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  • Dong Zhao Saving Energy In Homes

    Posted on April 19, 2017 3:59pm

    Dong Zhao is an assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction. He specializes in energy efficiency and risk mitigation in the built environment systems.

     

     

  • MSU Study Finds Potential for New, Sustainable Economic Sector in Michigan

    Posted on April 6, 2017 11:02am

    There may be potential for establishing a “deconstruction economy” in West Michigan that collects and repurposes waste generated by more than 250,000 abandoned structures in the Great Lakes region.

    According to a study conducted by the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development, in partnership with the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, structural abandonment and blight create economic hardships on already distressed Midwest regions and subject residents to potentially significant health and safety hazards…

    ...“Vacant, deserted property presents communities with a clear health and safety hazard,” said Rex LaMore, director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development [and Urban & Regional Planning faculty member at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction]. “Repurposing the materials salvaged from these properties can reduce the negative effects of abandonment and create jobs in the local community.”

  • MSU Interior Design Program hosted inaugural Advisory Board meeting

    Interior Design students meet with the new Advisory Board members to critique their projects.

    Posted on April 5, 2017 10:19am

    The MSU Interior Design Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to announce our inaugural Advisory Board meeting, which was held on Friday, Mar. 24, 2017, in East Lansing. Invited members include alumni and other industry leaders in the field of interior design. Following a meeting of faculty and Board members, students had an opportunity to network with the Board where members critiqued student portfolios and design projects.

  • SPDC hosts JLL’s Corey Greer for guest lecture on career options for students in April

    Corey Greer is the vice president of project and development services at JLL in New York.

    Posted on March 27, 2017 11:38am

    On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting a lecture on “Career Options in Real Estate, Design and Construction.” Guest speaker Corey Greer is the vice president of project and development services at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) in New York. This event is open to students and faculty from SPDC, and will take place in Room 315 in the Human Ecology Building.

  • New opportunity to earn NCI certificates in less time

    Grand River Charrette attendees working in groups. Photo courtesy © 2012 Matt Radick.

    Posted on March 24, 2017 3:15pm

    The National Charrette Institute at MSU is excited to announce our biggest training update in years, both reducing your time away and saving you money. Now you can earn both the NCI Charrette System certificate and the NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation certificate in only 3.5 days of training! The first offering of this compressed schedule will be at the American Planning Association Headquarters in Chicago, Oct. 24-27, 2017.
  • Connect with the MSU Interior Design Program on social media

    The Interior Design Program is part of the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

    Posted on March 24, 2017 10:52am

    The MSU Interior Design Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to announce its official presence on social media. Every day students, alumni, families and professionals connect with their world online. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest news, events, career opportunities, and more!

  • Launching Spartans from East Lansing to New York and Beyond

    Peter G. Riguardi, his wife Linda, and their youngest son, Alex.

    Posted on February 27, 2017 1:00pm

    Peter and Linda made a $1 million gift to create the Peter G. and Linda Riguardi Experiential Learning Fund for Domestic and International Site Evaluation Experiences. It is one of the largest gifts ever given to MSU from non-alumni parents of a current student. The fund will enable students in the School of Planning Design and Construction to gain firsthand knowledge of major urban planning projects through site visits around the world.

     

  • Mrozowski named distinguished faculty member by CANR

    Posted on February 25, 2017 11:39am

    Tim Mrozowski will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award.

     

  • AFS, Inc.’s Alan Scott to speak at Apr. 18 SPDC Industry Seminar Series

    Alan Scott, president and owner of Alan F Scott (AFS), Inc.

    Posted on February 23, 2017 3:26pm

    The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) is hosting the 11th Industry Seminar Series event Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Human Ecology Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

    The featured speaker is Alan Scott, president and owner of Alan F Scott (AFS), Inc. He is a 1973 graduate of MSU’s Construction Management Program. Scott was previously co-founder and managing member of The NRP Group LLC. He will present on “Challenges and Opportunities ahead for Single-Family and Multi-Family Builders.”

    As part of AFS, Inc., Scott is a builder and developer of affordable housing, market rate apartments, land developments and a shopping center.

  • First Class: Emma Genevieve Gillette, the First Lady of Michigan State Parks and Natural Areas

    Photo of Emma Genevieve Gillette. Courtesy of LAAAB.

    Posted on February 23, 2017 3:16pm

    2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Emma Genevieve Gillette’s enrollment at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University. Gillette was to become the first and only woman graduate in the college’s first landscape architecture class of 1920.

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