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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 3.26.13


Alex Joyce, project lead on the development of Envision Tomorrow, will deliver the APDesign Regional & Community Planning Distingushed Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union. 

Alex Joyce is a Project Manager at Fregonese Associates in Portland Oregon. The firm is known for high profile regional visioning projects that have guided growth and transportation investments in places such as Portland, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles and Denver. Joyce has led efforts on the development of Envision Tomorrow, which is an open source scenario planning platform that allows the public and policymakers to evaluate future land use patterns across a range of indicators, including greenhouse gas emissions, transit ridership, and housing affordability. In addition, Joyce has led a variety of projects around the country from streetscape design projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach, to downtown plans in the mountains of Colorado, to light rail station plans for the Salt Lake City region. Alex is currently managing a corridor planning process in Kansas City using Envision Tomorrow to evaluate land use scenarios in terms of travel, environmental and fiscal impacts.


Your last chance to have your resume or portfolio reviewed before DesignExpo is TOMORROW. On Wednesday, March 27, we will have resume critiques in the Pierce Commons from noon to 1:30 and a portfolio review session in Seaton 113 from 5:30-7 p.m. Please plan to attend one or both of these DesignExpo preparation events. 


The Ted and Sue Knapp Student Delineation Competition will be hung in the Chang Gallery on Monday, April 15. Student entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 12 to Emily Vietti’s office (Seaton 214). Entries must be in one of four categories: freehand black & white, freehand color, computer or mixed media. 

All entries must include a hanging device (NOT tape), a CD containing a digital scan/copy of the entry and this form. PDF Icon Delineation Competition Form 2013  


APDesign needs student volunteers to help with Open House. Some volunteers will answer questions about APDesign at a table in the Student Union. Others will help Emily Vietti around Seaton Hall, including set up, tear down, running the LEGO playspace and other general activities. Volunteers receive free T-shirts! If you’re interested in volunteering, please send an email to evietti@k-state.edu with what hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. you are available to volunteer. We need approximately 4-5 volunteers per hour. Thank you!


If you would like to volunteer to help at DesignExpo on Monday, April 8, please sign up for a time slot here: http://www.k-state.edu/ces/students/cfdesignexpo.html. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Students are invited to explore their off-campus options at the Fourth-Year Options Fair this Thursday, March 28, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Pierce Commons. Fifth-year students will be on hand to discuss their experiences with study abroad, internships, KCDC and other alternative options for students in their fourth year. 


On Tuesday, April 9, Tony Cummings, AIA, CSI, and Michael Matthews, PE, will give a lecture, “Failure to Plan: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” at 4 p.m. in the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Cummings is an APDesign alumnus and forensic architect. He is the founder and president of Construction Forensics, Inc., in Springfield, Virginia. Matthews is the founder and president of The Structures Group, Inc., a structural engineering firm based in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has extensive experience in the structural analysis of natural disasters.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Architecture, the Department of Architectural Engineering & Construction Science, and the Flint Hills AIA.


The APDesign Graduate Exit Survey for the Spring/Summer 2013 graduates will be available starting Tuesday, March 26, and close on Friday, May 24. Graduating students should receive reminders to complete the survey. Please do not delay in taking part in this important survey. We value your feedback and engagement. 


A team of graduate students from Kansas, including three students from the K-State Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning department, has been chosen as one of four finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with their entry “The Armory.” 

The team, led by K-State Master of Landscape Architecture student Kevin Cunningham, including Kylie Harper and Derek Hoetmer, also K-State MLA students and Lauren Brown from the University of Kansas and Tyler Knott from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will be competing against teams from Harvard University, Yale University, and a joint team from Ball State University and Purdue University for a $50,000 prize. The team was advised by Jason Brody, assistant professor of regional and community planning in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

“The students designed a cosmopolitan urban district that takes advantage of all of the great urban amenities that Minneapolis already possesses or is in the process of developing - transit, cycling infrastructure, sports and cultural venues,” said Brody. “Their proposal centers on the historic Minneapolis Armory, a landform building incorporating destination retail, a subterranean parking structure, and a unique civic park space that slopes up from the ground plane to connect into Minneapolis’ extensive skyway network. It is a wonderfully exciting concept that brings together a rich set of urban experiences and creates some very attractive development assets.”

