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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


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Message from the Department Head

Our final faculty candidate is in town and will be involved in interview activities all day today and tomorrow morning. His presentation occurs today (Monday) in Seaton 207 from 2:00-3:00. Students' meeting with him occur Tuesday morning at 8:30 in Seaton 207. Thank you to everyone for your participation and assistance in making our candidates aware of the special nature of IAPD and K-State!

Today is Design Expo from 10-3 in the Alumni Center. This is an exceptional opportunity to meet representatives from a wide variety of firms and to set up interviews for internships and post-graduation positions! 

The 5th year exhibit of furniture projects was a resounding success on Friday evening. Thank you to Dead Leaf and all the supporters of this event during First Friday. From before the official opening until past the scheduled closing time, the exhibit was packed with those viewing the work and seeking indepth information. Congratulations to all participants on a well-designed and executed exhibit.

As you will see in the calendar of events, we have a busy few weeks before us.  

News and Events

Keith Hooper and HELP (NGO) staff are moving ahead with the future construction of rabbit hutch designs (for use in the Philippines) accomplished by students in Assistant Professor Katrina Lewis' 2nd Year Studio this Fall.

Associate Professor Ryadi Adityavarman has learned that another paper presentation has been accepted for a conference in Greece this summer - this one for the ATINER Conference in Athens, Greece - titled "Embodied Sensibility: Hidden Dimension in Design Teaching Pedagogy". 

A call for Winter Intersession courses is out, students if you have a particular request, please let Kathy know. Faculty, the submission information will come to you in a separate email.

Open House

Open House

Open house is just around the corner and IAPD 3rd year students are taking orders for T-Shirts to raise money. See Rachael Mayhill and Brianna Stevens in 3rd year studio to order yours and support their efforts!


Representatives of KCADDR will be in Seaton on Thursday, May 16 to judge furniture projects in the annual KCADDR Furniture Design Competition. Cash awards are given to the top entries. We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of KCADDR and look forward to their review and comments of student work!

IAPD Social Media

Did you know? IAPD has gone social!
Join us on Facebook at: K-State IAPD
Join us on Twitter at: @KState IAPD
These networks are for students, faculty, and alumni to stay connected.

Lunch & Learn

Our final Lunch & Learn of the semester will occur on April 16 and will feature Kate Ward of Steelcase and a special focus on Interconnected Workplace content. Look for email and signs to RSVP for lunch on this day to Jaimie Tosh.

Involvement Opportunities

This is Disability Awareness Week on campus with a variety of speakers and activities. 

Monday, April 8:  
10:00-3:00 Design Expo in the Alumni Center
2:00-3:00 Faculty Candidate Dustin Headley presentation in the McGraw Room

Tuesday, April 9: 8:30-9:15 Candidate meeting with IAPD Students.

Thursday  April 11: 4:30  PhD Colloquium, Phillip Omunga, Seaton 104

Tuesday, April 16: Lunch & Learn, Pierce Commons

Saturday, April 20: Open House

Tuesday,  April 23: 4:30 PhD Colloquium, Kevin Rooney, Seaton 104

Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10: 5th year Thesis Project Presentations

Wednesday, May 15: 3:30 Commencement Rehearsal

Thursday, May 16: KCADDR Furniture Competition judging and awards

Saturday, May 18: 10:00 APDesign Commencement in McCain Auditorium