College of Design Exhibitions

Iowa State's College of Design has exhibition and display spaces within the Design Building, King Pavilion and Design on Main in downtown Ames.

Gallery 181
Galleries 181 and 181-1 are located on the first floor of the College of Design building on the west side of the Iowa State campus. The galleries annually host a wide variety of shows by ISU design students and faculty, and occasionally traveling national and regional exhibitions.

Pickard Chilton Gallery
The Pickard Chilton Gallery, named for ISU architecture alumni Jon Pickard and William D. Chilton, hosts exhibitions of wall-hung artwork in the hallway of the first floor of the King Pavilion.

Design on Main Gallery
Design on Main, located at 203 Main St., is a storefront space with excellent visibility in the Ames Main Street Cultural District. It hosts exhibitions of ISU student, faculty and alumni work.

Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum
The Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum spans the first floor of the College of Design atrium. Display spaces include the North Forum (outside the Administrative Services Office), South Forum (outside the Design Reading Room), wall adjacent to Gallery 181 in the North Forum, and glass display cases at the east end of the North Forum. These areas are used for student critiques and reviews as well as exhibitions and receptions.

Kocimski Auditorium Cases
A series of glass-fronted display cases lines one wall of the hallway between the main Design Building and Kocimski Auditorium on the building's south side.

Other Display Spaces
Artwork also is often displayed in the Dean's Office (134 Design) and in the glass cases adjacent to and across from the Cyber Cafe, all on the first floor of the Design Building.