News releases before April 24, 2016

Landscape architecture graduating senior Austin Javellana is ISU College of Design’s spring 2016 student marshal

April 22, 2016

Austin Javellana of Cedar Falls will represent the College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Saturday, May 7, at Hilton Coliseum. He will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and a general business minor. [More...]

ISU industrial design and Courage League Sports team up to create assistive sports devices

April 21, 2016

Twenty-nine ISU industrial design students are designing assistive sports equipment in collaboration with Courage League Sports, a recreational facility in Urbandale that serves people with special needs. Some students also are volunteering at Courage League to better understand these athletes' needs. [Link...]

ISU interior design seniors named finalists in IIDA IDEA student competition

April 20, 2016

Two ISU interior design seniors—Kylie Groenenboom, New Sharon, and McKenzie Phillips, Cedar Rapids—are among three finalists in the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) student competition hosted by the Great Plains Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). [More...]

Iowa State's undergraduate industrial design program named a top value

April 13, 2016

College Values Online ranked Iowa State's undergraduate industrial design program 8th in the nation based on tuition, financial aid, return on investment, and the number of minors, concentrations and areas of emphasis offered. [Link...]

ISU graphic design student creates Susan G. Komen Iowa’s 2016 Race for the Cure campaign materials

April 08, 2016

Susan G. Komen Iowa has selected an Iowa State student's design proposal for its 2016 Race for the Cure campaign. Maddison True, a junior in graphic design from Lincoln, Nebraska, developed the winning concept, "25 Years Strong," in the ARTGR 371 studio course this spring. [More...]

ISU's Austin Stewart presents invited talk on arts activism and agriculture in Dublin

April 07, 2016

Austin Stewart, assistant professor of art and visual culture, recently returned from Ireland, where he took part in a panel discussion and an exhibition related to the arts and agriculture. "Field Test: Radical Adventures in Future Farming," runs through June 5 at the Trinity College Dublin Science Gallery. [More...]

ISU architecture student team wins 2016 Hansen Prize

March 31, 2016

Third-year architecture students Joseph Hiestand, Minneapolis, and Daniel Morley, Nassau, Bahamas, won the 2016 Richard F. Hansen Prize competition hosted by the ISU Department of Architecture. Their winning "Iowa State Bio Research Lab" project was developed in the fall 2015 ARCH 301 studio. [More...]

Landscape architect, urban designer David Fletcher to present 2016 Elwood Lecture April 13 at ISU College of Design

March 30, 2016

David Fletcher, founding principal of the award-winning Fletcher Studio in San Francisco, will present the 2016 Philip H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Kocimski Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Lightfoot Forum. [More...]

ISU integrated studio arts seniors to showcase work in annual BFA exhibition March 31-April 12

March 28, 2016

Seniors majoring in integrated studio arts will showcase their work in the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition March 31 – April 12 in the ISU College of Design's Gallery 181. A reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9. [More...]

ISU graphic design senior’s capstone project to help women entrepreneurs connect

March 25, 2016

An ISU graphic design senior's fledgling business sparked the creation of a professional development opportunity for central Iowa women entrepreneurs and business owners. The Bloom Conference, organized by Amber Tague, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Gravitate in Des Moines. [More...]

ISU integrated visual arts grad student Alexis Dwyer's MFA thesis exhibition at Design on Main Gallery April 8-22

March 23, 2016

ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Alexis Dwyer's Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, "Casey Land Rambles," will be on display April 8-22 at the Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames. A public reception will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 15. [More...]

ISU College of Design, DMACC to sign new bachelor’s program transfer agreement

March 22, 2016

A new agreement between Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College will help students attending DMACC complete professional bachelor's degrees in community and regional planning at ISU. [More...]

Architect, historian Michelangelo Sabatino to speak at Iowa State March 30

March 14, 2016

Michelangelo Sabatino, an architect and historian whose research addresses intersections between culture, technology and design in the built environment, will present "Avant-garde in the Cornfields: Modern Architecture, Landscape and Preservation in New Harmony" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Master's thesis exhibition by ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Josianne Ishikawa explores wabi-sabi aesthetic

March 11, 2016

"Transitory Nature," a master's thesis exhibition of work by integrated visual arts graduate student Josianne Ishikawa, will be on display in two locations beginning March 21. Her artwork will be at Gallery in the Round from March 21–May 13 and her video essay exhibition will be in Gallery 181 from March 21-29. [More...]

Housing and public policy expert Katrin Anacker to speak at ISU College of Design March 24

March 10, 2016

Katrin Anacker, an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, will present "Analyzing Seriously Delinquent Mortgages in Asian Census Tracts in the United States" at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 0101 Design. [More...]

BIG design firm partner to present 2016 Hansen Lecture in Architecture March 23 at ISU

March 09, 2016

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner with the award-winning international design firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), will present the 2016 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture Wednesday, March 23, at Iowa State. His lecture, "BIG: Hot to Cold," will be at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Exhibition exploring connection between music and art at ISU Design on Main Gallery March 15-30

March 07, 2016

An exhibition of artwork by interior design Associate Professor Lori Brunner will be on display March 15-30 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames. "Art + Music = Life2" will feature several abstract paintings that "explore the connection between music and art," Brunner said. [More...]

Industrial designer who coined the term 'product semantics' to speak at ISU March 10

March 04, 2016

Reinhart Butter, a professor emeritus of industrial design at Ohio State University known for his role in popularizing product semantics, will present "The Power of Appeal" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in Kocimski Auditorium. His lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU College of Design Rome Program exhibition to feature work by students who studied in Italy last fall

February 24, 2016

Projects by 48 ISU College of Design students who studied in Italy last fall will be on display Feb. 29 through March 10 in the college's Gallery 181. A closing reception for the "Fall 2015 Rome Show" will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, with a brief program at 5:30 p.m. [More...]

Artist Kathranne Knight is designer-in-residence Feb. 26-March 3 at ISU College of Design

February 22, 2016

The ISU Bachelor of Design program will host artist Kathranne Knight as its second annual designer-in-residence Feb. 26 through March 3. She will present an intensive workshop on "Line + Grid + Repetition" from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. [More...]

ISU architecture students’ design-build project transforms College of Design atrium

February 15, 2016

A full-scale student design-build project will transform the College of Design's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum Feb. 17-March 11. Designed and constructed by 77 second-year architecture students, the "TwoXTwo" installation was inspired by SHoP Architects' "Dunescape." A reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. [More...]

ISU art professor Chris Martin wins Fulbright Scholar grant to India

February 10, 2016

Chris Martin, ISU associate professor of art and visual culture, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2016-2017 to study traditional craft forms in India and develop collaborative relationships with Indian artisans. He will spend five months (August-December) in Ahmedebad, Gujarat, India. [More...]

ISU art professor's Intertwine project gains momentum, spawns spin-off efforts

February 04, 2016

Nearly 300 12-inch-square knit and crocheted panels have been submitted to the Intertwine project from across Iowa as well as California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. Participants, including members of school groups and senior living communities, range in age from 8 to 88. The project needs 1,000 squares by April 1. [More...]

Sustainable-regenerative development specialist Daniel Huard to speak about Living Building Challenge Feb. 3 at ISU

February 01, 2016

Sustainable-regenerative development specialist Daniel Huard will speak about the "Living Building Challenge 3.0" at noon Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the College of Design's Lightfoot Forum. Part of the Landscape Architecture Lecture Series and Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, the free talk is open to the public [More...]

Landscape architect Jeffrey L. Bruce to speak about emerging green design technologies Feb. 10 at Iowa State

January 29, 2016

Landscape architect Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, will present "The Future of Green Infrastructure" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, as part of the ISU Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. A reception with pizza will begin at 5:20 p.m. in the College of Design's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, followed by the lecture in 101 Design. [More...]

Work highlighting student trip to Ghana on display Feb. 1-5 in ISU College of Design's Gallery 181

January 28, 2016

Images, artifacts and student work from a three-week study abroad trip to Ghana will be displayed Feb. 1-5 at the ISU College of Design. The "Ghana: Gaining Perspective" exhibition will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and by special arrangement in Gallery 181. A closing reception will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. [More...]

Project by Ji's firm selected for South Korean exhibition at Venice Biennale

January 25, 2016

Cheongseok (Bluestone) Church, an award-winning project completed in 2015 by ISU architecture Lecturer Jungwoo Ji and colleagues at his architecture firm, euk architects in South Korea, will be part of the South Korean Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. [Link...]

Article by architecture Assistant Professor Sharon Wohl published in Progress in Human Geography journal

January 20, 2016

"Considering how morphological traits of urban fabric create affordances for complex adaptation and emergence," an article by architecture Assistant Professor Sharon Wohl, is published in the February issue of Progress in Human Geography. The article stems from Wohl's PhD research in urban design and complexity theory. [Link...]

Octagon exhibition juror Tom Loeser to speak at ISU College of Design Jan. 30

January 19, 2016

Tom Loeser, juror for the Octagon Center for the Arts' "48th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood" exhibition, will speak Saturday, Jan. 30, at Iowa State University. He will present "Contemporary Perspectives and Practices in Furniture Design" at 10 a.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. [More...]

Architecture Associate Professor Ulrike Passe addresses natural ventilation misconceptions, trends in Routledge interview

January 19, 2016

Architecture Associate Professor Ulrike Passe discusses some of the misconceptions of natural ventilation and current trends in the field in a Q&A about her book, "Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation," on the Routledge website. [Link...]

Book arts exhibition headlines ISU Design on Main Gallery’s spring programming

January 14, 2016

Sponsored by Ames Collaborative Art, a local artist-run organization, and Public Space One, an artist-run nonprofit organization based in Iowa City, the "XXX Books Books Books XXX" exhibition will feature 29 works by 21 artists from across Iowa. The show will run Jan. 29 to Feb. 13 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. [More...]

Exhibition of work from youth architecture program taught by architecture lecturer Jungwoo Ji on display in South Korea

January 11, 2016

"Kids' Pavilion," an exhibition of work by youth who participated in a 16-week architecture program taught by architecture Lecturer Jungwoo Ji, is on display through Jan. 31 at the Gyeonggi Children's Museum in South Korea. Ji and staff from his firm, euk architects, taught the program last summer and fall. [Link...]

Interior design assistant professor Diane Al Shihabi named one of 14 Faces of JID

January 07, 2016

Diane Al Shihabi, assistant professor of interior design, has been named one of "14 Faces of JID" (Journal of Interior Design), a tier one international journal in interior design. She is featured on the Interior Design Educators Council website. She also accepted an invitation to join the JID Review Board. [Link...]

Work by IVA graduate student accepted into national exhibition

January 07, 2016

"Earth Hostile Environment," a collage (torn/cut relief prints, found imagery and acrylic paint) by integrated visual arts graduate student Alexis Dwyer, Columbia, Missouri, was selected for the "37th Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition," Feb. 22 – April 1 at the Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College. [Link...]

ISU College of Design names new associate deans

December 17, 2015

Following an internal search, the ISU College of Design has appointed Cameron Campbell to serve as its associate dean for academic programs. Mark Chidister will serve as the new senior associate dean for planning and academic personnel and Kevin Kane as the associate dean for research and outreach. [More...]

ISU interior design students honored in Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition

December 16, 2015

Three ISU interior design seniors have been recognized in the Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition 2015. Mackenzie Braak, Garland, Texas, and Kylie Roozeboom, New Sharon, were named semifinalists in the third annual competition. Emily Haines, Minneapolis, received an honorable mention. [More...]

Industrial design Associate Professor Seda Yilmaz discusses design heuristics tool on product innovation educators blog

December 16, 2015

Industrial design Associate Professor Seda Yilmaz was interviewed for the Everyday Innovator product innovation educators blog about her and colleagues' NSF-funded development of a tool to help engineers and designers improve idea generation. [Link...]

ISU students work with community members to create Mortensen Mounds monarch waystation

December 10, 2015

Eleven Bachelor of Design students have worked with residents of a southwest Ames neighborhood to transform the "Mortensen Mounds" site into a monarch butterfly waystation. Their proposals for sculptural and seating elements will be on display 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in the Ames Public Library auditorium. [More...]

Iowa State students design interiors for combat outposts

December 09, 2015

Students in an experimental graduate studio have propelled interior design to a place it's never been before: the 21st-century combat outpost. They created environments that support combat soldiers' mental health and help alleviate PTSD. [Link...]

Ames artist Matt Corones to exhibit mixed-media work Dec. 22 – Jan. 20 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

December 07, 2015

Ames artist and ISU alumnus Matt Corones will exhibit new work Dec. 22, 2015, through Jan. 20, 2016, at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. His "Hyperreal Oculus" exhibition will open with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. [More...]

ISU graphic design professor recognized by scientists for sonic interpretations of data

December 07, 2015

Alex Braidwood, assistant professor of graphic design, has converted scientific measurements into sound so researchers can hear their data—an approach that has garnered the attention of an international limnological research organization. [More...]

Industrial design graduating senior Mariangely Iglesias Pena is ISU College of Design’s student marshal

November 30, 2015

Mariangely Iglesias Pena of Carolina, Puerto Rico, will represent the ISU College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 19, at Hilton Coliseum. She will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree. [More...]

Lego concept designer Dan Winger to speak at ISU Dec. 2

November 30, 2015

Dan Winger, a senior concept designer for the Lego Future Lab, will speak about "Designing the Future of Play" in a lecture at Iowa State. Winger's presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. [More...]

ISU College of Design to host postcard print and juried student exhibition, silent auction Nov. 30-Dec. 4

November 23, 2015

The Iowa State University Print Society will host "{hero[(in)e]}: 15th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange and Juried Student Exhibition" and silent auction Nov. 30 through Dec. 4 at the ISU College of Design. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Gallery 181. [More...]

ISU architecture graduate student team wins second place in ACSA/AISC Steel Student Design Competition

November 18, 2015

A team of ISU architecture graduate students won second place in the open category of the 15th annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA)/American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Student Design Competition. They completed their winning project in a spring 2015 independent study course. [More...]

Visual artist Jim Campbell, designer of Cowles Commons light sculpture, to speak Nov. 18 at ISU

November 16, 2015

Internationally acclaimed visual artist Jim Campbell, designer of a new sculpture for Des Moines' Cowles Commons, will speak about his work in a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. [More...]

ISU professor’s new book explores influence of British architectural draftsman Thomas Gordon Cullen on image making in postwar consumer culture

November 12, 2015

In an era of consumer-driven economies, image making and visual marketing are enormously influential. Mira Engler, ISU professor of landscape architecture, has written a book about a leading postwar image maker who influenced the design of the postmodern city—British architectural draftsman Thomas Gordon Cullen. [More...]

ISU’s landscape architecture and architecture programs rank in top 20 nationally

November 12, 2015

Iowa State's undergraduate programs in landscape architecture and architecture are ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The survey placed ISU's BLA program eighth and BArch program 20th in the U.S. for 2016. [Link...]

C-SPAN'S American History TV to feature Basmajian's lecture on the making of the American metropolis

November 11, 2015

Carlton Basmajian traces factors that shaped the development of the continent and created a system for property distribution and urban development in a lecture recorded in September for broadcast on C- SPAN's American History TV. The program will air at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on C-SPAN 3. [Link...]

Designer, entrepreneur and social advocate John Bielenberg to speak Nov. 18 at ISU

November 09, 2015

Graphic designer, social advocate and entrepreneur John Bielenberg will talk about using creativity and ingenuity to make a better world in a lecture at Iowa State. His presentation, "Thinking Wrong, Doing Right" will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in 1213 Hoover Hall. [More...]

CyBike initiative gets honorable mention in Bicycle Friendly University Awards

November 06, 2015

The League of American Bicyclists gave an honorable mention to Iowa State's bike-share initiative in the Bicycle Friendly University 2015 Awards and featured the ongoing effort in an article on its website. The CyBike project is led by industrial design and planning faculty and involves 11 departments on campus. [Link...]

Iowa State industrial design students are players in bringing new sports products to market

November 04, 2015

An evolving partnership between the ISU Department of Industrial Design and Shock Doctor, a leading manufacturer of protective and performance sports equipment, has resulted in internships, sponsored studios, student projects and products that will be launched in 2016. [Link...]

ISU College of Design students win top awards in Studies in Creativity exhibition

November 04, 2015

Eight College of Design students won awards in the "Studies in Creativity" juried exhibition sponsored by the ISU Student Union Board. Integrated studio arts sophomore Breanna Kixmiller won Best of Show for her acrylic paintings "Truth and a Lie." The show is on display through Dec. 8 in the Memorial Union Gallery. [More...]

Article by art and visual culture associate professor April Eisman published in German Studies Review

November 03, 2015

"East German Art and the Permeability of the Berlin Wall" by April Eisman, associate professor of art and visual culture (art history), was published in German Studies Review, Vol. 38, No. 3, October 2015. GSR is a top journal in the field. [Link...]

Architecture associate professor Ulrike Passe elected president-elect of Society of Building Science Educators

November 03, 2015

Ulrike Passe, associate professor of architecture and director of the ISU Center for Building Energy Research, was unanimously elected president-elect of the Society of Building Science Educators. She will serve two years each as president-elect, president and past president.

Work by art and visual culture associate professor Barbara Walton part of solo, group exhibitions at Edgewood College Nov. 13-Dec. 18

November 03, 2015

"Waxing Poetic: The Journey of an Accidental Scientist," a solo exhibition of encaustic artwork by art and visual culture Associate Professor Barbara Walton, will be on display Nov. 13 through Dec. 18 at Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin. Paintings by Walton also are part of the college's "Paint" exhibition. [More...]

'Ripples 2' exhibition at ISU Design on Main features expanding collaborative art project

November 02, 2015

An exhibition of nearly 100 different artworks originating from a single woodcut print will be on display Nov. 13 – Dec. 7 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames. Coordinated by Ames artist Tiberiu Chelcea, "Ripples 2" will open with a public reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. [More...]

'Structure of Species' exhibition highlights ISU students' nature center proposals at McFarland Park

October 30, 2015

Students in Lecturer Leslie Forehand's third-year architectural design studio have developed proposals for a nature center at McFarland Park that helps realign human-animal-environment relationships. Their work will be exhibited in "The Structure of Species," which opens with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. [More...]

Iowa State students bring broader perspective to PlanDSM draft

October 29, 2015

Students in the fall-semester graduate community planning studio have worked with Des Moines city officials and the PlanDSM Steering Committee to gain input from underrepresented populations in the development of a new comprehensive plan. They will present their recommendations at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Des Moines. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor artist Jeremy Caniglia with Design Achievement Award Oct. 30

October 27, 2015

Artist, illustrator and ISU alumnus Jeremy Caniglia is a recipient of the 2015 Design Achievement Award presented by the ISU College of Design. He will be honored at the ISU Alumni Association's 84th Honors and Awards Ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor DLR Group principal Prem Sundharam with Design Achievement Award Oct. 30

October 27, 2015

Alumnus Prem Sundharam, a principal with DLR Group in Phoenix, Arizona, is a recipient of the 2015 Design Achievement Award presented by the ISU College of Design. He will be honored at the ISU Alumni Association's 84th Honors and Awards Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building. [More...]

ISU architecture lecturer receives inaugural AIA Iowa Young Architect Award

October 26, 2015

Jessica Terrill, a lecturer in architecture at Iowa State University, is the first recipient of the Young Architect Award presented by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa). She was honored Oct. 15 at the AIA Iowa/Central States Regional Convention in Des Moines. [More...]

ISU Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture honored with AIA Iowa Educator Award

October 26, 2015

Thomas Leslie, the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture and director of graduate education in the ISU Department of Architecture, received the 2015 Educator Award from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) Oct. 15 at the AIA Iowa/Central States Regional Convention in Des Moines. [More...]

Portrait exhibition by ISU Design West artist-in-residence Scott Martinson opens Oct. 30

October 26, 2015

ISU Design West artist-in-residence Scott Martinson will share work completed during his residency in a November exhibition at ISU Design West in Sioux City. "Impressions of Friends from the Near, Recent Past" will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor Iowa Economic Development Authority director with Christian Petersen Design Award

October 23, 2015

Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, is the recipient of the 2015 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the ISU College of Design. She will be honored at the ISU Alumni Association's 84th Honors and Awards Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building. [More...]

ISU design students explore mother-child bond through performance, installation at Venice Art Biennale

October 21, 2015

Forty-nine ISU students majoring in graphic design, interior design and integrated studio arts who are studying in Italy this fall with the College of Design Rome Program will participate in a workshop and colloquium Oct. 22-24 at the Venice Biennale 2015, 56th International Art Exhibition. [More...]

ISU College of Design students win national healthcare environment design award

October 20, 2015

A project by ISU students in interior design and architecture has won the student category of the 2015 Healthcare Environment Awards. The team's winning conceptual design of a patient tower at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is featured in the October issue of Contract magazine. [Link...]

Hazard-planning expert to speak about community resiliency Oct. 22 at Iowa State

October 15, 2015

Urban planner James Schwab, manager of the American Planning Association (APA) Hazards Planning Research Center in Chicago, will speak about community resiliency in the face of natural hazards and climate change effects in a lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. [More...]

ISU Metals Professor Joe Muench Creates Silk from Steel

October 14, 2015

Joe Muench has been honing his award-winning metalsmithing for 40 years. Now an associate professor of art and visual culture at Iowa State, Muench teaches metalsmithing and jewelry in the same classroom where he learned during the early 1980s. [Link...]

ISU industrial design grad student helps design conceptual urban farm at Minneapolis Agritecture workshop

October 05, 2015

ISU industrial design graduate student Andrew Verhasselt joined a multidisciplinary team of professionals and students to develop a conceptual urban farm for the city of Richfield, Minnesota, at the Minneapolis Agritecture Design Workshop 2015 in September. [More...]

ISU industrial design students recognized in AWFS Fresh Wood competition

October 01, 2015

Two recent ISU industrial design graduates won awards for projects they completed as seniors in an advanced furniture design class. Jonathan Manoles received first place for his "Bent Lounge Chair" and Benjamin Pedrick received an honorable mention for his "Sema Seat" in the AWFS 2015 Fresh Wood competition. [More...]

Iowa State landscape architecture students win national award for women's prison project

September 30, 2015

An ISU landscape architecture student project has won the 2015 Community Service Award of Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The national award honors an ongoing landscape project with the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa, led by Assistant Professor Julie Stevens [Link...]

Leading architectural theorist Juhani Pallasmaa to speak about themes in his work Oct. 7 at ISU

September 30, 2015

Finnish architect, educator and critic Juhani Pallasmaa will present "Twelve Themes in My Work: Interplay of Thought and Form" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Part of the Fall 2015 Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, his talk is free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU band 'The Lawn Chairs' to open for alt-folk singer-songwriter Pieta Brown Oct. 3 in Ames

September 28, 2015

The Lawn Chairs—a band comprising landscape architecture students, faculty and alumni—will open for Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Bluestem Stage in Ames. [More...]

Interior design assistant professor Diane al Shihabi's article published in Journal of Interior Design

September 25, 2015

"American Beaux-Arts Architects and 'The Decoration of Houses': Elucidating French Academic Influences of a Seminal Literary Work," an article by Diane al Shihabi, assistant professor of interior design, was published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Interior Design. [Link...]

Learn about vegetated floating islands as water-quality-improvement tool at ISU event Sept. 26

September 21, 2015

Iowa State researchers who piloted a water-quality improvement project on Lake LaVerne will share initial results in a public outreach event at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on the lake's north shore. Participants can learn about vegetated floating islands as a practical tool to reduce pollutants in ponds and lakes. [More...]

Guidebook, webinar address zoning issues when agriculture comes to the city

September 17, 2015

Gary Taylor, interim director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development Program, has produced "Municipal Zoning for Local Foods in Iowa," a new guidebook for city governments on zoning issues related to urban agriculture. A free public webinar introducing the guide will be at noon Sept. 30. [More...]

Iowa State students tag monarch butterflies to track migration to Mexico

September 11, 2015

With monarch butterfly numbers in significant decline, a new ISU learning community focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability is making monarch conservation a key component of its curriculum. On Sept. 14, students will capture and tag monarchs to aid efforts to tally the population and track its migration [More...]

Jill Lerner, principal with global design firm KPF Associates, to speak at ISU architecture department's fall celebration

September 10, 2015

Jill Lerner, FAIA, a principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, will talk about KPF's work, structure and development into a global design firm in a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the College of Design. Her presentation, "Architecture for the Public – A Global Practice," is part of Architecture Premiere 15. [More...]

Student work created in Rome on display Sept. 11 – Oct. 3 in ISU College of Design’s Gallery 181

September 09, 2015

Projects by ISU fourth-year architecture and landscape architecture students who studied in Italy last spring will be on display Sept. 11 – Oct. 3 in the College of Design's Gallery 181. The Rome Show 2015 will open with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, following the Architecture Premiere 15 lecture. [More...]

Iowa State interior design student wins national design competition

September 08, 2015

Joseph Danielsen, an ISU junior in interior design, won the 2015 Raymond Waites Design Competition sponsored by the International Furnishings and Design Association Educational Foundation. He will receive a $5,000 prize and expense-paid trip to the High Point International Home Furnishings Market in North Carolina. [Link...]

New ISU professor helps Iowa towns build community, identity and economy through art

August 26, 2015

This summer, Jennifer Drinkwater was named assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist. The outreach-oriented position was created under the ISU president's high-impact hire initiative and is one of only a handful nationwide. [Link...]

Artist-in-residence Scott Martinson to exhibit new work Sept. 4 at ISU Design West

August 25, 2015

ISU Design West artist-in-residence Scott Martinson will share new work at an event from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 4, at the Design West facility in Sioux City. He will give an artist's talk at 8 p.m., following by a live painting demonstration and electronic dance music party. [More...]

ISU College of Design strengthens community college relationships with new bachelor's program transfer agreements

August 24, 2015

New agreements between Iowa State and two community colleges— Northwest Iowa Community College and Western Iowa Tech Community College—make it easier for students attending those colleges to complete professional bachelor's degrees in community and regional planning at ISU. [More...]

ISU planning, sustainable agriculture student wins travel award to study female farmers’ access to water in Kyrgyzstan

August 11, 2015

Rebecca Nixon, a second-year graduate student pursuing degrees in community and regional planning and sustainable agriculture, received a $4,000 Graduate Student Travel Award for International Study in Sustainable Livelihoods to study barriers to female farmers' participation in Water Users Associations in Kyrgyzstan. [More...]

ISU community art specialist seeks submissions for yarn-bombing project

August 05, 2015

Area residents are invited to participate in "Intertwine," a collaborative community project to "yarn bomb" the facade of Design on Main in downtown Ames with 1-foot-square knitted or crocheted wool panels stitched together to form a giant quilt over the front of the building. [More...]

Fiberart exhibition headlines fall series at ISU Design on Main Gallery

August 03, 2015

A two-person exhibition of work inspired in part by Mexican folk art and Iowa's rural landscapes will kick off the ISU Design on Main Gallery's 2015 fall program. "Fiberart: Two Views" by Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath and Nancy Polster will be on display Aug. 28-Sept. 30 with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. [More...]

Iowa State students and incarcerated women grow thriving vegetable garden and more at prison

July 28, 2015

Teams of students and incarcerated women are transforming acres of prison yard into a beautiful landscape that now includes food. The partnership between the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture and the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville is in its third year of providing hands-on experiences. [Link...]

Multimedia artist explores decay and restoration in solo show July 17-Aug. 8 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

July 14, 2015

Work exploring cycles of life and death, illness and health, destruction and restoration of the body will be on display July 17 – Aug. 8 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. "Cyclical: New Works by Kristin Roach" will open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 17. Roach will give an artist's talk at 8 p.m. [More...]

ISU graphic design students take top honors in ADAI Design Exhibition

July 08, 2015

Iowa State graphic design students took top honors, including Best of Show, in the 57th Annual Art Directors Association of Iowa (ADAI) Design Exhibition. Junior Jeremy Murray from Ames won the Student Best of Show as well as the Identity System Student Best of Category for his "Bikes and Beatniks" project. [More...]

ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Rohini Kummitha to share thesis work June 30-July 7 in Design on Main Gallery exhibition

June 25, 2015

"Magic Masala," the Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of work by integrated visual arts graduate student Rohini Kummitha, will be on display June 30 through July 7 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. The show will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. [More...]

ISU landscape architecture professor co-founds environmental justice professional network

June 16, 2015

"Environmental justice means providing everyone with access to healthy outdoor spaces, facilities and resources," says landscape architecture Assistant Professor Julie Stevens. She recently helped establish and co-chairs the American Society of Landscape Architects' Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network. [More...]

ISU's Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock is building the state's first historic preservation degree program

June 11, 2015

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, who joined the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning as an assistant professor in January, is tasked with developing a new, multidisciplinary program in historic preservation within the College of Design. His position was created under President Leath's high-impact hiring initiative. [Link...]

ISU College of Design student, alumni to exhibit work at 2015 Des Moines Arts Festival

June 10, 2015

An Iowa State graphic design graduate student and three recent integrated studio arts graduates are among 12 Emerging Iowa Artists selected to exhibit their work June 26-28 at the Des Moines Arts Festival. [More...]

ISU professor co-authors first natural ventilation design guide specifically for architects

June 09, 2015

ISU architecture associate professor Ulrike Passe and Francine Battaglia, a mechanical engineering colleague at Virginia Tech, have just published "Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation: An Architect's Guide"—the first book focused solely on helping architects design successfully naturally ventilated buildings. [More...]

Two ISU student projects honored in national Hospitality Design Awards

June 04, 2015

Two teams of recent Iowa State graduates are finalists in the student project category of the 11th annual HD Awards for Creative Achievement sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. Winners and finalists were honored June 3 in New York City; projects and products also are published in the June issue of the magazine. [More...]

Three ISU architecture student projects are among 10 winners in national AIA competition

May 27, 2015

Three teams of Iowa State architecture graduate students are among the winners of the inaugural AIA COTE Top 10 for Students competition. More than 400 students from 38 schools participated in the competition. The top 10 projects were displayed at the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Atlanta. [Link...]

Global Arts Therapy exhibition highlights youth artwork June 5-6 and June 11-13 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

May 26, 2015

An exhibition of artwork by youth involved in Global Arts Therapy programs in Iowa and Nepal will debut in June at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames. The show will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, during the 20th Annual Ames Main Street Cultural District ArtWalk. [More...]

ISU student teams receive honorable mentions in international healthcare design competition

May 26, 2015

Three teams of Iowa State students from architecture, interior design and industrial design received honorable mentions in the 2015 UIA-PHG International Student Competition for "Design of a Mobile Isolation, Diagnosis and/or Treatment Unit for Use in Ebola or Other Communicable Disease Epidemics." [More...]

ISU College of Design to host summer programs for middle and high school students

May 18, 2015

The Iowa State University College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, will offer Explore Design! and Design Innovation workshops for middle and high school students and the Design Condensed one-week residential camp for high schoolers this summer. Registration for nearly all programs is online. [More...]

ISU Print Club to co-host free steamroller printmaking event May 16 at Perry’s Caboose Park

May 12, 2015

The Iowa State University Print Club and City of Perry will co-host a free public printmaking event Saturday, May 16, at Caboose Park in Perry. "Portraits of Perry" will begin at 10 a.m. in conjunction with the 18th Annual Hiawatha Classic Bike Ride. [More...]

Four ISU College of Design faculty awarded promotions, tenure

May 07, 2015

At its April 23 meeting in Council Bluffs, the state Board of Regents approved promotion and tenure awards for four ISU College of Design faculty members—Nadia Anderson, Seda Yilmaz, Julia Badenhope and Brenda Jones—for the 2015-16 academic year. Promotions take effect Aug. 16. [More...]

Industrial design graduating senior steps into his dream job at Nike

May 04, 2015

Graduating this Saturday, May 9, with a double major in industrial design and apparel design, Colin Behr thinks he may need to pinch himself awake. But his footwear designer job for Nike Sportswear is no dream. Two internships and a summer study abroad program helped him reach his goal. [Link...]

