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APDesign Newsletter  05.13.13


Commencement rehearsal, which is required for ALL graduating students, will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in McCain Auditorium.

In addition to the rehearsal, students will also receive their commencement tickets at this time. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to pick up your tickets before rehearsal. If you cannot attend commencement rehearsal, you need to contact Emily Vietti ASAP to arrange to pick up your commencement tickets, unless you are a KCDC student, in which case we have already made arrangements to get your tickets to you.

APDesign commencement is this Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. in McCain Auditorium. The balcony will have open seating, so any other APDesign students may attend as well. We will have refreshments in the Pierce Commons immediately after commencement.

Ennead will be presenting their final work to APDesign this week.

Faculty and staff are invited to a presentation at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Pierce Commons. We will have a reception for Ennead and our faculty/staff at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow evening at the KatHouse Lounge in Aggieville.

Students are invited to the presentation at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, also in the Pierce Commons.


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!


Linda Rice will be retiring in early June. Please stop by Seaton 213 anytime between 9 and noon on Wednesday, May 15, for some treats to honor Linda for her many years of service to our College!


When the spring semester ends we know you need to take your books and equipment out of your studio space. As you drive in the alley to pick up your things, please obey traffic and parking rules and regulations and have the utmost courtesy toward others. Please be as quick and cautious as possible during loading.

1. Where students can park to load studio equipment/supplies for spring 2013 loading: In the alley behind Seaton, between the east and center wings, only in spaces marked "For Service." There are only two of these spaces.

2. When: Only from 5 p.m. Monday, May 13, through  5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013.

3. Since there are very few spaces available for this purpose, leave your vehicle there for no more than 10 minutes at a time.

4. If you do not follow these instructions and get a ticket, do not bring it to any APDesign faculty or staff member. We cannot "fix" your campus parking ticket. Thanks for your cooperation.


Weigel Library extends best wishes to all graduates of APDesign! Congratuations! The library is pleased to have assisted you in your education and research at Kansas State. Good luck in your future endeavors.

Graduates are reminded to return all library items, including books, journals and media to Weigel. Please check your MyLibrary account to pay fees/fines you owe.

Weigel Library will close at 5 p.m. this Friday, May 17, and reopen on Monday, May 20, at 8 a.m. Summer hours for Weigel Library are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed weekends. The hours are posted on the website (http://www.lib.k-state.edu/architecture)


Carleton University, with the Architectural Association in London, is organizing an intensive nine-day digital workshop for both undergraduate and graduate students from July 5-13, 2013. Directed by Tobias Klein (AA) and Johan Voordouw (Carleton) this is a speculative project to attempt to define a new type of spatial practice, one that derives from point clouds, animations and immersive environments. We will trek out to Gatineau Park to use 3D scanning equipment both from Carleton (CIMS) and ScanLAB from the AA to develop a false landscape. This layered gradient will be populated with digital models and animations. Throughout the workshop we will have consequential lectures that question digital practice, in-depth seminars to improve skills and collaborative projects that allow you to meet students from the AA, Carleton and other global universities. If you are interested in participating please visit our microsite,



Or alternatively if you need additional information you can e-mail Tobias Klein (AA, office@kleintobias.com) or Johan Voordouw (Carleton,johan_voordouw@carleton.ca).