1. K-State home
  2. »APDesign
  3. »About
  4. »Publications
  5. »Weekly Newsletter
  6. »Spring 2013
  7. »APDesign Newsletter 6.10.13

College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter  06.10.13


The two-year long project of transferring the Krider Center media to Weigel Library is complete! K-State Libraries’ metadata staff has finished cataloging the Krider Center media, with the exception of the College lecture series. Cataloging work on this media series will begin fall 2013. 

Metadata work on the Krider Center media began in August 2011. Currently there are 305 titles in the library catalog with the phrase "from the Krider Center.” All 305 titles are now housed in Weigel Library and available for seven-day checkout.

To continually improve, update and increase the media holdings in Weigel Library, APDesign funding is specifically earmarked for media purchases. During the 2011-12 academic year, 20 media title upgrades from VHS to DVD format were purchased. 

Additionally 17 new media titles were acquired to grow the collection. Acquisitions recommendations were secured from faculty and students. New titles include: Urbanized, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, Kieran Timberlake: Loblolly House and Cellophane House, Community by Design, Model Making, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Green Building and Design to name a few.

In 2012-13 DVD upgrades have been purchased for six video titles and approximately 40 new DVDs have been ordered with the APDesign media funds to add to the collection.

Architecture Professor Richard Hoag has been selected as the Victor L. Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair for 2013-16.

The Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair was established by Victor A. Regnier, Robert D. Regnier and Catherine M. Regnier to honor their father, Victor L. Regnier. The purpose of the endowment, which is administered through the Victor and Helen Family Foundation of Mission, is to recruit and retain faculty. Victor A. Regnier is a 1971 K-State graduate with degrees in architecture and architectectural engineering.

The Victor L . Regnier Distinguished Visiting Professorship brings talented and insightful architectural professionals into the classrooms of APDesign. This year, we welcome Javier Sanchez of JSa Architecture in Mexico City.
In past years, the Regnier Visiting Chair has made three or four visits to the campus, assisting in the teaching of studio classes throughout the year. However, Javier Sanchez will be residing in Manhattan for the duration of the 2013-14 academic year.

“Javier Sanchez is an award-winning professional for his work in Mexico City. He’s a highly regarded architect and has taught all over North America” said Matt Knox, Architecture department head. “We’re very grateful he will be in residence. Instead of making a handful of trips to assist in a class, he will have his own fifth-year studio.”

Sanchez will remotely continue his practice in Mexico City, running part of his office from Manhattan.

“Javier has a very critical eye and talented hands, but he’s approachable and selfless,” said Dean Tim de Noble. “He genuinely wants to improve others’ talents. He’s exactly the kind of person I want our students learning from.”

Architecture Professor Bob Condia was elected to serve a three-year term on the College's Tenure & Promotion Committee.

Emily Vietti, Communications & Events Coordinator, has informed me that she has been offered, and has accepted, a place in a Ph.D. program in Communication Studies for Fall 2013 and will be leaving APDesign and Manhattan this summer.

Emily's last day will be Friday, June 28, and she will be working toward a smooth transition for a new person until then. We will begin the search for a replacement as soon as possible.

We wish Emily the best in this new adventure!

Several recent APDesign graduates have let us know that there are problems with their commencement portraits – either not receiving them at all, or getting someone else’s proofs. We are in contact with the photographers, and they are working on fixing the problem. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact Emily Vietti (evietti@k-state.edu) so she can help.