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Starting October 18, 2021 students will be able to sign up for the SARUP Externship program. The program offers undergraduate and graduate architecture and urban planning students a job shadowing experience in a variety of professional settings. Participating students typically spend one week in an office or related professional organization. More details about the program can be found here. Externships are typically offered in Milwaukee, Madison, regionally, or in Chicago. We can assist with externships in other locations if you have access to your own housing accommodations.


October 11, 2021 @ 5:30 PM CT – AIAS GBM – NCARB Presentaion & Freshman Class Rep Elections located in SARUP Student Loung (AUP 126)
Listen to a presentation about the steps to becoming a licensed architect and vote for this year’s AIAS Freshman class representative.

October 12, 2021 @ 12:30 PM CTInnovative Cities Lecture by Rick Cole located in Engelmann Hall 105
As Mayor of Pasadena, California, Cole was among the first elected officials in the nation to embrace New Urbanism, leading an effort to rewrite the city’s General Plan to embrace timeless ways of building and target new, human-scale development around the coming of light rail transit. Later, as City Manager of Azusa, he spearheaded the first citywide form-based code in California, a new urbanist tool for producing high-quality design. Cole also championed civic engagement, affordable housing, complete streets, green building, and community wellbeing as the City Manager of Ventura and then Santa Monica. As Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation for the City of Los Angeles, where he oversaw a $5 billion budget and secured a $3.2 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to set up an “I-Team” to seek ways to maximize community reinvestment to benefit existing residents.

October 15, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CTInnovative Cities Lecture Series by Liz Brodek
Please RSVP for the Zoom link or email Jenny at
Can an interweaving of openness, social offerings, and aesthetics make individuals feel like a city is a place they want to be woven into? Liz Brodek, Development Director for the City of Wausau, will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Tapestry of Community Development and Building a Resilient Workforce”. Ms. Brodek’s work at the helm of seven varying Wisconsin Business Improvement Districts (BID) gives her a unique insight into the importance of empowerment through engagement. Prior to her role with the City of Wausau, Ms. Brodek ran Milwaukee’s East Side and Downer Avenue BIDs from 2018 to mid-2021.

October 15, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – ARCH 410 – Housing Types by Karl Wallick

October 15, 2021 @ 3 PM CT – FIRM TOUR – CONTINUUM ARCHITECTS hosted by WID-Students
Join WIDs on a firm tour of Continuum Architects and a discussion with women in leadership positions. Learn the challenges, success, and roles that women play in leadership positions within architecture. Meet at 751 N. Jefferson Street at 2:45.
Contact WIDs at if you have any questions!

October 15, 2021 @ 4 PM CT – Community Design Review – Town of Beloit hosted by Kyle Talbott
The Rural Futures Studio presents its preliminary design for a new town center in the Town of Beloit. The presentation is at Fire Station #2 located at 1143 Inman Parkway in the Town of Beloit. The design team will get feedback and reactions from a diverse group of town leaders, including the Community Development Director, Town Administrator, Superintendent of Schools, members of the Town Council, and members of the Chamber of Commerce.


October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 PM CTForest Bathing: An Outdoor Experience of Biophilic Design hosted by WID
Biophilic design addresses our human response to our natural surroundings and explains that we thrive in surroundings that nurture us. In this session, led by Nicole Craanen, we will step away from the architectural application of biophilic design, and we will instead step slowly through nature. Forest Bathing is an approach that asks us to imagine we are seeing the world for the first time. We will spend this time slowly meandering through a natural area, immersed and aware of our senses and our surroundings

October 15, 2021 @ 8:30 AM to 4 PM CTAIA Wisconsin’s Virtual Fall Workshop: Design the Future | Mind the Past
Students get in for $25!
Architecture is rooted in tradition while simultaneously innovating, with new practices and technologies. This year’s Fall Workshop will invite you to think about how the past inspires us, affects our perceptions of the built environment and the design process, and shapes our view of the future.

November 6, 2021 @ 9 AM – 1 PM CT – UWM Make a Difference Day – Register Here
Members of the UWM community are invited to take part in the city-wide Fall Make a Difference Day on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. Make a Difference Day is a citywide volunteer event where volunteers across Milwaukee help with neighborhood clean-ups or winterize the homes of local older adults who need assistance!


October 22, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – ARCH 410 – Working with CLT by Karl Wallick
October 22, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Paths to Licensure with Melinda Pogwizd hosted by WIDs
October 29, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – ARCH 410 – The Architecture of Lacatan and Vassal by Karl Wallick
October 29, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Graduate Colloquium – Qianqian Liu
October 28, 2021 @ 6 PM CT – UWM Graduate School Open House
October 29, 2021 @ 3 PM CT – Portfolio Presentation by Nikole Bouchard hosted by NOMAS


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