The competition started with 149 teams comprised of 790 students representing 70 different universities in both the U.S. and Canada. The task was to create a redevelopment proposal for the Downtown East area of Minneapolis. The catch? None of the teams could visit the site the site before creating their plan.

“Our team’s success demonstrates the power of collaboration in design thinking,” said Stephanie Rolley, landscape architecture/regional and community planning department head. “They applied cutting edge knowledge and skills from each of their disciplines, resulting in a compelling design for the future of Minneapolis Downtown East supported by a creative financial plan. Their proposal is elegant in its execution and delivery.”

Teams now will have the opportunity to visit the site and then expand their original schemes and respond in more detail to the problem posed by the competition during March. The final review will be held April 10-11, 2013, as each team travels to Minneapolis to present their plan in a public forum to the distinguished jury composed of national leaders in design and development.

Advisors to the team include Blake Belanger, landscape architecture professor, K-State; Genevieve Boudoin, architecture professor, University of Kansas; Walt Clement, director of Lewis White Real Estate Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Jerry Jones, ‘83 BLA, Slawson Companies, Wichita; Stephanie Rolley, landscape architecture/regional and community planning department head, K-State; Gary Stith, regional and community planning professor, K-State.

The Hines competition strives to encourage cooperation and teamwork-necessary talents in the planning, design and development of sustainable communities-among future land use professionals and allied professions, such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, real estate development, finance, psychology and law. It is open to graduate students who are pursuing real estate-related studies at universities in the United States and Canada, including programs in real estate development, urban planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture.

For more information on the ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, visit: http://udcompetition.org. 


Illustrated Codes of Designers: Residential, written by Katherine Ankerson, professor and department head of Interior Architecture & Product Design, received the 2013 Interior Design Educators Council’s Book Award. Two IAPD faculty members were part of a 10-person, four-university team that received the Interior Design Educators Council 2013 Media Award. Professor and Department Head Katherine Ankerson, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head Neal Hubbell and the rest of the team were honored at the 2013 IDEC awards banquet for their collaborative effort on the Lighting Across the [Design] Curriculum website. 

The IDEC Book Award is given for recognition of the content of an outstanding book that exhibits excellence in addressing issues of the discipline of interior design including practice, research and education. Books do not have to be associated with an IDEC member to be nominated. 

“It is such an honor to have this book chosen for the annual award,” Ankerson said. “This is a project that has been long in the making. It’s wonderful to see the project come to fruition and be acknowledged and celebrated in such a way.” 

According to the selection committee, they were impressed with the inclusiveness and organization of the text and felt that the DVD-based book could be a trendsetter in interior design education. “Learning about codes is typically presented in a dry format that can be difficult to read but this text is a well-thought-out approach to comprehensive, active learning.” 

This is the second straight IDEC Book Award to go to a College of Architecture, Planning & Design faculty member. Interior Architecture & Product Design Associate Professor Vibhavari Jani received the award last year for her book, Diversity in Design: Perspective from the Non-Western World. 

IDEC’s Media Award is given for recognition of the content of an outstanding visual media piece that exhibits excellence in addressing issues of the discipline of interior design including practice, research and education. 

The website project was funded with a grant from the 20th Anniversary Nuckolls Lighting Fund. Ankerson was the project lead. 

“Often, students learn the basics of lighting in a specialized lighting course, then professors reinforce knowledge on projects in studio,” Ankerson said. “This website encourages thinking about light as a design element from the very first year in a student’s program, and reinforces concepts throughout the curriculum.” 

The finished project is a seven-module website complete with audio, exploration and application, and the fundamental concepts appropriate for different types and levels of classes and design education across disciplines. 

According to the selection committee, the site “is very graphically appealing, showing lighting in a physical model, coupled with text to help students understand more fully. … The website is very easy to navigate and provides a multitude of information from basic to advanced topics.” 


APDesign is looking for a student to sing the National Anthem at commencement! If you enjoy serenading an audience, and will be around on the morning Saturday, May 18, please let Emily Vietti know (evietti@k-state.edu). We’d love to have you sing for us! 


Spot the Zebra is a horse of a different color. 

He represents the artistic, fun, and adventurous culture of PGAV. He’s been around the world a few times, seen the great landmarks, the tourist traps, and even met a few celebrities along the way. Now we ask you to take Spot on his next great adventure, and it’s up to you to decide what that might be. 

