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Flux Pavilion Opening Reception

Friday, July 08, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in Western Gateway Park, Des Moines

Opening reception for the College of Design's Flux Pavilion at the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, in Western Gateway Park across 13th Street from Proof Restaurant (in the free public area of the festival).

Designed and built by 16 students majoring in architecture, industrial design and interior design as part of an interdisciplinary spring option studio taught by Assistant Professor and Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture Shelby Doyle, the Flux Pavilion is a light-reactive structure that glows in response to the surrounding music and augments the festival atmosphere. The 10-by-20-foot pavilion visually engages the crowd and provides shade, seating and a sensory experience that blends design, music, light and color.

Made from plywood boxes and Tyvek skin, the pavilion was designed entirely on the computer, with 6,500 pieces cut on a CNC router and assembled by hand via a tab-and-groove system. LED strips installed between the Tyvek walls are programmed by microcontrollers set to respond to sound, so the lights change color with the beat of the music played at the festival.

Stop by to meet Professor Doyle and the students and learn more about how they developed the project, and experience the pavilion for yourself! Admission to the pavilion and reception is free.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
OPN Architects, Fieldstead & Company Endowment for Community Enhancement, Stan G. Thurston Professorship in Design Build, ISU College of Design, ISU Department of Architecture, Des Moines Music Coalition 80/35 Music Festival

Welcome Reception

Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Beckman Forum, King Pavilion, College of Design

Faculty and staff are invited to this annual reception celebrating the start of a new academic year in the ISU College of Design.

ISUAA Honors & Awards Ceremony

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1:30pm-3:30pm in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

Alumni Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Kentucky; Tom Gerend, executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority in Kansas City, Kansas; and Matt Ostanik, CEO of FunnelWise, based in Urbandale, Iowa, will receive the 2016 Design Achievement Award from the College of Design at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony. Alumna Kate Schwennsen (BA 1978 / MArch 1980 Architecture), FAIA, professor and director of the Clemson University School of Architecture in Clemson, South Carolina, will receive the 2016 Christian Petersen Design Award.

Design Career Fair

Thursday, March 02, 2017 from 12:00pm-5:00pm in ISU Memorial Union

Design Career Fair

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 12:00pm-5:00pm in ISU Memorial Union