Architecture faculty, students design successful pop-up shop for ISU Fashion Show 2015

April 30, 2015

Architecture lecturer Jungwoo Ji and fifth-year architecture student Han Kwon worked with the Fashion Show 2015 committee to design and build the show's first-ever pop-up shop this spring. [More...]

Architecture graduating senior Eric Neuhaus is ISU College of Design’s student marshal

April 29, 2015

Eric Neuhaus of Cedar Rapids will represent the ISU College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Saturday, May 9, at Hilton Coliseum. His faculty escort is Kris Nelson, lecturer in architecture. Neuhaus will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. [More...]

ISU faculty and students launch water-quality pilot project on campus lake

April 29, 2015

Water quality in ISU's Lake LaVerne may soon get a boost with the installation of vegetated floating islands designed by a team of faculty and graduate students from the College of Design. The islands will be launched in a public event at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, on the west side of Lake LaVerne. [Link...]

Integrated visual arts graduate student wins best in show in 2015 Biorenewables Art Competition

April 27, 2015

Heather Whittlesey, an integrated visual arts graduate student from Ankeny, won best in show in the 6th Annual Biorenewables Art Competition sponsored by the ISU Bioeconomy Institute. Five other awards were presented at a reception on Earth Day. All 20 entries are displayed in the Biorenewables Research Laboratory. [More...]

Ferguson events and an extra-credit lecture ignite ISU student's passion for new major

April 27, 2015

Dakota Sanchez is in his fourth semester at Iowa State University. And he's on his fourth major. No worries though. The sophomore from Des Moines has found his home in community and regional planning. [Link...]

Integrated studio arts students honored with awards in 2015 Senior BFA Exhibition

April 21, 2015

Five College of Design students took top honors in the 2015 Senior BFA Exhibition on display through Thursday, April 23, in Gallery 181. The show features 60 artworks by 20 students who will graduate with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts in May, August or December this year. [More...]

ISU visual arts graduate student illuminates the ‘Other’ in thesis exhibition April 18-May 2

April 16, 2015

ISU graduate student Earle Rock, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in integrated visual arts, will present his final thesis exhibition April 18 through May 2 at Creative Artists' Studios-Ames, 130 S. Sheldon Ave., Suite 107. "The Lens of Empathy" will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. [More...]

ISU College of Design students recognized with Focus Grants, APEX Juried Exhibit awards

April 15, 2015

College of Design students were honored with awards and showcased their work at the combined reception for the annual Focus Grant and APEX student juried exhibitions at the Memorial Union. The Focus Juried Exhibit is on display in the Pioneer Room through April 20. The APEX show is in the Gallery through May 3. [More...]

Snohetta partners to present 2015 Hansen Lecture in Architecture April 15 at ISU

April 14, 2015

Two leaders of the multinational design firm Snohetta will present the 2015 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture Wednesday, April 15, at Iowa State. Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar will present "Snohetta: International Perspectives" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. [More...]

Final ISU Design on Main spring exhibition addresses cultural tensions through mixed-media art

April 13, 2015

The Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., will present the work of integrated visual arts graduate student Heather Whittlesey in the final exhibition of its spring 2015 season. "Tensegrity," Whittlesey's MFA thesis show, will run April 13-24. A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 17. [More...]

Iowa artist Jeremy Rudd is guest speaker, exhibition juror April 16-17 at ISU College of Design

April 13, 2015

Artist, educator and Iowa State alumnus Jeremy Rudd will speak about his varied creative work and serve as the guest juror for the 2015 Senior BFA Exhibition at the ISU College of Design. Rudd will present "Finding a Way: Making and Meaning" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Design students' photos part of Iowa Humanities Festival exhibition

April 06, 2015

Three College of Design students' photos are among 25 entries selected in the Elusive Prairie Photography Contest for display as part of the 2015 Iowa Humanities Festival April 10-11 in Des Moines. "Prairie on a Glacial Moraine" by landscape architecture graduate student Tara Bounds is one of the top 10 photos. [More...]

ISU graphic design student creates Susan G. Komen Iowa’s 2015 Race for the Cure campaign materials

April 03, 2015

Susan G. Komen Iowa has selected an Iowa State University graphic design student's project for its 2015 Race for the Cure campaign. Junior Kelly Pullen of Shenandoah developed the winning concept, "We're Stronger Together," in the ARTGR 371 studio course this spring. [More...]

ISU landscape architecture professor receives 2015 Pomerantz faculty enrichment award

April 01, 2015

Heidi Hohmann, associate professor and director of graduate education in the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture, is the recipient of the 2015 award from the Marvin A. Pomerantz Endowment for Faculty Enrichment. [More...]

ISU graduate student’s thesis project includes tours of rural Gilbert farmhouse

April 01, 2015

An ISU integrated visual arts graduate student has transformed a vacant two-story farmhouse near Gilbert into a temporary exhibition site for her final MFA thesis project. "MetaStory: A Present Iowa Past" will feature tours of the farmhouse over two weekends in April. [More...]

Comic-strip artist will speak at Iowa State April 9

March 31, 2015

A cartoonist and recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award will speak at Iowa State University. Alison Bechdel will present "Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public. [Link...]

Iowa State design students help Fareway Stores launch a new venture

March 30, 2015

Iowa State graduate students in graphic design department chair Bernard Canniffe's "Design for Behavioral Change" studio last fall created a branding narrative and corporate identity for Midwest Quality Wholesale, a new venture by Fareway Stores, Inc. [Link...]

ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Hua Pan to share thesis work April 1-9 at Design on Main Gallery

March 26, 2015

Hua Pan, a Master of Fine Arts student in integrated visual arts, will present a collection of work developed during her graduate studies in an exhibition April 1-9 at ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. A reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 3, with an artist's talk at 7 p.m. [More...]

Urban design and sustainability expert to speak about walkable, diverse neighborhoods April 1 at ISU

March 25, 2015

Emily Talen, a professor of urban planning at Arizona State University, will address the status of walkable, diverse neighborhoods in a lecture at Iowa State. Talen will present "The Once and Future Neighborhood: Prospects for Walkable Diversity" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Architect and author Ben Jacks to speak about the value of design travel in March 27 lecture at ISU

March 23, 2015

The author of a new book about traveling, architectural sightseeing, perception and learning will speak Friday, March 27, at Iowa State. Ben Jacks, a designer, architect, writer and educator, will present "The Architect's Tour: Notes for the Design Traveler" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, in room 130 College of Design. [More...]

Fulbright Advanced Research Fellow Peter Stec to speak at ISU March 23

March 12, 2015

Peter Stec, a Fulbright Advanced Research Fellow and guest professor at Rice University, will speak about "pattern-seeing" in urban development as part of the Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series at Iowa State University. Stec will present "Proto-urban Formations" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 23, in 127 Curtiss Hall [More...]

Documentary filmmaker from India to speak March 24 at Iowa State

March 11, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Praveen Singh Rathore, director of the organization Music of Rajasthan, will speak at Iowa State Tuesday, March 24. Rathore will present "The Last Bhopa: The Effects of Modernization on India's Folk Culture" at 8 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. [More...]

ISU landscape architecture students to share ideas for Colfax quarry redevelopment in March 11 presentation

March 10, 2015

Students in an ISU landscape architecture studio will present their ideas for transforming a former quarry in Colfax into a recreational area during a public review Wednesday, March 11, with Colfax residents in attendance. The review will be from 1:10 to 5:20 p.m. in the lower level of the King Pavilion. [More...]

Designer Kirsten Camara will "question everything" in March 24 lecture at ISU

March 09, 2015

Minneapolis-based designer Kirsten Camara will present her widely varied work—and 10 practical things she has learned in the design industry that students can practice—in a lecture at noon Tuesday, March 24, in 307 Design. [More...]

Thesis exhibition by ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Rahele Jomepour at Design on Main Gallery March 13-20

March 04, 2015

An exhibition of thesis work by Rahele Jomepour, an integrated visual arts graduate student at Iowa State University, will be on display March 13-20 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. The show will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, with an artist's talk at 6 p.m. [More...]

Architecture assistant professor Nadia Anderson elected ACSA West Central Regional director

March 03, 2015

Nadia Anderson, assistant professor of architecture, extension architect and co-director of the ISU Community Design Lab, has been elected director of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's West Central Region. Beginning July 1, she will serve a three-year term on the ACSA board of directors.

Architecture professor builds public interest design hub at Iowa State University

March 03, 2015

Iowa State has a solid tradition of public interest design, which involves partnerships with communities, residents, nonprofits, businesses and design professionals. Nadia Anderson and colleagues hope to spark interest in Iowa's design community with the Public Interest Design Institute, March 6-7 at Design on Main. [Link...]

Minneapolis designers to speak about entrepreneurship, innovation March 3 at ISU

March 02, 2015

Dan Ibarra, a cofounder of Aesthetic Apparatus, and Kelly English, founder of Cheeriup, will speak about the intersection of design, entrepreneurship and innovation at Iowa State Tuesday, March 3. They will present "Designing a Life" at noon in room 1312 Hoover Hall. [More...]

ISU graphic design students' work wins top awards at American Advertising Awards ceremony

February 23, 2015

Megan Rupiper and Lisa Davis, both seniors in graphic design with minors in advertising, and Jiahong "Ceci" Du (BA 2014 Advertising), were awarded American Advertising Awards by the Des Moines chapter of the American Advertising Federation Saturday, Feb. 21. Rupiper won Best in Show. [Link...]

Design Corps founder Bryan Bell to speak about public interest design March 5 at ISU

February 23, 2015

Design Corps and Public Interest Design Institute founder Bryan Bell will speak about "Public Interest Design" Thursday, March 5, at ISU. Bell's presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in 2245 Coover Hall. He also will participate in the Public Interest Design Institute March 6-7 at ISU Design on Main. [More...]

New Iowa State mobile classroom makes design technology more accessible

February 23, 2015

Although Iowa's K-12 population is tech savvy, students still have more to learn before maneuvering through advanced technology to solve problems in design and manufacturing, says an Iowa State University industrial design professor. A new ISU mobile classroom is helping prepare them for the future. [More...]

Prague-based architect and educator Osamu Okamura is inaugural designer-in-residence March 2-5 at ISU College of Design

February 20, 2015

The College of Design will host Osamu Okamura, program director of the reSITE international festival in Prague, as the Bachelor of Design Program's first designer-in-residence March 2-5. Okamura will present a public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

ISU College of Design Rome Show to feature work by students who studied abroad in fall 2014

February 19, 2015

Projects by 66 Iowa State graphic design, interior design and integrated studio arts students who studied in Italy last fall will be on display March 2-12 in the College of Design's Gallery 181. A closing reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. [More...]

ISU College of Design Rome Program instructor to speak about sensory considerations for design in March 7 lecture

February 19, 2015

Jody A. Patterson, a cultural history professor at St. John's University's Rome campus and a design studio instructor for the ISU College of Design Rome Program, will speak about the importance of sensory considerations for design in a lecture at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. [More...]

Professional potter to share her unique process in workshop and lecture Feb. 26-28 at Iowa State

February 18, 2015

Studio potter Lisa Orr will offer a ceramics workshop and present a lecture at Iowa State this month. The "Fluid Form" workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-28, in 038 Design. Orr will speak about "A Working Artist's Life" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in 101 Design. [More...]

ISU integrated visual arts graduate student wins Best of Show in juried new media exhibition

February 10, 2015

Lyndsay Nissen, an Iowa State University graduate student in integrated visual arts, won Best of Show in "Bits, Pixels and Practice – Oh My! A New Media Juried Show" on display through Feb. 28 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames. [More...]

Geodesign specialist to speak about gaming approaches to planning in Feb. 18 lecture at ISU

February 09, 2015

Ola Ahlqvist, associate professor of geography at Ohio State University, will speak about gaming approaches to geodesign and planning in a lecture Wednesday, Feb. 18, at ISU. He will present "Can Online Map Games Predict the Future? From Chess to Multi-Agent Spatial Modeling and Simulation" at 5:30 p.m. in 101 Design. [More...]

Sustainable environments faculty win grant for Lake LaVerne floating islands

February 09, 2015

Austin Stewart, assistant professor of art and visual culture; Mimi Wagner, associate professor of landscape architecture; and John Downing, professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, are working with the Story Soil and Water Conservation District to develop floating islands for Lake LaVerne. [More...] [Link...]

Award-winning experience designer to speak Feb. 12 at ISU College of Design

February 05, 2015

Brett Renfer, the director of experience design at Collins in New York City, will share his work in a noon lecture Thursday, Feb. 12, in room 305 Carver Hall at Iowa State. In addition, Renfer will offer a workshop for graphic design students Feb. 12-13. [More...]

ISU art faculty members exhibit work at Gallery in the Round

January 30, 2015

A selection of current work by 14 art and visual culture faculty members is on display in the "Studio Affinities" exhibition, Feb. 1 through March 6 at the Gallery in the Round, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. [More...]

AVC professor Ingrid Lilligren's solo show opens Feb. 5 at Woodbury University

January 29, 2015

"Invisible – Ingrid Lilligren," a solo exhibition of work by Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the art and visual culture department, will be on display Feb. 5-22 at the Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost Gallery in Los Angeles. A reception will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5. A gallery talk will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 8. [Link...]

ISU Design West artist-in-residence Arty Vongphakdy to exhibit new work Feb. 7-March 21

January 28, 2015

New work by Sioux City artist and Iowa State University alumnus Arty Vongphakdy will be on display Feb. 7 through March 21 at ISU Design West in Sioux City. "Arty Gras 2015" will open with a public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, with an artist's talk by Vongphakdy at 7 p.m. [More...]

Iowa State recognized nationally for community engagement efforts

January 28, 2015

Iowa State has earned reclassification as a "Community Engaged University" from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The College of Design contributes substantially to the university's engagement through teaching and learning, research, extension and outreach, and economic development programs. [Link...]

Student work created in master class with architect Elia Zenghelis to be exhibited Jan. 28 at ISU College of Design

January 27, 2015

For the past week, world-renowned architect and educator Elia Zenghelis has led a master class for 50 Iowa State architecture students at the College of Design. A public reception and exhibition of the students' work will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Beckman Forum, King Pavilion. [More...]

ISU College of Design art professor, alumna win Octagon Center for the Arts exhibition awards

January 26, 2015

Two artists with ties to the ISU College of Design earned top honors in the 47th national "Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood" exhibition at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. Integrated studio arts alumna Meghan Flynn won best of show. Art and visual culture associate professor Chris Martin won second place. [More...]

New media juried show to feature work of 14 Iowa artists Feb. 6-28 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

January 23, 2015

Fourteen Iowa resident artists will share their nontraditional, experimental and hybrid-media artwork in an exhibition Feb. 6-28 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. "Bits, Pixels and Practice – Oh My! A New Media Juried Show" will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, with awards presented at 6:30 p.m. [More...]

ISU architecture professor receives Ames Humanitarian Award

January 20, 2015

Arvid Osterberg, University Professor of architecture at Iowa State University, received the 2014 Ames Humanitarian Award from the Ames Human Relations Commission Monday, Jan. 19, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. [More...]

Work by ISU College of Design students, faculty and alumni accepted into Octagon's national juried exhibition

January 19, 2015

Eighteen students, faculty members and alumni of the ISU College of Design have had work accepted into the "47th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood" national juried exhibition, Jan. 23 through April 4 at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. [More...]

IVA graduate student Alexis Dwyer's work accepted into international juried exhibition

January 16, 2015

"Antelope Canyon" by integrated visual arts graduate student Alexis Dwyer has been accepted into "Layers: Juried Student Show," an exhibition of monotypes and monoprints sponsored by the Monotype Guild of New England. The show will run Feb. 1 - March 14 at Curry College. A reception will be 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5. [Link...]

ISU to host Public Interest Design Institute March 6-7 at Design on Main

January 15, 2015

Iowa State will host a two-day training session for design professionals, students and community leaders to gain a deeper understanding of how design methods can address critical issues in communities. The Design Corps Public Interest Design Institute will be March 6-7 at Design on Main. [More...]

ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Sodam Lee to exhibit thesis work Jan. 23-30 at Design on Main Gallery

January 14, 2015

Iowa State University integrated visual arts graduate student Sodam Lee will present her Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition Jan. 23-30 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. A closing reception will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. [More...]

Seminal European architect and educator Elia Zenghelis to present lecture, master class at ISU College of Design

January 13, 2015

Elia Zenghelis, a cofounder of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and current principal of Gigantes Zinghelis Architects (GZA), Athens, will conduct an architecture master class Jan. 20-28 and present the Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture Wednesday, Jan. 21, at ISU. [More...]

Community and regional planning assistant professor Alenka Poplin's article published in cartography journal

January 12, 2015

"How user-friendly are online interactive maps? Survey based on experiments with heterogeneous users," an article by Alenka Poplin, assistant professor of community and regional planning, has been published in the journal "Cartography and Geographic Information Science." [Link...]

Architecture associate professor Mitchell Squire's work published in international print journal

January 12, 2015

"Structure of Perception" (diptych screenprint on Lastoplate chalkboard panels in artist's frame), a recent print by Mitchell Squire, associate professor of architecture, is among those featured in "News of the Print World: Selected New Editions" in Art in Print: The Global Journal of Prints and Ideas, Vol. 4, No. 5. [Link...]

Art and visual culture associate professor Chris Martin has solo exhibition in Mississippi

January 05, 2015

"Asa Sawa, Reflections of Ghana," a solo exhibition of work by Chris Martin, associate professor of art and visual culture, will be on display Jan. 22 through Feb. 27 at the Fielding Wright Art Center, Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss. He will present an artist's talk during the Jan. 22 opening reception.

Architecture associate professor Kimberly Zarecor's book reviewed in Laboratorium journal

January 02, 2015

A joint review of two books by Kimberly Zarecor, Iowa State University associate professor of architecture, and Virag Molnar, assistant professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research, has been published in "Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research, No. 3 (2014)." [Link...]

Farming in the city: Jan. 9 workshop explores local food systems

December 30, 2014

At a workshop Jan. 9 in Ames, leaders from three Iowa cities will share the process they've followed over the past year that could expand the local food sector in their communities. The free event is hosted by the Iowa State University Community Design Lab and Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. [Link...]

CRP assistant professor Jiangping Zhou publishes three refereed papers

December 22, 2014

Three papers by Jiangping Zhou, assistant professor of community and regional planning, have been published in refereed journals. [More...]

Fifth-year architecture students win CSI-ISU Design Competition awards

December 18, 2014

Three teams of fifth-year architecture students from the fall 2014 ARCH 403 Comprehensive Design studio won scholarship awards in the sixth annual CSI-ISU Design Competition sponsored by the Central Iowa chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and juried by CSI members. [More...]

Interior design senior wins honorable mention in Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition

December 16, 2014

Interior design senior Ali Collins received an honorable mention in the Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition with her proposal for university spaces that foster connections and empower students, faculty and visitors. She will receive a custom-ordered Think chair from Steelcase. [More...]

Project co-designed by architecture lecturer Jungwoo Ji published in ArchDaily

December 16, 2014

Huishan North Bund, an office and mixed-use complex in Shanghai, China, designed by EE&K Architects, has been published by "ArchDaily." Jungwoo Ji, lecturer in architecture, was a project architect with EE&K on this project prior to joining the ISU architecture faculty and has continued to consult during construction. [Link...]

Architecture lecturer Jungwoo Ji's work published in book, magazine

December 15, 2014

Two single-family residences designed by Jungwoo Ji, lecturer in architecture, through his eu.k architects firm in South Korea, have been published. "Nodae Book Box House" appears in the monthly magazine Architecture & Culture and Anseong Moazip is included in the book "Houses by Architects 108." [Link...]

CRP lecturer Katia Balassiano co-authors Community Development Journal article

December 14, 2014

"Placemaking in rural new gateway communities," an article co-authored by Katia Balassiano, lecturer in community and regional planning, and Marta Maria Maldonado, associate professor of sociology, was published in Community Development Journal online and will appear in a forthcoming print issue. [Link...]

Industrial design, mechanical engineering senior is ISU College of Design's student marshal for fall commencement

December 11, 2014

Adam Carlson, Ankeny, will represent the College of Design as its student marshal at the university's commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 20, at Hilton Coliseum. He will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. [More...]

Art and visual culture professor coauthors book on mother's WWII experiences

December 09, 2014

Deborah Pappenheimer, senior lecturer in art and visual culture, has coauthored a book with her mother, Beatrice Karp, about Karp's experiences before, during and after World War II. "My Broken Doll: A memoir of survival of the Vichy Regime" features several of Pappenheimer's paintings focused on her family heritage. [Link...]

Graphic design lecturer receives professional development award

December 09, 2014

Bev Krumm, lecturer in graphic design, received a $500 Professional Development Award from the ISU Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, a new award that helps lecturers, clinicians and adjunct faculty members with costs associated with attending professional conferences and other development opportunities. [More...]

Planning, landscape architecture faculty Katia Balassiano and Christopher Seeger co-author paper

December 04, 2014

"Empowering Newcomers with Low-Tech Workshops and High-Tech Analyses," co-authored by community and regional planning lecturer Katia Balassiano and landscape architecture associate professor Christopher J. Seeger, appears in the Journal of Community Informatics Vol. 10, No. 3 (2014) special issue. [Link...]

ISU architecture students win second place in Space Prize for International Students of Architectural Design

December 01, 2014

Fifth-year architecture students Tianyu Feng, Lanzhou; Zitong Feng, Baiyin; and Yuan Liu, Taiyuan, all in China, won the Prize of the DMZ Green Future (second) in the 32nd Space Prize for International Students of Architectural Design for their project titled "The Memory: A Landscape of the Disappearing Spiritual DMZ." [Link...]

Architecture associate professor Ulrike Passe is part of Iowa Energy Center research grant project

November 25, 2014

Architecture associate professor Ulrike Passe and graduate assistant Kelly Kalvelage are part of a new $20,000 Iowa Energy Center grant. They will devise strategies to integrate next-generation insulation materials developed by Mufit Akinc, materials science and engineering professor, into building envelope assemblies. [Link...]

Regional artists to share art-making process in ‘Made Today’ event Dec. 6 at ISU Design West

November 20, 2014

The Iowa State University College of Design will host "Made Today," a one- day public art-making event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at its ISU Design West facility, 1014½ Design Place in Sioux City. A reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. that day. [More...]

AVC graduate student Heather Whittlesey's work accepted into juried national student exhibition

November 20, 2014

"Paid Parental Leave," a mixed-media artwork by integrated visual arts graduate student Heather Whittlesey, has been accepted into the "Re-imaging Gender" juried exhibition sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The show will run Jan. 15-June 26, 2015.

Award-winning Modernist architect Tom Kundig to present 2014 Herbert Lecture in Architecture Dec. 3 at ISU

November 19, 2014

Tom Kundig, FAIA, an award-winning principal with Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, will present the 2014 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the ISU College of Design's Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Berlin Summer Academy exhibition on display today through Friday in Lightfoot Forum

November 17, 2014

"Cross-Over-Transformation," an exhibition of group work by 13 architecture students who participated in the 2014 ars Berlin Summer Academy, will be on display today through Friday, Nov. 21, in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. A reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the forum. [Link...]

Book by AVC senior lecturer Emily Morgan is published

November 17, 2014

"Street Life in London: Context and Commentary," a book by Emily Morgan, senior lecturer in art and visual culture, has been published by MuseumsEtc. [Link...]

New Iowa State mobile classroom brings advanced technology learning to K-12 schools

November 13, 2014

Although Iowa's K-12 population is tech savvy, students still have more to learn before maneuvering through advanced technology to solve problems in design and manufacturing, says an Iowa State University industrial design professor. A new ISU mobile classroom is helping prepare them for the future. [Link...]

Call for Artists: 2015 New Media Juried Exhibition at ISU Design on Main Gallery

November 13, 2014

The Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery invites entries from Iowa artists for "Bits, Pixels, and Practice – Oh My! A New Media Juried Show," scheduled Feb. 1-28, 2015, at 203 Main St., Ames. Artists may submit up to three entries via email by Monday, Dec. 15. [More...]

ISU’s graduate planning program ranks fourth nationally in its category

November 12, 2014

Planetizen, the leading online network for the urban planning, design and development community, ranked Iowa State's graduate program in community and regional planning fourth in the nation among programs that do not grant a doctoral degree in planning. [Link...]

ISU College of Design to host ‘transformative’ postcard print exhibition Nov. 17-Dec. 5

November 12, 2014

The Iowa State University Print Society will host "Transformation: 14th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange" exhibition and silent auction Nov. 17 through Dec. 5 at the ISU College of Design. [More...]

ISU's landscape architecture program ranks in top 15 nationally

November 07, 2014

Iowa State's undergraduate program in landscape architecture is ranked 11th in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. Faculty members Rob Whitehead, architecture, and Hale Selek, industrial design, are among the 30 most admired design educators for 2015. [Link...]

Team led by CRP assistant professor Jane Rongerude awarded CELT Online Learning Innovation Hub grant

November 06, 2014

A multidisciplinary team from multiple colleges, led by Jane Rongerude, assistant professor of community and regional planning, has been awarded a $27,000 CELT Online Learning Innovation Hub grant for Flipped and Hybrid Course Development Initiative.
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Alibi Studio principal Catie Newell to share her full-scale installation work in Nov. 19 lecture at Iowa State

November 05, 2014

Catie Newell, the founding principal of *Alibi Studio in Detroit and the 2013-2014 Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome, will present a guest lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the College of Design's Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

ISU landscape architecture students turn parking space into parklet space

November 05, 2014

The Student Society of Landscape Architects installed a temporary parklet in a parking space outside the west entrance to the Memorial Union to help raise awareness of the club and the landscape architecture profession. The parklet provides a public gathering space during the a2ru national conference on campus. [More...]

Students honored in ISU College of Design's 34th Art and Design Annual exhibition

November 04, 2014

Nine Iowa State University students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, graphic design and integrated studio arts took top honors in the "34th Art and Design Annual" juried exhibition on view through Nov. 13 in Gallery 181 at the ISU College of Design. [More...]

Drawings by ISU College of Design students displayed in Beardshear Hall conference room

October 30, 2014

Perspective drawings of Iowa State University's Beardshear Hall created by six design students will be displayed in one of the building's conference rooms through the end of this academic year. A reception for the students, their drawing instructors and guests will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in 1550 Beardshear. [More...]

Landscape architecture associate professor Mimi Wager receives APA Iowa award

October 24, 2014

Landscape architecture associate professor Mimi Wagner received an Iowa APA Best Practices Award from the American Planning Association Iowa chapter for the Loess Hills of Western Iowa Common Vision and Comprehensive Plan, a project done in collaboration with Genus Landscape Architects, Des Moines. [Link...]

Landscape architecture associate professor Christopher Seeger receives Iowa APA award

October 24, 2014

Christopher J. Seeger, associate professor of landscape architecture, and Bailey Hanson, systems analyst with ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development, received an Iowa APA Public Outreach Award from the American Planning Association's Iowa chapter for the Iowans Walking Assessment Logistics Kit. [More...]

Board of Regents approves departmental name change in ISU College of Design

October 23, 2014

At its Oct. 23 meeting in Iowa City, the Iowa Board of Regents approved a name change for the Iowa State University Department of Integrated Studio Arts. Effective immediately, it will be known as the Department of Art and Visual Culture. [More...]

Architecture assistant professor Nadia Anderson's article published in online multimedia journal

October 23, 2014

"Public Interest Design: Expanding Architecture and Design through Process and Impact" by architecture assistant professor Nadia Anderson was published in "Public: A Journal of Imagining America." This issue focused on hybrid, evolving and integrative career paths in art, design and the humanities. [Link...]

Graphic design senior is finalist in Associated Collegiate Press awards

October 22, 2014

ISU graphic design senior Emerald Klauer, Davenport, Iowa, is a finalist in the comic panel/strip category of the annual Associated Collegiate Press awards. She developed the comic panel for ISU's "Ethos" magazine. Winners will be announced Nov. 1 at the Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia. [Link...]

ISU College of Design students recognized for extension internships

October 22, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach Rising Star interns Jessica Adiwijaya, senior in landscape architecture, and Frankie Torbor, senior in community and regional planning and design, were recognized in today's Alliance for Iowa State message. Adiwijaya also is included in the Nov/Dec edition of "Iowa Gardener Magazine." [Link...]

Work by Lilligren, Paschke accepted into international juried exhibition

October 21, 2014

Work by art and visual culture professors Ingrid Lilligren and Teresa Paschke has been accepted into the "Craft Forms 2014" international juried exhibition Dec. 5, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015, at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pa. [More...]

ISU College of Design students win research poster awards at renewable energy symposium

October 20, 2014

Five College of Design students were recognized for outstanding research posters presented at the Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge Student Energy Expo Oct. 15 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. [More...]

Design on Main Gallery to host monthly feedback forum for creative work

October 14, 2014

As part of its fall 2014 programming, the Design on Main Gallery is hosting a Feedback Forum at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month through December. Bring a creative project (art, poetry, music, etc.) for discussion.

Architecture assistant professor Ross Adams' work published in Log journal

October 14, 2014

"Notes from the Resilient City," an article by Ross Exo Adams, assistant professor of architecture, is published in "Log 32," the fall 2014 issue of the independent architecture journal.

Interior design professor Lee Cagley featured in September 2014 Hospitality Design magazine

October 13, 2014

Lee Cagley, professor and chair of interior design, was featured in the September 2014 issue of "Hospitality Design" magazine, which was devoted to education. The story includes images of work that students Nathan Fielding, Nichole Staker and Liu Yang created for Cagley's fall 2013 experimental graduate studio. [Link...]

Rome Prize Fellow Thomas Kelley to share visually deceptive drawing techniques in Oct. 22 lecture at ISU

October 09, 2014

Thomas Kelley, the 2013-2014 James R. Lamantia, Jr., Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and a partner in Norman Kelley, explored visual deception through architectural drawing in "Eye-Con," an Oct. 22 lecture at the College of Design. [More...]

Interdisciplinary student team presents work at healthcare facilities symposium

October 08, 2014

Three students from the healthcare interdisciplinary studio taught by associate professors Jihyun Song, interior design, and Cameron Campbell, architecture, were among five US teams to participate in the second annual American Institute of Architects Healthcare Student Design Charrette at the end of September. [More...]

Conceptualist landscape architect Claude Cormier to present P.H. Elwood Lecture Oct. 17 at ISU

October 07, 2014

Claude Cormier, principal of Claude Cormier and Associates Landscape Architecture and Urban Design in Montreal, presented the 2014 P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture Oct. 17 at Iowa State University. [More...]

ISU BPMI students, alumni honored in 30th anniversary exhibition

October 07, 2014

Five Iowa State students and four alumni received awards in the "Before and After: BPMI 30th Anniversary Student and Alumni Exhibition" in October at the College of Design. [More...]

IVA grad student Rohini Kummitha wins second place in international photography competition

October 07, 2014

Rohini Kummitha, graduate student in integrated visual arts from India, won second place in the Fine Art: Collage Non-Professional Category of the 2014 International Photography Awards competition for her series "While pregnant." She created the photos for an independent study with associate professor Barbara Caldwell. [Link...]

ISU College of Design to honor Martha Schwartz Partners design director with Design Achievement Award

October 06, 2014

ISU landscape architecture alumnus Matthew Getch, the design director and a partner with Martha Schwartz Partners in London, is a recipient of the 2014 Design Achievement Award presented by the College of Design. He was honored in a ceremony Friday, Oct. 10, during Iowa State's Homecoming celebration. [More...]

ISU architecture professor honored with AIA Iowa Educator Award

October 06, 2014

Rob Whitehead, an assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University, received the 2014 Educator Award from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) Sept. 25 at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention in Des Moines. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor Main Street Iowa state coordinator with Design Achievement Award Oct. 10

October 06, 2014

Iowa State planning alumnus Michael Wagler, state coordinator for Main Street Iowa, is a recipient of the 2014 Design Achievement Award presented by the College of Design. He was honored in a ceremony Oct. 10 during the university's Homecoming celebration. [More...]

