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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 12.12.11

Faculty & Staff Holiday Party

Just a reminder that the faculty/staff holiday party is tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Kathouse. If you haven’t sent an RSVP to Lisa Shubert already, please do so ASAP!

Ornelas Gives Speech, Participates on Panel

Associate Dean Wendy Ornelas delivered the speech “The Changing Path of Architectural Education” as the keynote speaker for the AIACC/AEP Architectural Education Summit (http://aiacc.org/aiacc-architectural-education-summmit/.)

Ornelas also participated on a panel at the ACSA Administrator’s Conference regarding “The Changing Academic Economies.” Panelists had five minutes to deliver an argument answering: As the economic downturn challenges endowments, state budgets, and professional opportunities, how are architectural schools reacting? Are important differences emerging between private, public, and for-profit education?

Shop Schedule

The APDesign shops will be closed for night shop starting today until the spring semester. During the day, the shops will remain open for finals week. They also will be open the first two weeks of January. The shops will be closed Dec. 17 through Jan. 3 for the holidays.

If you have any questions, please contact Lance Klein at lklein@k-state.edu.

Student Services Job Opening

The Office of Student Services at APDesign has an opening for a project coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for managing projects and activities related to the International Programs, the Environmental Design Studies Program and college scholarship and recruitment activities and visits. Duties will also include providing support to the Associate Dean, Director of International Programs, Director of Environmental Design Studies Program and the Director of Student Recruitment.

For more information on the position, visit: http://www.capd.k-state.edu/media/pdfs/jobs/project-coordinator.pdf

Academic Services Announcements

Please remember that fall 2011 grades are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 (4 p.m. if using K-State Online.)

Also, applications for current fourth-year students to attend the Kansas City Design Center for the 2012-13 school year are due by 5 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 16.

Kiyoshi Murata Scholarship + Internship

Named in honor of MOA Architecture Founding Principal Kiyoshi Murata, this $2,500 merit-based private scholarship and paid internship was established to recognize and reward entering fifth-year and graduate-level students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2012 following the internship). This scholarship + internship is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement and design ability.

For specific information and requirements for the summer 2012 scholarship + internship please visit www.moaarch.com/scholarship. Learn more about MOA Architecture at facebook.com/moaarch.

SHAGAL/iodaa Practice Fellowships

Two practice-oriented fellowships of $20,000 each will be awarded for investigating a particular theme and getting involved in real-world projects.

SHAGAL/iodaa practice fellowships program provides an unparalleled opportunity for one or two outstanding new design graduates to gain meaningful work experience in architecture, urban landscape, ecological urbanism, and be part of writing new urban-design rules for tomorrow.

Jury: A trans-disciplinary, independent jury of prominent professionals and scholars, together with two SHAGAL/iodaa directors, selects the winners based on submission materials.

Deadline: January 30, 2012

Application materials and submission: A single document in PDF format (max eight MB) consists of a letter of interest plus bio and a current resume plus a one-page statement, credentials, three letters of recommendation from school, and a portfolio that includes samples of their most important and representative design projects, artwork, and research works, to be sent to fellowships2012@shagal-iodaa.net.

Eligibility: Candidates should be within the first year out of school (graduates from winter 2010 to spring 2012) and have an advanced degree in a design-related field such as architecture, landscape, urbanism, and can commit full time to the nine-month fellowship. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in Switzerland for the entire fellowship period. www.bfm.admin.ch

SHAGAL/iodaa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action company. Its policy is that in the assessment and selection of candidates for fellowship posts, the only consideration must be that the candidate meets, or is likely to meet the requirements of the fellowship eligibility and submission standard. SHAGAL/iodaa, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, gender, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, religion, colour, political beliefs, pregnancy and maternity, disability, and age will not be taken into account for the selection of the fellowships. Application to and acceptance on to fellowship posts, and assessment of academic/artistic performance and selection will be made solely on merit. For more information, email info@shagal-iodaa.net.