Thomas LagingEmeritus Professor of Architecture
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Professor Laging’s teaching specialties include urban design and architectural representation. He taught at the University of Nebraska for 46 years and recently retired after serving as the director of the Architecture Program and as the Killinger Distinguished Professor of Urban Design and Architecture.
He was an invited critic at numerous universities both nationally and internationally––including the Isthmus School in Panama in 2013 and Tianjin University in 2008. He was a Fullbright Scholar at Simon Bolivar University in Caracus.
As a skilled environmental visualizer Professor Laging has informed his teaching through an urban design consulting practice. He has been involved with numerous mixed-use urban retail projects, town center planning developments and campus-planning efforts in Nebraska communities and nationwide. He continues to work extensively with the AIA Communities by Design program.
Laging was the 2013 Chairman of Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects where he has served for over fifteen years. He was a charter member of the Nebraska Capitol Environs Commission, a member the Centennial Mall design team. He was elevated to fellow in the AIA for his service to communities and in 2014 was awarded the Cunningham gold medal for distinguished service to the Nebraska architecture community. He holds a Masters Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.