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March 31, 2014

Message from the Department Head

We have an exciting week ahead beginning with an opportunity to mingle, meet, and welcome incoming IAPD students who are incoming to 2nd year on Tuesday evening in the McGraw Room. I hope IAPD faculty and students will make every effort to attend.

Wednesday, we host our Distinguished Lecturer Sally Augustin. Creating positive environments is a subject on many of our minds, and we are eager to engage with Dr. Augustin. Wednesday evening, following Dr. Augustin's presentation, please plan to migrate over to the Pierce Commons in Seaton Hall for a screening of short films created by 5th year students as a part of Katrina Lewis' Contemporary Issues course.  Refreshments will be provided, be prepared for humor, challenge, education, and enjoyment.

Thursday we have the rare opportunity to see four well-respected firms make presentations as they are finalists to design the Revitalization of Seaton hall. This open process has been championed by our Dean as a learning experience for our students and I hope you attend as many as possible.

Friday evening, travel to Kansas City for 1st Friday and the 5th year Furniture Show, once again located at DeadLeaf Furniture; and then Saturday is our Open House event here in Seaton Hall. Rest up on Sunday in preparation for the DesignExpo on Monday where representatives from 50 firms will be present.

I'll look forward to seeing you at each of these events!

News and Events

student council

Faculty and students: Tuesday evening, April 1 the IAPD Student Council has planned an event to welcome first year students into IAPD. Come and enjoy refreshments, mingling with others, and meeting our newest IAPD students!

Sally Augustin, PhD, environmental psychologist and consultant for person-centered design will give a Distinguished Lecture on Designing for Emotion. The lecture will be at 4 pm in Forum Hall. Please plan to attend. Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on person-centered design and environmental psychology.Learn more about Dr. Augustin. 

Alumni Activities


Zumaooh (founded by IAPD graduate Michelle Wempe) received the IIDA-NC Honor Award for Live (residential) category for 2014 for the design of the Sonoma Residence (shown above). The 2014 IIDA-NC award marks the 10th anniversary of this award, which was co-founded by Michelle Wempe. Congratulations!


Want to get a little creative with food? Check out this information  about the Canstruction event taking place in June in Topeka. Registration has been extended to the end of this week. Click here  for past projects!

Current Projects

Short Film Design Screening
Please join us for the screening of 5th year Short Films on Design Wednesday, April 2nd in the Pierce Commons (directly following Sally Augustin’s presentation or 5:30, whichever is later). There will be popcorn and other refreshments!

Furniture Show

furniture show

Involvement Opportunities

Revitalization Finalist Presentation
Plan to attend the public presentations on Thursday, April 3rd of the design firms in the running for the Seaton Hall revitalization project. All of the presentations will take place in the Banquet Room at the K-State Alumni Association building:

10:00 – 10:50 am  Gould Evans & NBBJ
11:30 am – 12:20 pm  BNIM & Ennead
1:30 – 2:20 pm  Bowman Bowman Novick & Spillman Farmer Architects
3:00 – 3:50 pm  SFS Architecture & Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects


April 1 – Welcome incoming IAPD students 7:00 pm
April 2 – Sally Augustin, Environmental Psychologist 4:00 pm in the Forum Hall
April 2 – Short Films on Design Screening – 5:30 pm – Pierce Commons
April 3 – Seaton Revitalization Presentations – Alumni Assoc. Banquet Room – 10-5 pm
April 4 – 5th year Furniture Show – First Friday in Kansas City – DeadLeaf
April 5 – Open House
April 7 – 10 - 3 DesignExpo in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom
April 10 – IAPD Faculty Meeting – 202F 11:30-1
April 17 – IAPD Faculty Meeting – 202F 11:30-1
May 13 – 5th Year Cookout – Tuttle Creek State Park Shelter #4 - 4-8
May 17 – APDesign Commencement