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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Eight and counting: Architecture professor releases new book on drawing

peterMANHATTAN -- When it comes to writing, Kansas State University's Peter Magyar knows how to "draw" on success.

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design professor has just released his eighth book -- and his third this year -- that, like most of his other books, focuses on his favorite topic: drawing.

“The Soft Boiled Egg Scribbles," recently published by Kansas State University Press, is a collection of architectural ideas of students as recorded by Magyar. In the book, Magyar promotes the ability of quick freehand sketching, a method irreplaceable in the profession of architecture.

Magyar has written -- and drawn -- four books since joining the university in 2007 as head of the department of architecture, serving in the post until 2011. An award-winning professor of architecture, he has received several honors for his work, including the Pro Architectura Hungarica medal for lifetime achievement from the Chamber and Association of Hungarian Architects, for which he was the first recipient. He also is a member of the Royal British Institute of Architects.

Magyar's sixth book, "Urban Innuendoes," was published in January 2013 by Trafford Publishing. Like his other books, it contains his own ink drawings and displays the simultaneous development of the projects both in urban and building scales. Essays written by acknowledged scholars of the art of architectural drawings accompany the book, similar to his fifth book, "Thinkink," which was published in 2010 by Kendall Hunt.

The professor's seventh book, "Seven Lessons on Architectural Morphogenesis," published by Trafford in March 2013, has the motto: "Drawings speak on many tongue, they form the text of this book." It contains the full design processes of seven large international urban and architectural design projects.

Eight books won't be enough for this author, who already has two books in the works. "Topological Phenomenology of Space = Architecture as Roots of Infinity" intends to publicize -- or reveal to the public -- that every architectural element is indivisible part of the cosmos. The method of illustration uses applied topology, one of Magyar's research interests, dating back to his academic position in Nigeria, Africa.

His other new book will be "Spatial Fable," which is for children.

Since 1989, Magyar has served at three universities as head of their architecture programs, including as the founding director of the School of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University and as the head of the department of architecture at Pennsylvania State University. Magyar earned his master's in architecture and urban design and doctorate in architecture, all from the Technical University of Budapest.



OCT. 2 @ 4:00P.M.

phiferThe College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University hosts Thomas Phifer at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre. Phifer will present "Current Work" as part of the Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public.

Phifer, an executive of his firm, Thomas Phifer and Partners, is a highly regarded modernistic architect favoring a humanistic standpoint. He has been honored by the American Institute of Architects, receiving its National Honor Award seven times and also earning a Medal of Honor.

"Thomas Phifer and Partners makes innovative use of technology to create architecture with a different spirit: architecture that connects us with nature, rather than separating us from it," Phifer said. "We take our instructions from the environment, allowing the elements of nature to inform design. We strive to make architecture that is enriched by the awareness of location and landscape, the movement of the sun, the changes in weather."

The firm is challenged to create buildings that foster a sense of tradition and culture, that make permeable the boundaries between inside and outside, enabling their inhabitants to experience the passing time of both days and seasons.

For more information about Phifer and his company, visit http://www.thomasphifer.com.



Attention Faculty & Students!

Please make note of the Fall 2013 shop hours.
Students, please remember that you must go through shop training prior to being given access to the area.

Monday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our telephone number is 785.532.1092 or e-mail apdshop@ksu.edu


VELUX Competition

VELUX America is pleased to invite your students and faculty to participate in the International VELUX Award 2014 for Students of Architecture.

This prestigious competition is open to any registered student of architecture, individual or team, worldwide. The Award, which encourages multi-disciplinary teams, challenges students to explore the theme of daylight in architecture. The Award does not require the use of VELUX products.

Registration is now open and runs through March 3, 2014.  The deadline for submission of projects is May 2, 2014.  Detailed information on registration and participation is available to interested students and faculty at http://iva.velux.com.

You may want to share one or more of the following documents with others at your institution as background for their considerations - + Awards Brief + Flyer + Poster .

In 2012, fourteen winning teams were selected from 983 entries representing 59 countries.  The winners and their instructors shared the recognition and 30,000 Euro prize money at the Award event held at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal.

The Award is organized in cooperation with the International Union of Architects and the European Association for Architectural Education.  Both organizations will be represented on the jury that will include the global sphere of practicing and teaching architects.