ISU’s Interlock House at Honey Creek Resort State Park is part of 2014 National Solar Tour

October 02, 2014

The Interlock House, Iowa State University's entry in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, is part of the 19th Annual ASES National Solar Tour sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society. Now located at Honey Creek Resort State Park in southern Iowa, the house will be open for tours 1-4 p.m. Oct. 3-4. [More...]

Physician and poet Gabriella Miotto to speak about visual literacy and literary imagery Oct. 9 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

October 02, 2014

Gabriella Miotto, a family physician and poet, shared her work Oct. 9 as part of the Emerging Writers Series at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. The event included with readings by Iowa State graduate students in addition to Miotto's presentation on visual literacy and literary imagery. [More...]

ISU design prof's e-textbook on 3-D modeling and animation lowers students' costs

October 02, 2014

Anson Call didn't want his design students paying nearly $300 for instructional materials that would be out of date in a matter of months. So when the associate professor of graphic design wrote his textbook on using industry-standard software to create 3-D modeling and animation, he did it digitally. [Link...]

ISU ag urbanism project featured at Oct. 14 Hunger Summit in Des Moines

October 02, 2014

Landscape architecture associate professor Carl Rogers and architecture assistant professor Nadia Anderson, with Community Design Lab design fellow Courtney Long, will present an "Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit" workshop Oct. 14 at the Iowa Hunger Summit in Des Moines. [Link...]

Community development expert to address inequity in suburban St. Louis in Oct. 8 lecture at Iowa State

October 01, 2014

Todd Swanstrom, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will present "The Ferguson Moment: Poverty, Politics and Planning in the Suburbs of St. Louis" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

CRP professor Francis Owusu co-edits book on managing Africa's natural resources

September 29, 2014

"Managing Africa's Natural Resources: Capacities for Development," a book co-edited by community and regional planning department chair and professor Francis Owusu, was published by Palgrave Macmillan this month. [Link...]

ISU art professor C. Arthur Croyle goes ‘Back to Square One’ in Design on Main exhibition

September 29, 2014

Paintings and assemblages by C. Arthur Croyle, associate professor of integrated studio arts, will be featured in an exhibition Oct. 10-24 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames. "Back to Square One" will open with a gallery talk by Croyle at 6 p.m. followed by a reception until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. [More...]

ISU's Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program plans 30th anniversary celebration Oct. 2-4

September 22, 2014

The Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program hosted a 30th anniversary celebration and alumni reunion Oct. 2-4 at Iowa State. Events included a keynote address, a symposium, an exhibition of student and alumni work, a banquet and a closing picnic. [More...]

Architecture faculty member Arvid Osterberg named University Professor

September 22, 2014

Arvid Osterberg, professor of architecture, was recognized as a University Professor at the annual Iowa State University faculty and staff awards ceremony this afternoon. The title is bestowed on a faculty member who has acted as a change agent and demonstrated outstanding performance. [More...]

ISU architecture students take fifth place in International Holcim Awards

September 19, 2014

Mira Irawan, Malang, Indonesia; Mark Jongman-Sereno, Lawrence, Kan., and David O'Brien, Chatham, Ill., won fifth prize in the "Next Generation" category for students and young professionals at the 4th International Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for projects they developed in the fall 2013 ARCH 403 studio. [More...]

Work by ISA associate professor Chris Martin wins second place in woodworking competition

September 12, 2014

"Volta Canoe" (cherry, walnut, steel, paint) by Chris Martin, associate professor of integrated studio arts, won second place in "A Curiosity of Cabinets," the Wharton Esherick Museum's 22nd annual woodworking competition. [Link...]

ISU College of Design faculty, student work part of Des Moines Art Center's 'Window Dressings' exhibition

September 11, 2014

Work by ISU architecture faculty members Peter Goche and Mitchell Squire, and students in Squire's spring 2014 Toys! studio, was part of the Des Moines Art Center's Window Dressings exhibition, Sept. 13-27 in Des Moines' East Village. [More...]

ISU Community Design Lab seeks community feedback at Des Moines Open Streets event Sept. 14

September 11, 2014

The ISU Community Design Lab shared an installation at an Open Streets event Sunday, Sept. 14, on East Ninth Street near the intersection with Roosevelt Avenue in Des Moines. CDL staff sought feedback from area residents on traffic safety, pedestrian and bicycle access, among other issues. [More...]

ISU to host inaugural conference on the study of East German art Sept. 15-17

September 09, 2014

Iowa State hosted the inaugural conference of the Transatlantic Institute for the Study of East German Art in September at the Memorial Union and College of Design. "Reassessing East German Art: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall" included a keynote address by Stephen Brockmann from Carnegie Mellon University. [More...]

Bassler named first Thurston Professor in Design Build in ISU College of Design

September 08, 2014

Bruce Bassler, associate professor of architecture, is the first recipient of the Stan G. Thurston Professorship in Design Build in the College of Design. He joined the ISU architecture faculty in 1985 and has coordinated its design-build studio since 1996. [More...]

ISU Design on Main Gallery presents ‘Emerging Writers Series’ by MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment

September 08, 2014

The Design on Main Gallery will present the "Emerging Writers Series" at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month through December. Each session will feature three 15- to 20-minute readings by graduate students in the ISU MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment. The first event is Sept. 11. [More...]

Architecture assistant professor Jelena Bogdanovic co-edits book on interwar Serbia's art, architecture and literature

September 08, 2014

"On the Very Edge," co-edited by Jelena Bogdanovic, assistant professor of architecture, has been published by Leuven Press in Belgium and is being distributed by Cornell University Press. The book addresses the modernism and modernity of the visual arts, architecture and literature of interwar Serbia (1918-1941). [Link...]

IVA graduate student Rohini Kummitha's work recognized by Creative Quarterly

September 08, 2014

Work by integrated visual arts graduate student Rohini Kummitha—"Indian Summer," a series of mixed-media illustrations, and "Her Tea Cups," a photograph—have been named runners-up in the Fine Art: Student category of "Creative Quarterly 37." They will be included in the publication's online gallery this winter.

Adopted ISU planning student finds her way back to her homeland with study abroad scholarship

September 05, 2014

It's been Laurelin Haas' lifelong dream to live and study in China. After all, she was born there and was adopted when she was 11 months old by a single mother in Muscatine. Thanks to a 2014 David L. Boren Scholarship, the Iowa State junior is back in her homeland for a year of intensive cultural and language study. [Link...]

ISU will host internationally known fantasy coffin artist of Ghana Sept. 15-19

September 03, 2014

Ghana's leading fantasy coffin artist was an artist-in-residence in Iowa State University's integrated studio arts department, Sept. 15-19. Eric Adjetey Anang gave a presentation about this ethnic art and offered workshop demonstrations of his processes while he sculpted a fantasy coffin unique to Iowa. [Link...]

Iowa State's undergraduate, graduate landscape architecture programs receive six-year accreditation

September 02, 2014

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board granted a six-year, full accreditation to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree program and a six-year, initial accreditation to the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program. The department's next accreditation visit will be in spring 2020.

Second named faculty position established in Iowa State University’s College of Design

September 02, 2014

Iowa State University architecture alumnus Stan Thurston, retired president, CEO and board chairman of Life Care Services in Des Moines, has established the Stan G. Thurston Professorship in Design Build to support the recruitment and retention of ISU faculty who are leaders in the field of design-build. [More...]

ISA professor Teresa Paschke has solo textile show

September 02, 2014

A solo exhibition of textile artwork by Teresa Paschke, professor of integrated studio arts, will run from Sept. 12 through Oct. 10 at Charno Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, Mo. Pictured is Paschke's "Calling Card." [Link...]

Artist Sharon Stewart shares “Common Threads” in exhibition Sept. 5-19 at Design on Main

August 29, 2014

Ames artist Sharon Stewart kicked off the Design on Main Gallery's 2014-2015 season with a textile-based, interactive exhibition exploring the concept of "revitalization." [More...]

Book release party marks start of ISU Design on Main Gallery’s fall programming Aug. 29

August 29, 2014

Design on Main Gallery hosted a release party for "Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland" Aug. 29 at 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. [More...]

Graphic design junior Maddy Baker wins Best of Show in Iowa State Fair exhibition

August 27, 2014

Maddy Baker, junior in graphic design from West Des Moines, took home Best of Show in the adult division of the 2014 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition. Her colored-pencil self portrait was chosen from among 370 works accepted for this year's show, which is one of the largest in Iowa. [Link...]

ISA associate professor C. Arthur Croyle's work part of national exhibition

August 27, 2014

"Geometric Spatial Exploration I" by C. Arthur Croyle, associate professor of integrated studio arts, is part of the juried 78th National Midyear Exhibition through Sept. 7 at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. His abstract painting is one of 91 works accepted from 969 submitted.

Architecture adjunct assistant professor Samantha Krukowski edits book on Burning Man Festival

August 25, 2014

"Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man," edited by Samantha Krukowski, adjunct assistant professor of architecture, has been published by Black Dog Publishing, London. The book includes an introduction by Krukowski and an essay about the Burning Man Studio she taught at Iowa State in 2010 and 2011. [Link...]

McCown appointed chair of ISU landscape architecture department

August 22, 2014

Following a national search, Kenneth McCown, Associate AIA, ASLA, a Lincy University Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and director of its Downtown Design Center, will become the new chair of the Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture. McCown's appointment will begin in December. In the interim, Mark Chidister, the college's associate dean for academic programs, will assist with the department's administration. [More...]

Work by ISA associate professor Barbara Walton in national juried encaustic exhibition

August 22, 2014

"Lotus #3" by Barbara Walton, associate professor of integrated studio arts, is part of "Un(bounded): An Encaustic Exhibition" through Saturday, Aug. 30, at Morpho Gallery in Chicago.

ISU architecture professor Calvin Lewis chairs two AIA awards juries

August 21, 2014

Calvin Lewis, professor of architecture, is chairing the 2015 American Institute of Architects Institute Honor Awards in Architecture jury and the 2014 AIA Colorado North Design and Honor Awards jury. He will present a lecture at the AIA Colorado conference in Silverthorne, Colo., in October.

ISU Pickard Chilton Professor and Rome Prize Fellow Thomas Leslie to speak at ISU architecture department’s fall celebration

August 20, 2014

Thomas Leslie, FAAR, the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University, shared his research on the work of postwar Italian engineer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi as part of Architecture Premiere 14. [More...]

Student work created in Rome on display Sept. 5-19 in ISU College of Design’s Gallery 181

August 20, 2014

Projects by Iowa State University fourth-year architecture and landscape architecture students who studied in Italy last spring will be on display in the ISU College of Design's Gallery 181. [More...]

Owusu named chair of ISU community and regional planning department

August 18, 2014

Francis Owusu, professor and formerly interim chair of the Iowa State University Department of Community and Regional Planning, is the new chair of that department, effective Aug. 16. [More...]

Roger Baer, creator of ISU's graphic design program, to receive Christian Petersen Design Award

August 13, 2014

Graphic design professor Roger Baer received the 2014 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the ISU College of Design at a ceremony in August. Baer, of Ames, is credited with turning the advertising design program into one of the nation's most respected graphic design programs. [Link...]

Industrial design professor Will Prindle designs explosion-resistant trash receptacles

August 01, 2014

Sometimes in the high-stakes world of commercial design, even the best ideas get shelved. That happened to Will Prindle about 10 years ago when he was vice president of design and development at Forms + Surfaces. His idea and designs for an explosion-resistant public trash receptacle were scrapped. Now an assistant professor of industrial design, Prindle has retrieved his discarded idea from the corporate junkyard. And he intends to see it through to the marketplace. [Link...]

Landscape architecture students create employee space at Iowa prison

July 15, 2014

Landscape architecture students are creating a "decompression" area for prison officers and staff at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. Click here to hear an interview on IPR's River to River with student, Austin Javellana [Link...]

ISU integrated visual arts graduate student wins Best of Emerging Iowa Artists

July 01, 2014

Sodam Lee, an Iowa State University graduate student in the integrated visual arts program, won the $1,000 Leysens Family Award for Best of Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival. Lee, of Seoul, South Korea, was one of nine Iowa State College of Design students and recent graduates among the 22 emerging artists selected to exhibit their work at the festival, June 27-29 in downtown Des Moines. [More...]

ISU planning, sustainable agriculture student studies poverty-reduction efforts for quinoa producers in Ecuador

June 23, 2014

Elisa Cárdenas, a second-year graduate student pursuing double degrees in community and regional planning and sustainable agriculture at Iowa State University, received a $4,500 Graduate Student Travel Award for International Study in Sustainable Livelihoods to study the work of a nongovernmental organization that supports small-scale quinoa producers in Ecuador. [More...]

ISU College of Design students, alumni to exhibit work at 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival

June 20, 2014

Nine Iowa State University students and recent graduates are among 22 Emerging Iowa Artists selected to exhibit their work at the Des Moines Arts Festival, June 27-29 in Western Gateway Park. [More...]

Iowa State architecture prof heads to UK on fellowship

June 19, 2014

Andrea Wheeler, an assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University, has received the Sir Edmund Happold Senior Visiting Research Fellowship for an eight-week residency at the University of Bath, United Kingdom to conduct research examining the feasibility of Passivhaus (passive house) methods. [More...]

Canniffe named chair of ISU graphic design department

June 09, 2014

Following a national search, Bernard Canniffe, graphic design department head at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., will become the new chair of the Iowa State University Department of Graphic Design. He will begin his appointment July 15. [More...]

ISU College of Design names new associate dean for academic programs

May 30, 2014

Following an internal search, the Iowa State University College of Design has appointed Mark Chidister, an associate professor of integrated studio arts and the college's interim senior policy adviser, to serve as its new associate dean for academic programs. He will begin his appointment July 1. [More...]

ISA senior wins Best in Show in 2014 Biorenewables Art Competition

May 06, 2014

Natalie Buskohl, Waterloo, a senior in integrated arts at Iowa State University, won the Best in Show award in the 5th Annual Biorenewables Art Competition sponsored by the ISU Bioeconomy Institute. Several awards were announced at a reception on Earth Day, April 22, at the university's Biorenewables Research Laboratory. [More...]

Graphic design graduating senior, Academic All-American Hallie Christofferson is ISU College of Design's student marshal

May 05, 2014

Iowa State University women's basketball forward and graphic design graduating senior Hallie Christofferson, Hamlin, will represent the ISU College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Saturday, May 10, at Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Paula Curran, associate professor of graphic design. Christofferson will receive a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Iowa State. [More...]

ISU planning graduate student awarded Fulbright grant to research barriers to preserving rice diversity in Nepal

May 04, 2014

Marie Louise Ryan, a second-year graduate student pursuing degrees in community and regional planning and sustainable agriculture at Iowa State University, has received a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to do research on barriers to preserving traditional rice varieties and the role of women in promoting rice diversity in Nepal. [More...]

Three ISU College of Design faculty awarded promotions, tenure

May 03, 2014

At its April 24 meeting in Council Bluffs, the state Board of Regents approved promotion and tenure awards for three Iowa State University College of Design faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year. Carlton Basmajian was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure in community and regional planning. Associate professors Teresa Paschke and Chuck Richards were promoted to professor (already tenured) in integrated studio arts. Promotions take effect Aug. 16, 2014. [More...]

Architecture professor Lynn Paxson receives ISU Publication Subvention Grant

May 02, 2014

Lynn Paxson, professor of architecture, received an ISU publication subvention grant for her book, "Contemporary Indigenous Architecture: Local Traditions, Global Winds," forthcoming (projected January 2015) from University of New Mexico Press.

Design students work with three southwest Iowa communities

April 23, 2014

Working with Clarinda, Red Oak and Shenandoah, 24 Iowa State design students in the senior-level Retail Scapes option studio class have developed design concepts to enhance local retail experiences. And what started as individual community storefronts and streetscapes has evolved into a regional vision with connections and collaborations that can strengthen the area's economy. [Link...]

Graphic design junior's concept chosen for Susan G. Komen Iowa's Race for the Cure promotion

April 22, 2014

Who will you race for? This simple but meaningful question is the theme for Susan G. Komen Iowa's 2014 Race for the Cure campaign. Iowa State University graphic design junior Megan Rupiper, Omaha, Neb., created the winning concept in the ARTGR 371 studio course this spring. [More...]

Graduate students recognized in Microsoft technology competition

April 21, 2014

Two teams of Iowa State graduate students from experience design classes taught by Debra Satterfield, associate professor and interim chair of graphic design, received honorable mentions in the World Citizenship category of the User Experience Challenge in Microsoft ImagineCup's global student technology competition. [More...]

Architecture professor Lynn Paxson serves on EDRA awards jury

April 21, 2014

Lynn Paxson, professor of architecture, was part of a five-member jury selected by the Environmental Design Research Association to judge the organization's 2014 Great Places Awards for Place Design, Place Planning, Place Research and Book Award. [More...]

Two ISA faculty members receive CEAH research grants

April 18, 2014

Associate Professor April Eisman and Assistant Professor Austin Stewart, both integrated studio arts, have been awarded FY15 faculty research grants from the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. [More...]

Twelve senior students honored in ISU College of Design’s annual BFA exhibition

April 15, 2014

Twelve Iowa State University College of Design students took top honors in the 2014 Senior BFA Exhibition on view through Thursday, April 17, in the college's Gallery 181. The show features 85 artworks in a variety of media by 31 students who will receive bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degrees in integrated studio arts in May, August or December this year. Internationally renowned painter and Iowa State alumna Melanie Vote served as the juror for student awards. Edison Moody, Des Moines, won best in show for his oil painting titled "Encounter." Recognition also was given for first, second and third place; three merit awards and seven special mentions. [More...]

ISU research team awarded funding for remote-sensing program development

April 14, 2014

Kevin Kane, associate dean for research in the College of Design, and Jim Giglierano, ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development, have been awarded $23,673 per year for three years from AmericaView and the U.S. Geological Survey for their project on "StateView Program Development and Operations for the State of Iowa." [More...]

Architecture faculty members publish second edition of building science textbook

April 14, 2014

The second edition of "Design-Tech: Building Science for Architects," a textbook by architecture associate professor Jason Alread, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture Tom Leslie and lecturer Rob Whitehead, is available in hardcover and paperback through Routledge. [Link...]

ISU College of Design professor honored for service in art education

April 09, 2014

Barbara Caldwell, associate professor of integrated studio arts and art education in the College of Design at Iowa State University, received the 2014 Ziegfeld Service Award from the United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA) March 30 at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention in San Diego, Calif. The award recognizes one professional art educator annually for outstanding and internationally recognized contributions to art education through exceptional achievement in scholarly writing, research, or professional or community service. [More...]

ISU art history professor receives NEH grant to attend summer institute

April 07, 2014

Emily Godbey, associate professor of art history in the Department of Integrated Studio Arts at Iowa State University, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to attend an NEH Institute for College and University Teachers this coming summer. As a 2014 NEH Summer Scholar, Godbey will participate in "View from the East: The Federal Government and the American West," July 7 through Aug. 6 at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. [More...]

ISU College of Design research team wins national conference presentation award

April 07, 2014

A multidisciplinary team of faculty and staff from the ISU College of Design won an award for Best Presentation Scholarship of Design Research at the Interior Design Educators Council 2014 Annual Conference in New Orleans. [More...] [Link...]

Influential Chicago nonprofit arts organization director to speak at ISU College of Design April 9

April 03, 2014

Shannon Stratton, a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and executive director of threewalls, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization for the presentation of contemporary art and ideas, will speak at Iowa State University Wednesday, April 9. Stratton will present "Making Space for Culture" at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Part of the 2013-2014 Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Renowned painter Melanie Vote is guest speaker, exhibition juror April 9-11 at ISU College of Design

April 02, 2014

Internationally renowned painter and Iowa State University alumna Melanie Vote will return to the Iowa State campus April 9-11 as a visiting artist and guest juror for the 2014 Senior BFA Exhibition at the ISU College of Design. She will speak about the New York Academy of Art at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in room 416 of the College of Design. She will speak about her own work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. She will also announce student awards in the 2014 Senior BFA Exhibition at a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 in Gallery 181 and the Lightfoot Forum. All events are free and open to the public. [More...]

CRP associate professor Gary Taylor organizes Iowa youth forum

March 31, 2014

Gary Taylor, associate professor of community and regional planning and extension planning and development specialist, organized the March 29 "Young Iowans Speak," a forum for participants ages 18-35 from across Iowa to engage in a conversation about the future of Iowa. [More...]

Article by architecture assistant professor Nadia Anderson published in JAE

March 24, 2014

"Public Interest Design as Praxis," an article by architecture assistant professor Nadia Anderson, was published in the "Journal of Architectural Education," Volume 68, Issue 1, 2014, and is available online. [Link...]

Iowa State undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event April 1

March 22, 2014

Two College of Design students are among 21 Iowa State University undergraduates who will present their research to legislators and others during the annual Research in the Capitol event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. [Link...]

Four finalists named in search for ISU graphic design department chair

March 20, 2014

Four finalists have been named in the search for the next chair of the Iowa State University Department of Graphic Design. They are Bernard Canniffe, graphic design department head at Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fla.; Kate LaMere, associate professor of graphic design and assistant director of the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.; Debra Satterfield, associate professor and interim department chair of graphic design at Iowa State University; and Rob Wittig, assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. [More...]

Urban planning professor to address neighborhood impact of housing foreclosures in March 26 lecture at ISU

March 13, 2014

Andrew Greenlee, assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Urbana-Champaign, will address "The Geography of Risk and Post-Foreclosure Residential Displacement" in a lecture Wednesday, March 26, at Iowa State University. Greenlee's talk will be from 12 to 1 p.m. in room 130 of the ISU College of Design. Part of the college's 2013-2014 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, his presentation is free and open to the public. [More...]

Photography by local artist, ISU alumnus Nick Muhlbauer at Design on Main Gallery March 13-29

March 12, 2014

"Accumulating Light," a solo exhibition of photography by Ames artist and Iowa State University alumnus Nick Muhlbauer, will be on display March 13-29 at the ISU College of Design's Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. Exhibition hours will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. An open house will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, with an artist's talk at 7:30 p.m. [More...]

ISU design students head to Peru to build micro-library

March 07, 2014

Students from the Iowa State University College of Design and the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC), Lima, are working with a Lima community organization to develop a micro-library for the El Carmen neighborhood in Comas, one of the capital city's many informal suburbs. The class will showcase its collaborative project from 3 to 6 p.m. today, March 7, at Design on Main, 207 Main St., Ames. Students also are collecting book donations to help supply the library. [More...]

Work by ISA associate professor Barbara Walton part of international juried show

March 06, 2014

"Falling Dream/Holy Dog" (microcrystalline, pigment on canvas, 48"x48") by Barbara Walton, associate professor of integrated studio arts, is part of the "17th International Open Juried Exhibition" on display through April 17 at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.

Workshops offer high school students opportunity to be 'Artists Next Door'

March 05, 2014

In "The Artists Next Door," a series of workshops in Sioux City this spring, artist and Iowa State University faculty member Jennifer Drinkwater invites local high school students to explore what it means to be an active "artist citizen" in their community. Remaining workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 8, March 29 and April 19 at ISU Design West in downtown Sioux City. A public reception and exhibition will be held Saturday, April 26. [More...]

Design students to share work inspired by Paris visit

March 04, 2014

For five days in January, a small group of students from Iowa State University's College of Design rubbed shoulders with professional interior designers, interior design manufacturers and design publication editors from around the world who gathered in France for the annual Maison et Objet Paris and Paris Decó Off—interior design's equivalent of Fashion Week. The students—seven from the undergraduate interior design program and one from the graduate industrial design program— were part of a two-credit studio workshop and study-abroad course taught by Lee Cagley, professor and chair of the ISU interior design department. They will share their work in a final review from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in room 077 College of Design. The presentation is free and open to the public. [More...]

Landscape architecture honors student wins Live Green Award

February 26, 2014

Fifth-year landscape architecture student Qiyi Li, Beijing, China, received a Live Green Award for Excellence in Sustainability at the ISU Symposium on Sustainability. She was recognized for her "A Little Dreamer" honors project. [More...]

Des Moines Art Center acquires work by ISU College of Design faculty, alumni

February 21, 2014

The Des Moines Art Center recently acquired works by two College of Design alumni to add to its permanent collection: "Don't Stop Believing" by Larassa Kabel (BFA 1992 Craft Design) and "Gladiators" by Mitchell Squire (BArch 1994 / MArch 2001 Architecture), associate professor of architecture. [Link...]

Industrial design graduate student Carlos Ramirez wins change agent award

February 17, 2014

Industrial design graduate student Carlos Ramirez, Sioux City, Iowa, will receive the Brenda Jones NCORE/ISCORE Change Agent Award at the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity Friday, March 7, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. [More...]

Architecture students take top spots in AIAS/Kawneer Frozen Music Design Competition

February 13, 2014

Iowa State fifth-year architecture student teams swept the top prizes in the American Institute of Architecture Students/Kawneer Frozen Music Design Competition with projects they developed in the fall 2013 ARCH 403 studio. [More...]

Design students win Art Inspired exhibit awards

February 13, 2014

Seven students from the Iowa State University College of Design won awards in the "Art Inspired Student Juried Exhibit" on view through March 10 in the Iowa State Memorial Union Pioneer Room. [More...]

Two College of Design projects received Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture research grants

February 01, 2014

Two College of Design projects related to local food systems have been awarded 2014 competitive research grants by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State. [More...]

Three finalists named in search for ISU landscape architecture department chair

January 31, 2014

Three finalists have been named in the search for the next chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. They are Brian LaHaie, associate dean of outreach and professional relations, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia, Athens; Kenneth McCown, Lincy University Professor in the School of Architecture and director of the Downtown Design Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Judith Wasserman, associate professor and director of the advanced visualization initiative, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia, Athens. [More...]

Social Justice and Planning class featured in Iowa State Daily

January 30, 2014

Each student in associate professor Monica Haddad's Social Justice and Planning class completes a service-learning project working with a local organization on social justice issues, such as racial inequality, poverty alleviation, immigration policy and women's empowerment. Read more in today's Iowa State Daily. [Link...]

ISU College of Design to host Wuhan University design faculty exhibition, workshops Feb. 12-21

January 29, 2014

Artwork by faculty from the Wuhan University (WHU) School of Urban Design in Wuhan, China, will be on display Feb. 12-21 at the Iowa State University College of Design. "The Highest Good is Like Water: Artwork by Wuhan University School of Urban Design Faculty" will open with a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the College of Design's Gallery 181. A brief program at 5 p.m. will include remarks by ISU Associate Provost David Holger, ISU College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez and WHU School of Urban Design Dean Zhang Ming. [Link...]

Custom electric guitarmaker Peter Malinoski will be ISU College of Design artist-in-residence Feb. 3-7

January 28, 2014

The Iowa State University College of Design will host Maryland-based custom electric guitarmaker Peter Malinoski as a visiting artist-in- residence Feb. 3-7. He will share examples of his work in a public presentation at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in 2019 Morrill Hall. Also during his residency, Malinoski will demonstrate the making of an electric guitar from beginning to end in a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily in the industrial design shop in the Armory. [Link...]

Iowa State students in unusual major have communicated science through art for 30 years

January 28, 2014

About 60 Iowa State students major in biological and pre-medical illustration. Although BPMI may be an unusual major—fewer than 10 similar programs exist or are planned at other American universities— ISU's program (shared by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Design) turns 30 this year. [Link...]

Iowa State graduate students help Des Moines neighborhoods plan for change

January 27, 2014

Graduate students in Jane Rongerude's community and regional planning studio have been helping two of Des Moines' oldest and most diverse neighborhoods plan for their next two decades of change. The students will present the plans to the neighborhood associations in February. It's the first round of presentations in a two-month approval process with the plan and zoning commission, city council and county board of supervisors. Once approved, the plans will become part of the city's comprehensive plan. [Link...]

Integrated studio arts faculty, student win Octagon exhibition awards

January 27, 2014

Four Iowa State University College of Design integrated studio arts faculty members—Associate Professors Teresa Paschke, Chris Martin and Joe Muench, and Senior Lecturer Jennifer Drinkwater—and one student, Omar Ibrahim of Coralville, Iowa, brought home many of the awards presented Friday, Jan. 24, at the opening reception for the 46th National Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. Paschke won the Winifred V. Brown Best of Show award for her "Hip Hop Sampler." The exhibition runs through April 5 at the Octagon. [More...]

Urban planning professor to highlight U.S. Rust Belt regions' differing resilience in Feb. 4 lecture at ISU

January 27, 2014

Margaret Cowell, assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will highlight regional differences in economic resilience across the United States Rust Belt—and the impact of those differences for resilience studies—in a lecture at Iowa State University. She will present "Economic Restructuring and the Art of Adaptive Resilience" at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in room 262 of the ISU College of Design. Part of the college's 2013-2014 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, her talk is free and open to the public. [More...]

Des Moines planners, development leaders will discuss two plans for area's future on Jan. 22 at ISU

January 17, 2014

Four Des Moines leaders who guided two distinct plans for the area's future will compare and contrast the plans in a discussion at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Morrill Hall Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. The panel is part of a visiting speaker series for a College of Design interdisciplinary option studio. [Link...]

CRP assistant professor named urban planning committee member for development area in China

January 13, 2014

Jiangping Zhou, assistant professor of community and regional planning, has been named a foreign member of the Urban Planning Committee for the Nansha New Area, Guangzhou, China, one of several new state-level development areas in China.

Former ISU animal science professor's artwork serves as his voice since stroke

January 09, 2014

When a debilitating stroke robbed him of his ability to speak, Steven Nissen, formerly a professor of animal science at Iowa State University, found a new way to express himself through art. Nissen will share this journey of self-rediscovery through "Aphasia: Paintings by Dr. Steven Nissen," an exhibition at the ISU College of Design's Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. The show, which will feature about 20 acrylic paintings on canvas, will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. The work may be viewed by appointment Jan. 25 through Feb. 4. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU architecture professor's Omaha exhibition to explore complex gun violence issues

January 06, 2014

"We're gonna have to do more than talk," an exhibition of work by Mitchell Squire, associate professor of architecture, will be on view Jan. 11 through March 15 at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts' Carver Bank venue in Omaha, Neb. [More...]

CRP professor's publications win international urban science awards

January 03, 2014

Papers co-authored and co-translated by community and regional planning assistant professor Jiangping Zhou received excellence awards in the 3rd Hsue-shen Tsien Urban Science Gold Medal competition sponsored by the Hangzhou International Science Research Center. [More...]

Reindeer-like sculpture has landed at the ISU College of Design

December 12, 2013

A larger-than-life sculpture of a red deer stag made of scrap steel from agricultural implements stands proudly on the front lawn of the College of Design until Dec. 21. The sculpture "Metempsychosis" is an independent-study project by Nathan Daniel, an ISU senior majoring in design. [Link...]

Industrial design senior Amy Edmondson is ISU College of Design's student marshal

December 04, 2013

Amy Edmondson, Ames, will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 21, at Hilton Coliseum. She will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree. Her faculty escort will be David Ringholz, associate professor and chair of industrial design. [More...]

Students honored in ISU College of Design's 33rd Art and Design Annual Exhibition

November 18, 2013

Ten students from Colorado, Iowa and Texas took top honors in the 33rd Art and Design Annual Juried Student Exhibition now on view in Gallery 181 at the Iowa State University College of Design. The exhibition, which runs through Thursday, Nov. 21, showcases 54 works by 45 Iowa State students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, graphic design, integrated studio arts and psychology. [More...]

ISU College of Design honors Derek Anderson with 2013 Design Achievement Award

November 18, 2013

Award-winning children's book illustrator and author Derek J. Anderson is a recipient of the 2013 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design. Anderson, a native of Ames, Iowa, who resides in Minneapolis, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art and design (drawing/painting/printmaking emphasis) from Iowa State in 1991. He was honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 82nd annual Honors and Awards Ceremony, Nov. 8. [More...]

ISU College of Design honors Iowa Women in Architecture founders with 2013 Design Achievement Award

November 18, 2013

Danielle C. Hermann, Erin Olson-Douglas, LaDan Omidvar and Ann Sobiech Munson, co-founders of the Iowa Women in Architecture nonprofit educational organization, are recipients of the 2013 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design. They were honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 82nd annual Honors and Awards Ceremony, Nov. 8. [More...]

