College News

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...]

ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Fei Xue explores cultural perception, identity and nostalgia in thesis exhibition May 12-19

April 27, 2016

Fei Xue, an ISU graduate student in integrated visual arts, will present her final thesis exhibition May 12-19 in the College of Design's Gallery 181. Titled "The Dreamer: An Examination of Chinese Philosophical Concepts through Animation," the show will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 12. [More...]

ISU College of Design students design head scarves for Strands of Strength

April 26, 2016

Scarf designs by two Iowa State University College of Design students have been selected for production by Strands of Strength, a nonprofit organization that provides free wigs and head scarves to low-income Iowa women who lose their hair during cancer treatment. [More...]

Video entry by ISU advertising student wins Best in Show in 7th Annual Biorenewables Art Competition

April 25, 2016

This year's Biorenewables Art Competition exhibition features 27 artworks by 26 ISU students enrolled in integrated studio arts/integrated visual arts courses. Skyler Knutzen, a sophomore in advertising, won Best in Show with his short video that demonstrates the impact of vehicle emissions on the environment. [More...]

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...]

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