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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 1.18.12


Annie Chu, founding principal of the award winning firm Chu+Gooding Architects in Los Angeles, will be delivering APDesign’s annual diversity lecture this coming Monday, January 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union. Chu’s lecture is titled “Slow Motion.”

Annie received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1983 and a Master of Science in Building Design from Columbia University in 1989. She trained for 12 years with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York and Franklin D. Israel in Los Angeles before starting her firm in 1996. Annie received the prestigious Skidmore Owings Merrill Fellowship to study Mayan and Incan architecture in Central and South America.

Annie has been a dedicated educator since 1990 in architecture and design colleges in the United States such as New York Institute of Technology, Parsons, University of Texas at Austin, SCI-Arc, Art Center College of Design, Arizona State University, UCLA, and USC. Currently Annie is serving as an Associate Professor of Interior Architecture at Woodbury University. She is the past chair of the National AIA Interior Architecture Committee and of the AIA California Council Design Awards Committee. Annie is currently serving as an editorial board member of the AIA California Council’s journal arcCA (Architecture California) and as a mayor-appointed Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, promoting design in the public built environment and support for the arts throughout the city.

Chu+Gooding Architects focuses on projects for arts-related and higher education clients, including arts organizations such as MoCA, Hammer Museum, the Getty Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. 


In anticipation of DesignExpo on Monday, April 2, several dates have been set aside for resume and portfolio critiques: 

Resume critiques (all in Pierce Commons)
Monday, January 23, noon-1 p.m.
Monday, February 6, noon to 1 p.m.
Monday, February 20, noon to 1 p.m.
Monday, March 5, noon to 1 p.m.
Monday, March 12, noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
Monday, March 26, noon to 1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28, 5:30-7 p.m. 

Portfolio critiques (all in Seaton 113)
Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-7 p.m., Jon Hunt & John Neary
Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-7 p.m., Katie Kingery-Page & Bob Condia
Monday, March 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Donna Fullmer & Ray Streeter 


Check out the display on the board outside of the Dean’s Conference Room (Seaton 113) and enjoy some photos taken by freelance sports photographer, and our own fifth-year RCP student, Jonathan Knight.

The exhibit displays highlights of the fall 2011 K-State football season captured through Jonathan’s lens. His high-resolution images capture the thrill of the game and the details of the field.  


Spring all-College faculty/staff meetings have been set for: 

Tuesday, January 24 @ 1 p.m. in 104 Seaton Hall
Tuesday, February 28 @ 3:30 p.m. in 104 Seaton Hall
Thursday, March 15 @ 9:30 a.m. in 104 Seaton Hall
Thursday, April 19 @ 10:30 a.m. in 104 Seaton Hall
Tuesday, May 1 @ 3:30 p.m. in 104 Seaton Hall


In June 2012, two conferences concerning urban planning, urban geography and neighborhood renewal will be held entitled “Future Cities” (June 18-19) and “Failing Cities” (June 20-21). Both will take place at Oxford. Both events are two-day events. All papers presented at both events will be available after the event in a conference booklet for all delegates and speakers. Student researchers receive a discount of 50 percent. All attendees at the event will receive conference papers, refreshments during the event and will be invited to the conference drinks receptions.

To register for the event, as a delegate or speaker, to submit a paper, for delegate inserts, or a display space please email neighbourhoodjournal@googlemail.com. Details of the event can be found at 

Themes for the conferences include:

Future Cities
The Connected City
The City and the Region
The City of Neighborhoods
The City of Enterprise
The Healthy City
The Sporting City
The Sustainable City
Urban Theory
The Cultural City
The Global City

Failing Cities
The Right to the City
Unsustainable Cities
Urban Theory and the Production of Space
Shrinking Cities
New economies for smaller cities
How to plan for smaller cities  


The Project Management Masters Certification Program will be offered February 21-24, 2012, in San Francisco on the UC Hastings campus. Project management professionals, business and technology professionals, students, and educators are invited to register at the American Project Management website at http://www.projectmanagementusa15.org/.

The PMMC is designed for those seeking professional project management certification. It serves as both a thorough professional education and recognized certification. Those seeking additional credentials such as the PMP®/PgMP®, PMI-SP®, and PMI-RMP® will benefit from this dynamic and interactive work session, while those currently holding credentials will find the certification to be an enhancement as well as the most up to date advanced professional development.  

Project Management Masters Certification program provides 36 hours of project management education, meeting education requirements for both PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Additionally, the Master Certification provides 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for current holders of PMP®/PgMP®, PMI-SP®, and PMI-RMP® credentials.

The program meets the education requirement for all professional designations through the Project Management Institute and other professional agencies. Additionally, the program awards 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon request. 

Program Description
Our certificate program teaches technical and business professionals how to master the critical skills of project management techniques as part of their technical career development.

The skills developed in the Project Management Masters Certification program apply to large and small projects, product design and development efforts, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and any project with critical performance, time, and budget targets.  

Our approach to project management education offers proven, results-focused learning.

Courses are developed and facilitated by professional subject experts with extensive industrial experience. Course emphasis is on providing practical skills and tools supported by relevant case examples.

Participants may reserve a seat online at the American Project Management website, by calling the program office toll-free at (877) 359-1110, or by sending their name and contact information via email to the program registrar at registrar@projectmanagementusa15.org.

Upon receiving your registration, a confirmation email is sent to registrants that include session site information, travel information, program description, and details on how to confirm attendance and make payment arrangements. 


Please consider signing up to participate as a caller in this year’s K-State Telefund. APDesign has two dates this year: Sunday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 15. More details to come! Sign up at www.k-statetelefund.org.