Design Spot’s Next Great Adventure! 

Impress us with your creativity. Is he eating at the best hot dog stand in New York? Maybe he’s traveling through time in a sci-fi fantasy? Starring in a film? He’s up for anything, and you should be too. Your goal is to delight PGAV’s creative herd with a simple folded zebra, a creative backdrop, and your design awesomeness. 

The reward?

See life through our lens. A trip for you and a friend to your choice of a PGAV-designed destination! 

Visit http://tinyurl.com/SpotScholarship for full rules and reward details! 


The Alexander Street Press has provided K-State Libraries with a free trial of Art and Architecture in Video. As physical library space can be an issue, this database would allow us to vastly improve our media collection, without taking up space in Weigel. Our trial will last until May 15. 

Here is the link to the Art and Architecture in Video trial, and a description of the contents:

Please take a few minutes and check out this trial opportunity. Casey Hoeve will be soliciting the faculty and students’ feedback in April for Art and Architecture in Video. Don’t forget the other current trial, Art Source, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=asu. Casey wants your input on that resource as well (achoeve@k-state.edu). 

Art and Architecture in Video, an online streaming film collection, delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.

The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design. The breadth of coverage makes this collection integral to both scholarship and technique, providing access to information about the seminal artists and works that continue to inspire the painters, architects, designers and critics of today.

Partners include:

A&E Television Networks, Arthaus Musik, British Broadcasting Corporation, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Documentary Educational Resources, Entertainment One, Ltd., Filmmakers Library, First Run Features, Icarus Films, Janson Media, Kino International, Landmark Media, Michael Blackwood Productions, Nordic World, Point du Jour International and Zeitgeist Films. 


Moscoso Architecture, a sustainable, organic architecture firm in Bolivia, is offering students a sustainable architecture internship this summer 2013. 

The internship program is based on classroom learning and practical application. The program incorporates lecture with hands on experience designing, calculating, formulating, and building sustainable private and public buildings, as well as public works of art. This program is suitable for students of: architecture, green building, environmental building policy, sustainable design, sustainable architecture, and anyone else interested in environmentally respectful building practices. 

The best way to learn is by actually doing. All students participating in the program will have the opportunity to work directly with us designing, conceptualizing, formulating plans, calculating structures, and building works. Depending on our current projects, the students will be involved in ‘getting dirty’ with sustainable private or public buildings, or even public works of art. Students will work alongside sustainable architecture professionals to actually help construct green buildings.

For more information about the program or the organization, please check out the Moscoso Architecture website: www.moscosoarquitectura.com.bo


Do you have students thinking of an internship with a public agency, community organization, educational institution or other policy- or community-based entity this summer? Please encourage them to apply for the Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship sponsored by K-State Libraries.  

The $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a K-State undergraduate student for a project during summer 2013 that involves community service and has the potential to impact public policy. Guidelines are available online, as well as a list of past recipients and their projects

Applications should be submitted to Lori Goetsch, dean of libraries, 504 Hale Library, no later than April 16. Students can mail or drop off a printed copy of their application or send via email to lgoetsch@k-state.edu.

For more information about the scholarship, please contact Tony Crawford, curator of manuscripts, at arcford@k-state.edu, or 532-7466. 


HOK Texas is seeking an experienced student intern for summer 2013. HOK’s international practice offers students an opportunity to work in real project settings, fully integrated into design teams with unique learning experiences. 

HOK is seeking the best talent from top design schools and will challenge students with hands-on practice experience that strengthens skills and broadens perspectives. 

Applicants should be currently enrolled in a professional design program and have a maximum of two years remaining prior to graduation. Previous internship with a design firm preferred. The best candidate will have a demonstrated enthusiasm for environmental stewardship and will be able to capture the vision of the firm. 

Interested candidates should submit a printed portfolio and resume by April 1, 2013, to: 

Attn: HR
Summer Internship Program 2013
2800 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 3700
Houston, Texas 77056


Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and a professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University, will be delivering the 62nd A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts for six consecutive weeks, starting April 7. Bergdoll’s lecture series is titled “Out of Site in Plain View: A History of Exhibiting Architecture Since 1750” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The lectures will be available via podcast from the National Gallery’s website: http://www.nga.gov/podcasts/mellon/ 

For more information, see: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/NGart/attach/2013_02_06_CASVA_Lectures_PDF.pdf