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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Call for Papers

The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices will be held at the University of British Columbia at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver, Canada, from 16-18 January 2014. The conference is co-hosted in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Carleton University School of Industrial Design. Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing design through one of the following themes: 

* Design Education 
* Design in Society 
* Design Management and Professional Practice 
* Visual Design 
* Designed Objects 
* Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design 
* Design as Collective Intelligence (2014 Featured Theme) 

more info


KS Board of Technical Professions Newsletter

The Kansas State Board of Technical Professions has made their newsletters available online. The Mission of the Agency is to provide maximum protection of the health, safety, property and welfare of the people of Kansas by assuring that the practice of architecture, engineering, geology, landscape architecture, and land surveying in the state is carried out only by those persons who are proven to be qualified as prescribed by the statutes and rules and regulations of the Board of Technical Professions.

Read their newsletter here



New Wood on Second Floor

Workers have put many hours into the old creaky flooring, prying up old boards and installing the new. Within the next week they will sand and stain the new wood, and expect to have their 1800 square foot project completed by the end of the week.Floor


Two Day Professional Course on Public Interest Design

The Public Interest Design Institute provides training on how to become proactively engaged in this rapidly growing field. Learning objectives include finding new clients and learning about new fee sources & structures. Participants will become certified in this emerging public practice and may earn continuing education credits.

If you’re interested in attending the course, find more information and RSVP here


Third Floor Tidbits Weigel Library

New books have continued to arrive in Weigel Library throughout the summer.  You can keep updated on collection additions by clicking the “New Resources” link on the Weigel Library webpage (http://www.lib.k-state.edu/architecture).  

Better yet, you can see the recent acquisitions on the “New Resources” shelf in Weigel.  Then you can check them out!


Scavenger Hunt

It’s time for another round of scavenger hunting! Our previous winner found the tag in Weigel Library inside the cover of Bird’s Eye View, on top of the new oversized book shelf! Think Led Zeplin.


As always, Good Luck & Happy Hunting