ISU's landscape architecture and architecture programs rank in top 20 nationally

November 08, 2013

Iowa State University's undergraduate program in landscape architecture ranked 11th and the undergraduate program in architecture ranked 18th in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. In addition, Lee Cagley, chair and professor of interior design, and Jason Alread, associate professor of architecture, were named two of the 30 most admired design educators in the nation for 2014. DesignIntelligence is a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions and conducts the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design. [Link...]

Planning professor creates new video series on flooding

November 05, 2013

Gary Taylor, associate professor of community and regional planning and ISU Extension and Outreach planning and development specialist, has developed a new, web-based educational video series on "Flooding in Iowa" for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Students from CRP, architecture, landscape architecture and biological/pre-medical illustration helped Taylor create illustrations for the series. [Link...]

Design Students Take Top Honors in Studies in Creativity Exhibit

October 30, 2013

Seven College of Design students received top honors at a reception Oct. 29 for the university's annual Studies in Creativity Exhibit, on display through Dec. 10 in the Memorial Union Gallery. Sara Madison, Council Bluffs, junior in integrated studio arts, won Best in Show for "Male and Female Recreation" (collage). [More...]

College of Design students' work part of ISU Studies in Creativity exhibition

October 29, 2013

Artwork by 31 students from the Iowa State University Colleges of Design and Liberal Arts and Sciences is on display in the university's annual Studies in Creativity Exhibit, which runs through Dec. 10 in the Iowa State Memorial Union Gallery. A free public reception will begin at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 29, with remarks and presentation of awards by ISU alumnus Asa Wentzel-Fisher, printmaker and owner of Whole Hog Editions, a collaborative printmaking studio in downtown Ames. [More...]

Bureau Spectacular founder Jimenez Lai to address "Cartoonish Architecture" Nov. 6 at ISU

October 23, 2013

Jimenez Lai, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and founder of Bureau Spectacular—which engages the design of architecture through storytelling, cartoon narratives, installations, models and small buildings—will speak Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Iowa State University. Lai's presentation on "Cartoonish Architecture" will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Part of the ISU Department of Architecture's Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Internationally known graphic designer Michael Braley to speak at ISU Oct. 24

October 21, 2013

Iowa State University College of Design alumnus Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), creative director at Shatterbox in Lexington, Ky., will speak at Iowa State Thursday, Oct. 24. Braley will present "Hindsight," a look at his 20 years of brand, print and packaging design experience, at 7 p.m. in 2055 Hoover Hall. [More...]

Iowa State architecture students rule the roost with their first design-build project

October 14, 2013

Teams of students in their first year of the BArch program designed and built 20 innovative chicken coops that are on display through Friday, Oct. 25, on the southeast lawn of the College of Design. The coops will be auctioned during the Ames Farmers Market at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Wheatsfield Cooperative Grocery parking lot. Proceeds will help reimburse construction costs and benefit the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) student organization. [Link...]

Expert on large-scale urban design to present P.H. Elwood Lecture Oct. 23 at ISU

October 14, 2013

Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA, founding principal of dlandstudio in Brooklyn, N.Y., will share her firm's integrated approach to large-scale urban design in the 2013 P.H. Lecture in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. Drake will speak about "Resilient Urban Environments" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. Sponsored by the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture, her presentation is free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU graduate student’s steel artwork installed on Marion sculpture trail

October 10, 2013

"Ascension," a 13-foot-wide by 8-foot-high by 21-foot-long steel sculpture designed by integrated visual arts graduate student Earle Rock, Des Moines, is among a series of large-scale sculptures commissioned by the Marion Arts Council and installed recently along a new sculpture trail in the city's Lowe Park. [More...]

ISU College of Design to host exhibition of Miller Fellowship-funded artwork

October 09, 2013

Artwork generated from research associated with an Iowa State University Miller Faculty Fellowship will be on display Oct. 14-25 at the ISU College of Design. A reception for "Expanding the Digital Matrix: From Virtual Monitor to the Material Realm of the Studio Arts" will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the college's Gallery 181 and Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. Faculty presentations about the technical aspects of their work in the show will begin at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. [More...]

Iowa State landscape architecture student wins 3-d design contest

October 08, 2013

Iowa State University landscape architecture junior Sara Davids has achieved the "holy grail of 3-D graphics" with her winning entry in a competition to design a three-dimensional tree for use in rendering landscape plans. She won the 2013 Student 3-D Design Contest sponsored by Land F/X and a new FlashForge 3D printer that she'll donate to her hometown high school. [Link...]

Iowa State, Augustana College students to make large-scale prints with a steamroller Oct. 11

October 07, 2013

Twenty-two students. Ten 4-foot-by-8-foot sheets of plywood and fiberboard. Seven weeks of designing and carving. One steamroller. These elements will all come together in Iowa State University's 12th annual steamroller printmaking event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 11, at Rueter's in Ames. [Link...]

Rico-Gutierrez is reappointed as Design dean

October 03, 2013

Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert has reappointed Luis Rico-Gutierrez, dean of the College of Design, to a second five-year term, effective in July 2014. [Link...]

Freecell Architecture founders to speak about innovative firm Oct. 9 at ISU

October 02, 2013

Lauren Crahan and John Hartmann, founders of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Freecell Architecture, will speak about the work of their innovative design and fabrication studio Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Iowa State University. They will present "MAX MAXIM: The making of a monster" at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Part of the ISU Department of Architecture's Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, their talk is free and open to the public. [More...]

Studio arts professor spearheads neighborhood improvement project

September 30, 2013

A project initiated by Barbara Caldwell, Iowa State University associate professor of integrated studio arts, brought together about 80 people of all ages from a two-block area to paint a mural on Lee Street last weekend in Ames. [More...]

Artist and ISU architecture lecturer honored with AIA Iowa Educator Award

September 27, 2013

Artist and architect Peter Goche, a senior lecturer in architecture at Iowa State University, received the 2013 Educator Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) Sept. 26 at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention in Des Moines. [More...]

Bicycle racks designed by College of Design student, alumni installed in downtown Ames

September 23, 2013

During the Octagon Art Festival Sunday, Sept. 22, in downtown Ames, Barbara Walton, Iowa State University associate professor of integrated studio arts and past president of the Ames Community Arts Council, helped dedicate seven new bike racks designed by area artists—including three affiliated with the ISU College of Design. [More...]

SHoP Architects' Gregg Pasquarelli to present Charles E. Herbert Lecture Sept. 25 at ISU

September 18, 2013

Gregg Pasquarelli, a founding partner of SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction in New York, will present the 2013 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Iowa State University. [More...]

Urban planning professor to address ecological benefits of conservation subdivision design Sept. 13 at ISU

September 06, 2013

Asli Gocmen, an assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a geographic information systems state specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, will challenge assumptions about the ecological benefits of conservation subdivision design in a lecture Friday, Sept. 13, at Iowa State University. [More...]

HGA design principal Joan Soranno to headline ISU architecture department’s fall celebration Sept. 6

September 04, 2013

Joan M. Soranno, FAIA, vice president and principal at HGA Architects and Engineers in Minneapolis, will present the Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture Friday, Sept. 6, at Iowa State University. Her lecture is part of Architecture Premiere 2013, the annual celebration of the new academic year in the ISU Department of Architecture. The event will begin with the student scholarship and awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., followed by Soranno's talk at about 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. It is free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU industrial design students produce outdoor benches for new university building

August 20, 2013

This summer, seven industrial design students not only designed the outdoor benches for Iowa State's new Troxel Hall, which opens Aug. 26, they managed the entire production process from idea to product. They said Lecturer Will Prindle's class was "an eye-opening experience" and "a big reality check the whole way." In fact, the students worked on the benches for weeks past the end of the class, and long after their grades were posted. [Link...]

Landscape architecture students design and build therapeutic landscape for Iowa correctional facility

August 08, 2013

Ninety-five percent of the offenders at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville eventually will come home. And a partnership between the prison and Iowa State University's Department of Landscape Architecture is helping ensure they return with improved attitudes and life skills. They're creating an outdoor environment that transcends confinement to generate therapeutic and rehabilitative effects. [Link...]

James Patchett, pioneer in sustainable design, to receive 2013 Christian Petersen Design Award at ISU

August 05, 2013

ISU alumnus James Patchett, founder and president of one of the nation's first sustainable design firms, is the recipient of the 2013 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the ISU College of Design. Patchett and his team renovate landscapes with emphasis in sustainable site planning and development, the advancement of innovative water resource-management techniques, the integration of native landscape systems and the promotion of ecological restoration strategies. [Link...]

College of Design students create artwork for Perry Bike Co-op

July 29, 2013

Eleven College of Design students in integrated studio arts Professor Ingrid Lilligren and Lecturer Jennifer Drinkwater's summer Public Art and Public Space class researched, designed and created artwork for installation on the exterior of the Perry Bike Co-op building in Perry, Iowa. The project was part of the college's PLaCE (Partnering Landscape and Community Enhancement) program in collaboration with the City of Perry and the ISU Center for Town/Craft. [More...]

Architecture Service-Learning Studio Enhances Local Park

July 18, 2013

West Peterson Park in Ames has an innovative new shelter, thanks to an Iowa State University graduate architecture studio. Thirteen students in Assistant Professor Rob Whitehead's ARCH 581 summer design-build studio worked with Story County Conservation Ranger Ryan Wiemold and technicians on the project. [More...]

Iowa State visual arts graduate student wins Des Moines Arts Festival emerging artist award

July 17, 2013

Sodam Lee, an Iowa State University graduate student in integrated visual arts from Chunansi, South Korea, won Best of Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2013 Des Moines Arts Festival at the end of June. She used the $1,000 cash prize to purchase a plane ticket to Italy, where she will participate in a two-week residency with the Venice Printmaking Studio Art Editions Program, July 30 through Aug. 16. [More...]

Iowa State initiative to support small rural businesses

July 11, 2013

Iowa State University is leading a new initiative to support Iowa’s independent retailers and revitalize rural downtowns. This fall, approximately 75 students in the colleges of human sciences and design will help rural businesses with makeovers and consultations as part of the Iowa Retail Initiative. [Link...]

Iowa State students, alumni to exhibit work at 2013 Des Moines Arts Festival

June 17, 2013

Nine Iowa State University College of Design students and recent graduates are among 20 Emerging Iowa Artists who will exhibit their work at the Des Moines Arts Festival, June 28-30 in Western Gateway Park. Two other alumni are among the 185 professional artists selected to participate in the festival. [More...]

Architecture prof's new book reveals the backstory of early Chicago skyscrapers

June 04, 2013

In the years between Chicago's Great Fire of 1871 and the country's Great Depression, Chicago was an epicenter for architecture's modernization and urbanization. And it was a political hotbed of corruption, muckraking, unions and reform. Those worlds intersect in a new book by Thomas Leslie, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University. [Link...]

Lilligren named chair of ISU integrated studio arts department

May 29, 2013

Ingrid Lilligren, professor and interim chair of the Iowa State University Department of Integrated Studio Arts, has been named the new chair of that department, effective Aug. 16. [More...]

Former Delft School of Design director named new ISU architecture department chair

May 21, 2013

Deborah Hauptmann, associate professor of architecture and former director of the Delft School of Design at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, has been named the new chair of the Iowa State University Department of Architecture. Hauptmann's appointment will begin Aug. 1. [More...]

Iowa State graphic design professor leads team in autism research and outreach

May 20, 2013

What started as a school project for her cognitively disabled son has turned into a career focus for one Iowa State University graphic design associate professor. Debra Satterfield's teenage son, John, has epilepsy and an autism spectrum disorder. A few years ago, she discovered his talents as a painter. Since then Satterfield has led a team of faculty and students on the design of educational, social inclusion and play experiences for children with cognitive disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. [Link...]

Iowa State graduating senior embarks on new journey to inspire others

May 06, 2013

Since someone first believed in her, Ebony Jones has been determined to graduate from college so that she might inspire at-risk youth like she once was. After overcoming learning disabilities and culture shock, Jones--a St. Louis native who transferred to Iowa State University from Alabama A&M--will march into Hilton Coliseum on Saturday for Iowa State's commencement, adorned in a celebratory trail of glitter that marks her journey. She will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in community and regional planning. [Link...]

Graphic design senior Elizabeth Jacobs is ISU College of Design's student marshal

May 06, 2013

Elizabeth Jacobs, Cedar Rapids, will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Saturday, May 11, at Hilton Coliseum. Jacobs will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design with a focus in digital media. Her faculty escort will be Anson Call, associate professor of graphic design. [More...]

Five College of Design faculty members awarded promotion

May 03, 2013

At its April 25 meeting in Cedar Falls, the state Board of Regents approved promotions for five College of Design faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. Those promoted to associate professor with tenure are April Eisman, integrated studio arts; Ulrike Passe, architecture, and Lori Brunner Stone, interior design. Those promoted to full professor (already tenured) are Sunghyun Kang, graphic design, and April Katz, integrated studio arts. These promotions take effect Aug. 16. [More...]

SSLA-designed project beautifies Greek neighborhood

May 02, 2013

A cooperative town-gown effort culminated in the transformation of a traffic island into a beautiful park space for students and community members. The Greek Triangle project improved green space at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Pearson Avenue (east of Ash Avenue), right in the heart of ISU's Greek neighborhood. The site--designed by the Student Society of Landscape Architects--now features crushed red brick pathways, perennial landscaping and a central patio area ringed by limestone seating and shaded by rich red and gold canvas tarps. [Link...]

Student technology fees fund GIS Lab upgrades, sound recorders and iPads

May 02, 2013

The Computation Advisory Committee, a group made up of faculty, staff and students across the university, recently awarded more than $336,000 from FY14 student technology fee funds to 10 projects, including three for technological improvements in the College of Design. [Link...]

Nine senior students honored in ISU College of Design's annual BFA exhibition

April 23, 2013

Nine Iowa State University students majoring in integrated studio arts took top honors in "Extra Crispy," the 2013 BFA Juried Senior Student Exhibition on view through April 25 in Gallery 181, College of Design. The show features 85 artworks by 31 students who will receive Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts in May, August or December this year. [More...]

Architecture Professor Thomas Leslie wins esteemed Rome Prize

April 22, 2013

Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, has won a prestigious 2013 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Leslie won the Booth Family Rome Prize for Historic Preservation and Conservation. During his six-month fellowship in Rome, he will document, analyze and advocate for the preservation of buildings by Pier Luigi Nervi, a postwar Italian engineer and architect. [Link...]

Architecture Research Office principal Adam Yarinsky to speak April 17 at ISU College of Design

April 12, 2013

Adam Yarinsky, FAIA, a principal with the Architecture Research Office in New York City, will speak about his firm's holistic approach to architecture in a lecture at Iowa State University. Yarinsky will present "Almost Nothing?" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the College of Design's Kocimski Auditorium. His talk, part of the ISU Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. [More...]

Top horror and fantasy illustrator will share his work in talk at ISU April 18

April 10, 2013

Jeremy Caniglia, an alumnus who has won the International Horror Guild Award for best artist in dark fantasy and horror, will speak at Iowa State University next week. Caniglia's illustrations have graced the covers of more than 50 CDs, and books by Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Clegg and Max Brooks. He will present "Graphic Storytellers: Illustrating Horror and Fantasy Books" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the College of Design's Kocimski Auditorium. His lecture is free and open to the public. [Link...]

Iowa State industrial design professor leads team to improve nation's engineering education

April 08, 2013

Seda Yilmaz, assistant professor of industrial design, will collaborate with researchers from the University of Michigan and Penn State University in a project to improve engineering students' ability to generate ideas. The National Science Foundation awarded a three-year, $703,000 grant for the project, which will provide instructional methods and materials that will help guide the teaching and learning of deliberate approaches to creative problem solving in the design process. [Link...]

Architect and artist Rod Henmi to speak at Iowa State April 10

April 03, 2013

Architect and artist Rod Henmi, FAIA, director of design at HKIT Architects in Oakland, Calif., will explore the impact of hand and digital processes on design in a lecture Wednesday, April 10, at Iowa State University. Henmi will present "Drawing on the Edge: Hand to Mouse" at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Part of the ISU Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, his talk is free and open to the public. [More...]

Art historian, ISU professor emeritus to speak on Dalit art April 9 at Iowa State

April 02, 2013

Gary Tartakov, Iowa State University professor emeritus of art and design, will discuss his new book on Dalit art in a lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the South Ballroom of the Iowa State Memorial Union. His talk, "Dalit Art: Visual Imagery and Caste Identity in India," is free and open to the public. [More...]

Urban design and planning expert to speak about public housing, neighborhood renewal and the poor April 3 at ISU

March 27, 2013

Lawrence J. Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak about "Public Housing in the United States: Neighborhood Renewal and the Poor" on Wednesday, April 3, at the Iowa State University College of Design. The final presentation of the 2012-2013 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, Vale's talk will be from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in room 130. It is free and open to the public. [Link...]

National association honors ISU architecture professor for creative achievement

March 26, 2013

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture recognized Assistant Professor of Architecture Rob Whitehead with a 2012-13 Creative Achievement Award for creating and teaching "STP: Structural Technology in Practice." The five semester-long structural design courses in the architecture department’s integrated undergraduate building technology sequence use Whitehead's "Think, Make, Break + Evaluate" methodology. [Link...]

Designing Relationships: Internationally award-winning architect Jon Pickard to speak at ISU College of Design March 13

February 27, 2013

Internationally acclaimed projects by Pickard Chilton—a prominent New Haven, Conn.-based architectural and design practice founded by Iowa State University alumni Jon Pickard, FAIA, RIBA, and William Chilton, FAIA, RIBA—will be on display March 12 through April 7 at the ISU College of Design. In conjunction with the "Designing Relationships" exhibition, Pickard, a 1976 ISU architecture graduate and principal of Pickard Chilton, will speak on how the relationships the firm builds are translated into the design of its buildings and will offer insights gleaned from working with a global and culturally diverse clientele. His lecture is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the College of Design's Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Iowa State industrial design class tackles tractor rollover safety products and outreach

February 22, 2013

A research and outreach collaboration led by Iowa State's Department of Industrial Design has designed an amazingly simple product that could save hundreds of farmers lives in Iowa alone. They have developed a prototype of a device that addresses one aspect of tractor rollover fatalities: response time. The tractor-mounted communications device alerts family and emergency personnel of a rollover when it happens. [Link...]

3D printer 'invaluable' piece of technology for students

February 19, 2013

The College of Design and College of Engineering share a state-of-the-art 3D printer that is revolutionizing the way students design products. Located in Howe Hall, the $170,000 printer uses an additive process--"printing" successive layers of material in different shapes--to make three-dimensional solid objects from digital models. [Link...]

New School professor Erica Kohl-Arenas will address the role of philanthropy in poverty alleviation Feb. 22 at Iowa State

February 13, 2013

Erica Kohl-Arenas, an assistant professor in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, New York City, will address the shortcomings of consensus-based "creative capitalism" for resolving inequality and poverty in a lecture at Iowa State University. Kohl-Arenas will present "The Other California: An Anatomy of Consensus and Consent" from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in room 130 of the College of Design. Part of the Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, her talk is free and open to the public. [More...]

UPenn architecture professor David Leatherbarrow to present 2013 Hansen Lecture Feb. 13 at Iowa State

February 04, 2013

David Leatherbarrow, professor and interim chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, will present the 2013 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Iowa State University. In "The Architect’s Shadow," Leatherbarrow will address the subject of "presence" by considering the work of a single figure—Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn (1924-2009), winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for architectural excellence. Leatherbarrow's talk will be at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Part of the ISU Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Iowa State landscape architecture professor receives national planning award

January 29, 2013

Christopher J. Seeger, an associate professor of landscape architecture and extension specialist, will receive a 2013 National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning from the American Planning Association in April. Seeger won for his development of the geospatial planning tools and processes that help communities identify and collect information to create a Safe Routes to School program. [Link...]

ISU GIS Support and Research Facility joins College of Design

January 28, 2013

The Iowa State University Geographic Information Systems Support and Research Facility, a public computing facility that provides high-level GIS research, education and outreach to the university community and the state of Iowa, is now a part of the ISU College of Design. Formerly a unit of Iowa State's information technology services department, the facility includes a research laboratory in room 218 Durham Hall and a teaching lab in 248 Durham. Both labs will remain in those locations. The facility will continue its longstanding support of the university's GIS research and teaching missions as well as outreach to the state of Iowa. GIS Analyst and Lab Manager Robin McNeely will manage the facility's daily operations in Durham. GIS Facility Director Kevin Kane also has been appointed interim director of research for the College of Design and associate director of the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. [More...]

Two ISA faculty win top awards in national juried craft exhibition

January 28, 2013

Chris Martin and Joe Muench, associate professors of integrated studio arts, have won juror's awards at the 34th Annual Mesa Contemporary Crafts exhibition, one of the most highly selective shows of American traditional craft forms. From 275 entries, only 47 were chosen. Of those, three won juror's awards. The show runs through March 31 in Mesa, Ariz. [Link...]

ISU College of Design hosts 'underground' comic book exhibition Jan. 24-Feb. 10

January 22, 2013

Outrageous, demented, off the wall, over the top, offensive and bizarre— these are just a few of the adjectives applied to the underground comic books that flourished in the late 1960s and early 70s, expressing the values of the rebellious counterculture of that era. From Jan. 24 through Feb. 10, the Iowa State University College of Design will host an exhibition of more than 100 of these vintage "comix"—note the "x," indicating X-rated material not suitable for younger viewers, said John Cunnally, associate professor of integrated studio arts/art history, who curated the exhibition. "Legion of Indecency: The Golden Age of Underground Comix, 1968-1975" will be on display 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the college's Gallery 181, first floor of the Design Building on the west side of the Iowa State campus. Admission is free. [More...]

Egg shells are focus of ‘Small Pleasures’ exhibition in Iowa State’s Kildee Hall

January 18, 2013

Artwork by Professor Ingrid Lilligren, interim chair of the Iowa State University Department of Integrated Studio Arts, is on view through May 10 in the Kildee Hall atrium on the Iowa State campus. The exhibition includes 60 of Lilligren's "Small Pleasures," created one per day over the course of a year from dry pastels and eggshells. It is open to the public during normal Kildee Hall hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. An artist's talk and reception will be from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall, adjacent to the display. [More...]

Architecture professor is one of 13 People to Watch in 2013

January 04, 2013

Architecture associate professor and artist Mitchell Squire is one of the Des Moines Register's "13 People to Watch in 2013." His art, which contends with issues of culture, race and history, is turning heads from New York to London. [Link...]

Interior design students win People's Choice Award in international competition

December 18, 2012

Two interior design seniors received the People's Choice Award for their entry in the International Interior Design Association's 2012 Student Sustainable Design Competition. Erica Riha and Ashley Olson created their project, "Vitality Assisted Living Facility," last spring in the department's healthcare design studio for juniors. [Link...]

Interior design senior Davalyn Stepzinksi named ISU College of Design student marshal for fall commencement

December 04, 2012

Davalyn Stepzinski, Lindenhurst, Ill., will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Dec. 15 in Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Fred Malven, associate professor of interior design. Stepzinski will graduate cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts in interior design and a minor in performing arts. [More...]

Iowa State's community and regional planning faculty study access to affordable housing in Polk County

November 29, 2012

Community and regional planning faculty are studying Polk County's supply of affordable, low-income housing to determine if it matches existing need. The team is developing a tool to create a comprehensive, accurate inventory of low-income housing. And they're looking at barriers that prevent low-income households from accessing existing housing they can afford. Assistant Professor Jane Rongerude leads the research, which is funded by a grant from the Polk County Housing Trust Fund. [Link...]

ISU's architecture and landscape architecture programs rank in top 11 nationally

November 16, 2012

Iowa State University's undergraduate programs in architecture and landscape architecture received high rankings in a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The undergraduate architecture program ranked ninth and landscape architecture program ranked 11th in the United States. In addition, Heidi Hohmann, associate professor of landscape architecture, was named one of the 30 most admired design educators in the nation for 2013. [Link...]

ISU architecture student exhibition emphasizes light, space and comfort in international urban design project

October 29, 2012

The work of eight Iowa State University architecture students who studied in Germany this past June will be on display Nov. 5-12 in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum of the ISU College of Design. The "Adaptive Interface: Light, Space and Comfort" exhibition will highlight projects the students developed during the five-week Berlin Summer Academy, a joint program offered by the College of Design and ars Berlin, a study-abroad program at Beuth University Berlin, in conjunction with the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Florence, Italy; University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Buro Happold international engineering consultants. The show will open with a reception and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Lightfoot Forum. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. [More...]

Three ISU College of Design faculty, student projects win Iowa ASLA awards

October 19, 2012

Three Iowa State University College of Design faculty and student projects were honored by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects at its fall conference Oct. 18 in Des Moines. Christopher Seeger, associate professor of landscape architecture and ISU Extension landscape architect, received a Planning and Analysis Honor Award. Graduate students Colby Fangman, interdisciplinary graduate studies, and Ben Bercher, architecture, received a Student Research Merit Award. Eleven architecture, interior design and landscape architecture students who participated in the spring 2012 Bridge Studio received a Community Stewardship Merit Award. [More...]

'Edible landscape' pioneer to speak at ISU College of Design Oct. 17

October 10, 2012

Landscape designer and garden writer Rosalind Creasy, a pioneer in the edible landscape movement for more than 25 years, will share her insight and passion for growing edibles in a presentation Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Iowa State University. Creasy will talk about her award-winning book, Edible Landscaping, and projects including the Adobe Corporate Headquarters in San Jose, Calif., at 6 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 of the College of Design. The lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

Expert on modern Indian urban development to speak at ISU Oct. 15

October 03, 2012

Sanjeev Vidyarthi, assistant professor of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, will kick off the 2012-2013 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series at the Iowa State University College of Design. Vidyarthi will present "One Idea, Many Plans: American 'Neighborhood Unit' Concept in Independent India" at 12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in room 130 of the college. His lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

Directors of novel international landscape design firm to present P.H. Elwood Lecture Oct. 10 at ISU

October 02, 2012

William E. Roberts and Laura Santin, principals and design directors of Nomad Studio in New York, will present this year's P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. Their presentation, "Landscape Chronicles," will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. A reception will follow in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Iowa State, Augustana College students to make woodcut prints with a steamroller Oct. 12

October 01, 2012

Students from Iowa State University and Augustana College will team up to create large-format woodcut prints with a steamroller from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Rueter's, a construction and equipment dealer at 5815 Lincoln Way, Ames. The public is invited to watch the printing process. [More...]

ISU architecture professor pursues groundbreaking work on energy and buildings

September 13, 2012

Architecture Assistant Professor Ulrike Passe hopes her work with a five- year, $20 million National Science Foundation project leads to better understanding of building energy-performance data to determine whether systems perform as expected, and which strategies work best in Iowa's climate. She leads a group of ISU researchers who are measuring energy use in existing buildings and looking at the relationship between building science, design and human behavior. [Link...]

Armory upgrades mean better studio access, more space

September 13, 2012

College of Design students in the spring 2012 design-build option studio tackled a tricky challenge: turn space for six Armory studios into seven and expand the center review space while not making any of the studios smaller! In the process, they improved circulation and security. The reconfigured space was ready to go for fall classes. [Link...]

ISU landscape architecture professor named ASLA Fellow

September 11, 2012

Julia Badenhope, associate professor of landscape architecture at Iowa State University and director of the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is one of 33 landscape architects--including two Iowa State alumni--who will be invested in the ASLA College of Fellows Sept. 30 at the organization’s annual meeting in Phoenix. [More...]

Design on Main connects College of Design with Ames community

September 10, 2012

The College of Design is joining Main Street with a satellite facility for classes, exhibitions and community outreach. The college's newest venture--Design on Main--occupies about 7,000 square feet of the former Antique Ames antiques mall in the Main Street Cultural District. The space encompasses the east side of the lower level (203 Main) and both sides of the upper level (205 Main) of the more than 130-year-old brick building. The college will host an open house at this new location during the Octagon Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. [Link...]

ISU art historian April Eisman named AAUW American Fellow for 2012-2013

August 27, 2012

April Eisman, assistant professor of art history in the Iowa State University Department of Integrated Studio Arts, has been named a 2012-2013 American Fellow by the American Association of University Women to study women artists in the former East Germany. She is using her postdoctoral leave research fellowship to spend a year based in Leipzig, Germany, doing research for a book with the working title "Women Artists in East Germany: Angela Hampel and the Contradictions of 'Equality' in a Communist State." [More...]

Design theorist Michael Benedikt to headline Architecture Premiere at Iowa State Sept. 7

August 23, 2012

Michael Benedikt, director of the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas at Austin, will present the Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture Friday, Sept. 7, at Iowa State University. His lecture is part of Architecture Premiere 2012, the annual celebration of the new academic year in the ISU Department of Architecture. The event will begin with the student scholarship and awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., followed by Benedikt's talk in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. It is free and open to the public. [More...]

Prominent architect Rebecca Greco to receive Christian Petersen Design Award at ISU

August 08, 2012

Iowa State University alumna Rebecca J. Greco, a managing principal at one of the nation's leading architecture and design firms, is the recipient of the 2012 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the ISU College of Design. Greco, a West Des Moines native who lives in Minneapolis, will be honored at a ceremony Monday, Aug. 20, in the College of Design’s King Pavilion. A reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with the award presentation at 6:45 p.m. [Link...]

ISU College of Design goes to Main Street

August 08, 2012

The Iowa State University College of Design recently signed a lease for space in the old Antique Mall in downtown Ames. Renovations should be completed in time for the start of fall semester, and graduate students in the integrated visual arts program will be the first to move in. Read the Aug. 8 Ames Tribune story. [Link...]

Regents give green light to two new ISU College of Design graduate programs

August 06, 2012

At its Aug. 3 meeting in Cedar Falls, the Iowa Board of Regents approved two new graduate degrees to be offered by the Iowa State University College of Design. The Master of Urban Design is a post-professional program of study for students with prior degrees in architecture, landscape architecture or city planning, or the equivalent in professional design experience. The Master of Design in Sustainable Environments is an interdisciplinary program geared toward students with prior degrees in art, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, interior design, industrial design and engineering. [More...]

Art professor helps Mississippi Delta students 'put community back in the blues'

August 02, 2012

How do our faculty spend the summer? Many use their time "off" to engage in research and pursue projects away from campus. Jennifer Drinkwater, lecturer in integrated studio arts, just completed a six-week mural camp for middle-schoolers in Clarksdale, Miss., one of many Mississippi Delta towns with a rich blues music history. [More...]

College of Design appoints permanent, interim department chairs

July 11, 2012

Following approval of the College of Design's reorganization plan by the state Board of Regents in April and subsequent approval of a revised internal governance document by the college faculty in May, the College of Design now encompasses seven academic departments: architecture, community and regional planning, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, interior design and landscape architecture. Effective July 1, faculty members who served as interim directors of these programs for the past two years are continuing as department chairs—some with permanent appointments, some in interim positions until searches and selection processes can be completed. [More...]

Graphic design student lays out vision for children's museum mural

June 25, 2012

Irene Lopez, an Iowa State University junior in graphic design and a summer "student in residence" with ISU Design West in Sioux City, helped children in her hometown make their mark this weekend on the wall of the future Children's Museum of Siouxland. The young students added aqua, hot pink and lime green hand prints to the exterior mural Lopez designed based on the museum's logo, which incorporates three colorful, stylized gears. Lopez will finish the mural with artwork collected in late spring from local kindergarteners. Her summer residency is funded in part by Sioux City's Downtown Partners. See the KTIV News 4 video. [Link...]

Find ISU students and alumni at the Des Moines Arts Festival, June 22-24

June 21, 2012

The Des Moines Arts Festival this weekend will include the work of several Iowa State students and recent graduates. Six of the 22 Emerging Iowa Artists are from ISU. Hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday in Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines. [Link...]

Iowa State's Design in Action exhibit heads to Smithsonian Folklife Festival in D.C.

