Spring 2021
School of Architecture + Design Newsletter

Director's message

We are happy to report that, after a year of Zooming and socially distant designing, the School of Architecture + Design is thriving.

Our students are doing amazing work, guided by both in-person and virtual critiques and mentoring from our faculty and informed by lectures and critiques from a wide array of different designers and experts from around the world.

Cowgill, Burchard, Burruss, and Surge are full of designs, drawings, models, and the other detritus of a healthy design school, even if the population is a bit sparser.

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Solutions for a critical, current issue

Dynamic Duo: Architecture and Interior Design Students Make a Difference

Collaboration is at the heart of the School of Architecture + Design. In practice, projects are not completed by one profession.

Instead, meaningful collaboration calls for a team that represents multiple specializations and experience levels working in concert to complete a task.

Explore their design solutions

Towards mitigating climate change

Student Design Impacts the Future of the Coast

That is the question tackled in Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Mintai Kim’s 4th-year Landscape Architecture Advanced Studio Course.

The answer resides in the field of geodesign. The field does not just encourage a multi-disciplinary approach; it requires it.

Even after teaching the studio course five times, Mintai is thrilled at the prospect of teaching it again.

Discover a typical day in Kim’s studio

Students make an impact on Campus

CAUS Group Builds COVID-Safe Collaboration Space In Newman Library

Students from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Living Learning Labs applied their architecture skills to build plexiglass barriers that will allow small groups to safely collaborate in Newman Library.

“…the goal of Living Labs is to branch out and work on projects that engage students and that help other Colleges or other areas within the School.”

-Chris Tucker

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