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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 9.19.11

APDesign Tailgate Party Set for October 1

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design’s annual alumni tailgate party has been set for Saturday, Oct. 1, prior to the Baylor game. Everyone is invited!

The tailgate party will be held in a tent in Cat Town, located southwest of the stadium. The party will start two hours before the Wildcats take on Baylor in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Game time is TBD. 

If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP email to Emily Vietti (evietti@k-state.edu) no later than three days before the party. 

El Dorado Design. Build. Studio Blog

Check out the blog being written by the students in the Design. Build. studio, in collaboration with el dorado, inc.:media.capd.ksu.edu/designbuild. The blog is a record of the design/build projects on which the fifth-year students and el dorado, inc. are working.

The blog is meant to be a public journal and record of the semester’s exploits. It is a very useful tool to develop non-verbal communication, an essential skill for successful architects. Also, one of the dimensions of the studio is the introduction of the dynamic of a “client” into the design process. Three projects, three situations, three client types (a not-for-profit, a public agency, and a private developer.) For these “clients,” the blog is a window into the culture of a design studio. 

Words from Weigel

Seaton’s Best Kept Secret - Until Now!

Located within Weigel Library is a small room filled with a large array of architectural treasures known as the Weigel Library Special Collections.

This collection has breadth and depth, including periodicals dating from the 1870s and large illustrated folios published in the 19th and early 20th centuries on a wide array of topics, such as: prehistoric, Egyptian, and Asian structures; Classical architecture; the European Renaissance; later European and American residential and landscape styles; and many other subjects. It also includes more recent publications on the work of Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe.

According to Accounts of Architecture, prepared by Weigel Librarian Patricia Weisenburger, February 1989:

“Paul Weigel, for whom the library is named, began purchasing materials to establish a library for his fledgling Department of Architecture and the Allied Arts in 1920s. Weigel, a practicing architect in New York City before moving west, had a friend at the New York Public Library who notified him when the NYPL had duplicate copies of architectural books for sale. Weigel convinced the KSU president to buy many of them for the department, forming the basis of our present collection.”

Accessibility to the Special Collections resources, approximately 1100 volumes, is available to library patrons through the K-State Libraries catalog. Inclusion in the Special Collections is noted by the location designation in the catalog record, for example -

Le Corbusier weekly-newsletter.

Author:Le Corbusier, 1887-1965.
Title:Le Corbusier weekly-newsletter.
Published:New York : Garland Pub. ; Paris : Fondation Le Corbusier, 1982-
Description:v. : chiefly ill. ; 32 cm.
Location:Weigel Architecture Library Special Collections—323 Seaton
Call number:A2707.L4 A4 1982d → Text me this call number
Bound volumes:v. 1-32

With the Special Collections room within Weigel, these materials are available during library hours. Library staff will secure the requested resource for your use within Weigel. Since these materials are valuable, and some are fragile and irreplaceable, they cannot leave the library.

As part of the library’s campaign to familiarize library patrons with the Special Collections, a selected resource is on display in Weigel as the Special of the Week. Highlighted titles have included: History of the United States Capitol by Glenn Brown, Colored Interiors by Hoffman Stuttgart, Tadao Ando: the Process of Creation - Emaki-Style Sketchbooks by the Yoshii Gallery, and Moving Arrows, Eros and Other Errors: An Architecture of Absence by Peter Eisenman.

APDesign faculty and students are encouraged to explore these resources and benefit from their presence in Weigel Library.

Dean’s Advisory Council in Town Next Week

The Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) will be in town for their annual fall meetings Thursday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 1.

The bulk of the meetings will take place at the K-State Student Union Grand Ballroom. The DAC will be discussing topics such as K-State 2025, facilities improvements, and interacting with design professionals.

If you have any questions about the DAC meetings, please contact Lisa Shubert. 

Infiniti Design Launches Calendar ‘012 Competition

Unique and exclusive opportunity: Participate in the creation of the Infiniti 2012 calendar. How? Simple, we provide the product and you bring the ideas! 

All you need is a still life photo of our products, image-processing software such as Photoshop® and imagination!

We want you to interpret one or more of our chairs, in our philosophy, with a photograph. The best photos will be published each month on our next Infiniti calendar.

Given the cosmopolitan spirit that characterizes Infiniti, for the setting we invite you to use, as a theme, a symbol or a place that characterizes the nation where you live. You can choose to support one of our products at a monument, a building or a landscape that identifies your country and her soul strongly.

The photographs should express, at their best, the personality of Infiniti, made up of values such as internationality and dynamism, but also creativity, technological innovation and design culture.

Participation is free. Your participation in the competition allows us to freely reproduce and publish the images submitted for the competition.

The images reworked by you will be selected by a qualified jury who will select a single winning photograph for each month of the year.

Each image set may contain only one product among the 12 proposed, and those product images can be downloaded from our website www.infinitidesign.it. A single participant can choose to “set” one or all of the 12 products, for a maximum of 12 total images. The reworked photos must meet the following specifications: 

  • Format: 50x50 cm JPG 

  • Resolution: 300 dpi 

  • Color-method: RGB 

  • Image title 

  • Nation/city of location 

  • Motivation of the setting

Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2011. For more information:
www.infinitidesign.itinfo@infinitidesign.it, or www.facebook.com/infinitidesign.ompgroup