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UMore Park: University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education Park

UMore Park Focused Student Projects

Featured below are instructor-selected student work from capstone projects, internship reports, and a variety of course projects which have focused on UMore Park.  


 Project_DCTC_Thumbnail   Integrated Landscape Design
Spring 2013

A Landscape Architecture graduate student analyzed options for potential short-term and long-term projects that could integrate the boundaries of the Dakota County Technical College campus with the adjacent UMore Park property as it develops over time.

Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design

Project 1 (20.5 MB PDF)
 
Adviser: Joe Favour

 Project-Stormwater-Fa12-thumbnail   Stormwater Management
Fall 2012

Through analyzing pre-settlement hydrology conditions on the UMore Park site, a Master of Sustainable Design student determined elements of a sustainable water cycle that could inform future development activities.

School of Architecture, College of Design

Project 1 (2.0 MB PDF)
 
Adviser: Rich Strong

 Project_ArchTheory_Thumbnail   Architectural Theory
Fall 2012

Graduate students in the College of Design studied influential architectural theorists and proposed a design strategy for the site based on the ideas of each theorist, keeping history and future plans of the site in mind.

School of Architecture, College of Design

Project 1 (MB PDF)
Project 2 (MB PDF)
Instructor: Tom Fisher

 Project-CSPH-F12-Thumbnail   Design for Wellbeing
Fall 2012

Undergraduate students research community health through the creation of a comprehensive, multi-factor model for wellbeing using the vision for UMore Park as a canvas. Students look at the challenges and strategies in creating a comprehensive model.

Center for Spirituality and Healing

Project 1 (530 KB PDF)
 
Instructor: Kate Hathaway and Dylan Skybrook

 Economic Development Thumbnail   Economic Development
Summer 2012

Student research assistants worked to analyze economic data and conduct case studies in order to better understand the best climate for attracting business and creating new job opportunities to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current market as well as recommendations for future initiatives. 

Project 1 (1.7 MB PDF)
Project 2 (3.7 MB PDF)
 

 Project-CDesMay-Su12-Thumbnail   May Term
May 2012

Graduate and undergraduate students completed hands-on coursework to understand design strategies for resilient and sustainable community development. Students used UMore Park as a model for designing a first phase neighborhood.

School of Architecture, College of Design

Project 1 (MB PDF)
Project 2 (MB PDF)
Instructor: Rich Strong, John Carmody, Dan Handeen

 Project_Arch8565_Thumbnail   Sustainable Materials Utilization
Spring 2012

Graduate students investigated several prominent local material resources to optimize cradle-to-cradle resource utilization, primarily related to building construction.

School of Architecture, College of Design

Project 1 (30.5 MB PDF)
 
 Instructor: Blaine Brownell

 Project_HHHCap_Sp12_Thumbnail   Sustainable Development
Spring 2012

Four graduate students completed a capstone research project in conjunction with the City of Rosemount that focused on sustainable development case studies.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project 1 (5.9 MB PDF)
 
 Adviser: Mike Greco

 Project_Hsg4461_Sp12_Thumbnail   Housing Development and Management
Spring 2012

Undergraduate students developed proposals for multifamily housing developments within various neighborhoods of UMore Park. Students conducted needs assessments to identify target market, housing tenure, type and style.

Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, College of Design

Project 1 (268 KB PDF)
Project 2 (6.5 MB PDF)
Instructor: Marilyn Bruin

 Project_Law_Sp12_Thumbnail   Brownfield Redevelopment
Spring 2012

A law student analyzed UMore Park as part of a study of law relating to brownfield properties. Research focused on public utility law, resources and programs, and planning for liability assurances.

The Law School

Project 1 (375 KB PDF)
 
 Instructor: Alexandra Klass

 Project_Arch8563_Sp12_Thumbnail   Energy Issues in Sustainable Design
Spring 2012

Graduate students investigated key issues relating to sustainable architecture. Research projects focused on master plan and prototype building design issues related to energy and indoor environmental quality.

School of Architecture, College of Design

Project 1 (1.0 MB PDF)
Project 2 (1.4 MB PDF)
Instructor: Jay Johnson

 Project_CVE_Fa11_Thumbnail   Local and Sustainable Foods
Fall 2011

A team of students examine the opportunity to devote acreage for growing vegetable and fruit crops as a way of contributing to healthy lifestyles and bringing an early focus to future sustainability goals.

Carlson Ventures Enterprise, Carlson School of Management

Project 1 (970 KB PDF)
 
 Adviser: Connie Rutledge

 Project_HSG5481_Fa11_Img2   Promoting Community Independence
Fall 2011

Undergraduate students in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel explore housing and community designs and strategies to meet the needs of specific populations including aging community members and individuals with disabilities.

Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, College of Design

Project 1 (70.4 KB PDF)
Project 2 (364 KB PDF)
 Adviser: Marilyn Bruin

 Project_CVESp2011_Thumbnail2   Ground-source Heating and Cooling
Spring 2011

A team of four graduate MBA students explore business development opportunities at UMore Park for the implementation of ground-source heating and cooling technology.

Carlson Ventures Enterprise, Carlson School of Management

Project 1 (1.3 MB PDF)
 
 Adviser: Connie Rutledge

 Project_CVESp2011_Thumbnail   Energy-efficient Affordable Housing Strategies
Spring 2011

A team of four graduate MBA students explore trends and incentives in opportunities to integrate energy-efficient affordable housing into the planning and development of UMore Park.

Carlson Ventures Enterprise, Carlson School of Management

Project 1 (1.8 MB PDF)
 
 Adviser: Connie Rutledge

 Project_COMPSp2011_Thumbnail   Computer Applications in Land Use Planning
Spring 2011

Graduate students explore land use scenarios for UMore Park with software used to simulate models for land use planning and design of neighborhoods, cities and regions.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project 1 (3.9 MB PDF)
Project 2 (3.3 MB PDF)
 Instructor: Richard Bolan

 Project_Hsg4461_Sp11_Thumbnail   Multifamily Housing Development
Spring 2011

Undergraduate students completing a needs assessment and financial plan to propose multifamily housing developments within neighborhoods of UMore Park.

Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, College of Design

Project 1 (1.5 MB PDF)
Project 2 (1.7 MB PDF)
Instructor: Marilyn Bruin

 Project_INFOSp2011_Thumbnail   Information Design
Spring 2011

Graduate students in the Writing Studies Program analyze how information design best practices can enhance UMore Park communications to University faculty and students about opportunities for research, education and public engagement.

Department of Writing Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Project 1 (495 KB PDF)
 
 

 Project_MOTSp2011_Thumbnail   Smart Grid Technology
Spring 2011

A team of four second-year Master of Technology students conduct smart grid analysis, including financial and implementation components for UMore Park. More information >>

Technological Leadership Inst., Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project 1 (6.7 MB PDF)
 
 Adviser: Massoud Amin

 Project_DHAInternSu2010_Thumbnail2   Financial Models for Affordable Housing
Summer 2010

One undergraduate interns researched various financing programs aimed at maintaining affordability in housing over time.

Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, College of Design

Project 1 (480 KB PDF)

 Adviser: Lyn Bruin

Project_DHAInternSu2010_Thumbnail   Energy-saving Incentives for Affordable Housing
Summer 2010

One undergraduate intern researched every-saving technologies utilized in affordable housing construction and related consumer education programs.

Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, College of Design

Project 1 (740 KB PDF)
 
 Adviser: Becky Yust

 Project_GWaterSp2011_Thumbnail   Groundwater Monitoring
Spring 2010

A graduate student collects groundwater data including temperature, elevation, flow and recharge to contribute to long-term, pre-development research and analysis. More Information >>

Department of Earth Sciences, College of Science & Engineering

Project 1 (18.6 MB PDF)
 
 Adviser: Calvin Alexander

Project_ArchFa2009_Thumbnail   Architecture Studio
Fall 2009

An undergraduate class of 18 students work on neighborhood concepts and residential building designs, based on the UMore Park Concept Master Plan.

School of Architecture, College of Design

Project 1 (2.5 MB PDF)
Project 2 (56.5 MB PDF)
Instructor: Lucas Alm