Lecture and exhibition scheduled on UNL Master Plan
Released on 01/15/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, through Feb. 1, 2013
WHERE: College of Architecture, 10th and R Streets (reception and exhibition); Ross Media Arts Center, 301 N. 13th Street (lecture)
The College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a lecture on the UNL Master Plan by Sasaki Associate's Gina Ford at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, 313 N. 13th St.
Ford is a landscape architect, principal and chair of Sasaki Associates' Urban Studio. She will discuss UNL's master plan and landscape master plan process and ideas. The plan is in its final phase of development and will be presented again to campus in late January.
In conjunction with the lecture, the College of Architecture will present a new exhibition, "Making of a Master Plan: Plan Big at UNL," opening with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the College of Architecture, 10th and R streets.
In this exhibition, visitors will view the design process for UNL's campus and landscape master plans, created by Sasaki Associates, a planning and design firm from Watertown, Mass. The exhibition will document the process of making a master plan, including analysis, concept development, public engagement and final plan resolution. Online public input and open houses have been critical to the process, and the feedback will be showcased. Exhibition highlights include maps, drawings, renderings and diagrams that describe the university's historic growth patterns, current drivers of growth, and key recommendations to make City and East campuses emblematic of the university's identity and status in the Big Ten Conference.
"This is an opportunity for the university community and the public to learn about the future master plan for their university, and how the ideas were formulated and discussed," said DiAnna Hemsath, exhibition administrator for the College of Architecture.
The lecture and exhibition are free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Feb. 1 and is open to public viewing Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
News Release Contacts:
- DiAnna Hemsath, Collections Manager/Museum, Interior Design UNL