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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


January 20, 2015

Department Head Notes

Welcome back everyone! I hope you enjoyed your break and are as happy to be back in Manhattan and Seaton Hall as we are to have you back. This spring semester will be one filled with opportunities for your involvement - we have the IAPD 50th Anniversary, NASAD accreditation visit, and many fascinating reviews you can engage in. 

Our IAPD students are being recognized for their design contributions - congratulations to Emma Montgomery for winning the Steelcase NEXT competition (read the article linked below to learn what a wonderful accomplishment this is). Congratulations also to Emma Cole for the winning first place in the landscape and architectural details category of the Photo Competition.

Those of you on study abroad and internship, please send us information to include in the newsletter; and we will enjoy the experiences alongside you!

Next week, we will highlight some of the elective courses that are only possible through the magnificent championing and commitment of our advisory boards; for now, settle in and let's work together to make this semester rewarding and compelling!

National Awards 

Congratulations to fourth year Emma Montgomery who has received the Grand Prize award for the Steelcase NEXT Competition. Emma traveled to Grand Rapids, MI from January 11-13 as a semi-finalist and presented her design concept to a panel of judges. She was chosen as the winner out of five semi-finalists. 

You can read more about the competition and her concept here

Photo Competition Congratulations 

Third year Emma Cole entered into the APDesign Photo Competition and was awarded first place in the landscape and architectural details category. Her entry "Dramatic Exit" will be on display in the Chang Gallery until February 6th along with the rest of the entries. Congratulations Emma! Student Conference Funding Opportunity

IIDA Texas Oklahoma chapter is offering to reimburse up to five students outside of the Texas Oklahoma chapter to attend their annual Student Conference 15 in Houston TX. The conference occurs February 18-20 and is a great networking opportunity for anyone interested in moving to Texas for employment or internships. 

You can read more on the IAPD webpage or on their website. 

Florida International Call for Proposals 

The Florida International University's 2015 Interior Design Emerging Symposium is accepting proposals for their upcoming symposium. 

The deadline for submitting Poster and Pecha Kucha presentations is Friday, January 30th. For information, click here. 

Faculty Spring Show

Thom Jackson is collecting work for the Spring 2015 Faculty Show. If you are interested in exhibiting, please bring your work to Seaton Hall 214 no later than Monday, February 2nd. Make sure you have your name on you piece or have it clearly identified with how you wish your name to be on the catalog card along with the title of your piece. 

Dimensions- You may have up to 72"wide of space and as much as you need in height. This all depends on how many submissions we receive. So if you get your work in early or reserve your space you will have a minimum of 72" wide.

Show off your hard work!