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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

January 25, 2016

Lecturers Emily Andersen and Geoff DeOld’s firm DeOld Andersen Architecture has speculations on the public right-of-way included in “Public Public,” an exhibition examining pubic space in public places through the lens of art/architectural interventions and investigations.

Professor and Interim Associate Dean Rumiko Handa has contributed a chapter titled “Experiencing the Architecture of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent,” in Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality: Essays on the Experience, Significance, and Meaning of the Built Environment. The book was co-edited by Julio Bermudez, Thomas Barrie, and Phillip Tabb, and came out in October this year from Ashgate.

Handa presented a paper titled “W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz: Architecture as a Bridge between the Lost Past and the Present,” at the Reading Architecture Symposium, held in Athens, Greece, in June 16-18, 2015.

Handa also presented a paper titled “Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent: Synecdoche, Palimpsest, and Wabi in Architecture of the Everyday,” at the International Conference on East Asian Architecture Culture, held in Gwangju, Korea, in November 10-14, 2015.

MS-ARCH graduate Tshui Mum Ha presented a paper titled “Reuse, Recycling, and Reintroduction of History with Contemporary Eyes through Adaptive Reuse, at the International Conference on East Asian Architecture Culture, held in Gwangju, Korea, in November 10-14, 2015. The paper is based on her Master of Science in Architecture thesis, and Rumiko Handa was her thesis advisor. 

Associate Professor Tim Hemsath’s international conference presentation on ‘Building Design with Energy Performance as Primary Agent’ is scheduled to be published in the Energy Procedia Journal. This spring he has been invited to speak at two events. First, on the subject of Zero-net Energy Homes at the Nebraskan’s for Solar March meeting and second at the Nebraska ASHRAE Chapter on Building Energy Modeling in Design. In partnership with the University of Missouri, Professor Hemsath will help lead two student design teams to compete in the national Race to Zero competition sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility, April 16th to 17th.

Professor Sharon Kuska, was listed as one of Design Intelligence's 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016. 

Assistant Professor Peter Olshavsky, Ph.D. will be presenting a paper on Daniel Libeskind’s "Three Lessons in Architecture" at the Society of Architectural Historians’ conference this coming April. Olshavsky’s essay, "Hidden Multitude: Libeskind’s Three Lessons in Architecture” will be published in the forthcoming peer-reviewed journal Dialectics (University of Utah). 

Lecturer Bob Trempe’s work has been selected as one of only two submissions picked from the United States for the Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice sponsored by The Forks Renewal Corporation.  A total of 160 entries were submitted from all over the world as part of this year’s competition.  These designs will be installed on the Red River Mutual Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as part of a system of warming huts and ice trails adding to the area’s growing tourist attractions. 

Professor and Director Jeffrey L. Day’s firm Min | Day won several awards:
2015 AIA Nebraska Design Awards. 

> Honor Award, Architectural Interiors: Bucktown House
> Merit Award, Unbuilt: BART / Muni Market Street Entrances
> Honor Award, Architectural Detail: Dr. No Cabinet
> Merit Award, Architectural Interiors: Spirits Pavilion, Slow Food Nation

AIA Central States Design Awards and from the AIA Chicago:

> Honor Award, Interior Architecture, Bucktown House, AIA Central States Region 
> Interior Architecture, Bucktown House, AIA Chicago 2015 Design Excellence Award

Min | Day’s work has been featured in several publications including:

> Omaha World Herald, “Blue Barn Theatre's new home has slightly larger capacity, one-of-a-kind features,” by Betsie Freeman, September 9, 2015
> Interior Design magazine, “Influence is Immortality” (includes Bucktown House) by Fred A. Bernstein, October 2015 pp162-164
> Chicago Architect magazine, (Bucktown House) Nov./Dec. 2015

Finally, Min | Day has been shortlisted as a finalist of the Architecture League of New York’s 2016 Emerging Voices award and lecture series.

Alumni Kevin Bukowski and Liz Szatko (2015 Bachelor of Science in Design graduates) won two awards for their Air Rights Architecture project in the 2015 AIA Nebraska Design Awards  The pair collaborated on this design in Assistant Professor David Karle’s ARCH 410 studio during the fall of 2014. The two awards are:

 > Merit Award, Emerging Architects Unbuilt
> People’s Choice, Emerging Architects Unbuilt (this award is determined by popular vote, not jury)

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