UNL college students region in top 3 of countrywide indoors design opposition


After looking at a selected scene in “Avengers: Infinity War,” a group of student architects and indoors designers on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln knew just what to do: redecorate the mezzanine space within the Louise Pound Hall for the Big Ten Student Design Challenge.

Sheila Cobb and Megan Jespersen, senior indoors design majors, and Josh Frederick and David Huismann, senior architectural studies majors, were randomly located in a team to remodel the opposition’s gap that prices university students to improve present areas on their campus to win cash prizes.


Judges chose the Cobb, Jespersen, Frederick, and Huismann crew to represent UNL at the opposition’s countrywide spherical on the Herman Miller furnishings enterprise’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They pitched their thoughts to design experts in early February and positioned within the top 3 amid 10 competition.

Frederick stated the team decided to add red cubes above the mezzanine to form a large “N” whilst considered from specific angles. He stated the scene in “Avengers: Infinity War” inspired the design, wherein one of the characters, Nebula, became suspended in the air and her body elements have been torn apart and twisted.

“When you spot [Nebula] from the front, she seems related, however when you see her from the side, she looks torn aside,” he stated. “We notion we may want to make an ‘N’ just like that scene.”

Huismann said he wanted the area to be an area where humans can relax.

“We wanted it to be a fab-down vicinity for college kids to come and walk, take a seat and cling out in among lessons,” he said.

Jespersen stated the Herman Miller furnishings organization additionally stimulated their undertaking and stated the team worked to comprise now not best the agency’s pieces however additionally its task.

“They want to get to understand not best the clients, but also the [furniture] designers,” she said. “They need to make certain they’re placing thoughtfulness into their paintings, and they’re designed for a reason.”

Cobb said the mezzanine region challenged the team with its small space, especially compared to the opposite schools’ beginning points.

“The mezzanine vicinity became 5 toes extensive, and other faculties had a whole room to redecorate,” she stated.

Cobb said she turned into amazed her group placed inside the top 3.

“We were amazed we got that far because we best spent every week running on it; however, we have been very pleased and proud with our design,” she stated.

Jespersen stated notwithstanding not winning the competition, she’s proud of the team’s design and hopes UNL will attempt to redecorate the distance.

“I think it might be a high-quality advantage to the college, and people may be able to utilize the distance,” she said.