Parent Organization: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

The BDA Student Advisory Committee acts as a liaison between students in the BDA program and the Director of the BDA program. We promote community in the degree program as well as communication between students, staff/instructors/professionals, and alumni. This includes feedback on workshops/coursework as well as improving our educational opportunities to push what the future of Architecture and Design will become. We are relevant to the change in our profession and are active in this movement. The committee enacts change in the BDA by communicating studentÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s concerns, opinions and ideas to the director of the program. The BDA SAC gives the students a means of quickly bringing concerns to the attention of the director of the program to enact swift resolutions. We host activities to engage alumni with current students and provide an outlet for discussion around the growth and benefits of our degree. The committee promotes an understanding of the BDA program and provide a means for students to engage with it. Our degree is young and our actions directly influence our education. As a part of the BDA SAC, we have a voice in our education.

Please list your principal activities, events, or programs.

BDA Student Advisory Committee Meetings that are open to the Board and BDA community. We will discuss future activities, current issues, and possible improvements of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree. We have a direct impact by having good student group-director/staff relationships and provide feedback and workshop ideas to improve our degree's curriculum and educational opportunities. Some events that we hold include Alumni/Mentor meetings, Student Work Highlights/Open Houses, and Community Hangouts.

How do your activities benefit the University community?

Our activities offer growth to the BDA community and encourage students to engage within it and outside of it. Our degree pushes the field and profession of Architecture to merge and cross-collaborate with other disciplines. Our committee plays a vital role in this discussion and action by allowing student to engage in conversations, come up with curriculum inspirations, and interact with staff at the University to directly motivate change.

How can someone get involved with your group? For example, do you have a consistent meeting time, location? Do they need to fill out a membership application? Who should they contact for more information?

Our meetings are posted on flyers around Rapson and are communicated on the BDA Facebook page. You have to be a BDA student to join, however, you may also come to meetings to find out more about our group. Please contact the President of the BDA SAC for more information.

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Currently Registered until September 30, 2017


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Phone Number P:(507) 254-1720