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.
Fargo/Moorhead Little Free Libraries competition
Architecture student and Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society member Shawn Pauly, spearheaded the Fargo/Moorhead Little Free Libraries competition.
The Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society and the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture partnered with the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation to offer a design-build competition for architecture students to create Little Free Libraries. The libraries will find homes throughout the Fargo/Moorhead community. Materials were donated by Stenerson Lumber Company, Crane Johnson Lumber Company, and Custom Plastics. Additionally, the Student North Dakota Education Association sponsored a book drive to help fill the libraries with children’s books. The United Way has also donated books. The City of Fargo and the Fargo Public Library helped promote, showcase, and find homes for the finished libraries.
The Little Free Libraries movement places small-scale book shelters in neighbourhoods and is based on the premise of “take a book, leave a book.” With the hope of spreading the love of literature and improving literacy, 5,000 communities around the world currently have Little Free Libraries.
BWBR 2014 Prize NDSU Nominees
NDSU is proud to be a part of the BWBR Prize sponsored by the award winning architectural firm BWBR. In the mid-1990s, BWBR launched the BWBR Prize as a commitment to both the profession and students in the region to prepare future professionals for careers beyond the classroom. The BWBR Prize provides students in the third year of undergraduate studies the chance to compete for a financial prize by demonstrating not only their work, but also their presentation skills and personalities in front of an expert jury. The BWBR Prize is a gift that gives both ways: Students gain the opportunity to taste what life will be like after school and we have the opportunity to remind ourselves why we chose this profession.
The Second Year Design Studio Birdhouse Competition
The projects were on display at the Plains Art Museum. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture: Semester Abroad in Belgium.
We are the NDSU Architecture class of 2014. We are studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium. Follow our blog to see weekly updates and photos of our travels! NDSU Belgium Blog Photo above: Carnaval de Binche; blog post by Kenzie Lyseng
Announcement: Centennial Celebration Logo Design Competition.
Announcement: The Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is holding a Centennial Celebration Logo Design Competition. The goal is to create a logo that will be used to promote our upcoming 100 year anniversary beginning in the Fall of 2014. The competition is open to current students, alumni of the department, and faculty. Please see the announcement for rules and guidelines: Click here for more Information.. Please contact David Bertolini, Chair if you have any questions. Good Luck!
Great News! Congratulations to NDSU and Architecture Program Alumnus, Dan Noble, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP.
Mr. Noble was named President and CEO of the internationally renowned architecture office HKS. Read the full press release and video here. HKS at a glance:Founded: 1939; Worldwide offices: 27; Projects located: In 1,498 cities throughout 84 countries; People: More than 975 dedicated and experienced professionals.
Mike Christenson, Associate Professor of Architecture, has received the Gunlogson Award with $5,000 funding for research.
This grant funds his research project titled "Urban Renewal in Fargo: A Study of Architectural and Urban Epistemology." Through a focus on the images, text, and models used to guide Fargo’s federally-funded Urban Renewal program from 1955 through 1974, the project will study the means by which knowledge about buildings and cities is produced, disseminated, manipulated, consumed, and archived. Christenson will be assisted in his research by Alex Carlson, a graduate student in Architecture.
NDSU Architecture students travel to Haiti to study aid relief and sustainable building design.
Students from Associate Professor David Crutchfield’s Buildings and Benevolence course travelled to Haiti early this Spring to participate in a week-long NGO workshop. This introduces students to an international aid project related to providing shelter via socio-economic and environmental challenges inherent to such efforts. Upon their return, the group will develop a collaborative architectural proposal based upon their experiences and fundamentals of sustainable design. Students from each level of the Architecture program are represented, from 2nd to 5th year. Pictured here, L-R: Karissa Meiers, Matthew Fremstad, Kara Iliff, Sophie Miller, and Noah Harvey (not shown). It was 95 degrees in Haiti - and a ‘balmy’ -20 in Fargo.
NDSU and Architecture program alumnus Daniel Abeln is rapidly forming a successful career as he helps build the region’s business infrastructure.
Mr. Abeln, BS ’06 environmental design, MArch ’07, architecture, is the Project Manager, Architecture for EAPC Architects Engineers in Grand Forks, N.D., and was recently named to Prairie Business magazine’s exclusive “40 Under 40” list.Read NDSU press release here. or Read original story here.
NDSU Architecture Program graduate, Jodi Zoerb, wins an honorable mention in the AIA St. Paul Prize design competition.
DesignIntelligence names 30 Most Admired Educators for 2014
NDSU Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Stephen Wischer was named by DesignIntelligence as one of the 30 Most Admired Educators for 2014. Read about him here. See page 15.