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The Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture offers a collaborative, studio-based, and accredited, design professional experience located in the vibrant urban setting of Fargo, ND. Our students develop creative problem-solving skills and lifelong intellectual curiosity while pursuing their own design philosophies. We prepare students to be design leaders who will impact the built environment in a creative and sustainable manner.
Announcement: Fall 2018, offering the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree
Great News!The Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce that we will begin offering the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree this fall, 2018. This is a professional Master’s degree that leads to professional licensure. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Kirkwood , Program Director of the Landscape Architecture Program.
NDSU Alumni John R. Klai (’78) awarded the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
On May 12th, 2018 NDSU Alumni John R. Klai was awarded the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa. Mr. Klai is a visionary in architectural design, practice, and education. An Osnabrock, North Dakota, native, he earned his Bachelor of Science in architectural studies in 1977 and Bachelor of Architecture in 1978. Mr. Klai moved to Las Vegas after graduation and started his career expanding Caesars Palace and its signature brand. In 1995, Klai and fellow NDSU alumnus, Dan Juba, founded their firm, Klai Juba Architects, and led the design, development and expansion of Las Vegas icons, such as Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Luxor, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood and the LINQ, as well as projects that expand the economies of communities across the country. In 2015 Mr. Klai was elevated into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, which is the professions highest honor. Mr. Klai lives in Las Vegas with his husband Jon Sparer, who is also an award-winning architect.
Read more at the NDSU Release
Prof. Malini Srivastava’s efARGO Wins 1st Place in
the $5 Mil Georgetown Energy Prize
Congratulations to Prof. Malini Srivastava who created and led the eFargo team to research, design and implement strategies for the City of Fargo while competing for the $5 million Georgetown Energy Prize. On December 18th, the Georgetown Energy Prize Committee announced that Prof. Malini Srivastava and her team won. The team included NDSU students and faculty members, Commissioner Mike Williams, Community Development Administrator Dan Mahli, the City of Fargo, and corporate sponsors Xcel Energy and Cass County Electric Cooperative. They engaged the citizens of Fargo to reduce their energy consumption by 6.8 %. Prof. Srivastava and her team created such innovations as the eFargo game and the K-12 challenge to connect with individuals.
Read about their work and all the team members at the eFargo Website
Read more at the Georgetown Energy Prize Press Release
Read more at the NDSU Release
Tiffany Brown, Lecture:
“Advocacy in Architecture: A Battle for our Communities”
When: Monday, May 8th, 1.30pm
Where: ROOM CHANGE: Renaissance Hall, 1st Floor, Rm 114
Open to the Public
Born and raised in Detroit, Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Business Administration all from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. Tiffany has worked as an Architectural Designer in Detroit as well as in construction management. She is currently employed at national architecture and engineering firm SmithGroupJJR, as well as adjunct professor at Lawrence Tech’s College of Architecture and Design, teaching a senior design studio which focuses on encouraging the graduating students to also be community activists as architects. She also serves as the University Liaison of all schools of architecture in the Midwest region of the United States for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
Congratulations to Prof. Ganapathy Mahalingam
Prof. Ganapathy Mahalingam won a Special Mention Award in the fifth annual Architizer A+Awards “apps and digital tools category” for his Auditorium Design System app. Read More:
Prof. Brad Cantrell: Lecture
When: March 24th, 1.30pm
Where: Renaissance Hall, 5th Floor
Open to the Public
Bradley Cantrell is a landscape architect and scholar whose work focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design. Professor Cantrell received his BSLA from the University of Kentucky and his MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Cantrell’s research and teaching focuses on digital film, simulation, and modeling techniques to represent landscape form, process, and phenomenology. His work in digital representation ranges from improving the workflow of digital media in the design process, to providing a methodology for deconstructing landscape through compositing and film editing techniques. His work in media has been recognized through a range of venues and has engaged both public and private clients.
Prof. Don Faulkner: Architecture in Clay Exhibit
When: Dec. 1 2016, – Feb. 18, 2017
Where: Creative Gallery, Plains Art Museum
When: Thursday Jan. 19, 2017 6-7pm
Where: Creative Gallery, Plains Art Museum. Free and open to the public
Canceled because of snow, To be rescheduled.
LECTURE:James Garrett, Jr., AIA
When: Nov.18th, 2016
Where: Renaissance Hall, 5th Floor (open to public).
Time: 3:30 pm
Mr. Garrett is a registered architect in Minnesota and New York. He holds an A.B. Degree in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at University of California (Berkeley, CA) and an M’Arch degree from Parsons School of Design (New York City, NY). He is currently the President of the University of California Alumni Association (MN Chapter) and serves on the Metropolitan Council Livable Communities and Transit Oriented Development Advisory Committees. In 2002, he founded 4RM+ULA (FORM + Urban Landscape Articulation), a full-service architecture firm focused on Transit Design, Transit-Oriented-Development, and urban infill redevelopment projects. Learn more
LECTURE: Charles Berman, RA, AIA, NCARB.
ASSEMBLAGE: RECENT WORK
Charles Berman, RA, AIA, NCARB is Associate Principal at Diller Scofido + Renfro Architects, NY, NY. He has been a practicing architect for 28 + years, specializing in facade design. He is the technical Director for The Shed project in New York City’s Hudson Yards Development. He was an associate at OMA (Rem Koolhaas) and lead designer of the CCTV Headquarters. He is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Design.
When: Oct.17th, 2016
Where:Renassaince Hall, 5th Floor (open to public).
Time: 1:30 pm
Congratulations to Morgan Larson and Tyler Voigt: Honorable Mention, “Deluge” Competition.
Congratulations to Morgan Larson and Tyler Voigt for their Honorable Mention in the “Deluge” Competition. The competition brief was a redesign of Noah’s ark for a modern era. Their design focuses on functionality both during and after the flood. They designed, produced, and submitted this entry on their own time, independent of classes. Great entrepreneur spirit!
Amazing effort from the eFargo Team w/ Malini Srivastava and our amazing students. This is a joint project with the City of Fargo and other industry partners. Click below for more information:
Architect Spotlight: Gabriela Baierle-Atwood, NDSU Architecture Grad.
Architect Gabriela Baierle-Atwood describes her experiences with the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) and her path to licensure and the importnace of mentorship
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