IAPD is ranked one of the top graduate programs in the country. For more than 15 years "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" from DesignIntelligence has been the definitive school ranking in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design. The rankings show K-State IAPD as the #1 graduate program in the Midwest region, #1 in construction methods and materials, and the number #1 graduate program at a public institution nationally.
3rd year is working hard as they come to their last production weekend before presentations. They have crits today at 1:30 and will have several people from El Dorado National here to see what they have designed for the coach provided. 3rd year students will be going back and forth between presentations inside APD West and checking out the full scale models out in the coach. Four teams will present their designs and they are all VERY different. Everyone is welcome to check it out, but please realize only our guests from El Dorado National will be engaging the students inside the coach (due to space limitations). Great job 3rd years!
A reminder that IDSA will be having a meeting on Nov 12th at 6:00. The charrette that was scheduled with KU on Nov 14th has unfortunately been cancelled.
Hello Everyone! Tonight at 7 pm build upon your rendering knowledge at SPARK. This week will cover Revit, focusing on various aspects such as Rhino to Revit, lighting, material mapping and line weights. Also, gather many valuable resources and tutorials.
INTERSESSION AND SPRING ELECTIVE CLASSES
We have a new intersession course offering that Vibha will be teaching called Draw Design Dance: Creating an immersive experience at the Museum. For spring we will also have several elective options! Donna will be teaching Glass Studio; Chris will be teaching Building Big with Habitat; Allan will be teaching Product Design Illustration; Dave Richter-O'Connell will have Introduction to Product/Industrial Design; Dave Brown will teach Digital Furniture Production. To learn more about all of these courses click here.
NEW CLASS OFFERED FOR SPRING
Check out the new elective offered this Spring...Building 'Big' with Habitat: A Tiny House for the Wounded Warrior Project. This is a unique living laboratory for design experimentation, research and service learning that will give all students the opportunity to design, simulate and then construct a full-scale building via a Tiny House! Here's the flyer for more information on this opportunity. Chris Manzo will be the professor.
APD WEST THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE
The Dean has made adjustments to the Fall Break/Thanksgiving holiday schedule for APD West. The building will be open regular hours on Monday, Nov 23rd and Tuesday, Nov 24th. The building will be open on Wednesday, Nov 25th from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and will then close for the holiday. The building will reopen Saturday, Nov 28th at 10:00 am to 1:00 am, but no shuttles will be operating. On Sunday, Nov 29th the building will open at 8:00 am to begin the 24-hour open period.
APPLY FOR EDRA GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP
The Graduate Student Workshop is an initiative of the Environmental Design Research Association designed to provide a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their ongoing research with senior mentors in environment-behavior design research. Deadline to apply is Jan. 8, 2016. Learn more here.
2016 ZINC CHALLENGE
Interzinc is hosting a competition to design a suitable product or tool that takes advantage of the properties of zinc die casting for use in the environment. All information for this competition can be found on their website. The Deadline is March 1st.
IIDA STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
This competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing the opportunity to showcase work and fresh design ideas to professionals in the field. The Deadline is Feb. 1st, 2016. Learn more here.
EVENTS & DEADLINES
9 - APDesign Distinguished Lecture Series, Portuguese Architect, Goncalo Byrne 5:00 Forum Hall, Union
9 - SPARK, 7:00 APD West (following the Distinguished Lecture)
11 - Beaux Arts Ball, 9PM Kathouse Lounge,
12 - IDSA Meeting, 6:00 pm, APD West
23-27 - Thanksgiving Break, no classes.
4 - Wine and Cheese
Keep updated on the SPARK calendar for the rest of the semester.
2nd year IAPD students recently presented proposals for a Tiny House with drawings and models and are now working on a variety of scenarios for housing in the future.