June 12, 2012

More than 1 million people are expected to visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 27-July 1 and July 4-8. And Iowa State University will be center stage to show how faculty, staff and students put design in action to transform communities. A dedicated team, led by members of the College of Design, has been hard at work for several months creating the university's exhibit, "Transforming Communities: Design in Action." A campus preview was held today (June 12) before the trusses, computers, LED panels, touchscreen workstations and original artwork are crated and shipped to the nation's capital early next week. [Link...]

Iowa State achieves fifth straight win in annual Hospitality Design Awards

May 22, 2012

Continuing a remarkable five-year winning streak, two teams of recent Iowa State University graduates took top honors in the student project category of Hospitality Design (HD) magazine's eighth annual HD Awards. They will be recognized at the awards banquet June 6 at the Grand Hyatt New York, and their work is featured in the May/June 2012 issue of HD. Iowa State College of Design teams have been HD Award winners or finalists—or both—every year since first entering the competition in 2008. They have swept the student category with conceptual designs for hotels and nightclubs developed while enrolled in an interdisciplinary elective studio course on hospitality design. [More...]

Work by architecture professor Peter Goche part of Soap Factory exhibition

May 21, 2012

Work by Peter Goche, a lecturer in architecture at the Iowa State University College of Design, will be on display this summer in "Hedge Magic," June 2 through Aug. 5 at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis. An opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2. [More...]

Two ISU student projects win national Hospitality Design Awards

May 10, 2012

Two teams of recent Iowa State University graduates won the top awards in the student project category of the 2012 Hospitality Design Awards (HD Awards) for Creative Achievement sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. The competition—in its eighth year—recognizes outstanding design projects in 17 categories that relate to the hospitality industry, including luxury/upscale and mid-range/economy hotels, resorts, night clubs, restaurants and public spaces. Iowa State student teams have been winners or finalists in each of the past five years. [More...]

Two Iowa State architecture students offer Waverly an outdoor amphitheater design

May 04, 2012

What started out as a favor turned into an award-winning design project and volumes of life experience for two Iowa State University architecture students. Ann Cashman, Waverly, and Darian Lu, Shanghai, are graduating this weekend with Bachelor of Architecture degrees. The two volunteered their time to design an outdoor amphitheater for the City of Waverly that even the neighbors like. And, not only did it win second place in a national community design competition, it's likely to be built. [Link...]

Coming full circle: Mahayni wraps up distinguished career of teaching and professional service

May 02, 2012

Thirty-three years ago, Riad G. Mahayni joined the fledgling Department of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University. At the time there were six faculty members and "a few handfuls of students." Though the planning program could trace its roots to courses taught in the early 1920s and had been a department since 1973, it was only with the move to the new College of Design in 1978 and Mahayni's appointment as chair that CRP really came into its own at Iowa State. Mahayni left for a few years to travel halfway around the globe for a career-defining planning project, but returned to Ames again to continue to make an impact on the university and the city. And now, he's ready for the next step—retirement. [More...]

Hightshoe turns attention from teaching to family, travel and publishing projects

May 01, 2012

Gary Hightshoe spent a good part of his childhood tromping around the woods: His father, a general contractor and home builder, has a degree in botany and his mother is an artist, so both parents found creative and professional inspiration in the plants, animals, bugs and fungi in Iowa's woodland areas. Looking back, it's not surprising that Hightshoe—who was always growing, making, building, collecting, drawing and designing something outdoors as a kid—would find himself attracted to landscape architecture when he entered college. Forty-seven years later, this professor of landscape architecture is retiring from Iowa State University, where he has made his mark with a nationally recognized book and innovative contributions to curriculum development that’s touched the lives of hundreds of students. [More...]

Looking forward: Anderson plans plentiful retirement pursuits

May 01, 2012

Genealogy. Photography. Music. Children and grandchildren. Any one of those is enough to keep someone busy, full time. But it's just part of the list that Professor Paul Anderson plans to devote himself to after retirement from the Iowa State University Departments of Landscape Architecture and Agronomy. That's not to say that Anderson hasn't kept busy over nearly four decades, enriching the departments with innovative leadership as well as distinguished teaching. It's just that he's focused on his next act. [More...]

Regents approve ISU College of Design reorganization plan

April 27, 2012

The Iowa State University College of Design will encompass seven departments under a reorganization plan approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its meeting April 25-26 in Cedar Falls. The new structure retains three existing departments—architecture, community and regional planning, and landscape architecture—and creates four new ones— graphic design, industrial design, interior design and integrated studio arts —from programs that were housed in the former Department of Art and Design. [More...]

Iowa State's design college and alumni association partner with Iowa Prison Industries

April 26, 2012

Integrated studio arts students in Associate Professor Chris Martin's advanced furniture design studio partnered with the ISU Alumni Association and Iowa Prison Industries this spring to create several alumni keepsakes from salvaged campus wood. Student designs for a picture frame, a child's rocker, an all-purpose storage box for jewelry or remote controls, and a Shaker-style end table will be produced by IPI and sold by the ISUAA. A portion of the sales proceeds will help support student scholarships. [Link...]

Iowa State design students create an oversize toy for Reiman Gardens

April 25, 2012

Associate Professor of Architecture Mitchell Squire's innovative teaching and his students' discoveries will be on view from April 27 through Nov. 16 at Reiman Gardens, in conjunction with the LEGO Nature Connects exhibit. Students in Squire's TOYS! Studio created a Conservatory building exhibit that embraces basic toy forms like a pinwheel and cannon to create a world of wonder and delight. [Link...]

Landscape architect and urbanist to present P.H. Elwood Lecture at ISU April 27

April 20, 2012

An accomplished San Francisco designer of public landscapes will present the 2012 P.H Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. Chris Guillard will speak on "P.S.T. Places-Systems-Things" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. His presentation is free and open to the public. [Link...]

Two ISU architecture student teams share 2012 Hansen Prize

April 19, 2012

Two teams of architecture students at Iowa State University received top honors in the 2012 Richard F. Hansen Prize competition, hosted by the ISU architecture program. Out of more than 100 students in seven different studio course sections, four teams and one individual student were selected to present their work in the competition at the end of March. Team Veloscape, which included Coaxin Cun, Lanzhou, China; Han Kwon, Bellevue; and Laura Lynch, Hastings, Minn., won first place and $2,000. Second place and $1,000 went to the team of Yeonkyu Park, Seongnam, South Korea, and Lan Pham, Des Moines. [More...]

Community and regional planning senior Amanda Jacobson is ISU College of Design student marshal

April 18, 2012

Amanda Jacobson, St. Charles, will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises May 5 in Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Douglas M. Johnston, professor and chair of the department of community and regional planning. Jacobson will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in community and regional planning from Iowa State. She is completing her undergraduate degree in just three years. [More...]

ISU interior design student team places second in international video competition

April 16, 2012

A team of two Iowa State University interior design students took second place out of a field of 30 in the 2011 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Interior Design Education Video Competition. Winners were announced during the IDEC 2012 Annual Conference in Baltimore in March. Seniors Emily Erbes and Anya Robson, both of Ames, were recognized for "Economic Impacts of a Qualified Interior Designer," a video they created to describe the worldwide economic contributions of interior design and its practitioners. [More...]

Seven senior students honored in ISU College of Design’s annual BFA exhibition

April 16, 2012

Seven Iowa State University students majoring in integrated studio arts took top honors in "Primed," the 2012 BFA Juried Senior Student Exhibition, on view through April 19 in Gallery 181, College of Design. The show features 90 artworks by 45 seniors who will receive Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts (ISA) in May, August or December this year. Media represented include ceramics, drawing, digital media, fiber, metal, mixed media, painting, photography and printmaking. The exhibition also features a large mural painted directly on the gallery's east wall to honor the graduating class. [More...]

Emerging Terrain founder to speak about public-interest design April 18 at ISU

April 12, 2012

Anne Trumble, the founder and director of Omaha, Neb.-based nonprofit Emerging Terrain, will speak about the organization's public art and public space-related work Wednesday, April 18, at Iowa State University. Trumble's presentation, "Emerging Terrain: Burgeoning Public Interest Design," will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. It is free and open to the public. [More...]

Quest for beauty in ‘informal’ housing is topic of April 12 lecture at ISU College of Design

April 09, 2012

Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano, a faculty member in architecture and urban design at three universities in Peru, will describe the informal process through which people build their own cities—one house at a time—to meet their needs, and how they strive to make their dwellings beautiful, in a presentation Thursday, April 12, at Iowa State University. Her talk, "Informality: Spontaneous Process in Dwelling – The Lima Case," will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Sponsored by the College of Design and ISU Architecture Advisory Council, her lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

Artist and Iowa State alumna Katy Stone to speak on evolution of her work April 12 at ISU

April 09, 2012

Studio artist Katy Stone, an Iowa native and Iowa State University alumna now based in Seattle, will speak about the evolution of her work and creative inspiration in a public presentation this week at the ISU College of Design. Stone's lecture, "Influential Landscapes: An Artist's Evolution," will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the college's Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 Design. It is free and open to the public. [More...]

Rome Prize Fellowship Winner to Present 2012 Hansen Lecture in Architecture March 28 at ISU

March 22, 2012

Ursula Emery McClure, a partner in emerymcclure architecture and an associate professor of architecture at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, will present the 2012 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture Wednesday, March 28, at Iowa State University. In "Against Specialization," Emery McClure will discuss her firm's work in the context of the potentialities of architectural education. Her talk will be at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. Part of the ISU Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Urban planning expert Enrique Silva to speak on globalization of planning March 22 at ISU College of Design

March 06, 2012

Urban planning expert Enrique Silva will address the political and institutional opportunities emerging from the globalization of planning practice in a presentation Thursday, March 22, at the Iowa State University College of Design. Silva's lecture, "Governance and Planning: Locating the will and power to plan in the Americas," will be from 3:40 to 5 p.m. in Room 130 Design. It is free and open to the public. [More...]

Chicago community leader will speak about urban homelessness and poverty at ISU

February 23, 2012

Jane Ramsey, an influential community leader and activist in Chicago, will speak at Iowa State University on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Her talk, "Myths and Realities of Homelessness and Poverty: A Plan for Transforming Cities," will be at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. This event is cosponsored by the College of Design, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Graduate Community and Regional Planning Club and ISU Committee on Lectures (funded by the Government of the Student Body). It is free and open to the public. [Link...]

Architectural technology expert Kiel Moe to speak about energy formation in architecture Feb. 22 at ISU

February 17, 2012

Harvard University architectural technology professor Kiel Moe will address the formation of energy in contemporary architecture in a lecture Feb. 22 at Iowa State University. Moe's talk, part of the ISU Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, will be at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, Room 101 College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Octagon Show Will Feature Work by CoD Faculty, Students and Alumni

January 23, 2012

Eighteen College of Design faculty, students and alumni are among 58 artists from eight states whose work has been selected for the 44th National Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition, Jan. 27 through April 7 at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Octagon. Juror remarks and presentation of awards will begin at 6 p.m. This is also the opening reception for "Wax On, Wax Off: Encaustic Paintings by Barbara Walton," a solo show by Barbara Walton, associate professor of integrated studio arts. [More...]

Ceramic artist Esther Shimazu to speak at ISU College of Design Jan. 26

January 19, 2012

Ceramic artist Esther Shimazu, best known for her stoneware sculptures of bald, nude, chunky Asian women, will share her inspiration and techniques in a lecture and workshop at Iowa State University this month. Shimazu's presentation, "Someone Had to Make Them—Why Not Me?" will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Room 411 College of Design. It is free and open to the public. Shimazu also will teach a three-day ceramic workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in Room 038 Design. While the workshop registration is full, the public is invited to observe free of charge. [More...]

Urban planning expert Edward Goetz to address disappearance of public housing Jan. 23 at ISU College of Design

January 17, 2012

Over the past 20 years, nearly a quarter-million public-housing units have been demolished in cities across the United States. Some are rebuilt as part of mixed-income, mixed-finance developments, but most are permanently lost. Edward G. Goetz, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Minnesota, will describe the scope and nature of the demolition effort and implications for public-housing residents and inner-city neighborhoods in a presentation at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Room 130 of the Iowa State University College of Design. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. Both events are free and open to the public. [More...]

Exhibition to highlight collaborative student designs for adaptable, energy-efficient buildings

January 12, 2012

Work by international teams of architecture and landscape architecture students who studied in Berlin last summer will be on display Jan. 18 – Feb. 3 at the Iowa State University College of Design. An opening reception for the "adaptive interface ­– building envelope" exhibition will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the college’s Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition, also in the Lightfoot Forum, will feature design projects developed by participants in the ARS Berlin Summer Academy 2011, an intensive five-week program that focuses annually on issues of reorganization and sustainable development within urban environments. [More...]

Twelve towns selected for 2012 Community Visioning Program

January 12, 2012

Twelve Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2012. They include Calmar, Center Point, Chariton, Colo, Dyersville, Manning, Paullina, Perry, Rock Valley, Schaller, Tripoli and Villisca. The visioning program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. [More...]

Science meets art on the river in Iowa State University learning community

December 15, 2011

Freshman biology and design students collaborated this year to create artwork from trash collected by the Skunk River Navy, a service project of the biology learning community. Michael Stanley, a lecturer in integrated studio arts, also was commissioned to create a sculpture from collected trash to be dedicated to the Skunk River Navy volunteers. [Link...]

ISU College of Design names first Bachelor of Design program director

December 07, 2011

Following an internal search, the Iowa State University College of Design has appointed Kimberly Zarecor to serve as the first director of its Bachelor of Design program. Zarecor, an associate professor of architecture, will serve half time (50 percent appointment) through June 2014, and may be appointed to additional three-year terms. She will continue her teaching and scholarly work in the architecture department, now on a half-time basis. [More...]

Sepulveda named ISU College of Design’s student marshal for fall commencement

December 05, 2011

Paola Sepulveda of Ames, formerly of Santa Barbara, Calif., will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Dec. 17 in Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Carl Rogers, associate professor of landscape architecture. Sepulveda will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Iowa State. She is also near completion of her Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree. [More...]

Students honored in ISU College of Design’s 32nd Art and Design Annual exhibition

November 10, 2011

Nine students from Illinois, Iowa and Ohio took top honors in the 32nd Art and Design Annual Juried Student Exhibition now on view in Gallery 181 at the Iowa State University College of Design. The exhibition, which runs through Friday, Dec. 2, showcases 63 creative artworks by 50 Iowa State students majoring in architecture, art and design, biological and pre-medical illustration (BPMI), design open, graphic design, integrated studio arts and interior design. [More...]

ISU's architecture and landscape architecture programs rank in top 10 nationally

November 02, 2011

Iowa State University's undergraduate programs in architecture and landscape architecture are ranked in the top 10 in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The survey places Iowa State's undergraduate architecture program 9th and landscape architecture program 10th in the United States. [Link...]

Building Information Modeling expert Ute Poerschke to speak at ISU Nov. 14

October 31, 2011

Ute Poerschke, a national expert in Building Information Modeling and environmentally conscious design, will discuss different understandings of BIM in education and professional practice as part of the fall-semester Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series at Iowa State University. Poerschke will present "BIM: Integrated Architecture" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Public space scholar Rachel Berney to speak at ISU College of Design Nov. 10

October 27, 2011

Rachel Berney, an assistant professor of landscape architecture, urban design and planning at the University of Southern California, will highlight the efforts of two South American cities to reinvent themselves through public space in a presentation Thursday, Nov. 10, at Iowa State University. Berney will speak on "Visible Competency: Shaping Capital through Public Space in Latin America" at 12:30 p.m. in room 130, College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Finalists announced in Des Moines Water Works Park design competition

October 26, 2011

Des Moines Water Works, in partnership with Iowa State University's Department of Landscape Architecture, today (Oct. 26) announced finalists in the "Parkitecture" international design competition for Water Works Park. Submissions included 25 student entries and 19 professional entries from firms throughout the U.S., England and Egypt. A panel of nine judges selected five professional finalists as well as nine student honorees from the 44 submitted design proposals. [More...]

Architect David Heymann to address building-landscape relationship Nov. 2 at ISU

October 24, 2011

Nationally renowned architect David Heymann, the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak about the complex relationship of buildings and landscape as part of the Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series at Iowa State University. Heymann, who is also an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor, will present "Landscape is Our Sex" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU College of Design honors Studio 2030 co-founder with Design Achievement Award

October 24, 2011

Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, a co-founder and partner with Studio 2030, Inc., in the Twin Cities, and a national leader in sustainable design solutions, is a recipient of the 2011 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design. Schoessler Lynn, Minneapolis, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design from Iowa State in 1990. She was honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 80th Honors and Awards Ceremony, Oct. 21. [More...]

ISU College of Design honors Cooper Smith & Company president with Design Achievement Award

October 24, 2011

Sally Cooper Smith, president and creative director of Cooper Smith & Company in Des Moines, is a recipient of the 2011 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design. Cooper Smith received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Iowa State in 1983. She was honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 80th Honors and Awards Ceremony, Oct. 21. [More...]

ISU College of Design honors Donald R. Young with Design Achievement Award

October 24, 2011

Donald R. Young, president of D.R. Young Associates in San Rafael, Calif., is a recipient of the 2011 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design. Young received a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from Iowa State in 1976 and a Master of Landscape Architecture with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978. He was honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 80th Honors and Awards Ceremony, Oct. 21. [More...]

Student, faculty work in exhibition at International Wolf Center

October 24, 2011

Sixty artworks by ISU students and faculty who participated in the 2010 and 2011 BPMI 395 Field Illustration courses in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are on display now through May 6, 2012, at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn. College of Design lecturer Dean Biechler and Associate Professor C. Arthur Croyle, who teach in the integrated studio arts and BPMI programs, contributed 10 works to the show. The remaining 50 pieces are by 32 students ranging from freshmen through seniors in biological and pre-medical illustration (28), architecture (2) and integrated studio arts (2). The show may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the wolf center. [More...]

ISU College of Design to host 'apocalyptic' postcard print exhibition in Gallery 181 Oct. 24-Nov. 4

October 21, 2011

The Iowa State University Print Society will host "Apocalypse," the 11th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange Exhibition and Silent Auction, Oct. 24 through Nov. 4 at the ISU College of Design. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in Gallery 181, located on the first floor of the College of Design building on the west side of the Iowa State campus. Admission is free. The show will open with a joint reception for a three-day display of contemporary prints from the Drive-By Press collection, also in Gallery 181. The reception will follow a lecture on the "History of Western Printmaking 1400-Present" by Drive-By Press founders Gregory Nanney and Joseph Velasquez that begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in room 130 College of Design. [More...]

Drive-By Press Founders at ISU Oct. 25-27

October 20, 2011

Artists Gregory Nanney and Joseph Velasquez, founders of Drive-By Press, will visit Iowa State University Oct. 25-27. They will offer lithography demonstrations, participate in student critiques, use woodcuts and a portable printing press to print T-shirts and posters, and present several lectures as well as a discussion with upper-level undergraduate students interested in applying to graduate schools. They will also share a collection of contemporary prints from artists all over the United States. Most events will be in the ISU College of Design building, and all are open to the public. [More...]

Student artists will use construction steamroller to make woodcut prints Oct. 14 in Ames

October 11, 2011

Eighteen ISU College of Design students and students from Augustana College will create large-format woodcut prints with a construction steamroller from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Rueter's, 5815 W. Lincoln Way, Ames. This is the 10th year for the steamroller printmaking event. The public is invited to watch the process. (Rain date is Oct. 21.) The large prints resulting from the steamroller printmaking session will be displayed Oct. 31 - Nov. 11 in the College of Design's atrium, the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. [Link...]

AIA Gold Medal winner Peter Bohlin to present Herbert Lecture at ISU College of Design Oct. 19

October 06, 2011

Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, winner of the American Institute of Architects' highest individual honor, will present the 2011 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Iowa State University. Bohlin's presentation, "Soft Modernism: The Nature of Circumstance," will be at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU study finds Iowa's local housing trust funds respond well to affordable housing demand amid rising poverty

October 04, 2011

The Iowa Finance Authority commissioned the ISU College of Design's Department of Community and Regional Planning to analyze the state's Local Housing Trust Fund Program (LHTF). The goal of the study was to better understand how the diverse, decentralized LHTFs function and identify their impact on Iowa's housing-burdened population. The researchers found that the program is responding well to the demand for affordable housing in the state, amid an increase in the number of Iowans in poverty during the program's eight years in existence. [Link...]

ISU architecture lecturer Peter Goché wins craft award

October 03, 2011

Peter Goché, a lecturer in architecture at Iowa State University, received the 2011 AIA Iowa Excellence in Craft Merit Award from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects at its fall convention Sept. 29 in Des Moines. Goché was recognized for "Water Hutch," which was part of the Bemis Gardens exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Neb., earlier this year. The work also will be exhibited at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis from June through August 2012. [More...]

Turkish ceramic art exhibition, presentation and reception at ISU College of Design Sept. 29

September 21, 2011

David R. Evans, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, will talk about traditional and contemporary Turkish ceramic art and share a selection of works from his own collection in an event Thursday, Sept. 29, at Iowa State University. Evans, who is also vice president of the Turkish American Society of Iowa, will present "Turkish Ceramics from Istanbul to Iowa" at 5:30 p.m. in the ISU College of Design's Gallery 181. This will be followed by a reception featuring traditional Turkish foods. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Davenport art museum exhibits work by ISU architecture students

September 08, 2011

An exhibition of work by advanced undergraduate architecture students from Iowa State University is on display in Davenport through Oct. 23. "Innovative Objects of Design: Museum Proposals for Columbus, Indiana" opened Sept. 3 at the Figge Art Museum. A public reception will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the museum's Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. The event is open to the public. [More...]

Volunteers needed to help visiting Inuit artist Peter Irniq

September 07, 2011

Hosted by the Ames Public Art Commission, internationally recognized artist and cultural teacher Peter Irniq will be in Ames Sept. 18 - Oct. 1 to create traditional landmarks called inuksuit ("likeness of a person")--stone monuments constructed by the Inuit people of northern Canada to aid in navigation. Faculty, staff and students are invited to assist Irniq in constructing his stone sculptures at Emma McCarthy Lee, Brookside and Ada Hayden parks Sept. 20-23 and Sept. 26-30. [More...]

Green design pioneer Bob Berkebile to speak at Iowa State Sept. 9

September 06, 2011

Bob Berkebile, FAIA, a national leader in green design, environmental stewardship and community building, will present the 2011 Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture Friday, Sept. 9, at Iowa State University. Berkebile is a founding principal of Kansas City-based BNIM Architects, the 2011 American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award winner. The lecture will begin at about 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design, following the Architecture Premiere 2011 Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, which begins at 4:30. The evening's events will conclude with an opening reception for "Rome Program Exhibition 2011: The Sound of Architecture" in Gallery 181 and the Lightfoot Forum. [More...]

Italian architect Francesco Mancini to speak at ISU College of Design Sept. 7

August 31, 2011

Italian architect Francesco M. Mancini, a design consultant and research fellow with the University of Roma Tre Department of Design and Architecture in Rome, will speak about the impact of technological advances on building design and construction and attempts to achieve a new "Bilbao effect" in a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Iowa State University. Mancini will present "Technotype: Typology and technology in contemporary architecture—a case study of buildings for spectacle" at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Work by ISA Associate Professor Teresa Paschke part of Fiber Focus 2011 in St. Louis

August 31, 2011

"A.K." and "Hip-Hop Sampler," two textile artworks by Teresa Paschke, associate professor of integrated studio arts, will be part of the Fiber Focus 2011 exhibition Sept. 6 - Oct. 13 at Art Saint Louis. Juried by artist Lia Cook, professor of art, textiles and graduate studies at the California College of Arts, this biennial exhibition features work by 42 contemporary fiber artists representing eight Midwestern states. A free reception will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, Mo. [More...]

Interlock House finds new home after competing in Solar Decathlon

August 29, 2011

A unique home built by about 200 Iowa State University students now has a new home. It's called the Interlock House, and students continue to learn from the solar-powered structure they built for the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The house now serves as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' office at Honey Creek Resort State Park, and ISU faculty and students are using it as a lab to monitor energy usage. View the WHO TV 13 news video. [Link...]

Thomas Leslie is first Pickard Chilton Professor at Iowa State College of Design

August 25, 2011

Thomas Leslie, an internationally recognized expert on the history of technology and architecture, has been named the first holder of the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture in the College of Design. Leslie is an award-winning teacher and author, and previously was an architect with one of the world's leading design firms. He will be recognized in a campus ceremony Friday, Sept. 9. [Link...]

Internationally renowned landscape architect Ken Smith to receive Christian Petersen Design Award at ISU

August 17, 2011

Iowa State University alumnus Ken Smith, the landscape architect behind both the Museum of Modern Art Roof Garden in New York and the redesign of Nollen Plaza in Des Moines, is the recipient of the 2011 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the ISU College of Design. Smith, a Waukee native who lives in New York City, will be honored in a ceremony Monday, Aug. 22, in the College of Design's King Pavilion. A reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with the award presentation at 6:45 p.m. [Link...]

ISU study uses iPhone GPS tools to assist 12 Iowa towns with their Safe Routes to School programs

August 15, 2011

An Iowa State University-Iowa Department of Public Health study uses high-tech devices to encourage low-tech solutions to escalating childhood obesity rates in Iowa. This month the researchers are providing the 12 communities with the study results they'll need to achieve the goal: Create safe routes for children to walk and bike to school. Christopher Seeger, ISU associate professor of landscape architecture and extension specialist, spearheaded the project, called I-WALK (Iowans Walking Assessment Logistics Kit). [Link...]

Corning's ISU student-designed house demonstrates energy efficiency can be affordable

August 11, 2011

A new house on the market in Corning effectively joins affordability and energy efficiency, a combination not readily found in the housing of smaller communities around the state. Iowa State University design students designed the "Iowa House" in the spring 2010 Bridge Studio—taught by Nadia Anderson, assistant professor of architecture—as part of a collaboration between federal, state and local agencies and organizations. It was designed to meet the standards of the Iowa Department of Economic development's Green Streets Program, which promotes sustainable building and community design. [Link...]

ISU design student spends summer beautifying Sioux City's downtown

August 08, 2011

Art Vongphakdy, a junior in integrated studio arts from Sioux City, is helping to beautify his hometown by painting a community-themed window mural near the Promenade Theater on historic Fourth Street, just a few blocks from the ISU Design West studio. The project is part of the Student in Residence Program funded by Design West and Sioux City's Downtown Partners. View the KTIV News 4 video [Link...]

Family, fame and friendship lead to new book on graphic design pioneer

August 04, 2011

Through an unusual conjunction of circumstances, family legacy and good fortune, C. Arthur Croyle—an associate professor of integrated studio arts and former graphic design faculty member—recently completed his most extensive research and writing endeavor since he began his academic career: a new book about his grandfather, renowned German artist and designer Max Hertwig (1881-1975). The book was published by Culicidae Press, founded by Mikesch Muecke, associate professor of architecture. [More...]

ISU architecture lecturer Rob Whitehead honored by international educators’ association

July 26, 2011

Rob Whitehead, a lecturer in architecture at Iowa State University, will receive the Building Technology Teaching Award for Emerging Faculty from the Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) Aug. 6 at its annual conference in Toronto. The biennial award recognizes excellence in teaching performance, innovation and commitment by an emerging faculty member in building technology education. [More...]

South Korean students gain design and English skills during intensive ISU workshop

July 19, 2011

The ISU College of Design is hosting a group of 15 students from Yeungnam University in Daegu, South Korea, for a three-week intensive design and English workshop, June 30 through July 25. The students begin each weekday with a 90-minute English class followed by about four hours of studio instruction with faculty from the college's graphic design program. [Link...]

2012 Community Visioning Program applications available

July 14, 2011

The Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is accepting applications for the 2012 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process. Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 30. [More...]

ISU student project wins national Hospitality Design Award

July 13, 2011

Four recent Iowa State University graduates won the top award in the student project category of the 2011 Hospitality Design Awards for Creative Achievement sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. William Reihmann, Honolulu; Laura Scallon, Chicago; Jennie Sorensen, Muscatine, and Kevin Wagner, Des Moines, won with their design proposal for "Deck," a luxury resort hotel for South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. They developed their winning project as seniors in a spring 2010 interdisciplinary design studio. This is the fourth year a student team from Iowa State has been a winner or finalist in the HD Awards competition. [More...]

Board of Regents approves new Bachelor of Design degree at ISU

July 11, 2011

A new design degree program offered by the Iowa State University College of Design provides additional options for students. The state Board of Regents approved the Bachelor of Design degree program at its June meeting. The four-year, studio-based degree consists of one year in the college's freshman Core Design Program followed by three years in the bachelor's program. Students can enroll in the program this fall; however, the college primarily will promote it for fall 2012 enrollment. [Link...]

Cyclodrome project garners local press coverage

July 08, 2011

Fifteen architecture graduate students spent seven weeks this summer building the Cyclodrome -- a mini-velodrome, or banked oval track used for bicycle races. They put the track to the test Thursday evening, July 7, with time trials and pursuit races open to the public. View local media coverage. [More...]

ISU College of Design alumni shine at Des Moines Arts Festival

July 01, 2011

While the sun struggled to make an appearance during much of the 2011 Des Moines Arts Festival, June 24-26 in downtown Des Moines, two Iowa State University College of Design alumni had no trouble shining. Christian Vandehaar, Altoona, won Best of Show in the Emerging Iowa Artists program for his chalk pastel drawings of Iowa farm life. In the professional division, painter Chris Vance, Bondurant, won the Juror Award presented by Reed McMillan, director of The Artist Project New York. [More...]

Rome Program hosts Italian Fulbright student orientation

June 29, 2011

The ISU College of Design Rome Program recently hosted an orientation meeting at the Cenci studio facility for 22 Italian graduate students who will travel to the U.S. as Fulbright grantees in 2011-12. The June 23 meeting included opening remarks and presentations by Pia Schneider, resident director of the Rome Program; members of the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy in Rome; Fulbright alumni and the current Fulbright students. [More...]

ISU studio arts alumni are emerging artists at 2011 Des Moines Arts Festival

June 09, 2011

Nine recent Iowa State University integrated studio arts graduates are among 22 Emerging Iowa Artists selected to exhibit their work at the 2011 Des Moines Arts Festival, June 24-26 in Western Gateway Park. Emerging artists from Iowa State this year include 2011 graduate Jenna Weir, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 2010 graduates Jessica Dean, Newton; Patrick Doubet, Mt. Vernon; Sarah Hutchison, Urbandale; Elizabeth Mason, Ames, and Sarah Pargulski, Des Moines; and 2009 graduates Maureen Burke, Ames; Julie Solberg, Eagan, Minn., and Christian Vandehaar, Altoona, all of whom received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts. [More...]

ISU architecture students are building nation's smallest velodrome for Des Moines

June 09, 2011

They're calling it Cyclodrome. And deep in the bowels of Iowa State University's College of Design, the 15 architecture graduate students are working at a frenetic pace to build it. Even though they had never before seen, ridden or even heard of a velodrome. Even though no plans or dimensions existed to guide them. But the nation's smallest velodrome should be ready to roll in Des Moines on July 8. That is, if all goes according to schedule. And if their math is right, their angles are straight, their transitions are smooth and their connections are strong. The students, non of whom were architecture majors as undergrads, are in Associate Professor Jason Alread's intenstive "Service Learning" summer course. [Link...]

Researchers will begin tracking performance of ISU Solar Decathlon House at Honey Creek State Park

June 09, 2011

When Iowa State University participated in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon competition, the plan was to eventually monitor the long-term performance of the solar-powered Interlock House, which was designed and constructed by students. The house has been reassembled at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Honey Creek Resort State Park for use as the nature interpretive center and staff offices. And Iowa State researchers -- including Ulrike Passe, assistnt professor of architecture and director of the Center for Building Energy Research -- are gearing up to track the building's performance in Iowa's climate. [Link...]

