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Min | Day wins 2012 AIA Central States Design Award

Min | Day won an Honor Award in Interior Architecture for the L Residence in the Central States regional awards program, held in Nebraska this year. The region encompasses Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.


Jeff Day becomes interim
Director of Architecture at UNL

In June 2012 incoming Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska, Kim Wilson announced that Jeff will be the interim Director of the Architecture Program for 2012-2013 and possibly beyond. In this role Jeff will assist in making important changes to the College and the architecture curriculum as the College looks towards the future of professional design education.


Interview with Jeff Day

Jeff spoke Lizz Skinker of Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design's Interior Design program about Min | Day's design process and the motivations behind the firm's projects.


L Residence wins AIA National
Small Project Honor Award

The L Residence in Omaha, Nebraska won a honor award in the 2012 national AIA Small Project design award program.


E.B. interviewed on women in architecture

E.B. recently spoke to Rebecca Firestone from The Architect's Take about her experiences as a woman working in the field of architecture. This is part of a series of interviews on the blog with prominent women architects.


unMade in China exhibition opens in April

Min | Day is proud to announced that our unbuilt Faux Gardens project in China has been selected for the exhibition unMade in China * Architecture Undone in the PRC.

"30 years of unprecedented growth have transformed China's built environment and given China a reputation as a land of opportunity for architects today. While much attention - and some criticism - has been focused on major completed works, little is known of those projects that disappear, fizzle out, or sit abandoned. This exhibition is the celebration of those almost-spectacular, missing Chinese projects from the last decade. Projects that could have been transformative, and thereby represent a path not taken. A documentation of experiences and emotions that came with choosing such a path."

The exhibition will be on view in Shanghai from April 19 - May 19, 2012 and will travel to other locations with dates to be announced.


Min | Day lecture at the University of Cincinnati

E.B. and Jeff gave a lecture at the Unversity of Cincinnati, School of Architecture and Interior Design on January 30, 2012.


Min | Day in 2012

Min | Day will be operating out of 4 locations during the first half of 2012.


Min | Day wins 2 AIA Nebraska Design Awards

Min | Day won an Honor Award in the "details" category for the Bemis Soft Cube and a Citation Award in the "interior architeture" category for Fogscape / Cloudscape in the 2011 AIA Nebraska Design Awards. Only 8 awards were conferred in total by the jury this year.


AIA Award season

Jeff will be serving on the juries of 4 AIA chapters this year: AIA Virginia, AIA Ohio Valley, AIA Dallas (unbuilt awards jury chair) and AIA South Dakota (chair).


Min | Day design lab + lecture at Bemis Center

E.B. and Jeff led a public charrette called the small o: mircourbanism in omaha on May 19, 2011 from 4 - 6pm at the Bemis Center in Omaha. The event was part of a Bemis Gardens exhibition / design lab. While the discourse of urbanism is usually written at the macro scale (focussing on large-scale infrastructure, architectural ensembles, district to district relationships and the aggregate flows of commerce), much of the social life of the city forms itself around the micro-scale spaces between things. The charrette focussed on how the Bemis Center's outdoor spaces fit into, and could exert influence on, a loose network of urban landscapes in downtown Omaha and environs.

Immediately following the the even E.B. and Jeff presented the lecture Recent Abductions, sponsored by AIA Omaha and held at the Bemis Center. An edited video of the lecture is available through AIA Omaha.


Bemis Gardens exhibition / design lab opens April 29. 2011

Min | Day + FACT are participants in Bemis Gardens, an exhibition and design laboratory that will transform the Bemis Center's exterior into a public art site and urban garden, and speculate on the urban condition of the contemporary art center and its relationship with downtown Omaha. In the midst of the Building | Bemis construction process, a project that will result in a significant expansion of the artist-in-residence program, renovated fabrication facilities and a restored front dock — this exhibition and project series serves to initiate a holistic reconsideration of the Center’s land use and exterior relationships with the public. The exhibition and event series runs from April 29 - July 28, 2011.


Min | Day lecture at the University of Kansas

On Friday, April 22 Jeff gave a lecture at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas for the KU School of Architecture.


Min | Day named Designer of Distinction

The San Francisco Design Center has named Min | Day as the 2011 Designer of Distinction in the Residential Creative Spaces category. The award was conferred at a luncheon in San Francisco on February 3.


Pecha Kucha Omaha v.10

Jeff wil be presenting recent work and ideas from Min | Day + FACT at the next Pecha Kucha Night in Omaha on January 20, 2011.


Min | Day is selected for 2010 Rising Star Award

Residential Architect Magazine named Min | Day it's 2010 Rising Star. The magazine published a feature on us in it's September / October issue and E.B. & Jeff have been invited to speak at Residential Architect's Reinvention Conference in New Orleans on December 7, 2010.