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Japan 2022 – 6 Credit Foreign Study Opportunity
May 25 to June 22. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto
$5,950 (Airfare not included) Group of 12 people
Contact Professor Matt Jarosz if you are interested:

SARUP Events:

December 8 @ 6:30 PM CT – NOMAS End of Semester Celebration + GBM in SARUP Commons + Student Lounge
Please join us as we close the fall semester + celebrate all our accomplishments! We will be introducing the Spring ’22 board members along with next semester’s events. There will be food, games, hot chocolate, and more! This is also a great opportunity to connect with students, faculty, and WiscoNOMA professionals before we finish the semester. Hope to see you there!
Please contact if you have any questions.

December 10 @ 4 PM CT – Gallery Talk – MillerKnoll Chair Competition Retrospective
Arch 100 students enter the chair competition as their third design project of the semester to design and construct a model chair. A MillerKnoll team member visits the class to provide insight and tips on chair design. The class begins designing model prototypes and creating marketing plans for their chairs. The students learn how to apply math, geometry, and ergonomics to their designs. They also learn about materials and construction methods and how those choices impact the cost of the chair. The winner is invited to MillerKnoll to build his/her prototype full scale with the help of their Research & Development Team. To further the diverse design talent funnel and promote innovative product design, MillerKnoll Cares provides scholarships for the top three designers, encouraging their continued interest in and love for the design field.


ARCH 810 with Nikole Bouchard – December 6, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PMZoom Link + Miro
Architectural Design I focuses on the role play can have in architectural ideation, development, design, and production. Throughout the semester we explored a variety of methods used by designers who have embraced the spirit of whimsy and know how to play seriously! As Ray and Charles Eames once said: “Take your pleasure seriously!”
guests: Thena Tak, Ife Vanable, Karl Wallick, Joyce Hwang, Fiona Lim Tung, Yasmin Vobis, Lori Brown, Martin Hougue, Maya Przybylski, Trattie Davies, Aleksander Mergodl, Whitney Moon

Dissertation Defense by Hongyan Yang – December 7, 2021 @ 2 PMZoom Link
Built for Food: Materializing Chinese American Identities from Service to Ownership
Advisory Committee:
Jasmine Benyamin, Anna Andrzejewski, W. Warner Wood, Yong Chen

ARCH 310 – December 8, 2021 @ 1:30-5 PM
The course, developed as a sequence of interrelated projects, allows for the development, experimentation, and intimate understanding of the translation of two-dimensional properties into three-dimensional spatial conditions: from shape to form, drawing to model, from representation to material, diagram to program, analysis to context. The final portion of the semester was spent designing a curiosity cabinet/pavilion for a chosen site.

Lindsey Krug – Commons
guests: Andres Camacho
Gaby Bustos – Commons
Qianqian Liu – Commons
guests: Buck Knitt, Eric Mayne
Amanda Golemba – Commons
guests: Chris Ludwig
Leeann Waker – Commons
guests: Morgynn Wiley, Zacc Rowe
Debbie Chen – Commons
guests: Karl Wallick
Mania Taher – Commons
guests: Roycer Earnst, Alexis Meyer
Kate Hamann – Commons
guests: Walter Moran, Kelsey Dettmann

Dissertation Proposal Defense by Mania Taher – December 10, 2021 @ 10amZoom Link
Domestic Spaces in the Making: Place, Culture, and Identity of Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in New York, 2000-Present

Vulnerability Studio with Trudy Watt – December 10, 2021 @ 1:30-4 PM, Grohmann Museum Auditorium + Miro
This elective design studio explores the way that architecture can support the well-being of stigmatized people, whose health has been undermined by marginalizing or indifferent designed environments and systems. We leverage self-reflection, applied compassion, design thinking, community engagement, collaboration, and inclusive design principles to propose thriving futures with vulnerable communities.

Honey Creek Eco-District with Jim Wasley – December 10, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM, 4th floor alcove
This urban design studio focusing on green/ blue infrastructure and brownfield redevelopment will propose a new mixed-use Eco-District on the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, adjacent to State Fair Park. This 50-acre site sits on top of a culvert containing Honey Creek, a tributary to the Menomonee River. Our goal has been to daylight Honey Creek, creating an ecologically rich regional flood storage basin as the organizing concept of a mixed use, net-zero energy urban redevelopment project.


December 7, 2021 @ 5:30 PM CT Women In Design- Milwaukee’s Give Back event located at BMO Tower
As the year is coming to a close we realize that there still is a lot of change to be made and so many more people that we can help. This holiday season, WID & Wisco NOMA encourage you to support our vulnerable young people in Milwaukee who will be the future of our community. For our annual Give Back Event, we are partnering with Pathfinders Milwaukee in support of their mission to “bring safety, hope, and healing to youth in crisis in the Greater Milwaukee area.” We invite you to join us in assembling hygiene kits to benefit their important work.

December 10, 2021 @ 2 PM CTAsia: in Conversation featuring Arijit Sen
Arijit Sen, professor in UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Policy, will discuss “Discerning Cities Across Difference” with Swati Chattopadhyay, professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Jeremy White, architect, game designer and lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The Asia: In Conversation Series is intended to show the academic and social significance of the creative work on Asia at UWM in science, social science, the arts and humanities. It will take the shape of informal, but not casual, conversations between UWM faculty and their interlocutors in the wider world.


Milwaukee Lean Construction Institute Scholarship – Deadline: December 20th, 2021
The scholarship is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in the Lean Implementation approach to Design and Construction. Scholarships are awarded based on merit/academic achievement, involvement in various leadership and other extracurricular activities, and a demonstrated interest in and understanding of the Lean methodology. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team made up of Milwaukee LCI committee members. Contact o Mark Rounds at

Architects Foundation Scholarships – Application Deadline: January 14th, 2022 – Applications here
You’ve got big goals for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships and professional development grants to high school and undergraduate students, Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates, and licensed architects pursuing enrichment opportunities.

Gensler’s DSD Program – Application Deadline: January 6, 2022 – Apply here
Gensler is now seeking applicants for the 2022 cohort of the Design Strategist Development (DSD) program! The DSD program is an 18-month, on-the-job training program designed to develop Gensler’s next generation of strategic thinkers. New hires will be immersed in Gensler’s Consulting and Real Estate Services practice area where they will focus on how space, technology, policies, and services support the changing nature of work, learning, and living.


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