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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & PRODUCT DESIGN
UPDATES THROUGH FEBRUARY 2016

STUDENT NEWS

2nd Year Presented Their “Tiny House” projects – Students in our second year studios presented their final projects for the tiny house design.  During this project they visited a local tiny house, developed designs based on given criteria,  chalked out their designs to scale and built scaled models of the tiny house designs.

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2nd Year Joined Forces With Sunset Zoo For the fifth year in a row our students have worked with Sunset Zoo on a Pumpkin Carving Contest.  Our students assisted children who are enrolled in the zoo’s child care center who ranged in age from 2 ½-5 years old.  The kids designed and carved pumpkins inspired by animals at the zoo.  The pumpkins were then showcased at the annual Spooktacular event.

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3rd Year Presented Mobile Environment Projects – 3rd year students presented their 6-week ‘near environment’/mobile environment projects to El Dorado National. Our students created individual and group work relaxation zones within the interior of an executive coach van (provided to be on-site at APD West during the project). The interior of the van was fitted with foamcore to show the actual full-scale designs. El Dorado National reps were very impressed with the designs the students created.    

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4th Year Traveled to Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago – Our 4th year students took a field trip to Chicago where they met with numerous firms over a week.  They also traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan where they spent time at Steelcase University and Steelcase Headquarters.  Steelcase is one of the largest contract furniture manufacturing companies in the U.S. This visit was made possible through a Steelcase Research Grant. Students were exposed to various design and research initiatives of Steelcase, and experienced varieties of new work environment concepts.  They also viewed new product and furniture lines, and toured their education and corporate office facilities. 

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5th Year Students – Our 5th year students continue to work on their final projects for the Farm Training and Healing Center for the wounded warrior soldiers program, known as SAVE (Soldier Agricultural Vocational Education).  They presented their development progress on Oct 30th to the Wounded Warrior and SAVE programs.  Final presentations are Dec 9-11th at the Beach Museum.

5th Year Students – On Oct 15th our 5th year students presented their conceptual design ideas for the Farm Training and Healing Center for the wounded warrior soldiers program which is sponsored by SAVE (  ).  They presented their development progress on Oct 30th to the Wounded Warrior and SAVE programs.  Their final presentations are Dec 9-11th at the Beach Museum.  Also, several of our 5th years took a field trip to Denver, Colorado where they met with and toured a number of firms in the area.

 

Also Kathy Ankerson, Dept Head and Neal Hubbell, Assoc Prof took several of our 5th year students to Huntingburg, Indiana to visit the headquarters of OFS Brands.  They were able to spend 2 days with the owners of the family-based business.  They were given tours of the headquarters as well as learned all about sustainability.  Also, our students were able to give presentations to the owners about different things they’ve been learning in studio and in furniture building.  Our 5th years were very impressed with everything they learned and especially impressed with the company itself.

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4th Year Students – IAPD 4th year students completed the Steelcase NEXT competition. Professor Neal Hubbell’s studio worked with Gensler’s Dallas office as mentors to the students during this exploration of workspace design, and Professor Chris Manzo’s studio worked with the Lauck Group of Dallas. Mentors were invaluable during the process, interacting with students via ZOOM on a weekly basis and in person during two critical design reviews. Per competition guidelines, two projects from each section were selected to be sent to Steelcase for the competition.

 

 

IAPD had two students, Alex Marschman and Caleb Amundson, chosen as two of five semifinalists in the 2015 Steelcase student competition, while a third student, Garrett Steinlage, was one of the five honorable mention recipients.  The competition had more than 700 students from 60 programs participate.  Marschman and Amundson receive an all-expense paid trip to Steelcase University during January to present their projects to the judging panel and compete for $2500 for themselves and $2500 for the Department of Interior Architecture & Product Design. 


Rebecca Keating, a third year IAPD student, was awarded a scholarship from the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE).  Only a handful of design students throughout the country are awarded this scholarship.  Keating was awarded the highest level of funds based on motivation and conviction she has demonstrated throughout her academic career and the enthusiasm she shares for the design industry.

IAPD student, Caleb Amundson, was the winner of the 2015 Steelcase NEXT student design competition.  The competition had more than 700 students from 60 programs participate.  Amundson received an all-expense paid trip to Steelcase University in Grand Rapids, Michigan to present his project to the judging panel.  He won $2500 for himself and $2500 for the Department of Interior Architecture & Product Design.  This is the second year in a row that a K-State IAPD student has won grand prize in this competition!

2nd Year Presented Their “Tiny House” projects – Students in our second year studios presented their final projects for the tiny house design.  During this project they visited a local tiny house, developed designs based on given criteria,  chalked out their designs to scale and built scaled models of the tiny house designs.

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3rd Year Presented Mobile Environment Projects – 3rd year students presented their 6-week ‘near environment’/mobile environment projects to El Dorado National. Our students created individual and group work relaxation zones within the interior of an executive coach van (provided to be on-site at APD West during the project). The interior of the van was fitted with foamcore to show the actual full-scale designs. El Dorado National reps were very impressed with the designs the students created.   

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4th Year Students – IAPD 4th year students completed the Steelcase NEXT competition. Professor Neal Hubbell’s studio worked with Gensler’s Dallas office as mentors to the students during this exploration of workspace design, and Professor Chris Manzo’s studio worked with the Lauck Group of Dallas. Mentors were invaluable during the process, interacting with students via ZOOM on a weekly basis and in person during two critical design reviews. Per competition guidelines, two projects from each section were selected to be sent to Steelcase for the competition.

