2014/2015 Academic Year

2015 2nd Year Studio Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit at the Plains Art Museum


April 23rd, 2015
This year's competition was terrific. Professors Joan Vorderbruggen , Cindy Urness, and Darryl Booker organized and guided students through this year's competition. Students designed and built birdhouses in the style of a famous Pritzker Prize winning architect. The completed projects were on display at the Plains Art Museum. The winners of the competition are:

This year's winners:
Best interpretation of Pritzker Architect's philosophy:
1st place: Sarah Biesterveld
Honorable mentions: Jake Hasse, John Hegseth

Best suited to bird species:
1st place: Javan Arroyo
Honorable mentions: Jake Hasse, Ben Gillis

People's Choice Award:
Jake Hasse

A special thanks to Friends of the Department of ALA, and Valley Hardwoods for the prize money!

Prof. Malini Srivastava presenting eFargo with the full team along with their corporate partners. Great start!


April 22nd, 2015
eFargo Website For More Information Click Here.

Upcoming eFargo Event: "Party for the Planets""

Friday, April 25th, 2015 11:00am-4:00pm Red River Zoo (4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104) Come see us at the efargo booth and help us design and color the evil Dr Waste-a-Watt for the efargo K-12 Energy Challenge!

Prof. Malini Srivastava and the City of Fargo announcement eFargo launch and panel discussion, TODAY!


April 22nd, 2015
efargo EVENTS:
a. efargo LAUNCH and panel discussion with moderator Karen Stoker Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, 3.00pm-4.00pm
Fargo Theater Second Stage (314 Broadway) Moderator: Karen Stoker Panelists: Malini Srivastava (efargo Project Lead/ NDSU), Marshal Albright (CCEC), Mark Nisbet (Xcel Energy), Jennifer Pickett (City of Fargo recycling)
b. Alley Fair events: Wednesday, April 22
Downtown Cleanup! Meet for Alley Fair cleanup at US Bank Plaza any time between 4 - 6 p.m. Cleanup Thank You Party: 6 p.m. at the HoDo (1st Avenue and Broadway). Play Fargo's first Earth Piano and make a conservation pledge in a high tech photo shoot! Learn the top-ten easy action items for your home!
c. Party for the Planets
Friday, April 25th, 2015 11:00am-4:00pm Red River Zoo (4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104) Come see us at the efargo booth and help us design and color the evil Dr Waste-a-Watt for the efargo K-12 Energy Challenge!
eFargo Website: Click Here.

Benjamin Strehlow, 4th Year Architecture Major Speaks about Studio Culture on AIAS National Website


April 9th, 2015
Benjamin Strehlow, 4th Year Architecture Major,
AIAS Vice President | NDSU Chapter 4th Year Class Representative. Also, Arch student Peter Mueller help with the pictures featured! Great work.
Read more: Click Here.

Beaux Arts Ball 2015


March 18th, 2015
REGISTRATION BEGINS
Presented by: TAU SIGMA DELTA and ALA

DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
WHERE: Avalon Events Center Downtown, 613 1st Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102
TIME: 5:00PM to 9:00PM (Social, Dinner, ALA Awards, Keynote Speaker)
SPEAKER: James Cramer, Topic: How the Professions Will Grow. Mr. Cramer is Chairman and Principal of the Greenway Group, Inc. and the editor of Design Intelligence
Due Date: March 23, 2015
Registration Form: Click Here.

NDSU A/LA Lecture: Naomi Sachs


March 5th, 2015
"Salutogenic Design: Landscapes and Buildings for Health and Well-Being"
When: Weds. March 11th
Time; 4:30 pm
Where: Renaissance Hall, 650 NP Ave, Fargo
Free and Open to the Public

Congratulations! Architecture Graduate Student Teams are Finalist for NDSU 2015 Innovation Challenge


February 1st, 2015
These great projects started in Prof. Cindy Urness' ARCH 781 Professional Practice Course.

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Karson Designs: Kyle Hoverson and Aaron Johnson.
KSW, Designs: Jennifer Watters, Alyssa Stroh, and Amy Klindworth.
The Clothes Hanger – Reinvented: Caet Fox and Amber Grindeland

SERVICES CATEGORY: GRJ: Jen Upcraft, and her multi-disciplinary team members Ryan Hoffman and Gabriel Brien

CORN CATEGORY: The Pyros: Katelyn Schmidt, Rebecca Johnson, Sarah Crook, and Logan Kern

Congratulations to the teams, who will be competing for a $5,000 prize in each track They are finalist in the Innovation Challenge with the final event taking place at 11:30 AM in the Fargodome on February 26, 2015 Architecture Graduate Students, Amber Grindenland and Cait Fox,"Geo-Mod" see their work on the website Emerging Prairie. Read More; click here.

Photo: Amber Grindeland presents Geo Mod.

