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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

11.23.2015

 

 
    11.23.2015 
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
We have so much to be thankful for, and from the IAPD office, our warmest wishes to you during this holiday break!  
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. 
PIZZA OUT WEST
Mark your calendars for "Pizza Out West" on Thursday, December 3rd beginning at 9:30 pm. This will be hosted by Weigel Library. There will be pizza and treats in rooms 116 and 119 at APD West for all students. Please, don't forget to thank Maxine!  Let her know how much you appreciate all she does.
IIDA STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM
The IIDA Student Mentoring Program is one of the most dynamic student/mentor programs in the Interior Design industry.  IIDA pairs students and mentors, taking students out of the classroom and placing them into the real world of Interior Design.  Interested in participating?Registration is now open.  Not a current IIDA student member?  Jointoday to participate.
SPARK PLUG
Thank you to Alexis Kiel and Hannah Polys, both of Katalyst, for their exceptional sharing of Revit tips and techniques last week. Be sure and check out the SPARK calendar for the remainder of the semester.
WINE & CHEESE
4th Year has the details for the Wine and Cheese gathering...see the poster for details.

2ND YEAR UPDATE
2nd year studios are preparing to head into production week on their futuristic housing projects.  Each studio has taken a different scenario for their design approach - one is utilizing science fiction movies to delegate their location, one is looking at a zombie apocalypse occurring in Manhattan, and the other is focused on disaster relief in various locations throughout the world.  With all the different scenarios, no two projects are the same.  The project is helping the 2nd years to challenge the current norms of housing and attempt to answer the questions of what could exist in the future.  The projects are due on Dec. 9th and crits are Dec. 11th. 
5TH YEAR UPDATE
The 5th years are in production week.  They are all furiously working on their Furniture Design Workshop projects and just finished up posters for their final project.  They are still researching and gathering final information for their SAVE research books and presentations as well as continuing research on their thesis books.  The 5th year students also gathered for their own little "Friends-Giving" meal last Thursday night which was full of studio family love and fun activities.  
OPPORTUNITIES
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 theirwebsite. 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 morehere.
 
EVENTS & DEADLINES
 
NOVEMBER
23-27 - Thanksgiving Break, no classes.
 
 
DECEMBER
3 - Pizza Out West, 9:30 pm APD West
4 - Wine and Cheese
10 - Faculty Meeting
14-18 Final Exams
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