5th Year Students – Our 5th year students continue to work on their final projects for the Farm Training and Healing Center for the wounded warrior soldiers program, known as SAVE (Soldier Agricultural Vocational Education).  They presented their development progress on Oct 30th to the Wounded Warrior and SAVE programs.  Final presentations are Dec 9-11th at the Beach Museum.

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IAPD students Caleb Amundson, 2015 NEXT winner and Emma Montgomery, 2014 NEXT winner.


Alex Marschman, a fourth year IAPD student, has been selected as one of four finalists in the 2016 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship. She must now produce a 3-minute video to submit as the final step.

Fourth year IAPD student, Breann Davis, has been selected as the student set designer for the K-State show, The Shape of Things.

Our 5th year students had the honor of spending some time in their studio talking with an alum, John Rice who lives in New York, about the current job market.  He gave them great insight on how he is researching manufacturers to market his steam-bent chair (designed and created while a student here).  They are also zooming with other alumni and discussing topics such as what to expect the first year in the job field, terms of employment and negotiating, networking and entrepreneurship.

Adam Herbig from Kendal King Group spoke to Allan Hasting’s classes as well as 2nd-5th year students on February 10th at APD West.  Herbig is a K-State IAPD alum and  is the director of brand & licensing at KKG.

Michael Bates of Kyrakyn Motorcycles came and spoke to our Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) student chapter meeting on February 11th.  Michael has worked for Kohler and Sleep Number beds where he was instrumental in the creation of the sleep number remote control and the SleepIQ biometric bed.  He now is the lead designer of the aftermarket motorcycle accessories for Kyrakyn.

On February 18th, twenty IAPD students participated in a charrette to imagine and develop concepts for a new desking system for the Seaton Revitalization Project.  Dave Richter-O’Connell and 5th year student, Erin Heiden, led the 2nd, 3rd and 5th year students through a “day in the life of studio” function structure and then broke them into teams to create the ultimate work space.  APDesign got some great, thoughtful, innovative ‘near environments’ and will continue to develop the ideas in the desk task force for APDesign.

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Scott Rice Office Works hosted a pizza lunch for all IAPD students on February 17th to celebrate the winning of the Steelcase NEXT competition by a K-State IAPD student two years in a row.

IAPD had 17 students participate in the IIDA Portfolios and Professionals event in KC on February 26th.  5th year student, Laura Cale, won best portfolio and 3rd year student, Janelle Headrick, won best communicator.

Wolfram Richter from Coburg University is on campus for 2 weeks giving sketching seminars to IAPD students and learning more about our program.

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IAPD has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build a tiny home on wheels as an elective class.  They have been designing and building since the beginning of the semester.  During week 4 and 5 they have installed the sub floor on the trailer and are starting to finalize plans for the tiny home.  They will continue to build throughout the semester. 

 

FACULTY NEWS

Kathy Ankerson, Dept Head, attended the IDEC Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She was able to visit the Haworth Corporate Headquarters and the Herman Miller offices. 

Dustin Headley was a guest speaker at the 2015 Medical Design Conference on October 21st at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in Tampa, Florida.  He presented “Engaging Empathy and Making:  3D Printed Prosthetic Skins.”

Katrina Lewis – Just returned from Thailand where she was a keynote speaker at the Innovating Global Peace Building Conference.  This represents continuing results from the Rotary Peace Fellowship and subsequent involvement in Peace-Building. Katrina was significantly the first designer to be named a Rotary Peace Fellow (2012).

Dustin Headley – Attended the Architectural Science Assocation 2015 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.  He submitted three papers which were all accepted for presentation. Attendance at the conference was partially supported by an FDA award. One of the papers,

 Investigating the Digital/Analog/Cognitive Collision through Codified CNC Mill Watercolor Painting, co-authored by Headley and Simon Bussiere, Ball State University was awarded the ASA 2015 Best Paper Award. 

Dustin Headley – Received the best paper award at the 2015 Architectural Science Association Conference in Melbourne, Australia.  His paper, “Investigating the Digital/Analog/Cognitive Collision through Codified CNC Mill Watercolor Painting,” co-written with Simon Bussiere of Ball State University, will be published in a special issue of Architectural Science Review.

Katherine Ankerson - was re-appointed as department head for IAPD for another 5 years, doubling her time in the leadership role.

Dept Head, Kathy Ankerson, was appointed guest editor for the virtual issue of the Journal of Interior Design.  Ankerson also traveled to Savannah, GA to give a presentation on graduate education in design and to promote our programs, opportunities and students.  This occurred at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) National Student Summit, where more than 250 interior architecture students from around the country convened.

Asst Prof. David Richter-O’Connell attended the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gravity Tank event in Kansas City on February 24th.  The event presented on such items as function structures (journey mapping); developing design criteria; rapid modeling; and storytelling presentations.

Asst Prof. Donna Fullmer hosted a glass making workshop for children ages 8-18 at the Flint Hills Discovery Center here in Manhattan on February 27th.

Asst Prof Dustin Headley attended the National Beginning Design Student Conference at the University of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA where he presented a paper entitled, 1:1>>>Failure-Oriented Pedagogy in the Development of New Design(ers’) Expertise.

Visiting Asst Prof Chris Manzo attended the National Beginning Design Student Conference at the University of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA where he presented papers, Evaluating the Evaluation:  Encouraging Risk Taking and Design Excellence via Studio Grading and Building Big with Habitat:  A ‘Tiny House’ Prototype Using Universal Design.

Vibhavari Jani, Assoc Prof, has been elected to the board of directors for SAVE and nominated for the board of directors for EDRA.