MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction hosts memorial for interior design professor April Allen

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting a memorial event for Professor April Allen.

Photo of Professor April Allen standing in front of an art installation of multicolored wings
April Allen, professor of interior design, standing in front of the "Wings of Love, Joy and Peace" art installation.

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting a memorial event for Professor April Allen on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Human Ecology Building located at 552 W. Circle Drive in East Lansing, MI 48824.

Allen passed away on Nov. 11 from a stroke. She was part of the Interior Design Program and taught the first-year interior design studio, the history of interior design, professional practices and historic preservation courses.

We invite faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to join us in celebrating her beautiful life.

The 2nd floor gallery in the Human Ecology Building will display her students’ projects and photos of her with students. We will also gather from 6:30 to 7 p.m. to honor her memory and to share memories of our time with her. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

If you are unable to attend and would like to share a memory or post a message on Allen’s In Memoriam web page, please send an email to


6 – 6:30 p.m.      Tours of the 2nd floor Gallery

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. View short video about Professor Allen in Room 315

                           Remarks from the SPDC faculty and students

7:15 – 8 p.m.      Share memories about Professor Allen

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