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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 10.8.12


Mexico City architect Javier Sanchez will give a lecture at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in the Hemisphere Room at Hale Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sanchez is the founding partner, lead designer and director of the architectural workshop of JSA design development, formerly known as Higuera + Sanchez between 1996 and 2007. Javier Sanchez graduated as an architect with honors from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico and received his master degree in Sciences and Development of Real Estate Projects from Columbia University in New York. He was selected Honorary Fellow for the American Institute of Architects and he received the Golden Lion for Urban Project at the Biennale of Architecture of Venice for the project Republica de Brasil 44. With more than 40 national and international awards, including the Mies Van der Rohe Prize in 2000 for the housing project Veracruz 81, he has led projects of all types in Mexico and abroad, including China, Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru.


Peter Stutchbury, principal of Peter Stutchbury Architecture (PSA) in Australia, will deliver a lecture for APDesign students at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union.

Stutchbury’s philosophy is described: “Peter sees buildings as rooms of education - the bridge between walking in the bush and wandering through the mind. Ultimately people are the act of integration within a true work of architecture.”

PSA is well known in Australia for their innovative approach to sustainability and design within the practice of architecture. A principal of the firm, Peter Stutchbury has practiced independently since 1981 producing a wide variety of work. Projects have been published and acclaimed internationally. PSA’s work is represented in both editions of Phaidon’s World Atlas.

Since 1995 the firm has won 44 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards, including 13 National Awards. In 2003 PSA became the first practice to win both of the nation’s major architectural Awards, repeating this feat in 2005.

If you can’t catch Peter Stutchbury on Wednesday, he will be lecturing at the Kansas City Design Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the lecture. All are invited to attend.  


Final preparations are being made for Mock Interviews on Monday, October 22. Mock Interviews will take place on the second floor at the Union, but there are plenty of events right here in Seaton to get you ready for them. Here’s the rundown:

  • Monday, October 8: Portfolio critiques, Seaton 113, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 9: Jon Hunt and Katie Kingery-Page Portfolio Presentation, Pierce Commons, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 10: Resume critiques, Pierce Commons, 11:30-1 p.m.
  • Friday, October 12: Resume critiques, Pierce Commons, 11:30-1 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

Mock interview sign-ups are October 16 & 17, Pierce Commons, 11:30-1 p.m. The first day is for fifth-years only. Fourth-year students (and fifth-years who would like more than one interview) can sign up on the 17th. Please be sure to bring hard copies of your resume as well as a PDF of your resume and your portfolio (if you have one.)


The fourth-year IAPD students invite all of APDesign to join them in wearing hats on Monday, October 15, in memory of Denver Barr, an IAPD student who passed during his second year. The fourth-year IAPD students would like to take this day to remember him and to remind everyone about safe driving.


It’s time for our second Lunch & Learn of the semester! Jan Wilhelm, a solution development consultant for Johnsonite Flooring will be coming from Denver, Colorado. Again, this is an exciting opportunity, and we are hoping to get students interested in learning more about the materials that they will have a chance to specify in their future careers. If you are interested in coming this Wednesday, please send an RSVP to Jaimie Tosh as soon as possible/by the afternoon of October 9 at jato08@k-state.edu. We will be providing lunch at the event and would like to see how many people can come so we will have enough food for all. The event will be held in Pierce Commons from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on October 10.


The second-year IAPD studio is having their third annual “The Great Pumpkin Carving Design Event” on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, starting at 2 p.m.

The Sunset Zoo is planning on bringing some creatures to entertain us. 

Our students will carve their pumpkins outdoors in Seaton Court, or if raining in Seaton Court 111. 

Our students are donating their carved pumpkins to our local Manhattan Sunset Zoo’s annual SPOOKtacular event, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, 2012, from noon to 5 p.m. 

Please come by and cheer us on. 


Papers are invited for a special issue of the International
Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IJAEC) on “Planning
and Managing Sustainable Infrastructural Megaprojects.” No fees of any kind
will be charged for publishing a paper in IJAEC. 

Co-editors of the special issue are:

Prof. Naomi Brookes
Professor of Complex Project Management
School of Civil Engineering, The University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Dr. Zhen Chen
Lecturer in Facilities Management
School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK

Prof. Corrado lo Storto
Associate Professor of Economics and Engineering Management
School of Engineering, DIEG, University of Naples Federico II
Piazzale V. Tecchio n. 80
80125 Naples (Italy)

For details of the Call-for-Papers of this special issue, please refer to
the following web link:



The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities and the Call for Submissions to the peer-reviewed International Journal of the Humanities. 

Now in its 11th year, the Humanities Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in humanities research and teaching. This year, the conference will be held at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, June 19-21, 2013. 
For more details, please visit: http://thehumanities.com/the-conference/.

The Humanities Conference and its companion journal provide vibrant, intellectually stimulating spaces for scholars from all geographic and disciplinary areas to learn, converse, and create. The aim is to generate new knowledge about the nature of the humanities, building strongly on the past traditions of the humanities while setting a renewed agenda for the future.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, round tables or colloquia are invited, addressing the humanities through one of the following themes:

* Theme 1: Critical Cultural Studies
* Theme 2: Communications and Linguistics Studies
* Theme 3: Literary Humanities
* Theme 4: Civic, Political and Community Studies
* Theme 5: Humanities Education

The deadline for Early proposal submissions is November 12, 2012. For full details on proposal submission and conference registration deadlines including their corresponding benefits, please visit the conference website at:

Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Humanities. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations also include submission to the journal for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the journal.