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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 4.1.13


Alex Joyce, project lead on the development of Envision Tomorrow, will deliver the APDesign Regional & Community Planning Distingushed Lecture at 4 p.m. today, 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.


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 have this form attached: http://capd.ksu.edu/media/pdfs/student-competitions/delineation-competition-form-2013.pdf.


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!


DesignExpo is a week from today on Monday, April 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you are planning to attend, or would like to volunteer, please go to http://www.k-state.edu/ces/students/cfdesignexpo.html to see which employers are coming and find tips on resumes, how to dress, etc. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 fifth-year IAPD students will be featuring their furniture designs at Deadleaf Furniture in Kansas City from 6-9 p.m. this Friday, April 5. The show will be part of Kansas City’s First Fridays in the Crossroads District. Deadleaf Furniture is located at 1739 Walnut Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Everyone is invited to check out the students’ hard work! 


Good news! Recycling is now even easier - it’s now a one-stop drop. You can now place all office recycling in the blue bin, which will make it easier for you and for the environment. This includes the following: 

  • Newspapers (with inserts)
  • Magazines and Catalogs
  • Books (Including paperbacks, textbooks, hard books)
  • Office Paper (Including Typing, Fax, Copy and Letterheads)
  • Telephone Books
  • Plastics 1-7
  • Aluminum/Tin Cans
  • Milk and Juice Cartons
  • Shredded Paper Contained in a Sealed Bag

Unacceptable fiber/paper includes: Used paper towels, used paper plates and cups, wax and laminated paper, Styrofoam, and plastic bags. Glass will be accepted but only in separate containers. E-waste and cardboard recycling will follow the same procedures and has not changed. Any questions regarding recycling can be answered by calling 532-6446. 


Two APDesign students were winners at the 2013 K-State Research Forum, Graduate Student Divisions, last week. They are: 

Sarah Flynn, master’s student in Landscape Architecture, third place in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Poster category. 

Kevin Rooney, doctoral student in Environmental Design & Planning, second place in the Interdisciplinary Oral Presentation category. 

Congratulations to Sarah and Kevin!


All steam will be shut off in several campus buildings, including Seaton Hall and Seaton Court, from 10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, to 5 p.m. Friday, May 24. 

The steam shutdown affects building heat, hot water, sinks, custodial closets, lab benches, autoclaves, kilns, kitchen equipment and anything else that uses steam. Reason for interruption: Annual maintenance and asbestos abatement at the Power Plant. 

Please plan accordingly.