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

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 26, 2016

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

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

October 13, 2016

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

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

October 13, 2016

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

Architect James Timberlake to speak at ISU Oct. 26

October 12, 2016

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

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

September 29, 2016

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

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

September 29, 2016

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

ISU architecture student team wins ACSA international student design competition

September 28, 2016

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

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

September 21, 2016

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

Architect Peggy Deamer to speak at ISU Sept. 28

September 20, 2016

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

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

September 14, 2016

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

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

September 13, 2016

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

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

September 07, 2016

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

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

September 02, 2016

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

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

August 31, 2016

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

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

August 31, 2016

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

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

August 30, 2016

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

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

August 26, 2016

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

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

August 24, 2016

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

Iowa State architecture students design and build new shelter for Urbandale's Dunlap Park and Arboretum

August 16, 2016

A new shelter designed and constructed by ISU architecture graduate students and faculty for the Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum in Urbandale will be dedicated Tuesday, Aug. 30. The Bishop Family Shelter dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 5:45 p.m. at the shelter, 3040 Sherry Ln., Urbandale. [More...]

Artwork incorporating Braille and poetry opens Aug. 22 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

August 15, 2016

"It's Not Neither: Scale and Consequence in Braille Installations" by Professor Ingrid Lilligren, chair of the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture, will run Aug. 22 – Sept. 25 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames. A public reception and walk-through will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. [More...]

BCJ’s Ray Calabro to present 2016 Herbert Lecture in Architecture Sept. 9 at ISU

August 10, 2016

Ray Calabro, FAIA, a principal with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), will present the 2016 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Calabro's presentation, "Humane Modernism: The Architecture of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson," is part of Architecture Premiere 16. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor Clemson University School of Architecture director with Christian Petersen Design Award

August 09, 2016

Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, director and professor of the Clemson University School of Architecture in Clemson, S.C., is the recipient of the 2016 Christian Petersen Design Award presented by the ISU College of Design. She will be honored at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors and Awards Ceremony in October. [More...]

Mother-daughter exhibition by ISU professor Lori Brunner and Nadia Stone at Stomping Grounds Aug. 6 – Sept. 16

August 08, 2016

"Alligators and Rainbows and Everything in Between," an exhibition of paintings by Lori Brunner, ISU associate professor of interior design, and her daughter, Nadia Stone, is on display through Friday, Sept. 16, at Stomping Grounds, 303 Welch Ave. in the Campustown area of Ames. [More...]

ISU students are Artists Next Door at Iowa State Fair Aug. 12-18

August 01, 2016

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Aug. 12-18, five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will take part in "Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair," organized by the College of Design in collaboration with ISU Extension and Outreach. [More...]

ISU College of Design student proposal wins Winterset Library Outdoor Art Competition

July 29, 2016

A team of ISU interdisciplinary design students has won an international invitational competition to create outdoor public artwork for the Winterset Public Library. The "Open Book Nook" proposal will receive a $15,000 commission for construction and installation. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor internationally renowned graphic designer Michael Braley with Design Achievement Award

July 12, 2016

Michael Braley, creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Ky., is a recipient of the 2016 Design Achievement Award presented by the ISU College of Design. He will be honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors and Awards Ceremony in October. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor Kansas City Streetcar Authority executive director Thomas R. Gerend with Design Achievement Award

July 12, 2016

Thomas R. Gerend, executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KSCA) in Kansas City, Mo., is a recipient of the 2016 Design Achievement Award presented by the ISU College of Design. He will be honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors and Awards Ceremony in October. [More...]

ISU College of Design to honor FunnelWise CEO Matt Ostanik with Design Achievement Award

July 12, 2016

Matt Ostanik, founder and chief executive officer of West Des Moines-based FunnelWise, is a recipient of the 2016 Design Achievement Award presented by the ISU College of Design. He will be honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors and Awards Ceremony in October. [More...]

ISU College of Design names interim chair of landscape architecture department

July 07, 2016

In consultation with the faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture, the College of Design has appointed Carl Rogers, an associate professor of landscape architecture and co-director of the ISU Community Design Lab, to serve as the interim chair of the department for the coming academic year. [More...]

80/35 festival will feature visual-interaction pavilion created by Iowa State students

July 06, 2016

Visitors to the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines July 8-9 can enjoy a visual-interaction pavilion designed and built by ISU design students. The 10-by-20-foot serpentine-shaped structure offers shade, seating and a sensory experience that blends design, music, light and color. [Link...]

ISU architecture, planning graduate wins Best of Emerging Iowa Artists at Des Moines Arts Festival

June 28, 2016

College of Design alumna Kristen Greteman (BArch 2011 / MS 2016 Architecture, MCRP 2016 Community & Regional Planning) won the $1,000 Leysens Family Award for Best of Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival. [More...]

Breathing new life into public schoolyards benefits entire communities

June 27, 2016

Landscape architecture Assistant Professor Bambi Yost and her students are part of a collaboration of nonprofits, government agencies, landscape architects, schools, community members and universities. Together they are breathing new life into more than 300 neglected schoolyards in the School District of Philadelphia. [Link...]

'Dualism' exhibition at ISU Design on Main Gallery through July 1; reception June 24

June 24, 2016

"Dualism," an exhibition exploring opposites and the experiences that lie between them, is on display through Friday, July 1, at the ISU Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames. A public reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 24. [More...]

Talented and gifted students learning about music, the brain and creativity are part of public piano project at Iowa State University

June 24, 2016

Fifth- through eighth-graders participating in a "Neuroscience of Music" camp hosted by the Iowa State University Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted (OPPTAG) are painting a piano this week and June 27-30 in the ISU College of Design's King Pavilion. [More...]

Recent ISU architecture graduate wins third place in ArchiCAD Student Design Competition

June 16, 2016

Aniket Nagdive, who graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in May, has won third place and a $500 cash award in the inaugural ArchiCAD Student Design Competition to design a temporary, mobile visitors' center for Philadelphia using metal shipping containers. [More...]

Doyle named first Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture at ISU

June 09, 2016

Architecture Associate Professor Shelby Doyle is the inaugural recipient of the Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellowship in the ISU Department of Architecture. Alumnus Dan Huberty created the fellowship to help faculty in the department reach their professional potential and to recognize those who show promise. [More...]

ISU industrial design studio part of effort to increase kick scooter's appeal for personal transportation

May 12, 2016

Students in an industrial design studio taught by Assistant Professor Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness are part of an international project by five universities to develop the kick scooter as a more widely used method of transit. [More...]

Iowa State architecture grad students among winners in AIA sustainable design competition

May 11, 2016

ISU architecture graduate students Mengwei Liu, Xi'an, China—an international exchange student from Tongji University, Shanghai, China—and Anastasia Sysoeva, Moscow, Russia, are among the winners of the second annual AIA COTE Top 10 for Students competition. [Link...]

Intertwine project to blanket ISU Design on Main facade in downtown Ames

May 06, 2016

Beginning May 8, the "Intertwine" yarn-bombing project will be installed on the front facade of the ISU Design on Main facility in downtown Ames. The project, which runs through June 1, will include more than 1,000 knitted and crocheted square panels submitted by people from 14 states and dozens of Iowa communities. [More...]

ISU students delve into everyday African-American history for digital humanities project

April 28, 2016

Iowa State students in ARCH 321: History of the American City are contributing material to Black Quotidian, a website created by Matthew Delmont at Arizona State University to "highlight everyday moments and lives in African-American history." [More...]

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