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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


February 23, 2015

Department Head Notes


Next week at this time, the NASAD Site Visiting Team will be on campus and visiting IAPD along with ID and Art programs. NASAD (as a reminder) is the National Association for Schools of Art and Design, they accredit universities and approve the programs offered within. NASAD has criteria (as it relates to us) for both interior design and for industrial design. While we are a graduate program and must comply with many additional criteria for NASAD approval as such, we also comply with those criteria for interior design and industrial design.

When they are on campus, they will tour our facilities, sit in on classes, and meet with faculty, students, and administrators. Having served as a CIDA site visitor, I assure you their time will be packed and they will be inundated with great information about all of our university programs related to art and design!

Congratulations to those students who participated in the IIDA event Portfolios + Professionals last week in Kansas City - you'll see their names below. We owe a big thank you to each of the design professionals who gave their time to make this event such a meaningful one for students.

DesignExpo is coming up rapidly, and many preparatory events are occurring to help you put your best foot forward - please advantage yourselves of as many of these events as possible. DesignExpo is for all of our students, from 1st through 5th year - and while you may not currently be searching for an internship or post-graduation position, you will make great contacts and just observing how the event works is extremely helpful for your future years.

Have a great week - participate in reviews for 2nd, 3rd and 5th years, all occurring during Wednesday through Friday of this week.


Portfolios and Professionals

This past Friday, 18 IAPD students traveled to the IIDA Portfolios and Professionals in Kansas City. The majority of attending were IAPD students and they represented us in the best way possible. Our students were awarded four of the possible five awards. 
  • Best Portfolio: Nichole Finke
  • Best in Progress: Abby Buchmann
  • Best Communicator: Teague Peak
  • Door Prize: Caitlyn Molenaar

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants. We are looking forward next year's event. 

5th Year Review

This Thursday and Friday the 5th year students are presenting the progress of their final project in a Schematic Design Presentation. The presentations will take place on Thursday, February 26th from 1:30pm-5:30pm in Seaton 104 and Friday February 27th from 8:30am-12:30pm. 

Here is a list of presenters and their time slots. Please make an attempt to attend to see their progress. 

Design Expo Volunteers

Calling 2nd and 3rd year students! Your help is needed!! 

Volunteers are needed to help set up and Design Expo. Jobs vary but all will be a fantastic opportunity for you to begin networking with various design firms. Click here and locate the "volunteer" heading to sign up for a time slot. 

Open House T-Shirts

Orders are being taken for IAPD Open House T-Shirts. They are comfort colors with a pocket on the front and are selling for $16 now, $18 at the event. 

All profits will go to the Konza United Way. 

Sign up sheets are in every studio as well as the IAPD office. Money should be turned into Seaton Court 112 to Whitney Lawson (or a designated envelope with your name attached) no later than Friday, February 27th (THIS Friday). 

Please make checks out to "Interior Architecture Student Council."

Faculty Announcements

Congratulations to Professor Ryadi Adityavarman who has been awarded an Incentive Grant through the Office of International Programs for his proposal "Co-Host Proposal: Kansas State University & University Parahyanhan Bamboo Design Workshop." 

APDPro: Networking Tip

Wednesday, March 4
5:30 p.m., Pierce Commons

Not sure how to network? Learn some tips and tricks from Career & Employment Services, including how to work a career fair, as you prepare for Design Expo.

Climate Survey Results

The results for the Climate Survey will be revealed and discussed soon; if you are interested, please plan on attending. 

  • Wed. April 29th from 11:30-1 - Hemisphere Room
  • Wed. April 29th from 2-3:30 - Little Theater 

Global Campus Award

Nominations for the K-State Global Campus award are being accepted now for students who are currently enrolled in a distance program who has overcome an obstacle in the path of their education and who demonstrated academic excellence, focus and career ambition. See more information here