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ISU College of Design to host postcard print and juried student exhibition, silent auction Nov. 14-30

October 27, 2016

The Iowa State University Print Society will host "Abstracted Simplicity: 16th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange and Juried Student Exhibition" and silent auction Nov. 14-30 at the ISU College of Design. [More...]

Iowa State University and city of Design Moines partner on big data research project

October 26, 2016

Ulrike Passe, associate professor of architecture and director of the Center for Building Energy Research, is the lead faculty investigator on a big data research project pairing Iowa State with the city of Des Moines. [Link...]

Ceramic artist Terry Rothrock to share his large-scale work in lecture and demonstrations Oct. 20-22 at ISU

October 13, 2016

Ceramic artist and educator Terry Rothrock will present a lecture and several demonstrations Oct. 20-22 at the ISU College of Design. He will speak about his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in room 130 Design. [More...]

Architect Carlos Bedoya to speak about inherent 'difficulty' of architecture as a productive design element at ISU

October 13, 2016

Carlos Bedoya, founding partner of Mexico City-based architecture firm Productora, will present "Architecture with a Detour" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Kocimski Auditorium. Part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, his talk is free and open to the public. [More...]

Architect James Timberlake to speak at ISU Oct. 26

October 12, 2016

James Timberlake, FAIA, founding partner in KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, will present the Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

National rankings place ISU's landscape architecture 10th and architecture 18th

September 29, 2016

Iowa State's programs in landscape architecture and architecture are again ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the latest survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The undergraduate landscape architecture program ranked 10th and undergraduate architecture program ranked 18th for 2016-17. [Link...]

College of Design Dean Rico-Gutierrez named one of the nation's top 25 design educators

September 29, 2016

Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in these fields. The 2016-17 class of education role models includes Luis Rico-Gutierrez, professor of architecture and dean of the ISU College of Design. [Link...]

ISU architecture student team wins ACSA international student design competition

September 28, 2016

A project by Iowa State students Bohyun Chang and Suk Lee is one of three winners in the 2015-2016 Preservation as Provocation International Student Design Competition sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Their design will be exhibited at the ACSA Annual Meeting in Detroit in March. [More...]

'Common Threads III' collaborative exhibition at ISU Design on Main Gallery Oct. 1-31

September 21, 2016

"Common Threads III," a collaborative exhibition by local fiber artist Catherine Reinhart and Minnesota printmaker and fiber artist Allison Wegren Metzger, will be at the ISU Design on Main Gallery Oct. 1-31. An opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. [More...]

Architect Peggy Deamer to speak at ISU Sept. 28

September 20, 2016

Peggy Deamer, principal of Deamer Architects and a professor of architecture at Yale University, will speak about her work in a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

ISU interdisciplinary student team takes top-three finish in international urban design competition

September 14, 2016

A team of students from the ISU College of Design and the Technical University of Kenya is among the top three finishers in the International Design Collaboration for Kenya competition. Their work will be displayed Oct. 17-20 at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. [More...]

Co-authors of book on digital technologies and landscape architecture to speak at ISU Oct. 6

September 13, 2016

Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann, co-authors of "Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-Conceptualising Design and Making" (Routledge, 2016), will speak about the book and their work in a lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Architect and planner Claudia Yamu to speak about energy and smart cities Sept. 22 at ISU

September 07, 2016

Architect and urban planner Claudia Yamu will speak about "Energy and Smart Cities: Participatory Models" in a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. Part of the Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, her talk is free and open to the public. [More...]

Italian architect Simone Capra to speak about environmental transformation and innovation in Sept. 7 lecture at ISU

September 02, 2016

Simone Capra, a registered architect in Italy and an architecture instructor for the ISU College of Design Rome Program, will present "Looking at the World to Produce Innovation: Every Time is (Almost) the First Time" in a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. [More...]

Brunnier exhibition showcases ISU art and visual culture faculty work inspired by permanent collection

August 31, 2016

An exhibition at Iowa State University's Brunnier Art Museum showcases inspiration and collaboration in the creative process. "Inspired By… Faculty Responses to the Permanent Collection" is on display Aug. 23, 2016, through Jan. 6, 2017. [More...]

C-SPAN back-to-school week features Hohmann's modern road design lecture Friday

August 31, 2016

A College of Design prof's lecture will debut Friday on C-SPAN 3 as part of the network's American History TV back-to-school week. "From Parkways to Freeways: Modern Road Design," a lecture by Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Heidi Hohmann, will debut at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. It will re-air at 10:45 p.m. [Link...]

Student work created in Rome on display Aug. 30 – Sept. 10 in ISU College of Design's Gallery 181

August 30, 2016

Projects by 31 architecture and nine landscape architecture students who studied in Italy with the College of Design Rome Program last spring will be exhibited Aug. 30 through Sept. 10 in Gallery 181. A public reception for "Mura Aureliane/WallWalk" will be at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. [More...]

Multicultural education expert Geneva Gay to speak at ISU College of Design Sept. 16

August 26, 2016

Geneva Gay, an international expert on multicultural education, will speak about "Culturally Responsive Teaching" in a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. She also will facilitate a curriculum development workshop for College of Design faculty members Saturday, Sept. 17. [More...]

Iowa State and Michigan researchers help engineering and design educators teach new ways to generate ideas

August 24, 2016

A team of researchers from Iowa State University and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has spent the past three years creating and disseminating instructional methods to incorporate a new tool for developing concept-generation skills—called Design Heuristics—into engineering and design education. [More...]

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