ISU landscape architecture program partners with Des Moines Water Works on park design competition

June 06, 2011

Des Moines Water Works, working in partnership with Iowa State University's landscape architecture program, today (June 8) launched "Parkitecture," an international design competition for Water Works Park. The competition, aptly named for its emphasis on the fundamental role landscape architecture and design play in re-envisioning Water Works Park, will seek proposals from professional designers and will offer students the opportunity to submit design concepts in an honorarium category. [More...]

Iowa State landscape architecture professor Mimi Wagner earns regional honors

May 25, 2011

Associate Professor Mimi Wagner received a 2011 Award of Excellence in Research for "Residential Bioretention Reduces Runoff" and a 2011 Merit Award in Planning and Analysis for "Developing Water Trails in Iowa" at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Central States Conference, May 5 in Des Moines. The Award of Excellence is the highest award presented by the regional conference. [More...]

Two ISU College of Design student projects share 2011 Hansen Prize

May 18, 2011

An interdisciplinary team of architecture and landscape architecture students at Iowa State University took first place in the 2011 Richard F. Hansen Prize competition hosted by the ISU architecture program in April. Team Re:Quay (pronounced "key")—Jihee Chung, Ulsan, South Korea, and Scot Schuckert, Ames, landscape architecture; Chin "Dennis" Leung, Hong Kong, an international exchange student from the University of Western Australia at Perth, and Brandon Wlosinski, Cedar Rapids, architecture—received $2,500 for its winning project titled "Loose Space." Justin Wang, Cedar Rapids, architecture, received $500 for his second-place project, "Reconnect," which he developed with input from several classmates in both architecture and landscape architecture. [More...]

ISU landscape architecture students collaborate with Mitchellville prison inmates, staff on new prison's grounds

May 16, 2011

A seminar class of Iowa State University landscape architecture students has been working with offenders and staff from the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW) on the landscape design for the facility's $68 million expansion and modernization. For the past three months, they've been thinking outside the box of typical prison landscape design to envision something truly unique. [Link...]

ISU College of Design senior Jonathan Eimer selected for 2011 Grinnell Artist Residency

May 06, 2011

Iowa State University student Jonathan Eimer is one of five undergraduate artists from four Iowa colleges and universities to be selected for the 2011 Grinnell Artist Residency's Iowa Emerging Artist Residency, June 19 – July 16. Eimer, a graduating senior in integrated studio arts from Fort Madison, will join four other young artists and writers from Cornell College, Drake University and Grinnell College in the one-month residency program, located on the farm of Tom and Alesia Lacina near Grinnell. [More...]

ISU's MCRP program ranks 13th nationally among non-PhD-granting programs

May 04, 2011

According to the "Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs," Iowa State's community and regional planning graduate program is ranked 13th in the nation among 83 programs that do not grant a doctorate in planning. Iowa State also ranked sixth overall among all Midwestern graduate planning programs, including those that offer a doctoral degree. This is up from 10th place in 2009. [Link...]

Integrated studio arts senior Etienne Blanc is ISU College of Design student marshal

May 02, 2011

Etienne Blanc of Grenoble, France, will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university’s public commencement exercises May 7 in Hilton Coliseum. Blanc will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in integrated studio arts. His faculty escort will be Barbara Walton, associate professor of integrated studio arts. [More...]

ISU architecture professor Kimberly Zarecor named Fulbright Scholar for 2011-2012

April 29, 2011

Kimberly Zarecor, assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2011-2012 to study the effects of current housing reforms on socialist-era neighborhoods in the Czech Republic. The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals to 125 countries each year to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of fields. The program awards only two scholarships annually for faculty research in the Czech Republic. [More...]

May 13 deadline to register for ISU College of Design summer camps

April 29, 2011

High school students can explore a variety of art and design fields and experience college life and coursework in two residential summer camps hosted by the Iowa State University College of Design. The Design Condensed summer camps are open to high school students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in fall 2011. Option 1, "Explorations in Art and Design: Space Transformation and Communication," will be July 10-16. Option 2, "Seen and Unseen: Drawing Felt Space," will be July 17-23. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 13. [More...]

Seven ISU College of Design faculty earn promotions, tenure

April 28, 2011

At its April 28 meeting in Ames, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved promotions for seven Iowa State University College of Design faculty members for the 2011-12 academic year. Those promoted to associate professor with tenure include Paul Bruski and Carol Faber, graphic design; Brent Holland, integrated studio arts; Gary Taylor, community and regional planning; and Kimberly Zarecor, architecture. Those promoted to full professor (already tenured) are Thomas Leslie and Lynn Paxson, architecture. All promotions take effect Aug. 16, 2011. [More...]

ISU College of Design, Bioeconomy Institute partner on biorenewables-inspired art show

April 26, 2011

The College of Design and Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University helped mark Earth Day by announcing winners in the second annual Biorenewables Inspired Juried Student Art Competition. "Flora, Fuels, Future," a collaborative mixed-media piece by Naomi Friend, Sioux Center, and Heather Whittlesey, Newton, took Best in Show ($750). Other award winners included Troy Chebuhar, Burr Ridge, Ill., first place ($250), "Reincarnation" (recycled/found object sculpture); Peter Kasper, Tiffin, second place ($125), "Plate #2" (hard maple); and Derek Zarn, Davenport, third place ($75), "Seeded Idea" (ceramic, silver leaf). [More...]

Work by architecture professor Peter Goche part of Bemis Gardens exhibition

April 25, 2011

Current work by Peter Goche, lecturer in architecture in the Iowa State University College of Design, will be on display this summer in the Bemis Gardens exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Neb. Goche's "Water Hutch" is part of an ongoing exploration focused on the production of marks and markers. Reminiscent of the many waterways that meander through the Midwest, the work consists of a sinuous line made up of three oxbows. The constituent forms are constructed of built-up dimensional lumber. (Photo by Cameron Campbell) An opening reception will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29. [More...] [Link...]

ISU College of Design students sweep the honors in 2011 Focus Juried Exhibit

April 15, 2011

Students from the Iowa State University College of Design swept the honors in the 2011 Focus Juried Exhibit, on view through Monday, May 2, in the Gallery of the Iowa State Memorial Union. Sixty-five artists submitted 150 entries, of which 41 artworks by 34 artists were accepted. Meghan Flynn, a senior in integrated studio arts from Hartley, won Best in Show for "Lepidoptera." The exhibition was juried by Kenneth Hall, assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of Northern Iowa. [More...]

Architecture alumni establish first endowed faculty position in ISU College of Design

April 14, 2011

Two Iowa State University architecture alumni who have led the design of some of the world's most widely known buildings have established the first funded endowed faculty position in the College of Design. Jon Pickard, FAIA, RIBA, and William Chilton, FAIA, RIBA (both BA 1976 Architecture), co-founders and principals of Pickard Chilton in New Haven, Conn., have created the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture to support the recruitment and retention of Iowa State faculty who are leaders in the advancement of progressive architectural education. [Link...]

Experts will discuss affordable housing for flood-prone areas April 21-22 at ISU

April 13, 2011

Experts in affordable housing, disaster resilience and sustainable design will join local housing and planning officials and nonprofit and for-profit housing developers for "The Symposium on Affordable Housing and Disaster Resilience," April 21-22, at Iowa State University. They will discuss strategies for the continuing development of sustainable neighborhoods and affordable housing in flood-affected areas of Cedar Rapids. The symposium will be at the Environmental Health and Safety Services Building Learning Center, on the north side of campus. Although the focus is on Cedar Rapids, strategies discussed will be of interest to those concerned with affordable housing in flood-affected neighborhoods in other towns. Two sessions are free and open to the public on Thursday: the project presentation and preliminary discussion from 9 to 11 a.m., and discussion of next steps for Cedar Rapids, 1 to 5 p.m. [Link...]

Awards announced in ISU College of Design’s BFA Senior Student Exhibition

April 13, 2011

Six Iowa State University students majoring in integrated studio arts took top honors in "No Expiration Date," the 2011 BFA Juried Senior Student Exhibition now on view in Gallery 181 at the ISU College of Design. The exhibition, which runs through April 21, showcases creative artworks by 55 Iowa State seniors who will receive Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Integrated Studio Arts in 2011. The exhibition was juried by Letitia Kenemer, fine arts coordinator and Workspace director for the Iowa State Memorial Union. [More...]

Disney game designer will speak, judge student game design competition April 20 at ISU

April 11, 2011

Nathan Sumsion, senior game designer at Avalanche-Disney Interactive Studios, will be at Iowa State University to speak about video game designing and judge the ISU Game Development Competition. His talk, "Spelling it Out: The Communication Roles of a Game Designer," will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and open to the public. The winners of the game development competition will be announced immediately following Sumsion's presentation. [Link...]

Work by ISA professor Teresa Paschke in 'Green' exhibition at D.C.'s Textile Museum

April 11, 2011

Work by Teresa Paschke, ISU associate professor of integrated studio arts, will be on display April 16 - Sept. 11 in the "Green: the Color and the Cause" exhibition at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. The show opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15. [More...] [Link...]

Students Sought to Help Stabilize Eroding Gully

April 09, 2011

ISU students are invited to help construct a living willow wall to stabilize an eroding gully at a site located near the Cy-Ride green line in Ames. Construction will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, April 12-14. Work will include preparing the site, collecting plant materials and weaving the living wall. Contact Mimi Wagner, associate professor of landscape architecture, mimiw@iastate.edu, for more information and directions. Wagner's LA 402 students constructed four living willow walls on site on April 6.

Gmelch Memorial Sculpture Dedication is April 15

April 09, 2011

A short program dedicating a memorial sculpture in honor of Paula Cowgill Gmelch will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, April 15, in the Lagomarcino Hall courtyard at Iowa State University. The sculpture was designed, produced and installed by Ingrid Lilligren, professor of integrated studio arts. Following the dedication, participants are invited for light refreshments at the Brunnier Art Museum. [More...]

Urban theorist Xiangning Li to give April 13 talk at ISU; concurrent exhibition on Chinese art and architecture runs through April 15

April 06, 2011

Urban theorist Xiangning Li, curator of the "Updating China" exhibition on display at the Iowa State University College of Design, will speak about contemporary Chinese architecture and sustainable urban development in a lecture on Wednesday, April 13. Li will present "Updating China: The Avant-garde and Sustainability in its Contemporary Architecture" at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

Iowa State students will compete at premier human-computer interaction conference

April 06, 2011

Ten graduate students will present their work in May in the Student Design Competition at the CHI (Computer Human Interaction) 2011 ACM (Association of Computing Machines) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Vancouver, British Columbia. CHI, as it's known, is the premier conference on human-computer interaction. The competing teams from Iowa State include several students from the College of Design. [Link...]

Dave Block, pioneer of passive solar design in Iowa, to retire from Iowa State in May

April 04, 2011

Dave Block, a pioneer of passive solar design in Iowa, will retire at the end of spring semester after 38 years on the Iowa State University architecture faculty. A reception in his honor will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the home of Tim and Marilyn Finn, 3215 Greenwood Circle, Ames. The public is invited to attend. [More...]

Beijing university’s architecture dean to speak at ISU College of Design April 11

April 04, 2011

Jian Dai, dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Beijing University of Technology, will talk about "The Past, Present and Future of Beijing" in a presentation April 11 at Iowa State University. Dai will discuss the historical development of the city of Beijing, the role of urban planning since 1950, current issues and its future conceptual plan at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Room 411 College of Design. The lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

Igor Marjanovic, historian of Chicago’s iconic Marina City, to speak at ISU College of Design April 6

March 30, 2011

Chicago has many iconic buildings, but perhaps none as instantly recognizable as Bertrand Goldberg's Marina City, commonly referred to as the "corncob buildings." Igor Marjanovic, co-author of the first book chronicling the history of this architectural landmark, will speak at Iowa State University Wednesday, April 6. His lecture, "Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg's Urban Vision," will be at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. A book-signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU printmaking area ranked in top 20 by U.S. News and World Report

March 28, 2011

Iowa State University's graduate printmaking area is among the country's top 20, according to rankings published recently by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The ISU printmaking area—housed in the College of Design—ranked 20th overall and 13th among public universities in the fine arts specialty rankings of the magazine's annual "America's Best Graduate Schools" survey. Rankings were based on peer opinion data; academic experts were asked to judge the quality of programs in their field on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding). Graduate printmaking at Iowa State is part of the Master of Fine Arts degree program in Integrated Visual Arts. [More...]

ISU College of Design to host visiting designer Peter Danko March 28-April 1

March 24, 2011

The Iowa State University College of Design will host eco-modernist furniture designer Peter Danko, owner of Peter Danko Designs, as a visiting designer March 28 – April 1. During his visit, Danko will present a public lecture, lead a brown-bag lunch discussion, demonstrate production techniques specific to his work and engage students in a project addressing some of the issues he will raise in his lecture. [More...]

Library exhibit includes book by graphic design students

March 21, 2011

A traveling exhibit, "New Views: Recent Work by Members of the Midwest Chapter Guild of Bookworkers," is on display through May 10 in the Special Collections Reading Room, 403 Parks Library. Included in the show is the collaborative book, "Design Iowa: A Book in Pigtures," created by students in Paula Curran's ArtGR 492/592 Book Publication Design class in fall 2009. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. [More...]

Urban designer to speak about municipal agriculture March 23

March 18, 2011

Darrin Nordahl, an urban designer for the city of Davenport, will describe the role of local government in shaping food policy in a presentation Wednesday, March 23, at the Iowa State University College of Design. Nordahl's talk, "Public Produce," will be at 6 p.m. in Room 416 of the Design building. It is free and open to the public. [More...]

‘Smart shrinkage’ expert to speak on challenges of declining cities March 28 at ISU

March 18, 2011

Justin B. Hollander, an assistant professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, will discuss how urban development can be achieved in shrinking cities in a presentation March 28 at the Iowa State University College of Design. His lecture, "From Boom to Bust: How Smart Shrinkage Can Help Formerly Growing Places Manage Decline," will be at 3 p.m. in Room 130 of the Design building. The presentation is free and open to the public. [More...]

Design student teams to showcase research at State Capitol March 22

March 10, 2011

Six College of Design students are among 25 Iowa State University undergraduates who will present their research to legislators and others during the sixth annual "Research in the Capitol." The event will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. [More...] [Link...]

'Iowa Sampler,' curated by Teresa Paschke, at Gallery in the Round Feb. 26-April 23

February 22, 2011

"Iowa Sampler," an exhibition of diverse artwork by seven members of the international Surface Design Association (SDA), will be at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames' Gallery in the Round from Feb. 26 through April 23. Curated by Teresa Paschke, ISU associate professor of integrated studio arts and Iowa representative for the SDA, the show will open with a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, at 1015 Hyland Ave., Ames. [More...]

ISU Design West announces summer workshops for middle and high school students

February 14, 2011

The Iowa State University Design West Studio will expand its summer programming this year to include design workshops for both middle and high school students at its facility in Sioux City. [More...]

Towns selected for 2011 community visioning program

February 04, 2011

Twelve Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2011. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. In addition, professional landscape architects offer expertise in creating conceptual design plans for the communities. [More...]

Comics artist, 'Google Chrome' author Scott McCloud will speak at ISU Jan. 27

January 13, 2011

Comics artist and author Scott McCloud will discuss the medium and art of comics during a talk on Thursday, Jan. 27. "Comics: An Art Form in Transition," will be at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Since creating "Zot!" in the 1980s, McCloud has become well known for his print and web comics. He is the author of "Google Chrome," "Understanding Comics," "Reinventing Comics" and "Making Comics." McCloud's theories have been influential in game, web and interface design, and he has been a consultant to the National Cancer Institute and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, among other clients. Cosponsored by the College of Design, his presentation is Iowa State's annual Goldtrap Lecture and is free and open to the public. [Link...]

Exhibition commemorates expansion of exchange between ISU Design College and Chinese university

January 11, 2011

Artwork by faculty from Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU) in Lanzhou, China, will be on display at the Iowa State University College of Design from Jan. 31 through Feb. 16. "Intersections, Symbolism and Imagery: Lanzhou Jiaotong University and Iowa State University Exchange Exhibition" will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in the College of Design's Gallery 181 and Lightfoot Forum. A formal program will begin at 5:30 p.m. [Link...]

'Learning to Write American,' solo show by Jennifer Drinkwater, at ARC Gallery in Chicago

January 07, 2011

"Learning to Write American: Recent work by Jennifer Drinkwater," a solo exhibition of mixed-media artwork by Jennifer Drinkwater, lecturer in integrated studio arts, is at the ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation in Chicago through Jan. 29. An opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the gallery, 832 W. Superior St. #204, Chicago, www.arcgallery.org. [More...]

Work by ISU professor C. Arthur Croyle in three juried exhibitions

January 06, 2011

Work by C. Arthur Croyle, associate professor of integrated studio arts, recently was accepted into three juried exhibitions. [More...]

Landscape architecture program in top 10 nationally

December 29, 2010

Iowa State's undergraduate landscape architecture program tied for eighth in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions. The magazine's annual report, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools," is the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design. There are 47 accredited landscape architecture programs in the U.S. [Link...]

Graphic design students team up with Chicago's Field Museum

December 20, 2010

Graphic design associate professor Lisa Fontaine's Exhibition Design class has worked with the Field Museum exhibition design director for the past two semesters. This semester her students worked on designs for a traveling exhibit on ants. Iowa State is one of only a handful of schools in the country that teach the art and science of designing exhibits that communicate, educate and entertain in museums and trade shows throughout the world. [Link...]

Design students win Contract magazine competition

December 13, 2010

A design project by two Iowa State University students took top honors in the student/conceptual category of Contract magazine's 32nd Annual Interiors Awards. Third-year architecture graduate student Jamie Morin, Pipestone, Minn., and Kyung-Eun Kim, Seoul, South Korea, who received a BFA in interior design last May, won with their proposal for a sophisticated but romantic hotel in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Fla. They completed the project last spring. The team will be honored at an awards breakfast Jan. 28 in New York City and their work will be featured in Contract's January 2011 Design Awards issue. [Link...]

Board of Regents approves new Master of Industrial Design degree at ISU

December 09, 2010

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today approved a new Master of Industrial Design degree program to be offered by the Iowa State University College of Design. This two-year, studio-based graduate program will consist of three different tracks. The research track will focus on the creation and application of new knowledge through research and culminate in a thesis. The business track will specialize in commercial issues of management and product development and culminate in a final project. Mid-career professionals will be able to apply for advanced standing in the program and follow a condensed track with special emphasis on a final project that builds on their existing experience and helps them move into a design management career. [Link...]

Maves wraps up nearly 40-year career at ISU this month

December 08, 2010

While he has seen pedagogical methods change over the years, John Maves' personal outlook has remained constant: "My concern and emphasis is on the importance of students' knowing the history and cultural context of architecture. I've tried to help them gain an understanding of environment, materials, politics and economics and how all these things have shaped architecture for centuries and millennia." Maves, an assistant professor of architecture, will wrap up a nearly 40-year career at Iowa State University later this month. He will be honored at a reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, in the Lightfoot Forum of the College of Design. The public is invited to attend. [More...]

Retirement brings VeVerka more time for family, travel

December 08, 2010

After 35 years at Iowa State University—33 of them as an academic adviser in the architecture program—Mary Joyce VeVerka will retire at the end of fall semester. She will be honored at a reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, in the Lightfoot Forum of the College of Design. The public is invited to attend. [More...]

Trank is ISU College of Design student marshal

December 08, 2010

Michaela Trank of Roscoe, Ill., will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university’s public commencement exercises Dec. 18 in Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Rob Whitehead, lecturer in architecture. Trank will graduate cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a minor in gerontology from Iowa State. [More...]

Landscape architecture students help Lake Delhi area residents explore alternative futures

December 07, 2010

For the past three months, an Iowa State University landscape architecture class has worked with the people affected by the Lake Delhi dam failure to sort out options for the future of the lake and surrounding area. Co- instructors Julia Badenhope and J. Timothy Keller integrated field work, practical research and academic study within the project-based design studio, which included 30 upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. They collected public input, conducted community and economic analyses of the area and created senarios for future development. The students are sharing their report with Gov. Chet Culver's Lake Delhi Recover and Rebuild Task Force and will present their analysis of the impacts of the dam break and scenarios for the region's recovery Friday afternoon in the Memorial Union. [Link...]

Graphic design studio contributes to new universal symbols for health care facilities

December 06, 2010

ISU graphic design faculty and graduate students were part of a two-year collaboration to create universal symbols that help non-English speakers find their way through health care facilities. The 22 navigational symbols-- along with 28 designed previously by professionals--were released this fall for use in health care facilities around the country. Associate professor Lisa Fontaine directed the research phase of the project, and graduate student Emmanuel Saka from Ghana designed the symbol selected to represent the cath lab. [Link...]

'Teresa Paschke: Crafting a Decade,' solo exhibition by ISU professor Teresa Paschke, at Dubuque Museum of Art

December 06, 2010

"Teresa Paschke: Crafting a Decade," a solo exhibition of mixed-media textile artwork by Teresa Paschke, associate professor of integrated studio arts, is at the Dubuque Museum of Art (Dubuque, Iowa) through March 6, 2011. The show explores the fiber art Paschke has created in the 10 years she has been in Iowa. Her process involves a combination of traditional techniques with new technology. Embroidery, photocopying, dyeing, digital printing, iron oxide transfers, recycled cloth all combine in unexpected ways to create textile designs with a collage of layers and techniques. An opening reception for the museum's winter exhibitions will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Admission to the reception is $10 for non- members and free for members. [Link...]

Students honored in 31st Art and Design Annual exhibition

November 16, 2010

Seven students from Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota took top honors in the 31st Art and Design Annual Juried Student Exhibition now on view in Gallery 181 at the Iowa State University College of Design. The exhibition, which runs through noon on Dec. 2, showcases 62 creative artworks by 50 Iowa State students majoring in art and design, graphic design, integrated studio arts and interior design. The show was juried by ISU alumni Linda Griffen and Chris Vance. [More...]

ISU Design West Studio wins national economic development award

November 16, 2010

Iowa State University's Design West Studio won the University Economic Development Association's (UEDA) 2010 Award of Excellence in Partnership Development at the UEDA Annual Summit in Reno, Nev., Nov. 9. Located in Sioux City, the studio is a satellite program of the ISU College of Design in partnership with Iowa State University Extension, the city of Sioux City and a number of community groups. The award recognizes a UEDA member for developing strong or unique partnerships between organizations and academic institutions, and using this partnership to achieve a shared goal. [Link...]

Iowa State University Architecture Students Find a Challenge, and a Welcome, in Haiti

November 15, 2010

Lawrence Biemiller, reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, is visiting college towns across the United States this fall and blogging about it in a feature called "Postcards." Biemiller was in Ames last week and spoke with architecture students working on a project to build a Haitian community center out of recycled shipping containers. [Link...]

ISU interior design professor honored in online juried art exhibition

November 12, 2010

Jihyun Song, assistant professor of interior design at Iowa State University, received a Special Recognition Merit Award for "The Hospice Care," a hybrid watercolor/digital print, in the 12th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition hosted by Upstream People Gallery. [More...]

Grad student helps gain recognition for Sycamore Row

November 11, 2010

If you live in Ames or work at Iowa State University, you've probably walked past or driven by Sycamore Row a hundred times and never knew it existed. It's a stretch of 42 100-year-old sycamore trees that runs parallel to what used to be the old Dinkey rail line. The first batch of trees starts near the Landscape Architecture Building on the ISU campus and continues east along a path that runs past the Lied Center, CyRide and the ISU soccer complex. The trees continue across University Boulevard near Brookside Park, and end at Squaw Creek. Thanks to the efforts of Deb Cooper, a graduate student in landscape architecture, Sycamore Row is getting more attention these days, both locally and nationally. [Link...]

Graphic design students help Ames mark Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 10, 2010

Two Iowa State University graphic design students were recognized at the Nov. 9 Ames City Council meeting for helping the city observe National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14-20 this year. ISU senior Gail Dixon of Grimes and junior Krystal Kopp of Solon designed the logo for the city's Forum on Awareness and Action, an annual event held during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to raise public awareness and support of local outreach agencies. [More...]

'The Language of Memory,' solo exhibition by ISU professor April Katz, at Columbia College through Nov. 30

November 10, 2010

"The Language of Memory," a solo exhibition by April Katz, ISU associate professor of integrated studio arts, is at Columbia College's Larson Gallery (Columbia, Mo.) through Nov. 30. The show includes work using lithographic, digital, relief and intaglio printmaking processes. A reception will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. Katz is also the juror for Columbia College's 32nd Annual Paper in Particular exhibition.

KCCI video: ISU students plan new help for Haiti

November 09, 2010

Several Iowa State architecture students are creating a community center out of recycled shipping containers for a Haitian village. Through an independent study course with assistant professor Nadia Anderson this fall, they're testing their design ideas and construction techniques on a "practice" shipping container in Ames. KCCI TV 8's Angie Hunt interviewed students and faculty for this segment that aired on Nov. 8. [Link...]

Chicago artist Frances Whitehead will discuss art and sustainability at Iowa State Nov. 17

November 04, 2010

Frances Whitehead, a professor, sculptor and proponent of publicly engaged art projects that contribute to a sustainable future, will speak at Iowa State University on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Her talk, "Climate Change : Culture Change," will be at 7 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. It is free and open to the public. [Link...]

Co-author of 'Visual Design Fundamentals' to give Digital Media Lecture Nov. 10

November 02, 2010

Multimedia designer and artist Alan Hashimoto, co-author of "Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach," will describe the evolution of his work from traditional to digital tools and techniques as part of the 2010-2011 Digital Media Lecture Series at the Iowa State University College of Design. He will present "Seven Steps to Becoming Almost Famous: The Life and Times of Alan Hashimoto, Media Designer and Artist" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. The lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

Photovoltaic design expert to speak at ISU College of Design Nov. 4

October 28, 2010

Photovoltaic design expert Claudia Lueling will speak about ways to make buildings producers of energy rather than just consumers as a part of the "Toward Sustainable Cities" series at Iowa State University. Lueling's presentation, "Energizing Architecture," will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Room 416 College of Design. Using examples from her book of the same title, Lueling will describe new materials and technologies available to architects and ways these can be integrated both functionally and aesthetically into building designs. She will also explore their application in other areas such as art and industrial design. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. Both events are free and open to the public. [More...]

ISU students design Haitian community center from shipping containers

October 25, 2010

Some Iowa State architecture students are creating a community center out of recycled shipping containers for a Haitian village. This fall, they will test their design ideas and construction techniques on a shipping container in their own neighborhood. [Link...]

Book artist Joseph Lappie in residence at ISU College of Design Oct. 25-27

October 20, 2010

The Iowa State University Print Society and College of Design will host book artist, printmaker and publisher Joseph Lappie as an artist-in-residence Oct. 25-27. During his residency, Lappie will lead a bookbinding workshop, print a special-edition book and present two public lectures. [More...]

Digital design specialist to speak at Design College Oct. 20

October 15, 2010

Digital design specialist Steve Hardy, a member and former director of Urban Future Organization, will speak at the Iowa State University College of Design on Wednesday, Oct. 20. His presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the college's Kocimski Auditorium. Hardy will speak on two themes, "The Impact of Explicit Logic on Design and Design Process" and "Parametric Pragmatism." [More...]

Renowned landscape architect to speak at Design College Oct. 19

October 06, 2010

Andrea Cochran, the principal of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, will present the 2010 P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Iowa State University. Her presentation, "Immersive Landscapes," will be at 6 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. he lecture will be followed by a reception in Gallery 181 and the Lightfoot Forum in conjunction with "Non basta una vita (One life is not enough)," an exhibition of work by 16 landscape architecture and community and regional planning students who studied in Italy with the college's Rome Program this past summer. All events are free and open to the public. [Link...]

Tongji University vice president to speak at Design College Oct. 8

October 01, 2010

The vice president of China's Tongji University will speak about the rapid urban development of the city of Shanghai in a lecture Friday, Oct. 8, at Iowa State University. Jiang Wu will present "Shanghai: Where East Meets West, the Past Meets the Future" at 5 p.m. in Room 416, College of Design. The lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

Architecture professor's book makes new ADA requirements more accessible

September 30, 2010

Iowa State University architecture Professor Arvid Osterberg has devoted much of his career to helping architects, building contractors, code officials and students decipher and implement the accessibility standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Osterberg's latest contribution to accessible design education is the third edition of a 260-page manual, "Access for Everyone: A Guide to the Accessibility of Buildings and Sites with References to 2010 ADAAG." [Link...]

International pension fund expert to speak at ISU College of Design Oct. 6

September 29, 2010

International pension fund expert Gordon Clark will present a lecture on "Public Infrastructure: Before and After the Crisis" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Room 416 of the Iowa State University College of Design. Clark's research focuses on the governance of financial institutions and pension funds, and the nature and logic of financial decision-making. In his talk, he will describe ways that pension-fund investment could support urban revitalization efforts and sustainable public infrastructure development. The presentation is free and open to the public. [More...]

New industrial design program off to promising start

September 27, 2010

The Board of Regents has given the go-ahead. Faculty members are on board. Classes are under way. And the new Bachelor of Industrial Design program is off to a promising beginning in the Iowa State University College of Design. The first of its kind in Iowa, the new degree program is one of only 10 in the Midwest. The first 20 students were admitted into the professional program for fall 2010. [Link...]

Parametric modeling is topic of first digital media lecture

September 23, 2010

David Jason Gerber, an experienced educator and practitioner in the field of parametric modeling, will kick off the 2010-2011 Digital Media Lecture Series at the Iowa State University College of Design. Gerber will discuss the rise of design computation, building information modeling and digital fabrication at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. The lecture is free and open to the public. [More...]

10th Annual Postcard Print Exchange Exhibition in Gallery 181

September 22, 2010

The Iowa State University Print Society will host "Postcards X," its 10th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange Exhibition and Silent Auction, Sept. 29 through Oct. 8 at the ISU College of Design. Exhibition hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in Gallery 181, located on the first floor of the College of Design building on the west side of the Iowa State campus. Admission is free. [More...]

Des Moines Art Center curator to speak at Design College Sept. 28

September 22, 2010

Printmaker and scholar Amy Worthen, curator of prints and drawings at the Des Moines Art Center, will speak at Iowa State University on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Her presentation, "You've Got Mail: Artists' Postcards" will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, Room 101 College of Design. [More...]

Friendship is catalyst for art, science partnership in new ISU building

September 15, 2010

A nearly 15-year friendship between the Bioeconomy Institute's Jill Euken and Ingrid Lilligren, professor and director of integrated studio arts, has led to an exhibition of artwork by College of Design students and faculty in the new Biorenewables Research Laboratory. The building will be dedicated and the exhibition will open at a public event Friday, Sept. 17. [Link...]

Design students return from Burning Man

September 14, 2010

The Sept. 14 Des Moines Register features an article on the 12 ISU students who participated in the 2010 Burning Man Festival in Nevada. [Link...]

College honors Mark Engelbrecht with Christian Petersen Design Award

August 25, 2010

Mark C. Engelbrecht, professor of architecture and dean emeritus of the College of Design, is the 2010 recipient of the Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the college. He was honored in a program Aug. 23. Engelbrecht joined the architecture faculty in 1969 and served as dean from 1994 to 2009. Established in 1980, the Petersen award is given annually to alumni, staff and friends of the university for distinguished work that advances the design and art professions. [Link...]

Cartoonist Nicole Hollander to speak at Iowa State Sept. 9

August 24, 2010

For three decades, the cantankerous, sharp-tongued Sylvia has enriched newspaper comics throughout the world, disseminating the acerbic wit and wisdom of her creator, Nicole Hollander. Hollander will share tales from her life in a talk at Iowa State University, Thursday, Sept. 9. Her presentation, "My Life in the Comics: Thirty Years of Graphic Misbehavior from Reagan to Obama," will be at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. It is free and open to the public. The lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Art and Design and CODAC (College of Design Art Club), among other ISU and community groups. [Link...]

