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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 10.18.11

Peter Bohlin to Lecture This Thursday

On Thursday, Oct. 20, architect Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson will be presenting “Soft Modernism - The Nature of Circumstance” at 4:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union.

Colloquium: Anne Trumble

The Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning Colloquium series presents Emerging Terrain: A Nonprofit Research and Design Collaborative. Anne Trumble is the founder and director of Emerging Terrain in Omaha, Nebraska. She will present Social Infrastructure/Physical Spaces: Nonprofit Approach to the Landscape. This colloquium event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011, in Seaton Hall 106C. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted at the event to further advance the mission of Emerging Terrain.

Check Out New Books in Weigel Library

Did you know Weigel Library can email you each week to let you know what new books have arrived “hot off the press”? New resources, supporting the teaching and research of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, arrive in Weigel every week! 

Titles currently on the New Books shelf include: 

  1. Planning with complexity, an introduction to collaborative rationality for public policy by Judith E Innes and David E Booher

  2. Biophilic cities, integrating nature into urban design and planning by Timothy Beatley

  3. The beach beneath the streets, contesting New York City’s public spaces by Benjamin Shepard and Greg Smithsimon

  4. Liverpool: shaping the city

  5. EcoArchitecture, the works of Ken Yeang by Sara Hart

  6. The Eighteenth-century church in Britain by Terry Friedman

  7. Assessing sustainability: a guide for local governments by Wayne M. Feiden

  8. Pamela Burton Landscapes

  9. Gusto, a journey through culinary design

These “hot off the press” titles, shelved on the upright bookcase, are immediately visible when you enter Weigel.

In the K-State Libraries’ catalog, the location for new Weigel books and media is designated as:
 Weigel Architecture Library—323 Seaton Hall 
Temporarily Shelved at Weigel Architecture Library New Resources—323 Seaton Hall

You can receive weekly email updates of the new titles available in Weigel by subscribing to an RSS Feed (http://www.lib.k-state.edu/services/newbooks/index.shtml).

Make a trip to Weigel a part of your week and “check out” the newly acquired resources.

College Faculty/Staff Meeting on Thursday

The first all-college faculty/staff meeting of 2011-12 will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20 in Seaton 104. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

IAPD Field Trip PechaKucha

At 5 p.m. today in the Pierce Commons, IAPD students and faculty will share their field trip experiences. Anyone who’s interested in hearing about the fall IAPD field trips should stop by!

Victoria McKennan Q+A

The Student Planning Association will be hosting a Q+A session with Victoria McKennan - a 2011 MRCP grad — on Thursday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Seaton 106C. Victoria now works at Fehr & Peers, a multi-modal transportation consulting firm where she is a Transportation Planner. Victoria has been involved in a number of projects since her time at Fehr & Peers, including: 

Englewood Complete Streets project, http://englewoodcompletestreets.info/

Niwot Transportation & Connectivity Plan, http://niwotmoves.com/

FasTracks Quality of Life Study, http://www.rtd-fastracks.com/main_199

She is also part of an electric vehicle research group, http://www.fehrandpeers.com/electric-vehicle-planning/

She also has been studying factors of successful bike sharing programs as part of F&P labs, http://www.fehrandpeers.com/fehr-peers-labs/

Victoria will give a brief overview of her work and then open up to any questions related to her work at Fehr & Peers and things she has learned since being out of school. These lessons may be applicable to students in any APDesign discipline looking for a job in the next few years. Please help welcome Victoria back by attending the Q+A on October 27 at 2:30 p.m. in 106C!