Exhibits by College of Architecture, Planning and Design students participating in spring and summer 2013 study abroad programs are on display through Oct. 4 in the Chang Gallery and the first floor hallway of the east wing of Seaton Hall.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Students in the college's degree-granting programs are given the option of participating in study abroad during and following their fourth year. In spring and summer 2013, 80 students in the college studies abroad.

According to Professor Lynn Ewanow, Associate Dean and Director of International Programs for the college, students in architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning are particularly well served by studying abroad. She said the experience of living and studying in unfamiliar environments heightens cultural and historical awareness; improves self-reliance; encourages better understanding of global economics, politics and societies; and broadens professional horizons.

"The College of Architecture, Planning and Design is committed to enhancing the study abroad experience for its students and supporting the emphasis on international education, which is part of K-State's strategic plan," Ewanow said.

Study abroad destinations included Czech Tech in Prague, Czech Republic; Germany; Fachhochschule Coburg, Coburg, Germany; Denmark International Study Program in Copenhagen, Denmark; Orvieto, Italy, Oxford-Brooks England; University of Queensland, Austrailia; Bogazici University, Turkey; Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa and Yonsei University, South Korea.

College of Architecture, Planning and Design students participating in a study abroad experience in spring or summer 2013: Those students from the department ofArchitecture studying in Czech Tech include: Matthew Skarin, Colorado Springs, CO, Ying Zhu, Hangzhou 33;Wesley Gross, Kansas City, MO; Braden Thomas, Manhattan, KS; Liliana Torres, Pembroke Pines, FL; Lindsey Telford, Saint Louis, MO. DIS/Denmark: Jordan Albers, Oakley, KS; Jordan Elliott, Prairie Village, KS; Meredith Dabney, Topeka, KS. Orvieto, Italy Lillian Cooper, Atchison, KS; James Murphy, Burlington, CO; Tyler Jacobson, Highlands Ranch, CO; Kirby Thomas, Leawood, KS; Robert Armstrong, Lee's Summit, MO; Maryam Al-Balushi, Madinat Qaboos, KS; Jacob Christilles, Manhattan, KS; Brian Prichard, Manhattan, KS; Travis Shockley, Manhattan,KS; Margaret Gaggiol, Northfield, MN; Christopher Porreca, Northville, MI; Nadav Bittan, Overland Park, KS; Cassiday Love, Shawnee, KS; Huiyuan Li Shenzhen;Christy Phelps, St. Charles, MO; Bryce Cummings, Sterling, CO; Adam Froelich, Sublette, KS. Santa Chiara, Italy: Katie Nightingale, Burrton, KS; Ian Kilpatrick, Columbia, MO; Sara Hartman, Jefferson City, MO; Kyle Johnson, Kansas City, MO; Kristyn Assmann, Lenexa, KS; Elias Logan, Manhattan, KS; Kyle Holtz, Mequon, WI; Lane Pendleton, Saint Charles, MO; Jared Hagedorn, Sedalia, MO; Tyler Hiatt, Smithville, MO; Cory Meyer, St. Charles, MO.

Students from the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design, Bogazici University, Turkey: Katherine Ortbals, Columbia, MO; Coburg, Germany: Kurt Andre, Lincoln, NE; Melissa Still, Topeka, KS; Czech Tech; Adam Davenport, St. Louis, MO; DIS/Denmark: Abigail Zohner, Ballwin, MO; Josef Lang, Bellevue, NE; James Howe, Gypusm, KS; Anne Collingwood, Johnson, KS; Courtney Albracht, Kansas City, KS; Evan Gray, Manhattan, KS; Anthony Ngo, Manhattan, KS; Michael, Murphy, O'Fallon, MO; David Backs, Ofallon, MO; Matthew Spaniol, Overland Park, KS; Colton Vaughn, Saint Joseph, MO; Kunyan Wei, Shijiazhuang; Morgan Stafford, Spokane, WA; Katherine Moeder, Wichita, KS;Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy: Chelsea Neville, Florissant, MO; Teresa Siegele, Fredonia, KS; Daniel Gonzales, Kansas City, MO; Elizabeth Cassity, Parkville, MO; Jessica Tibbetts, Saint Charles, MO; Castiglion Florentino,Santa Chiara, Italy: Emily Kruse, Andover, KS; Natalie Berg, Lookout Mtn., TN; Stephani Chaffin, Olathe, KS; Amanda Connor, Overland Park, KS; Gina Garcia, Salina, KS; Yonsei University, South Korea: Jay Marcus, Overland Park, KS.