Graphic design project chosen for UCDA exhibition

August 23, 2010

A collaborative book by 20 Iowa State University graphic design students has been selected for the 40th Annual UCDA (University and College Designers Association) Design Competition exhibition. "Design Iowa: A Book of Pigtures" will be displayed Oct. 2-5 at the 40th Annual UCDA Conference in Minneapolis. [More...]

ISU Design West Studio a finalist in economic development awards competition

August 11, 2010

Iowa State University's Design West Studio is a finalist in the University Economic Development Association’s (UEDA) 2010 Awards of Excellence competition. The studio, a satellite program of the ISU College of Design in partnership with Iowa State University Extension, the city of Sioux City and a number of community groups, is one of three finalists in the competition’s partnership development category. Finalists will present their projects at the UEDA Annual Summit in Reno, Nev., in November, where a “best in category” award will be announced. [More...]

Lacina family issues statement about son's death

August 03, 2010

The parents of ISU graphic design student Jon Lacina have issued a final statement about the circumstances surrounding their son's death. [More...]

Collaboration scores grant for game development competition

August 02, 2010

Anson Call, ISU associate professor of integrated studio arts, and Chris Johnson, lecturer in computer science, will serve as advisers for a yearlong game development competition for ISU students majoring in design, technology, communication and business disciplines. The competition is funded by a $50,000 grant from the Motorola Foundation. [Link...]

Students design interactive ag displays for Farm Progress Show

July 29, 2010

A team of architecture and graphic design students collaborated with ISU Extension and the ISU Farm Progress Show committee to develop interactive displays for the university's 2010 Farm Progress show exhibit, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 just east of Boone. [More...]

ISU student to help green grounds of U.S. Mission in Geneva

July 27, 2010

Iowa State University student Damon Sanchez, Glenview, Ill., has been selected as one of nine college students in the nation to work on a sustainable landscape design for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Sanchez is a senior in landscape architecture. [More...]

Design students are key to ISU Farm Progress Show exhibit

July 21, 2010

Five ISU College of Design students spent spring semester designing the 2010 Farm Progress Show exhibit for the university. They worked in partnership with several campus groups to bring their vision to life for the exhibit, which will be on display Aug. 31-Sept. 2 just east of Boone. [Link...]

High school students set up camp at College of Design

July 20, 2010

For two weeks in July, 16 high school students from Iowa, surrounding states and Puerto Rico are "camped out" at the ISU College of Design's "Design Condensed" summer camp. They're learning how to sketch a sound, draw digitally, distinguish shape and form and the meaning of studio culture. The idea is to give a real studio experience to students strongly committed to design, said Debra Satterfield, associate professor and program director of graphic design. [Link...]

College deans talk about the budget

July 08, 2010

Iowa State's new fiscal year began last week. While most of us understand that the university is a leaner, lighter place following three years of reduced state funding, we might not know how that translates, exactly. Inside Iowa State (online faculty-staff newspaper) talked with the deans of the seven colleges--including the College of Design--and the library to find out some of the bigger ways their units are becoming smaller, by necessity. [Link...]

College of Design studio on journey to Burning Man Festival

July 06, 2010

Except for the occasional graduate student researcher or class studying the Burning Man Festival from afar, 12 ISU design students are the first taking a course that requires them to create work for the festival since its inception. [Link...]

Six faculty to lead College of Design programs

June 28, 2010

Following an internal search, six faculty members have been appointed to serve as interim leaders of the academic programs in the Iowa State University College of Design. The new program directors include professor Gregory Palermo, architecture; professor Doug Johnston, community and regional planning; associate professor Debra Satterfield, graphic design; professor Ingrid Lilligren, integrated studio arts; professor Lee Cagley, interior design; and associate professor Heidi Hohmann, landscape architecture. [More...]

ISU Design West wins NEA grant for affordable programming

June 17, 2010

The Iowa State University Design West Studio, a satellite outreach program of the ISU College of Design located in Sioux City, received a $12,000 Access to Artistic Excellence Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to offer its educational programming at low or no cost, thus allowing a greater number of people in the community to access these programs. [More...]

Students study sustainable development in Berlin

June 14, 2010

A group of architecture students from the Iowa State University College of Design is in Berlin this month studying issues of climate change and sustainable urban development. They are involved in Summer Academy Berlin, a monthlong program founded in 2006 as a collaboration between the Beuth Berlin University of Applied Sciences and Pratt Institute, New York. [Link...]

Architecture grad student wins short film contest

May 14, 2010

Zijie Cao, a graduate student in architecture at Iowa State University, won first place in the student category of the SMIBE 2010 Short Film Competition sponsored by the Society for Moving Images about the Built Environment. Cao’s two-minute video, “Ames Railway Corridor,” was selected from the top five student entries to receive the grand prize— $500 and a trophy. [More...]

Ghandour is new associate dean for academic affairs

May 11, 2010

Following an internal search, the Iowa State University College of Design has appointed Marwan Ghandour to serve as its new associate dean for academic affairs. Ghandour, professor and director of graduate education for the ISU department of architecture, will provide strategic oversight to the college's undergraduate academic programs and will assist the dean, together with the associate dean for research, with programmatic development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He will also oversee student recruitment, retention and advising activities; faculty development programs to enhance teaching and learning; the Core Design Program, international and multicultural programs, career services and learning communities. [More...]

Two College of Design faculty selected for Iowa Artists 2010

May 10, 2010

Two Iowa State University College of Design faculty members are among 15 artists selected to participate in Iowa Artists 2010, June 11 – Sept. 19 at the Des Moines Art Center. Organized by the art center's curatorial staff, the exhibition will include five porcelain sculptures by professor Ingrid Lilligren and two textile artworks by associate professor Teresa Paschke, both faculty in the integrated studio arts program at Iowa State. [More...]

Retirement offers Gibbs opportunity to refocus her energy

May 07, 2010

Katherine Paape Gibbs is retiring in mid-May after 32 years on the art and design faculty at Iowa State University. In retirement, she will enjoy more time with her husband, Monte; horse, Jedi; and puppy, Molly, and working in her art studio. [More...]

More research, consulting on tap for Grundmann in retirement

May 07, 2010

Associate professor Bill Grundmann is retiring in mid-May after 35 years on the landscape architecture faculty at Iowa State University. For Grundmann, retirement means renewed efforts in research, more travel and time to visit his grandchildren. [More...]

Students explore vernacular architecture, social sustainability in Southeast Asia

May 07, 2010

ISU associate professor Dan Naegele and five fifth-year architecture students— Andrew Conzett, Omaha, Neb.; Max Mahaffey, St. Charles, Ill.; Brian Moore, Eau Claire, Wis.; Brent Nie, Jesup, Iowa; and Mike Wenzinger, Manassas, Va.— traveled to Vietnam to participate in the UNESCO Chair International Workshop and Symposium on the Social Sustainability of Historical Districts in Hanoi, Jan. 20-29. The travel- study trip was structured as a special three-credit course titled Vernacular Architecture and Southeast Asia. [More...]

Two student design teams share 2010 Hansen Prize

May 04, 2010

Two teams of third-year architecture and landscape architecture students at Iowa State University will share the 2010 Richard F. Hansen Prize presented by the ISU Department of Architecture. Established by Iowa State alumni Richard F. and Barbara E. Hansen in 2004, the prize is awarded annually to the winner(s) of a design studio competition held in conjunction with the Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture. The guest lecturer serves on a jury that awards up to $3,000 to the top student(s) in the competition. This year's speaker was Lawrence Scarpa, principal in charge of design for Pugh + Scarpa Architects, Santa Monica, Calif. This year's $3,000 prize will be distributed equally among the 11 students on the winning teams. [More...]

ISU printmaking area ranked by U.S. News

May 03, 2010

Iowa State University's printmaking area, part of the Integrated Studio Arts Program in the College of Design, earned high marks in the most recent graduate program rankings published by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The ISU printmaking area ranked 20th overall and 13th among public universities in the fine arts specialty rankings of the magazine's annual "America's Best Graduate Schools" survey. Graduate printmaking at Iowa State is part of the Master of Fine Arts degree program in Integrated Visual Arts. [More...]

ISU architecture student receives Alpha Rho Chi Medal

May 03, 2010

Alex Hale of Cedar Rapids, graduating senior in architecture and environmental studies at Iowa State University, received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal at the ISU College of Design's annual Awards Day celebration on April 14. [More...]

Graphic design senior will be college's student marshal

April 29, 2010

Paula Champagne of Naperville, Ill., will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises May 8 in Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Troy Abel, lecturer in graphic design. Champagne will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Iowa State. [More...]

Architecture grad student wins national retreat scholarship

April 28, 2010

Lauren Strang, a graduate student in architecture at Iowa State University, has received a 2010 SBSE Student Retreat Scholarship from the Society of Building Science Educators. The scholarship covers the majority of the costs to attend the SBSE Retreat 2010, “Water: Down to Our Last Drop,” May 14-16 in Las Vegas. Recipients also pay a substantially reduced retreat registration fee and receive $100 toward travel expenses. [More...]

ISU architecture students earn honors from AIA

April 27, 2010

Four Iowa State University architecture students were honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the ISU College of Design’s annual Awards Day celebration, April 14. Jonathan Vaage of Milford received the undergraduate 2010 AIA Henry Adams Medal. Lauren Strang of Cascade received the graduate 2010 AIA Henry Adams Medal. Kate Hemker of St. Louis Park, Minn., received the undergraduate 2010 AIA Henry Adams Certificate. Sarah Sandor of Northfield, Minn., received the graduate 2010 AIA Henry Adams Certificate. [More...]

Architecture alumni raising funds to honor Stone

April 27, 2010

Members of the Iowa State University architecture Class of 1965 have launched an effort to establish an endowed faculty fellowship to honor professor emeritus Vernon Stone, who taught fifth-year undergraduate and graduate students from 1960 to 1970 at ISU. [More...]

College of Design students win masonry design contest

April 26, 2010

Two Iowa State University College of Design students won first place in the 2009 Masonry Institute of Iowa Design Competition with their entrance design proposal for a historic national fish hatchery. The team of Amy Ciani, graduate student in interior design, and Justin Massey, second-year student in architecture, will share a $550 cash prize for their entrance design proposal for the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, S.D. Both students will be recognized at the ISU architecture department’s fall awards celebration in September. [More...]

ISU art students, alumni selected as Emerging Iowa Artists

April 26, 2010

Eight Iowa State University art students and recent graduates will exhibit their work as Emerging Iowa Artists at the Des Moines Arts Festival, June 25-27 in Western Gateway Park. Emerging artists from Iowa State this year include students Brian Dreesman, Waukee, and Ryan Gibson, Ames, both seniors in integrated studio arts; 2009 graduates Andrew Clarridge, Story City; Jon Lemons, Waukee; Amy McAfee, Ames; Julie Solberg, Eagan, Minn.; and Christian Vandehaar, Altoona; and 2008 graduate Fumi Ikeshima, Ames, all of whom received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts. Two other ISU alumni—Andrew Kopp, who received a BFA in integrated studio arts in 2009, and Chris Vance, who received a BFA in visual studies in 2000—are among the 185 professional artists selected to participate in the 2010 arts festival. [More...]

Landscape architecture seniors win park design competition

April 16, 2010

Landscape architecture seniors Andrew Kraemer and Adam Olson won the Park Pride Atlanta International Student Design Competition. They will share the $1,000 cash prize. The two created their "Knoll Park" design in William Grundmann's community design studio. Classmate Stacie Ellickson received an honorable mention for her "Loblolly Ridge Park" design, also created in Grundmann's studio. There were 33 entries in the competition. [Link...]

Borich honored by national extension organization

April 16, 2010

Timothy O. Borich, director of Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development and associate dean for outreach in the ISU College of Design, was honored for distinguished service by the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) at its annual conference, April 12-14 in Bloomington, Minn. Borich received both the 2010 State Distinguished Extension Community Development Service Award and the NACDEP National State Distinguished Service Award. [More...]

Seven studio arts students honored in BFA exhibition

April 15, 2010

Students from Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota took top honors in "From the Basement Up," the 2010 BFA Senior Student Exhibition now on view in Gallery 181 at the Iowa State University College of Design. A total of seven awards were presented, including Best of Show, first, second, third, and three honorable mentions. [More...]

Body of missing ISU student Jonathan Lacina identified

April 15, 2010

The Office of the State Medical Examiner has positively identified a body found last night in an outlying building on the former ISU Dairy Farm as that of missing Iowa State University student Jonathan Lacina. Lacina, 21, of 5119 Buchanan Hall, was last seen leaving a small gathering of friends at 300 Stanton Ave. the night of Jan. 22. He was a senior majoring in graphic design from Grinnell. Lacina's father, Tom, contacted ISU Police to report his son missing on Jan. 30. [Link...]

ISU design student selected for Grinnell Artist Residency

April 12, 2010

Jonathan Happ, an ISU senior in integrated studio arts from Sterling, Ill., is one of five undergraduate student artists from Iowa to be selected for the 2010 Grinnell Artist Residency. He will join four other young artists and writers from Grinnell College, Grand View University, the University of Iowa and Drake University in the one-month residency program, June 28 to July 24. [More...]

BFA Senior Exhibition in Gallery 181 April 12-22

April 07, 2010

The ISU College of Design will host "From the Basement Up," an exhibition of artwork by 52 seniors in the Integrated Studio Arts Program, April 12-22 in Gallery 181 on the first floor of the Design building. An opening reception and awards presentation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 12. [More...]

ISU graphic design student honored by Creative Quarterly

March 31, 2010

Cyndi Wiley, a first-year graduate student in graphic design and human computer interaction at Iowa State University, has been named a runner-up in the graphic design student category of Creative Quarterly 19. Wiley’s entry, “Poor Bessie,” will be posted in the journal’s online gallery in June. [More...]

Alumnus Steve King is Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker

March 30, 2010

Steve King, a 1986 Iowa State landscape architecture alumnus and founder of Landscape Structures Inc. -- one of the leading commercial playground equipment manufacturers in the world -- will be the Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker on Wednesday, April 7. Sponsored by ISU's Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, King's talk will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during a luncheon presentation in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The luncheon is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required at http://www.isupjcenter.org/forms/form_reimanfaculty.cfm [Link...]

Anderson builds bridges between practice and education

March 11, 2010

Assistant professor of architecture and ISU Extension architecture and community design specialist Nadia Anderson and her Bridge Studio students are designing sustainable projects, including low-income housing solutions. [Link...]

Sandoval studies global complexities of meatpacking towns

March 10, 2010

Although Gerardo Sandoval's new book is about the revitalization of a downtown Los Angeles immigrant community, he's finding the same intricate global relationships are at play in rural Iowa's meatpacking communities. With their growing immigrant populations, towns like Perry and Postville are on "the cutting edge of globalization," says the Iowa State University assistant professor of community and regional planning. [Link...]

Architecture department wins course development grant

March 08, 2010

The Iowa State University Department of Architecture recently received one of three grants for new course development from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). "Practicing Structure," a proposal by ISU architecture faculty members Thomas Leslie and Rob Whitehead, was awarded a 2009 NCARB Grant for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. The nearly $12,000 grant will support development of beginning and intermediate structure courses that will teach students how to better integrate basic structural principles into their design work. [More...]

King Pavilion earns LEED Platinum certification

February 22, 2010

The King Pavilion addition to the Iowa State University College of Design has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the first higher education building in Iowa to achieve LEED Platinum status. [Link...]

Borich is president-elect of national extension association

February 15, 2010

Timothy O. Borich, director of Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development and associate dean for outreach in the ISU College of Design, has been elected president-elect of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP). He and four other newly elected NACDEP officials will take office at the 2010 annual conference April 12-14 in Bloomington, Minn. Borich will serve as president of the organization in 2011, and past president in 2012. [More...]

New associate dean for research, graduate education

February 02, 2010

Following an internal search, the Iowa State University College of Design has appointed Douglas M. Johnston to serve an interim term as its new associate dean for research and graduate education. Johnston, professor and chair of the departments of landscape architecture and community and regional planning, will be responsible for supporting and coordinating college-wide research, and for developing research partnerships within the university and externally. He will also provide oversight for graduate academic programs and help coordinate graduate recruitment and retention activities. [More...]

Student illustrators create drawings for new weed ID guide

January 27, 2010

ISU seniors in biological and pre-medical illustration (BPMI) were asked to create technically accurate illustrations of several grass species for a Weed ID Guide to be published in March by the Corn and Soybean Initiative. BPMI is an undergraduate major in Iowa State's colleges of Design and Liberal Arts and Sciences for students who want to combine interests and aptitudes in science and art. The program is coordinated by Dean Biechler, lecturer in art and design. [Link...]

Squire wins prestigious artist residency award

January 08, 2010

Mitchell Squire, associate professor of architecture, is one of seven artists of color to receive the 2010 Midwestern Voices and Visions award from the Alliance of Artists Communities. Funded by the Joyce Foundation, the award provides each artist with a short-term residency at a Midwestern arts organization and a $4,000 stipend to support his or her creative endeavors. Squire will spend five weeks in residence at Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Mich. [More...]

Towns chosen for 2010 community visioning program

January 07, 2010

Thirteen Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2010. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. [Link...]

Resident director brings diverse experience to Rome Program

January 04, 2010

For almost a decade, Pia Schneider has taught classes for the College of Design in Ames and in Rome, and since 2007, she has been resident director of the college's Rome Program. Her varied personal and professional background, and her tremendous love of Italy, serve her well in this position. [More...]

Architecture student wins international study scholarship

December 11, 2009

Clark Colby, a fourth-year architecture student at Iowa State University, has received a $4,500 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Italy during spring semester (2010). Colby, of Urbandale, will participate in the ISU College of Design Rome Program. He is one of our Iowa State students to receive the Gilman scholarship this year. [More...]

Meet an architect who plays with toys

December 02, 2009

Mitchell Squire, associate professor of architecture, will pilot design students on a semester-long flight of fancy in his spring 2010 studio class, "TOYS!" [Link...]

Two ISU design programs rank in top 20 nationally

December 01, 2009

Iowa State University's programs in landscape architecture and architecture are ranked 11th and 18th in the nation respectively, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. The magazine's annual report, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools," is the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design. [Link...]

Godbey's thoughts on disaster movie "2012"

November 13, 2009

Emily Godbey, assistant professor of art and design/art history, who has researched the history of the public's fascination with disaster, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 about the opening of the movie "2012" for its program "The World Tonight." The interview aired on Monday, Nov. 16, and is available at the following link. The clip begins at minute 40:50. [Link...]

Architecture student 'transforms' for Halloween

November 09, 2009

Spenser Pearson, a senior in architecture from Clinton, created a fully functional Halloween costume based on the Optimus Prime character from the Transformers movie franchise. Pearson was featured in a "Karlin Covers Central Iowa" segment on KCCI-TV 8 on Friday, Nov. 6, and also appears on YouTube. [Link...]

Design student wins campus photography contest

November 05, 2009

Following a month of community voting, Katherine Kelly Moore, a first-year student in the College of Design, won the second annual "I Love Campus Art" photography contest sponsored by the University Museums. Moore will receive a poster of her winning photograph, which featured Bruce White's "Carom" sculpture located near the Black Engineering Building. The limited-edition poster also will be for sale in the museum store on the second floor of the Scheman Building beginning Dec. 1. [Link...]

Honey Creek State Park is new home for solar house

October 27, 2009

Iowa State University's student-designed and built solar house is being installed at its permanent location at Honey Creek Resort State Park at Rathbun Lake in southern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has purchased the 800-square-foot, energy-efficient, solar-powered Interlock House for use as an interpretive center at the park. Iowa State also will have access to the building for energy performance monitoring. The house recently took 12th place in the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, DC. [Link...]

Lewis receives AIA Iowa Medal of Honor

October 26, 2009

Calvin F. Lewis, professor and chair of the Iowa State University department of architecture, received the Medal of Honor from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) at the Central States Region/AIA Iowa Annual Convention in Des Moines on Oct. 16. The award recognizes an AIA Iowa member for distinguished service to the architecture profession. [More...]

Schwennsen receives AIA Iowa Educator Award

October 21, 2009

Kate Schwennsen, professor of architecture and associate dean for academic programs in the ISU College of Design, received the 2009 Educator Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) at the Central States Region/AIA Iowa Annual Convention in Des Moines. [More...]

Iowa State places 12th in US DOE's Solar Decathlon

October 19, 2009

The Iowa State University Solar Decathlon Team's Interlock House finished in 12th place in the U.S. DOE's Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, D.C. The team tied for third in Market Viability, fourth in Communications, fifth in Engineering and sixth in Net Metering contests. The houses remained open for public tours through the weekend. Students now begin the work of dismantling the house for transport back to Iowa. [More...] [Link...]

Two ISU architecture courses earn national recognition

October 19, 2009

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) recently honored two Iowa State University architecture courses for advancing green building education. The Bridge Studio, developed and taught by Nadia Anderson, was one of five national winners of the 2009 Excellence in Green Building Education Recognition Award in the higher education category. SCI-TECH, taught by Jason Alread, Tom Leslie and Rob Whitehead, received an honorable mention in the same category. [More...] [Link...]

Columbia University's Kate Orff to speak at ISU Oct. 21

October 09, 2009

Columbia University's Kate Orff will present the P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Iowa State University. Her presentation, "Design for the Anthropocene Era," will be at 6 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. [More...] [Link...]

Sandoval honored for outstanding doctoral dissertation

September 18, 2009

Gerardo Sandoval, assistant professor of community and regional planning at Iowa State University, will receive the 2009 Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning from the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) in October. The award recognizes superior scholarship in a doctoral dissertation. [More...]

Architecture alum builds Key Card Hotel for Holiday Inn

September 18, 2009

Bryan Berg, a 1997 Iowa State architecture graduate, recently constructed a 400-square-foot Key Card Hotel of 200,000 Holiday Inn key cards to help Intercontinental Hotel Group celebrate a new logo design and relaunch 1,200 Holiday Inn hotels. Berg holds a master's degree from Harvard and is the Guinness World Record Holder for the World's Largest House of Cards. Read more about the Key Card Hotel in Fast Company magazine online. [Link...]

Faber to receive award for early teaching achievement

September 17, 2009

Carol Faber, assistant professor of art and design (integrated studio arts), will receive the Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Teaching at the university's annual fall convocation Monday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The $1,500 award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching performance unusually early in his or her career. [More...] [Link...]

Community Visioning Program applications available

September 17, 2009

The Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is accepting applications for the 2010 program. Since 1996, 159 communities throughout the state have benefited from the program, which integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever. [Link...]

ISU Solar Decathlon Team preps solar house for road trip

September 09, 2009

It will take a little more than three weeks for Iowa State's Solar Decathlon Team to disassemble, transport and reconstruct their Interlock House for competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. [Link...]

ISU students pour energy into solar home design

August 31, 2009

Des Moines Register features ISU Solar Decathlon team's "Interlock House" in Saturday, Aug. 29 article. [Link...]

Prominent architect to receive Christian Petersen award

August 19, 2009

Bryce Pearsall, managing principal of DLR Group, will receive the ISU College of Design's 2009 Christian Petersen Design Award at a ceremony Monday, Aug. 24. The Petersen award is given annually to alumni, staff and friends of the university for distinguished work that advances the design and art professions. Pearsall graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1971. [Link...]

Curator David McFadden to speak at ISU Aug. 24

August 18, 2009

David Revere McFadden, chief curator and vice president for programs and collections at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, will speak at the ISU College of Design on Monday, Aug. 24. His lecture, "The Blur Zone: Art, Craft and Design Today," will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. It is free and open to the public. McFadden guest curated the college's "30 and Beyond" alumni exhibition, open through Sept. 26 in Gallery 181. [Link...]

Design students begin classes in King Pavilion Aug. 24

August 17, 2009

The King Pavilion, Iowa State's first new green structure, will be dedicated at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum of the College of Design. A reception and tours of the facility will follow at 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Students will begin classes in the new addition on Aug. 24. The building and grounds will serve as a living laboratory for the study of sustainable design practices. [Link...]

Tour ISU Solar Decathlon house on Aug. 29

August 14, 2009

After 18 months of hard work, Iowa State University's Solar Decathletes are ready to show off their achievement: the solar-powered Interlock House, which they designed and built for the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., in October. The team will host a free open house for the public from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at 1220 Southern Hills Drive, Ames. [Link...]

Two minutes with ... an artist in the Peace Corps

August 12, 2009

Chris Martin, associate professor of art and design, and his wife, Tammi, a former ISU staff member, are one year into a two-year assignment as Peace Corps volunteers in Ghana. [Link...]

College of Design hosts alumni exhibition Aug. 3-Sept. 26

July 27, 2009

"30 and Beyond: College of Design Alumni Exhibition," curated by David Revere McFadden, chief curator and vice president for programs and collections at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, will be open Aug. 3 through Sept. 26 in Gallery 181, College of Design. An accompanying online show will also start Aug. 3. A reception and lecture by McFadden will be on Monday, Aug. 24. All events are free and open to the public. [Link...]

Sioux City students to take part in Design West workshop

June 09, 2009

Sioux City's Fourth Street Historic District will teem with budding artists, architects and designers June 11-13 during the Iowa State University College of Design Summer Workshop for area high school students. In its second year, the two-and-a-half day creative exploration session will be held at the ISU Design West Studio, 1014 ½ Design Place. Eighteen students from eight area high schools are registered to attend. [More...] [Link...]

Public invited to weigh in on statewide housing policy

May 29, 2009

Iowans are invited to help inform the state's housing policy at a series of meetings hosted by Iowa State University Extension and the Center for Town/Craft in June and July. Meetings will be held at different locations around the state, and input received on housing needs and priorities will be used in an ongoing process to develop a state housing policy. [More...]

ISU's first green roof installed on King Pavilion

May 21, 2009

Work should wrap up by early June on the King Pavilion addition to the College of Design, and one of the last tasks was to install a green roof, consisting of about 20 varieties of plants atop four layers and about four inches of special materials. Conservation Design Forum, a Chicago-based landscape architecture firm, designed the roof for the Iowa climate. [Link...]

Design students create furniture, lamps, ceramics for Solar Decathlon House

May 07, 2009

When Iowa State University's Solar Decathlon house is displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in October, it will be decked out with furniture, lamps, bird feeders and ceramics created by students in three College of Design classes. [Link...]

Interior design students triumph in national competition

May 05, 2009

Designs by three senior interior design students triumphed in the fifth annual Hospitality Design Awards competition sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. Michael Goodsmith won first place in the student category with his conceptual designs for a sustainable nightclub. A concept for an upscale hotel and spa by Anna Anderson and Jennifer Irey was a finalist. They developed their projects in the interior design senior studio taught by assistant professor Jihyun Song. [Link...]

NFL's Hobbs to receive art and design degree from ISU May 9

May 01, 2009

Former Cyclone cornerback Ellis Hobbs, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, returns to campus May 9 to receive his bachelor of arts degree in art and design. [More...] [Link...]

Leslie receives sabbatical fellowship for design research

April 30, 2009

Tom Leslie, associate professor of architecture at Iowa State University, has received an American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship for his research on Chicago architecture. [More...]

Leaders meet to discuss Iowa housing policy

April 28, 2009

Key leaders representing builders, developers, lenders and realtors in Iowa met to discuss differing perspectives on the complex issue of housing at the Iowa Housing Policy Roundtable, held April 22 and 23 at the Center for Town/Craft in Perry. [More...]

Graphic design students take top honors in ADAI exhibition

April 23, 2009

Iowa State University graphic design students took top honors, including Best of Show, in the Art Directors Association of Iowa (ADAI) 2009 Student Design Exhibition. Of a total 81 entries by 57 students accepted into the show, more than half -- 49 entries by 31 students -- were from the ISU College of Design. [More...]

Class creates memory care garden in Ackley

April 21, 2009

For the past three months, students in Bridget Belkacemi's landscape architecture studio worked with staff at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley to design and create a therapeutic garden for the facility's newest wing -- a dementia care unit. [Link...]

King Pavilion leads the way in ISU sustainability efforts

April 20, 2009

The College of Design's King Pavilion is the university's first newly constructed "green" structure. It will meet high green building and performance measurements, including lower operating costs, increased asset value, reduced waste sent to landfills, decreased water and energy use and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. It is scheduled to open for classes in August. [Link...]

Iowa State architecture studio wins national prize

April 17, 2009

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has recognized an innovative ISU architecture course with a $25,000 cash award. The Bridge Studio, taught by architecture lecturer Nadia Anderson, won the 2009 NCARB Grand Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. [Link...]

ISU senior helps middle-schoolers learn about creek restoration

April 13, 2009

For her senior thesis project, ISU landscape architecture student Stephanie Nelson has been working with seventh-graders at Ames Middle School to mitigate erosion damage and enhance wildlife habitat along a College Creek tributary behind the school. The story made the front page of the Sunday, April 12 edition of the Tribune. [Link...]

Six landscape architecture students receive ASLA awards

April 09, 2009

Six Iowa State University landscape architecture students received awards from the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) -- and one of them received the President's Award for Academic Excellence. The awards were presented at the organization's spring conference in Des Moines on April 3. [More...]

Architecture students in Rome feel earthquake, aftershocks

April 08, 2009

Thirty-five Iowa State architecture students and two faculty members are wrapping up their semester at the ISU College of Design's facility in Rome, Italy. Monday morning, April 6, they felt the earthquake that hit central Italy, and have been experiencing the aftershocks since then. Eric Hanson of KCCI NewsChannel 8 in Des Moines spoke with three students by phone. View the video at the following link. [Link...]

Rico-Gutierrez to lead College of Design

April 07, 2009

Following a national search, Luis Rico-Gutierrez, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and David Lewis Director of the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, will become dean of the College of Design at Iowa State University effective July 1. He succeeds Mark Engelbrecht, who will step down June 30 after serving as dean since 1994. [Link...]

Lilligren's 'Small Pleasures' on exhibit through April 8

March 19, 2009

Work by Ingrid Lilligren, professor of art and design, is in an exhibition through April 8 at Bunny Gunner Gallery in Pomona, Calif. The show features 120 7"x7" squares from Lilligren's "Small Pleasures" project, which she created from dry pastels and eggshells over the course of one year. All proceeds from sales benefit local organizations who help people in the midst of changing their lives. [More...]

Recycling sights and sounds: Students empty 'bottle sock'

March 16, 2009

Watch (and hear) students unleash a four-story can/bottle recycling "sock" in the atrium of the College of Design building. [Link...]

Five design students part of Research in the Capitol

March 02, 2009

Five College of Design students are among 23 Iowa State University undergraduates who will present their research to legislators and others during the fourth annual "Research in the Capitol" event on Monday, March 9, in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. [Link...]

ISU Solar Decathlon project on WOI TV 5

February 26, 2009

WOI's Jay Villwock features Iowa State University students who are building a home powered by solar energy for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon competition. [Link...]

ISU Solar Decathlon team on KCCI-TV

February 17, 2009

KCCI's Angie Hunt features Iowa State University students who are building a home powered by solar energy for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon competition. [Link...]

Four finalists named in ISU design dean search

February 12, 2009

Four finalists in the search for the next dean of the College of Design will visit campus during the next three weeks. Each will speak and answer questions at an open forum from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. Forum dates are Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Feb. 25 and March 2. Candidates' interview schedules and full vitae are available online. [Link...]

Nordmeyer to direct Iowa Energy Center

February 02, 2009

Kevin Nordmeyer, an architect who is currently a partner at RDG Planning and Design in Des Moines, will be the new director of the Iowa Energy Center. Nordmeyer begins his new job March 1. He designed two Iowa State University projects -- the Morrill Hall restoration and the new King Pavilion at the College of Design -- to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from Iowa State and has taught sustainable design for the ISU department of architecture. [Link...]

Students begin building house for Solar Decathlon

January 30, 2009

Iowa State students have set up shop in an off-campus warehouse to build and test the Interlock House, their entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon. For the 75 students with 11 varied majors, the past year has been a learning experience like no other. [Link...]

Design alum builds community through artistic intervention

January 05, 2009

An exhibition of Theaster Gates' work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and an accompanying series of events and performances throughout that city, highlights his belief in the transformative power of community. [More...]

