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College of Architecture expansion plan accepted
By Lori Demo
UNL's Central Planning Committee (CPC)
Thursday accepted the College of Architecture's
10-year plan for facilities and space requirements.
It also gave Architecture Dean W. Cecil Steward
the go-ahead to develop a statewide design
competition to select an architect to plan space for
The committee authorized Steward to return no
later than May 1 with long-range plans for the college
and its building space.
"From my viewpoint," Steward said, "the thing
accomplished is that the College of Architecture will
now be included in long-range plans for major
additions to our facilities."
Plans include other buildings
Steward's plan includes the use of Architectural
Hall and Richards Hall, now used by the college, and
the old Law College Bldg., which will be used as soon
as the Law College moves into its new building on
Earlier, he said that these buildings would not be
adequate for th college.
He told the committee the college needs flexible
design and planning studios where students can make
models, research and service labs, a visual media
center and student materials storage.
71,000 square feet need
By 1985, the college will need 71,000 square feet,
he said. With the addition of the Law College Bldg.,
the College of Architecture will have 45,700 square
"The committee expressed, what I consider a
consensus, that the Law College Bldg. would not
serve the long-term needs of the college," he said.
'They concurred that the quantity and quality of the
space is important.
Steward said he thinks the committee intends to
ask in its next six-year plan to UNL Chancellor James
Zumberge that "somewhere in the vicinity of 7 1,000
square feet" be planned for the college.
"This does not necessarily include the Law College
Bldg., nor does it necessarily not include the
building," he said.
Repairs only wanted
At the meeting, Steward also requested the
$300,000 in the proposed UNL budget for the
remodeling of the Law College Bldg. be reduced to
the minimum needed for structural repairs on the
Ken Bader, vice chancellor for student affairs, and
acting committee chairman, said this $300,000
request will not be lowered.
"We discussed this and told Dean Steward that this
money was not to be used to remodel, but to make
structural repairs that would be needed no matter
who occupied the building," Bader said.
Steward said the college will use the buildings
"with the minimum amount of resources while we
plan for our 10-year plan with expectations that
sometime within three to four years we'll have made
a definite improvement."
Architect design contest
Steward said the architect contest would be
approved by the American Institute of Architects and
open to any alumni of the school.
He said $15,000 would be needed to support the
design competition and pay for first, second and third
place prizes. The contest will have to be approved by
Chancellor James Zumberge and the UNL Committee
for Academic Affairs.
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Architecture for 1975.
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Use of coal
By Don McCabe
A stronger emphasis must be placed on
coal as a major source of energy,
according to the chairman of the UNL
Department of Agricultural Engineering.
William Splinter said a 300 to 600 year
supply of coal exists in the world, while
other energy sources are running low or
are not practical at this time.
He said an optim Stic estimate of oil
reserves, where 45 per cent of our energy
comes from, is enough for only 35 years.
Sources of natural gas, which supplies 32
per cent of our energy, may last only 15
to 20 years, he added.
Splinter said alternate sources of
energy, such as solar energy and
electricity from windmills, are not
practical or economical yet.
"The technologies are here for these
types of energy sources," he said, "but
storage for the energy derived from these
sources remains a problem."
Splinter said solar energy reaching the
earth isn't storable because solar panels
are efficient only when temperatures are
low. Solar energy, however, can be
applicable for grain drying and for
heating, he said.
The idea that farmers use much of the
energy in our country is a misconception,
Splinter noted. Agriculture uses only 1.65
per cent of the total energy used
nationally, he said.
Environmental problems created by
coal mining can be overcome, he said.
The earth-moving equipment that take
the coal from the ground can cover up
the holes without much more expense, he
Splinter said that, although it would
be better to stay with oil as an energy
source, America had a coal economy 30
to 40 years ago and may have to have one
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