Great News. Semifinalist for the $5M Georgetown University Energy Prize


January 14th, 2015
Assistant Professor Malini Srivastava, AIA, in the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is Project Lead for the eFargo project. A collaboration with the City of Fargo, Corporations, and NDSU partners which were named as semi-finalists in the Georgetown University Energy Prize.
Malini Srivastava is a 2014 Bush Fellow (Archibald Bush Foundation) and joined our faculty this semester.
Dan Mahli, Planning and Development, City of Fargo, wrote "Thanks to thoughtful and collaborative people like you, expertise at NDSU, and vision in Fargo’s GO2030 Comprehensive Plan, we have developed creative and real-world strategies for increasing energy efficiency. Now, we have two years to put our ideas into action.”

Brise Soleil Project Exhibit


January 2nd, 2015
The Brise Soleil Projects will be on display at the NDSU Main Library in the Coffee Shop Display Cases. The designs are from the 3rd Year Environmental Control Systems- Passive Principles Course.

Students Win Award at NDSU Explore Event


November 28th, 2014

Student team of Kristine Wentworth, Robbie Darling, Austin Foss, Ally Hatcher, and Amy McDonald for winning the People’s Choice award for Poster Presentation at the NDSU EXPLORE event.
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5th Year Architecture Students Participate
in NDSU Innovation Challenge ’15


November 26th, 2014
Congratulations go out to the following NDSU Innovation Challenge ’15 design teams from 5th year Architecture. Each of the five teams that entered have been selected (along with 22 other teams from across campus) for the semi-finalist round! The teams and their members are:

PRODUCT CATEGORY:
Karson Designs: Kyle Hoverson and Aaron Johnson KSW, Designs: Jennifer Watters, Alyssa Stroh, and Amy Klindworth The Clothes Hanger – Reinvented: Caet Fox and Amber Grindeland

SERVICES CATEGORY:
GRJ: Jen Upcraft, and her multi-disciplinary team members Ryan Hoffman and Gabriel Brien

CORN CATEGORY:
The Pyros: Katelyn Schmidt, Rebecca Johnson, Sarah Crook, and Logan Kern

Congratulations to the teams, who will be competing for a $5,000 prize in each track during Innovation Week in February!

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Freedom by Design: Sensory Wall


November 25th, 2014
Our Freedom by Design students were challenged with the design and construction of this wall, but they also needed to research the needs of students within the Autism Spectrum, a demographic that these walls were especially developed for (though other students can experience them as well). FBD students had some guidance by school administrators and staff as well, which allowed this entire process to be a wonderful learning experience on multiple levels.

We would especially like to commend the students for their dedication to the sometimes arduous process of working with concrete casting - which isn't always predictable or easy - to get the best outcome possible. As an added bonus, they got to erect the sensory wall in chilling temperatures! :) As you will see from the photos, the students from Lewis & Clark were already excited to explore the project before it was even completed!

Please consider being a part of our MULTI-National-Award-Winning Freedom by Design​ beginning in the spring semester. Co-captains Becky Johnson and Nate Eversman are already looking into possibilities for upcoming projects.


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Fall Lecture Series:
CHERYL FOSDICK CF Designs


October 22nd, 2014
When 4:30-5:30 p.m. October 22, 2014, Open to the Public

Where: 5th floor Renaissance Hall, 650 NP Ave, Fargo ND​
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In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, An Installation
by Stephen Alexander Wischer


October 14th, 2014
Stephen Alexander Wischer, an associate professor of Architecture at NDSU, energizes the Museum’s Atrium with an intriguing site-specific installation, In Crypt: On New Worlds Re-Ordered, from his ongoing body of work, Hybrid Vigor. Constructed with ordinary yellow-page phonebooks, these displays include thousands of books Wischer transforms through cutting, tearing, burning, and dipping into solutions, which he stacks and anchors to create the illusion of a massive wall. This work contrasts the monumental scale of the combined books with the transitory nature of their contents.








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Mike Christenson, Associate Professor, received an American Institute of Architects, North Dakota, Honor Award


September 3rd, 2014
Mike Christenson, Associate Professor of Architecture, received an American Institute of Architects (North Dakota) Honor Award for the design of the Horizon House (private residence) in Moorhead, MN. Christenson designed the house with Malini Srivastava. The Horizon House was commissioned in 2012 by a small family as a primary residence on a suburban lot. Budget was a major concern, and every design decision was made with the goal of reducing cost while maintaining a simple, straightforward design aesthetic. The clients expressed a desire to achieve a high-performance, energy-efficient house, with significant use of salvaged or repurposed materials throughout the project. In-floor radiant heating, combined with passive solar gains, heavily insulated walls and high-performance windows combine to keep the house warm throughout winter.

Welcome Back!


August 27th, 2014
Welcome back Students! We start studio classes today and we are very excited for our new freshman and continuing students. Looking forward to a great year with this being our Centennial Year too! 1914-2014. If you have a chance drive or walk by Renaissance Hall to see the messaging in the windows. This is a photo from inside with Mark Barnhouse. Also, our all-school meeting is today in Barry Hall rm. 140 starting at 4pm.