Squire honored for creative achievement

December 23, 2008

Mitchell Squire, associate professor of architecture, will receive a 2008-09 Creative Achievement Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) at its annual meeting in Portland, Ore., in March. He will be honored for his "positive and stimulating influence" on students at Iowa State through the semester-long course he created, Craft and Crafty Action: On the Relationship between Creativity and Mischief. [Link...]

ISU's soy research offers greener materials for hot wax art

December 17, 2008

Barbara Walton, associate professor of art and design, and Tong Wang, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, are working together to modify soy wax for use in encaustic art. [Link...]

Three design college programs rank in top 15 nationally

December 11, 2008

Iowa State's programs in landscape architecture, interior design and architecture are among the top 15 in the nation, according to a survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions. The magazine's annual report, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools," is the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design. [Link...]

Design by ISU architecture students on HD magazine cover

December 04, 2008

The work of two architecture graduate students is featured on the cover of the December issue of Hospitality Design (HD) magazine. Michael Grundleger and Jennifer Lehmkuhl won the top award in the student category of the fourth annual HD Awards for their design of a hotel with an art gallery. [Link...]

Students help Perry integrate immigrants into revitalization

December 01, 2008

Iowa State University community planning students in Gerardo Sandoval's class spent the semester working with the people of Perry to enhance the city's downtown revitalization plan. City leaders asked the students to find ways to integrate the immigrant community into the planning process and the final plan. Students will present "Iowa's Re-emerging Hometown: Planning for a Multicultural Perry," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Center for Town/Craft, 1122 Willis Ave. in Perry. [Link...]

Richards hits his stride as children's book author, muralist

November 13, 2008

Chuck Richards will sign copies of his latest book, "Critter Sitter," at the University Book Store in the Iowa State Memorial Union from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Richards also recently completed four commissioned paintings based on his earlier book, "Jungle Gym Jitters," for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. [Link...]

Block receives AIA Iowa Educator Award

November 11, 2008

David Block, professor of architecture at Iowa State University, received the Educator Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) at its annual convention in September. The award recognizes individuals for their contributions to architectural education in Iowa. [More...]

Engelbrecht receives AIA Iowa Medal of Honor

October 24, 2008

Mark C. Engelbrecht, FAIA, professor of architecture and dean of the Iowa State University College of Design, received the Medal of Honor from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) at its annual convention in Des Moines in September. [More...]

Senior Andrew Kopp wins Best of Show in Design Emphasis '08

October 09, 2008

Iowa State senior Andrew Kopp's bench won Best of Show in the International Woodworking Fair's Design Emphasis '08, considered the nation's premier furniture design competition for students. Two of his classmates--Ryan Seiler and James Ian Killinger--were finalists. [Link...]

Hilderbrand to present P.H. Elwood Lecture Oct. 22

October 08, 2008

Gary Hilderbrand, an award-winning landscape architect and adjunct professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will present the P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Iowa State University. His presentation, "Space of Trees," will be at 6 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. [Link...]

Woodwork Magazine features ISU design students, faculty

October 07, 2008

The current issue (December 2008) of Woodwork Magazine features a two-page spread of work by students of Chris Martin, Iowa State University associate professor of art and design. The photo gallery shows work by eight BFA and MFA students in Martin's furniture design courses. And the magazine's back cover features a piece by Martin. His article describes processes involved in creating a desk inspired by Czech Cubism. [Link...]

Environmental sculptor Dougherty at Iowa State Oct. 8

September 25, 2008

Internationally renowned environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty will speak at Iowa Stat University Wednesday, Oct. 8, as a part of the College of Design's 30th anniversary celebration. Dougherty's presentation, "Building Sculpture on Location: A Melding of Design and Community," will be at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. [Link...]

ISU students design "green" home for Des Moines' west side

September 12, 2008

Groundbreaking took place Tuesday, Sept. 9, for two sustainable "green" homes on Des Moines' west side. The project by Community Housing Development Corporation will provide homes for low- to moderate-income families. One of the homes, at 1622 Forest Ave., was designed by Iowa State University architecture and interior design students in a spring 2008 studio led by Nadia Anderson, lecturer in architecture. Read the story in the Friday, Sept. 12, online edition of the Des Moines Register. [Link...]

Downtown Waukee doubles as classroom

September 02, 2008

A story in today's (Sept. 2, 2008) Des Moines Register highlights work by a graduate-level community and regional planning class from Iowa State University that will help create a downtown master plan for the city of Waukee. Led by assistant professor Monica Haddad, the class will use input from residents and business owners to suggest how and where downtown Waukee should expand, putting particular focus on what kinds of businesses the city's oldest commercial area should try to attract. The project is a part of the ISU College of Design's PLaCE (Partnering Landscape and Community Enhancement) program. [Link...]

Sculptures reflect frustration with Katrina response

August 29, 2008

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a story in the Friday, Aug. 29 edition of The Tribune (Ames, IA) relates the journey of Iowa State MFA graduate Michael Stanley, who lost everything in the storm but made a new start in Iowa. He is using his art to express both frustration over the government response in the wake of the disaster and hope that by working together, the community can recover. [Link...]

Textile artist to receive Christian Petersen Design Award

August 19, 2008

The College of Design will present the 2008 Christian Petersen Design Award to textile artist Priscilla Sage, who taught at ISU from 1984 to 2000. She will be honored during the college's annual welcome reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Brunnier Art Museum. A retrospective exhibition of Sage's work, "Priscilla Sage: Fifty Years of Sculpting, 1958-2008," will be at the Brunnier from Aug. 26, 2008, through Jan. 5, 2009. [Link...]

Vandehaar wins Best of Show in Iowa State Fair exhibition

August 14, 2008

Christian Vandehaar, senior in integrated studio arts at Iowa State University, earned Best of Show honors in the Fine Arts Exhibition at the 2008 Iowa State Fair. His chalk pastel drawing, "St. Matthew and the Angel," will be on view in the Cultural Center through Sunday, Aug. 17. [More...]

Hurricane Katrina survivor turns anger into art at ISU

August 14, 2008

Three years after Michael Stanley lost his home, studio, artwork and graduate school in Hurricane Katrina, he has earned his MFA at Iowa State and will begin teaching here in the fall. His thesis exhibition, "Katrina's Crescendo," comprises two kinetic sculptures that are made from Katrina refuse and express his experiences before, during and after the hurricane. It's an emotional and artistic journey that has carried him from a place of anger and bitterness to a sense of purpose. [Link...]

Design student Kutilek wins CW Network internship

August 01, 2008

Iowa State graphic design student Joe Kutilek won an internship at the CW TV Network when his 25-second, digital motion-graphics promotional spot for "Gossip Girl" took first place in a national college competition, "Making the Cut." His winning promo, selected from 370 entries, will air this fall in a new episode of "Gossip Girl," and online at CWTV.com. [More...] [Link...]

Satterfield teams with Mayo Clinic to study medical decision aids

July 28, 2008

Debra Satterfield, associate professor of graphic design at Iowa State, and colleagues are teaming up with Mayo Clinic to examine how design variables influence the decision-making process of patients using medical decision aids. [Link...]

Green proponent glad to be in higher education

July 24, 2008

For the past two years, assistant professor Ulrike Passe has been injecting a healthy dose of European-bred, green design into the architecture curriculum at Iowa State. And, as lead faculty on ISU's Solar Decathlon project, she's extending her expertise to the entire campus community. [Link...]

Taylor: Plan recovery from the next flood

July 10, 2008

In an Op-Ed piece in today's Des Moines Register online, assistant professor and Extension specialist Gary Taylor, community and regional planning, offers recommendations to help communities prepare for future flooding. [Link...]

Design student Porter earns arts festival honor

July 10, 2008

Jared Porter, who will graduate in August with a bachelor of fine arts degree in integrated studio arts, earned Best of Show in the Emerging Iowa Artist category at the Des Moines Arts Festival, June 27-29. Read the article in the Iowa State Daily. [Link...]

Grant to help LA dept., Ames address College Creek issues

June 06, 2008

Iowa State University and the city of Ames announced a grant from the Iowa Watershed Review Board, a state-funded mandate for improving water quality in Iowa, to fund a project aimed a stabilizing the College Creek channel and stream bed, and enhancing and adding filtering vegetation and wildlife habitat. [Link...]

Solar Decathlon team shares Interlock House concept

May 22, 2008

The Iowa State University Solar Decathlon team on May 3 unveiled the design of its Interlock House, one of 20 projects competing in the US Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon. Since 2002, the competition has promoted research and development of green building technologies, particularly the use of solar energy. [Link...]

'Decathletes' look to sun for power (ISU Solar Decathlon)

May 15, 2008

A May 15 Des Moines Register article on Iowa State University's Solar Decathlon team. [Link...]

Whiteford to lead search for College of Design dean

May 09, 2008

A 12-member committee is beginning the search for a new dean of the ISU College of Design. The search committee is chaired by Michael Whiteford, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Whiteford said the committee's goal is to name a new dean by the end of spring semester 2009. The successful candidate will succeed Mark Engelbrecht, who assumed leadership of the college in 1994 and will step down in June 2009. [Link...]

Three design faculty earn promotion, tenure

May 08, 2008

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved tenure and/or promotions for 60 Iowa State University faculty members May 1. Kate Schwennsen, College of Design associate dean for academic programs, and Roger Baer, chair of the art and design department, both were promoted to the rank of professor (already tenured). Jason Alread, assistant professor of architecture, was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

Landscape architecture prof earns state, regional honors

May 07, 2008

Christopher Seeger, assistant professor of landscape architecture and ISU Extension landscape architect, received the 2008 Award of Excellence from the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and a Merit Award in Communication from the ASLA Central States Conference in April. The awards recognize his development of an interactive online geospatial tool used by a Seattle design firm to collect public input at a series of charrettes focusing on infrastructure and design plans for the city of Lake Forest Park, Wash. [More...]

Planning professor Taylor receives national leadership award

May 06, 2008

Gary Taylor, assistant professor and extension specialist in community and regional planning, received the Chapter Presidents Council 2008 Leadership Award for Chapter Professional Development Officer Recognition from the American Planning Association April 30 at its national conference in Las Vegas. He was honored for his leadership and dedication to training the professional and citizen planners of Iowa. In the past three years, more than 1,600 local officials have attended his workshops on issues related to land-use planning and zoning. [Link...]

May graduate headed for international art world of Sotheby's

April 30, 2008

Growing up in Odebolt, Iowa State University Hixson Scholar Kate Brown overcame 14 years in speech therapy. Now she is ending up right where she wants to be--on the threshold of a career in the international art world. After graduating on May 10 with a BFA in integrated studio arts, she heads to Sotheby's Institute of Art in London for her master's degree. She plans to pursue a career in preventive conservation. [Link...]

Iowa State Solar Decathlon Team to reveal schematic design

April 28, 2008

The Iowa State University Solar Decathlon Team will reveal the schematic design of the Interlock House, its purely solar-powered home, at an unveiling from 5 to 8 p.m. May 3 in Hughes Auditorium at Reiman Gardens. Students and faculty will be available to answer questions about the design, the 2009 Solar Decathlon competition and the work done by the Iowa State team to date. [More...]

ISU couple head for Peace Corps stint in Ghana

April 24, 2008

For Chris and Tammi Martin, joining the Peace Corps is the assignment of a lifetime. Chris, associate professor of art and design, and Tammi, administrative specialist in the Center for Crops Utilization Research, depart June 7 for two years of service in Ghana. Chris will teach art and Tammi will teach computer literacy. [Link...]

ISU students 'design-build' cabin in South Sioux City park

April 17, 2008

Twenty students majoring in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design collaborated on a semester-long project to design and build a cabin for Scenic Park Campground in South Sioux City. Read more in an April 17 article in the Sioux City Journal online. [Link...]

Fifteen design students, alumni are Emerging Iowa Artists

April 15, 2008

For the sixth consecutive year, Iowa State will be well represented among the Emerging Iowa Artists in the Des Moines Arts Festival, June 27-29 at Western Gateway Park. Fifteen of the 24 emerging artists selected for this year's event are College of Design students or recent graduates. [More...] [Link...]

Students, faculty, staff honored at annual Awards Day

April 10, 2008

The College of Design celebrated its annual Awards Day on Wednesday, April 9. A number of notable students, faculty and staff were recognized for their achievements. [More...]

Design faculty team honored with creative achievement award

April 08, 2008

A team of Iowa State faculty, representing all four College of Design departments, has received a 2007-2008 Creative Achievement Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The team was cited for development of Design Science, an experimental course intended to introduce students to the fundamental relationship between science and design in their first year of college. [Link...]

Palermo receives national recognition

April 08, 2008

Iowa State architecture professor Gregory Palermo is one of three in the nation to receive the Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The award was was presented at the ACSA annual meeting in Houston in March. [Link...]

Design College part of sesquicentennial video series

March 24, 2008

Mediacom's Connections 22 access channel will air a three-part video series this week in honor of Iowa State's sesquicentennial. "Iowa State University: The 150-Year Adventure" is hosted by KCCI news anchor and ISU alum Kevin Cooney. It will air from 7 to 8 p.m. March 25, 26 and 27 on channel 22 in Ames and Des Moines. The College of Design is featured in the third segment, March 27. [More...] [Link...]

Graphic design students earn top spots in national logo design contest

March 12, 2008

Iowa State University graphic design students earned three of the top five spots in the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation's (ICPF) national logo design competition. [More...]

College of Design remembers Barbara King

March 07, 2008

Iowa State University alumna Barbara King, 61, dear friend and benefactor of the ISU College of Design, died at home March 4 after a seven-month battle with cancer. A celebration of her life will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Landscape Structures, the company she co-founded in 1971 with her husband, Steven King, in Delano, Minn. [More...]

Planning student part of Research in the Capitol, March 10

March 04, 2008

Bethany Wilcoxon, ISU senior in community and regional planning, will present a research poster to lawmakers Monday, March 10, in the rotunda of the state capitol building in Des Moines. Wilcoxon is among 20 Iowa State University undergraduate students selected to participate in "Research in the Capitol." She is the only representative from the College of Design. [More...]

Awards announced in BFA Senior Student Exhibition

March 03, 2008

Students from West Des Moines, Solon and Altoona took top honors in "Collective Perspective," the 2008 BFA Senior Student Exhibition at the Iowa State University College of Design in February. [More...]

Faculty, students part of plant biology video game team

February 20, 2008

Faculty and students with College of Design connections are part of a multidisciplinary research team that's creating a new educational 3D video game. Meta!Blast is designed to give high school and college students an interactive approach to understand the inner workings of a plant cell. The project includes work by Steven Herrnstadt, professor of art and design; graduate students Trent Grover, integrated visual arts; Denise Bacher, human computer interaction (based in the art and design department); and Trevor Brown, who graduated in December with a bachelor's degree in biological and pre-medical illustration (a joint program of the College of Design and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences). [Link...]

Eggshells are small pleasures in Lilligren's exhibition

February 05, 2008

Exercising her "art" muscles by working in the studio daily during 2007, art and design professor Ingrid Lilligren created 243 collages using eggshells and dry pastels. Although identical in size and structure, the "Small Pleasures" are as diverse as the colors of life. They will be exhibited and sold Feb. 9-14 at Lilligren's studio in downtown Ames. All proceeds go to local organizations that help people who don't have enough to eat. [Link...]

ISU to compete in 2009 Solar Decathlon

January 24, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Iowa State as one of 20 teams from four countries (United States, Canada, Germany and Spain) to compete in the fourth Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC. Iowa State's is the first Solar Decathlon team from Iowa. Ulrike Passe, assistant professor of architecture in the College of Design, is heading the effort, which involves faculty and students from 11 departments in five colleges. [Link...]

Three ISU design programs among nation's best

January 10, 2008

Iowa State's programs in landscape architecture, architecture and interior design continue to be among the nation's best, according to a survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions. [Link...]

Design Extension offers GIS Short Courses

January 09, 2008

The ISU Extension GIS Geospatial Technology Program will offer a new series of hands-on short courses in geographic information systems from January through May 2008. This new series brings new tutorials and exercises with more precision and pertinence for community planners and other public officials seeking to advance their skills in GIS applications. [Link...]

Graphic design students win national competition

December 07, 2007

Two ISU graphic design students placed first and second in a national competition for 30-second video public service announcements for the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. [Link...]

Design West studio a study of its city

November 30, 2007

The College of Design's Design West studio in Sioux City is featured in AIArchitect This Week, Nov. 30, 2007. [Link...]

Palermo receives AIA Iowa's Educator Award

November 01, 2007

Gregory Palermo, professor and associate chair for undergraduate education in the Iowa State University department of architecture, received the Educator Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects at its fall convention in Des Moines. Award recipients have positively influenced a large number and wide range of students, are forward-thinking and integrate other areas of expertise into their teaching. [Link...]

Iowa State student's digital museum earns national honors

October 31, 2007

ISU senior Grant Thompson, who will receive bachelor's degrees in landscape architecture and horticulture in December, won a national award in the American Society of Landscape Architects Student Competition for his Digital Art on Campus Project. [Link...]

College honors Brian Clark with Design Achievement Award

October 31, 2007

Brian E. Clark, senior principal and president of Brian Clark and Associates in Des Moines, is the recipient of the 2007 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design. Clark earned a bachelor of landscape architecture degree from Iowa State in 1987. [More...]

Design pavilion addition to be named for Steve and Barb King

September 19, 2007

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, on Tuesday (Sept. 18) approved Iowa State University's request to name the College of Design Foundations Pavilion the King Pavilion. The name recognizes alumni Steven and Barbara King, Maple Plain, Minn., who provided the lead commitment of $1.5 million for the new $6.25 million facility. Ceremonial groundbreaking for the 23,500-gross-square-foot addition was Sept. 7. [Link...]

ISU Design West grand opening set for Sept. 22 in Sioux City

September 17, 2007

The Iowa State University College of Design and Sioux City Great Places Committee will host a grand opening celebration for the ISU Design West Studio, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Sioux City. The studio facility is at 1014-1/2 Fourth St. The event will begin with a brief news conference followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the facility. [Link...]

College of Design to break ground for addition Sept. 7

August 28, 2007

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the pavilion addition to the Iowa State University College of Design building will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, on the north side of the building. [Link...]

Design for the urban frontier

August 13, 2007

Iowa State University Extension is taking design to the urban frontier -- with two new outreach centers for urban design, one in downtown Perry and the other in downtown Sioux City. The projects bring together Iowa State University College of Design student outreach and ISU Extension Community and Economic Development programming. [Link...]

Town/Craft to host open house Aug. 7

July 26, 2007

Town/Craft, a center created to help small communities envision a sustainable future, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Perry. Town/Craft is a collaboration of the Iowa State University College of Design, ISU Extension, and Hometown Perry, Iowa. The grand opening will include a brief program, refreshments and guided tours of the new facility. [More...]

ISU Design West unveiled in Sioux City

July 26, 2007

The July 26 Sioux City Journal online edition features a story on ISU Design West, a new satellite facility of the Iowa State University College of Design. [Link...]

College of Design at the Des Moines Arts Festival

June 28, 2007

The College of Design will again have a presence at the Des Moines Arts Festival June 29 through July 1. The college's tent will be on the north side of Grand Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets. Iowa State also will be represented in the "Emerging Iowa Artist" booths on the east end of Grand. Twelve of the 25 featured exhibitors are current ISU students or recent graduates. [Link...]

Two ISU College of Design students awarded Fulbright Grants

May 30, 2007

Two Iowa State University College of Design seniors are among four applicants from Iowa State who have received Fulbright Grants to pursue international projects in 2007-08. The awards offer one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience in the country of the applicant’s choice. Cristina Rodriguez, Camuy, Puerto Rico, who earned her bachelor of architecture degree in May, and architecture senior Aaron Johnson, Excelsior, Minn., who will graduate in August, were awarded the grants this month. [More...]

Seven faculty members approved for promotion, tenure

May 03, 2007

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Foundations Pavilion receives Kresge grant

April 13, 2007

The Kresge Foundation, Troy, Mich., has awarded funding to the College of Design for incorporating green building practices into its plans for the Foundations Pavilion addition. The $50,000 grant will help cover costs directly associated with the study and planning of a green facility. [More...]

Design disciplines fare well in U.S. News career survey

March 19, 2007

Three Iowa State University College of Design disciplines—architecture, planning and landscape architecture—fared well in the recent U.S. News & World Report listing of Best Careers 2007. [Link...]

Metropolis magazine highlights Sioux City satellite studio

March 14, 2007

The Iowa State University Design Studio in Sioux City, Iowa, a satellite program of the ISU College of Design, is featured in the March issue of Metropolis magazine. [Link...]

Planning student Delmonico presents research at Capitol

March 05, 2007

Kelly Delmonico, a senior in community and regional planning, will present a research poster to lawmakers today, March 5, in the rotunda of the state capitol building in Des Moines. Delmonico is among 20 Iowa State University undergraduate students selected to participate in "Research in the Capitol." [More...]

Career Days 2007 canceled

March 01, 2007

Career Days, March 1 & 2, is officially canceled, but a number of firms are here and set up, and would welcome conversations with students. For those employers who were unable to attend due to weather, we will attempt to provide access to students on an alternative date, yet to be determined.

Peer mentor applications available (due Feb. 26)

February 14, 2007

The College of Design seeks qualified applicants for six peer mentorsthree women and three menwho will work with either the Design Exchange or Design Collaborative learning communities. Applicants may apply for one or both programs. For more information, please see the job description and application form available on the Design Learning Communities Web site. Applications are due to the Student Services Office (297 Design) by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. [Link...]

'Bottle sock' encourages interactive recycling

February 08, 2007

This was no ordinary recycling bin. It was a five-story "bottle sock"a tube of chicken wire mesh supported by bicycle rims in the Design building atrium. Last semester, in just six weeks, the tube filled one and a half times, collecting 4,757 cans and plastic bottles. Constructed by students who belong to the Iowa Chapter of Architecture for Humanity, the sock kicked off a recycling campaign on campus. [Link...]

College can move ahead with building addition, regents say

February 06, 2007

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has approved the preliminary design for an addition to Iowa State University's College of Design building. The $6.25 million, two-story Foundations Pavilion project will provide critically needed space for instructional studios. [More...] [Link...]

Towns selected for 2007 community visioning program

January 08, 2007

Twelve Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2007. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. [Link...]

Three College of Design programs ranked nationally

January 08, 2007

The College of Design's undergraduate programs in architecture and landscape architecture, and its graduate program in interior design, are among the nation's best, according to a survey of pracitioners by DesignIntelligence, a monthly publication for leaders in design professions. All three programs ranked in the top 15 for 2007. [Link...]

Humane Society approves facility design by ISU students

December 22, 2006

A design by two Iowa State University architecture students has been adopted by the Humane Society of North Central Iowa for new facility in Fort Dodge. The story has been covered by KCCI News Channel 8 and the Fort Dodge Messenger. [More...]

Satellite design studio one of Sioux City's Great Places

December 14, 2006

Two articles in the Dec. 14, 2006 online edition of the Sioux City Journal (www.siouxcityjournal.com) highlight plans for the Iowa State University Design Studio, a satellite program of ISU's College of Design to be located in Sioux City's Fourth Street historic district. The studio, one of Sioux City's Great Places projects, represents a partnership between Iowa State University, ISU Extension and the City of Sioux City. It is expected to open in June 2007. [More...]

Permaculture designer to discuss ecological stormwater solutions

November 16, 2006

Internationally known sustainable designer and teacher Penny Livingston-Stark will present the Iowa State University department of landscape architecture's annual P.H. Elwood Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. A reception will follow the lecture in the college's Lightfoot Forum. [Link...]

Students will use steamroller to make BIG prints

October 23, 2006

Iowa State University art and design students will haul out the heavy machinery to create large-format prints with a road builder's steamroller on Friday, Oct. 27. The printmaking session will be from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the main building at Rueter's, 5815 W. Lincoln Way. The public is invited to watch the printing process. [Link...]

Schwennsen to receive Design Achievement Award Oct. 20

October 19, 2006

Kate Schwennsen, president of the American Institute of Architects and associate dean of the Iowa State University College of Design, is the recipient of the 2006 Design Achievement Award presented to outstanding mid-career alumni by the College of Design. She will be honored during the ISU Alumni Association's 75th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony, Friday, Oct. 20, in Benton Auditorium of the Scheman Building. The public ceremony, part of Homecoming activities at Iowa State, will begin at 1:30 p.m. Schwennsen will also give a free public lecture at 4 p.m. in the College of Design's Kocimski Auditorium. [More...]

Jones, Shao honored at fall convocation

September 11, 2006

Brenda Jones, associate professor of art and design, and Paul Shao, professor of architecture in the College of Design, will be among those honored at Iowa State's annual convocation, which begins at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. President Gregory Geoffroy will speak briefly on the academic year ahead, and university awards will be presented to about 50 faculty and staff. Jones (who is teaching in Rome this semester) will receive the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, which recognizes a faculty member who is an outstanding university citizen and who has rendered significant service to iowa State University and/or the state of Iowa. Shao will receive the International Service Award, which recognizes a faculty member for outstanding international service in teaching, research or administration, within the United States or abroad. [Link...]

Planning student Kronser in the Ames Tribune

September 05, 2006

Paul Kronser, junior in community and regional planning, spent seven weeks this summer touring Europe with some of the world's top cyclists. Read more about it in the Q&A feature of Tuesday's Tribune. [Link...]

Shao marks completion of Chinese pavilion in Des Moines

August 23, 2006

Built as the anchor of the Chinese Cultural Center of America's Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens that are scheduled to be completed in 2007, the $1.6 million three-story Chinese pavilion is designed to "create the all-encompassing sensual and spiritual experience," said Paul Shao, Iowa State University architecture professor and the center's president. [Link...]

College honors Nancy Polster with Christian Petersen Award

August 14, 2006

Nancy Polster, associate professor emerita and former chair of the Iowa State University department of art and design, is the recipient of the 2006 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by Iowa State's College of Design. Polster, now of Tucson, Ariz., will be honored during the college's annual welcome reception, Monday, Aug. 21, in the Campanile Room at the Iowa State Memorial Union. The reception is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the award presentation at 7:30 p.m. [Link...]

Architecture faculty part of Westbrook Artists' Site exhibition

August 11, 2006

Work by Iowa State University architecture faculty members Kevin Lair (curator), Alex Gino, Jason Griffiths, Mikesch Muecke and Mitchell Squire, as well as recent graduate Jonathan Muecke (BAR May 2006), is a part of the Clean Exhibition Series 06 opening Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Westbrook Artists' Site near Winterset. The exhibition also features Christo "Gates" parody artist Geoff Hargadon and others. [More...] [Link...]

Caldwell honored for contributions to art education

May 22, 2006

Barbara Caldwell, associate professor of art and design in the College of Design at Iowa State University, recently received the 2006 Distinguished Service Within the Profession Award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA). The award, presented at the NAEA National Convention in Chicago in March, recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions to the field of art education and to national and state art education associations. [More...]

Eight faculty approved for promotion, tenure

May 18, 2006

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Fowles earns Lighting Certified credential

May 05, 2006

Dorothy Fowles, professor of interior design in the College of Design at Iowa State University, has earned the credential LC (Lighting Certified) through the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions. [Link...]

Gary Taylor: Tool maker for Iowa communities

April 13, 2006

Gary Taylor, lawyer-turned-extension specialist, likes the change. [Link...]

Planning studio on WHO TV

March 01, 2006

WHO TV (Channel 13) reporter Mark Ferree interviews assistant professor Mary Kay Wilcox and senior John George, both in the department of community and regional planning, about a planning studio class studying Campustown this spring. [Link...]

Kings give $1 million for building addition

February 20, 2006

A $1 million gift from ISU alumni Steven and Barbara King of Maple Plain, MN, will help fund construction of a building addition and establish the King Laboratory for Sustainable Design Practice in the College of Design. [Link...]

Design faculty, student earn Octagon Center for the Arts awards

February 17, 2006

Ingrid Lilligen, April Katz and Andrew Schmidt from the College of Design were recent award winners in the Octagon Center for the Arts 38th Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition. [More...]

Gentry featured in WHO TV's 'Hearts of Gold' series

February 16, 2006

WHO TV features Iowa State University interior design graduate student Clifford Gentry's struggle with AIDS, Crohn's disease and tuberculosis and his efforts to erase the stigma people associate with AIDS. [Link...]

Architecture students learn about motion, materials

February 07, 2006

Architecture 202 students recently designed, built and demonstrated wearable devices that translate a bodily motion via a mechanism that scribes, scrawls or otherwise marks an architectural surface. The demonstration attracted the attention of local media, including the Des Moines Register, the Tribune of Ames, KCCI-TV and Iowa State Daily. [More...] [Link...]

Peer mentor applications now being accepted

February 03, 2006

The College of Design is seeking qualified applicants for six peer mentorsthree women and three menwho will work with either the Design Exchange or Design Collaborative learning communities. Applicants may apply for one or both programs. Please see the program descriptions and qualifications. [Link...]

Calendar art by Remington, Reece and Parrish featured in Gallery 181 exhibition

January 09, 2006

During the 20th century, the Thos. D. Murphy Company, Red Oak, became one of the largest producers of calendars in the nation. "The People's Art, 1889-1989," a traveling exhibition of 38 pieces of the company's calendar art, will be on display Jan. 17 - 31 in Gallery 181, College of Design. The exhibition is free and open to the public. [Link...]

2006 visioning program communities selected

January 04, 2006

Twelve Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2006. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. [Link...]

Interior design, architecture programs highly ranked

December 15, 2005

Iowa State's undergraduate programs in interior design and architecture are among the nation's best, according to a survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a monthly publication for leaders in design professions. [Link...]

Schwennsen: Iowa architects can help build stronger communities

October 24, 2005

In this Des Moines Register opinion column, Kate Schwennsen, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Design and president-elect of the American Institute of Architects, describes how the increasing interdependence of the world gives Iowans a chance to recognize how the colored quilt of the Midwest fits into the global puzzle.

A Century of Iowa Architecture on display at ISU Oct. 3-28

September 22, 2005

Considering the many connections between Iowa State University and Iowa's finest architecture, the campus arrival of the traveling exhibit, "A Century of Iowa Architecture, 1900-1999," will be something of a homecoming. ISU's College of Design will host the exhibit Oct. 3-28. It features photographs of the 50 buildings considered the best of Iowa's 20th-century architecture. [Link...]

Leslie's book examines influential buildings by Louis I. Kahn

August 29, 2005

One of the most influential architects of the late 20th Century, Louis I. Kahn, produced some of the era's most significant buildings known mainly for their aesthetics. However, a new book by Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University assistant professor of architecture, takes a fresh approach to Kahn's work. [Link...]

Design students put finishing touches on installed Unity Mural

August 09, 2005

It's taken 1,200 student-hours to create. And it's almost done. Four Iowa State University student artists are putting the finishing touches on their 20-foot by 8-foot mural near the entrance to the College of Design. The Unity Mural, "Towards a Legacy," illustrates the theme of One Community adopted by the university and the city of Ames. It was selected last spring in a juried competition among six entries. [Link...]

Architecture students rate Des Moines' new arena

July 17, 2005

Essays by Iowa State students in a summer course on writing about architecture appear in the Iowa Life section of the July 17 Des Moines Register. [Link...]

Engelbrecht will lead search for vice provost for Extension

May 17, 2005

College of Design Dean Mark Engelbrecht will lead the search committee seeking a successor for Vice Provost for Extension Stanley Johnson, who has announced his intent to retire later this year. [Link...]

Borich named to ISU Extension Communities and Economic Development post

April 25, 2005

Timothy O. Borich, associate dean for research and outreach in the Iowa State University College of Design, has been named director of the newly restructured Iowa State University Extension to Communities and Economic Development program. [Link...]

Design students to present ideas for Campustown at public meeting April 25

April 22, 2005

Students from Iowa State University's College of Design will present their Campustown area urban design proposal for public discussion at 7 p.m., April 25, at Crawford School, 415 Stanton Ave., Ames. The presentation to Ames city planners and the South Campus Neighborhood Association is free and open to the public. [Link...]

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