grant Award for his project entitled “A Spatial Taxonomy and Best Practices Criteria for the Interior Design of Makerspaces”. This auspicious project will serve as a foundation phase for future work focused on establishing developmental strategies, design criteria and best practices for makerspaces as an emerging interior space typology. More- 

Professor Mark Hinchman has recently published his book chapter “Museum is Born: Albert-Charles Wulffleff and the Parc-Musée of Dakar, 1936” which explores the central art museum in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa as part of the volume “Cities and the Circulation of Culture in the Atlantic World” with Palgrave publishing. Check it out!