Students from the Department of Landscape Architecture / Regional Community Planning in Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy: Karissa Pankratz, Argonia, KS; Ashley Schwemmer, Augusta, KS; Casey Gorrell, Brookville, KS; Brandon Woodle, Hinsdale, IL; Caleb Melchior, Perryville, MO; Brendan Mannix-Slobig, River Forest, IL; Gretchen Gravenstein, Topeka, KS; Santa Chiara, Italy: Olivia Pitt Perez, Hazelwood, MO; Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa: Mitchel Loring, Gardner, KS; DIS/Denmark: Alexander Lu, Plano, TX; Oxford Brookes, England: Ashley Klingler, Lake Orion, MI;Benjamin Chmiel, Wamego, KS; University of Queensland, Australia: Lauren Garrott, Lorton, VA.



Fourth and fifth year students are encouraged to participate in the 2013 Mock Interviews that will be held on October 21 in the K-State Alumni Center, 8:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. There are several events leading up to the actual Mock Interview, those are:

Oct. 14 Walk-In Critiques at 11:30a.m. – 1pm at the top of the Pierce Atrium
Oct. 15 Sign-Up Day 5th year students & committee members may choose one interview 11:30a.m. – 1pm at the top of the Pierce Atrium
Oct. 16 Sign-Up Day - Sign-Up Day 4th year students may choose one interview and 5th year students may choose a second interview, 11:30a.m. – 1pm at the top of the Pierce Atrium 11:30a.m. – 1pm at the top of the Pierce Atrium
Oct. 21 Mock Interview Day, K-State Alumni Center, business dress required.


The Night of Wonder 


The Night of Wonder truly was! As you can see from the photos above, the experiential exhibit designed under the direction of Vibha Jani during an Exhibit Design course Spring semester, was constructed and installed over the past few weeks for the Beach Museum gala. In addition to those students in the class, Professor Jani extends a heartfelt thank you to all of those who helped in the installation: "I was very touched by the assistance the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year students provided to our exhibition students. It was great to see Neal Hubbell, Dustin Headley, Richard Thompson and Shaun Troyer assisting our students. This was truly a collaborative project and I am so very proud of our students. Kevin O'Connor, Katie Ortbals and Laura Stockdell put countless long hours and completed the work on time, with dedication and excellence. Evan Gray, David Backs and Amanda Barker each played an important role in the installation, without their assistance, it would have been difficult to finish!"

The Exhibit Design course worked with the Friends of the Beach Museum board and it's entertainment committee throughout the Spring semester; the Friends of the Beach Museum provided funding for the exhibit materials as well.

Call for Papers 


Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables, or colloquia are invited for the Spaces and Flows: Fifth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, to be held 7-8 November 2014 at the School of Architecture and Design at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand.

We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and students to jointly submit proposals or panel discussions/colloquia, addressing spaces and flows through one of the following themes:

* Urban and Extraurban Spaces
* Human Environments and Ecosystemic Effects
* Material and Immaterial Flows

The deadline for the current round of the call for papers is 17 October 2013. Please visit our website for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference. 

If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extraurban Studies.

Bangkok & Spaces and Flows 

Bangkok, the capital city since 1782, is the cultural, political, and economic center of Thailand. Famous for its high-rise buildings and impressive nightlife, the city boasts numerous universities, canals, magnificent temples, palaces, and unique markets and street vendors. The most visited city in 2013, this colorful and dynamic city presents the ideal stage for our discussions on the spaces and flows of the urban and extraurban. 

We are proud to partner with the School of Architecture and Design (SoAD) to host our 2014 edition of the Spaces and Flows Conference. SoAD was established in 1994 to provide Thailand a complete program of studies in English. The school aims to produce graduates with a well-rounded knowledge in design – blending art with technology, environmental concerns, and a competence in the language for global communication and international recognition.

We hope you will be able to join us in Bangkok for this important discussion, and we look forward to receiving your proposal!

On behalf of Spaces and Flows Advisory Board




Anthony Dorrel and Rachael Mayhill, both 4th year IAPD Students in Donna Fullmer's studio section led the winning team of four student students in IIDA's Design Wars Friday in Kansas City. The four students from the winning team split a cash prize of $2,000!


clue Happy hunting!