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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 2.4.13


This Friday, February 8, APDesign students from all disciplines have been invited to participate in a LEGO appreciation event at the K-State Student Union.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, the Student Union “Courtyard” (on the first floor) will be transformed into a LEGO building space for APDesign students (the more, the better!) to come work on K-State LEGO creations. The Union has asked us to create some K-State landmarks out of LEGOs in anticipation of next week’s K-State 150th celebration. All finished works will be displayed in the Kemper Gallery in the Student Union during the Sesquicentennial Celebration Weekend.

Students can come as individuals, or in groups with friends and/or classmates. AIAS, IASC and SPA have already signed on to participate, and all student organizations are invited.

Emily Vietti is coordinating our efforts, so shoot her an email (evietti@k-state.edu) if you’re interested in participating so we can start to formulate a plan of action and decide which campus landmarks we want to recreate. Hope to see you there! 


Kevin Alter of alterstudio architects in Austin, Texas, will be lecturing next Monday, February 11, at 4 p.m. in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. Some of Alter’s work is currently displayed in the Chang Gallery. 

Alter is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Academic Director for Architecture Programs, Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture, Director of the Summer Academy in Architecture, and Associate Director of the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design, construction and theory. He is a graduate of Bennington College and of Harvard University. His professional practice has received more than 60 design awards and has been widely published. Editor of nine books, his writing has also appeared in Architecture, Progressive Architecture, and Architectural Design, among other journals, and he has curated many exhibitions that have been shown in numerous venues. He has been a visiting critic, reviewer, lecturer and visiting professor at dozens of institutions around the world.  


The annual APDesign Faculty Show will open in the Chang Gallery on Monday, February 25.

All faculty members are encouraged to participate with drawings, sculpture, models, paintings, digital/video, jewelry, or anything else you have created! 

Please let Emily Vietti (evietti@k-state.edu) know what you are planning to contribute no later than Friday, February 15, so that we have time to plan the show. All entries must be received by Friday, February 22. Thank you! 


What makes a learning space great? 

Students who answer that question could win $2,500 in Herman Miller’s Fourth Annual Student Video Contest. What’s working? What would you improve? Be creative, be heard, and make a video. 

First place - $2,500 
Second place - $1,500 
Third place - $1,000 

All entries are due by March 22, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, no exceptions. To find out more go tohttp://www.hermanmiller.com/content/hermanmiller/english/products/solutions/education/pages/student-video-contest.html


Join AIA Kansas City for a half-day forum, facilitated by the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and AIA Kansas City, featuring a tremendous line-up of national experts, first-hand stories about the importance of achieving Enlightened Accessible Design, and case studies that illustrate new ways of thinking about these issues. The goal of this forum? To inspire Kansas City’s architecture/engineering/construction industry to elevate their commitment to making Kansas City the most welcoming community in the country.

Go to http://www.aiakc.org/stay-up-to-date/events-archive/2013/02/27/ for more information and to register.