Led by Mike Ford, Interior Design, Pete Evans, Industrial Design, and Andrea Quam, Graphic Design

This multidisciplinary studio will focus on the creation of a next generation experiential design proposal aimed at furthering an introduction to the famous Eternal City (Rome, Italy). We will work with the Trajan Market Museum, which is close to the Colosseum and multiple renowned historic sites.

This year’s design proposals will include an exhibition design focusing on Ancient Greek and Roman Games, as well as a museum facade re-design (integrating stairs/elevator for access to the museum’s adjacent medieval tower). Additionally, proposals may include the design of a connective greenspace containing innovative temporary structures housing dining and gift shops for the museum.

Four to six person multidisciplinary teams will create innovative, professional-level design proposals unique to each group — which will be presented to the ‘client.’ The comprehensive proposals will explore advanced experiential design ideals to celebrate a potential exhibition and new welcome center vantage point.

Course credits:6
Meeting days and times:Monday / Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Variable course fee:$900 – $1,900
Field trips:Rome, Italy
Maximum enrollment:36
Enrollment open to:All juniors in College of Design majors, and seniors (4th and 5th years) and graduate students in all Iowa State University majors

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Civic Innovation
  • Intrapreneurship

Learn more about Innovation + Entrepreneurship

  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

Learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals