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UNL student designs for Albion will be featured at State Capitol

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and UNL Dean of Architecture Wayne Drummond will be featured speakers at a Dec. 10 reception showcasing 45 architectural designs intended to help Albion “re-pioneer” itself for the 21st Century.

The reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of the State Capitol, where the designs will be displayed and visitors can examine them and speak with the 15 students who created them. Refreshments will be served in the Capitol cafeteria, and all interested persons are invited to attend.

The design showcase was created by German eco-architect and UNL professor Martin Despang’s fifth and sixth year students during a semester-long studio entitled “re-pioneering Albion.” Intended to serve as part of Albion’s comprehensive planning process, the students’ ideas provide a fresh perspective on ways to help the community grow and prosper in the years ahead.