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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 4.29.13


Daniel J. Feil, FAIA, executive architect of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission will present a lecture on public architecture at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Little Theatre. After Feil’s talk, he will lead a Q&A and discussion. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dan Feil joined the Commission in July 2005. Under his direction, a site for the memorial was approved in a record 15 months. He managed the development of the 3-volume Pre-Design Architectural Program for the memorial. Working with the National Capital Region of the U.S. General Services Administration, the memorial design team selection process was completed using the GSA Design Excellence Program. The selection process resulted in a contract awarded to Gehry Partners, marking the first time world renowned architect Frank Gehry has entered into a design contract with the federal government. The memorial design began on January 8, 2010.

Prior to joining the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, Feil managed the proposed design and construction of a major expansion of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The 450,000 SF design by Rafael Vinoly Architects will serve the Center’s Education Program, provide a new Performing Arts Museum and create a permanent “back-of-house home” for the Washington National Opera. The two buildings, costing $350M, will frame a new reflecting pool creating a proper setting for the original Presidential Memorial building. Feil has a proven record of successful management of high profile, complex, public projects in the Washington, D.C. area.

Before joining The Kennedy Center in 2004, Feil was in charge of the design of all public buildings at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The $750M Capital Program created a unified campus with architectural designs by a number of internationally renowned architects including Cesar Pelli, Bill Pedersen, and Shalom Baranes. National Airport’s award winning, 1.1 MSF, $500M Terminal B/C, has been well received by the public as a signature domestic gateway to the Nation’s Capital. He is also responsible for re-establishing the role of Master Architect, giving Cesar Pelli & Associates leadership responsibility not only for the complete terminal design, but also for the 30-piece, $6M art program as well.

Feil received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the City College of New York. He received his Masters in Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech. He was elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows in 1997, in recognition of his significant achievements in public service. In 2012 he received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the AIA.


Bryan Bell will be presenting OZ’s lecture on April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. 

Bryan Bell founded Design Corps in 1991 with the mission to provide the benefits of architecture to those traditionally not served by the profession. For more about Bryan Bell, go to bryanbell.org 


The APDesign Ice Cream Social will be on Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. Stop by for some Call Hall ice cream and check out our 2012-13 slideshow. We will be honoring the recipient of the McElwee Teaching Award, Jessica Canfield. 


Congratulations to all the winners of the Student Delineation Competition! And a big thank you to Ted and Sue Knapp for hosting another successful competition! 

The winners are:
Best in show: “Nationale-Nederlanden Building” by Sian Tweeddale (UMKC) 

Freehand B&W
1st place: “Casa de Luis Barragan” by Kylie Schwaller (UMKC)
2nd place: “Vals Spa” by Greg Sattler (UMKC)

Freehand Color
1st place: “Untitled” by Lindsey Telford
2nd place: “Pantheon” by Alex Callow
3rd place: “Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts” by Samantha Engle

Mixed Media
1st place: “Downpour” by Justin Pohl
2nd place: “Conceptualization Realization” by Alex Callow

1st place: “The Underground” by Winston Wolf
2nd place: “Bridge House” by Scott Davis
3rd place: “Adaptive Reuse of Abandoned School — Aerial” by Josh Goldstein

Jurors’ Choice
“Acropolis — 10-Minute Sketch” by Anna Rayburn (UMKC)
“The Getty Center Lobby” by Travis Snell (UMKC)


Here’s some information about the Weigel APDesign graduate students survey, the database trial surveys and developing alternative course materials.

A brief survey regarding the graduate study space in Hale Library is available for graduate student input. The survey asks about this newly created third floor space in Hale, your current study environment as well as your study space preferences.  

The survey will be available until 5 pm, April 30. Survey link: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8xnpK8jGYdefIeV

If you’ve already taken the survey, thank you for your response. Please do not retake it. Only one submission per person is required.

More information regarding this graduate study space can be found at 

Your opinions on database trials also are welcome:

Here are the survey links for Art Source & Art and Architecture in Video. Please complete these surveys so your opinions about these products can be compiled. The surveys will be available until 5 pm, Friday, May 10. The opinions of both faculty and students are important and appreciated. Thanks! 

Art Source trial link: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=asu
Art Source survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J6RNS2K

Art and Architecture in Video trial link: http://artv.alexanderstreet.com
Art and Architecture in Video survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HT5BS9H

K-State Libraries also has joined with the K-State Student Governing Association to offer incentives for faculty who want to develop alternative course materials giving students relief from the high cost of traditional textbooks.

This pilot program will have multiple awards in the $1,000 to $5,000 range for the 2013-2014 school year. The turnaround time is short, with applications due Monday, May 6, and awards announced May 17.

There’s more information in a K-State Today article at http://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement.php?id=8208 and application materials and other resources on the Libraries’ website at http://www.lib.k-state.edu/open-textbook

Consider putting in an application as part of this inaugural round of awards.


Graduating students, please remember to fill out your exit survey before the survey closes on May 24. You should’ve received a link in your email to the survey, and we need to get a completion rate as near 100 percent as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!


The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a K-State team an honorable mention among larger institutions in the EPA’s first-ever Campus RainWorks Challenge competition. Our team was comprised of [seven] students from the Departments of Landscape Architecture (James Devault, Cydnie Jones, and Abigail Glastetter), Civil Engineering, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy and Biology. Faculty advisors are Dr. Stacy L. Hutchinson (Biological and Agricultural Engineering) and Professors Lee Skabelund and Jessica Canfield (Landscape Architecture). The Campus RainWorks challenge received submissions from 218 teams, which were reviewed by more than 30 expert judges from EPA, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Water Environment Federation, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The K-State honorable mention is one of eight total awards given. View the team’s video at:http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/crw_kansas.cfm?utm_source=All&utm_campaign=06.18.12&utm_medium=email


Come join us to learn more about the new chapter of Universities Fighting World Hunger! There will be two informational meetings held. One will be Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 123 in the Leadership Studies Building. Also we will be meeting Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 127 of the same building. If you can’t make either meeting, but would like to know more, email Teryn at teryn@ksu.edu for more information.