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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


IAPD 10.6

October 6, 2014

Lunch and Learn's 
A local representative for Forbo Flooring Systems, a manufacturer of high-quality commercial and residential floor coverings for over 150 years, will be visiting K-State on Tuesday, October 7th from 11:30-12:30 for a Lunch and Learn. Lunch will be provided while Scott Reeder informs us of Forbo's flooring solutions. Come to check out some of their newest products to specify in your designs! 

Get involved! 

The next Student Council meeting is today, October 6th at 7pm in the Crit Space. We hope to see a lot of people in attendance. 

Color & Couture is this Friday, October 10th at 7pm at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City. This night will be full of innovation you don't want to miss! 

If you have any questions, please email Nichole Finke at nmfinke@ksu.edu.

Mock Interviews 

Mock interviews are October 20th so in preparation the sign ups will begin next week. Sign up times are:

October 14th from 11 am-1 pm for 5th years only in Pierce Commons

October 15th from 11 am-1 pm for 4th and 5th years only in Pierce Commons

Students must present a hard copy and digital copy of their resume to be able to sign up. 

To participate in Mock Interviews on October 20th, you must be in business professional attire. 

Need to prepare your Portfolio or resume? Click here for a schedule of review times. 

IIDA Updates

IIDA Membership for the 2014-2015 school year is open online. To sign up click here. 

Once you have done this please email our chapters communications officer Marina Dennis atmcdennis@ksu.edu to confirm you are on our member list. 

If you are interested but not certain about membership more information can be found here

Questions or Concerns? Contact Marina Dennis at the email above. 

IFAI Design Competitions

The Industrial Fabrics Association International organization (IFAI) is holding a number of Student Design Challenges. Each competition is worth $6,000 in prize money. 

Click here for detailed information on how to submit work and the rules and regulations.

Graduate School Ice Cream Social

Graduate Students! Join your fellow gradate buddies in the GSA Ice Cream Social this Thursday from 1-3 pm on the east side of Fairchild Hall. 

First Design Team Open Forum

The first Design Team open forum will take place on Tuesday, October 14th from 11 am to 12 pm in the Unions Forum Hall. For more information about the forum and the process as described by Dean DeNoble, click here

Furniture Design Competition

The 14th edition of the Andreu World International Design Contest has a prestigious professional international jury from different fields related to design, interior design and the trade press.

The winner will receive a  prize of $4,000 and an award $1,500 to the runner-up. There will also be four honorable mentions awarded to the best creations. For more information, click here


There are a number of APDPro events  coming up to help students prepare for a number of events coming up in the near future. Some of these events include preparations for Mock Interviews! Click herefor a full list of events and their descriptions. 

Class Updates

3rd Year - We went to Dallas and had a great time touring firms and showrooms. We met a number of Dallas IAPD alumni who gave us tours and presentations. We also got a big dose of Texas culture when we went to the Texas state fair!  We got to know each other as well as our professors so much more which was great; importantly, we also survived a micro-burst with 80-90 mph winds.

4th Year - Many students from the class took advantage of the opportunity to visit Chicago and Grand Rapids where they visited a number of firms. The opportunity was a great transition into their next project. Read More...

5th Year - Vibha's fifth year visited the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln NE where they received a tour and interviewed a small panel of treatment staff. This experience will help deepen their knowledge for their semester-long project. 

IAPD Events

7th Lunch and Learn with Forbo Flooring Systems - Pierce Commons - 11am
9th IAPD Faculty Meeting - Crit Space - 11:30
14th Design Team Open Forum - Forum Hall - 11am
14th Mock Interview Sign Ups - 5th Years Only
15th Mock Interview Sign Ups - 4th and 5th Years Only
15th Majors and Minors Fair
16th IAPD Faculty Meeting - Crit Space - 11:30
16th Jordan Mozer Distinguished Lecturer - Hemisphere Room Hale Library - 7pm
16th-18th IDEC Midwest Regional Conference 
20th Mock Interviews
23rd IAPD Faculty Meeting - Crit Space - 11:30
30th IAPD Faculty Meeting - Crit Space - 11:30