SoulCollage is an intuitive process where participants select images from tables displaying hundreds of pictures. In this free workshop taught by Ames artist Deb Anders-Bond, class members will create 5-by-8-inch collages on boards and learn to interpret the personal meaning or message from the art they created. Students should bring their own pair of sharp scissors. All other supplies will be provided.
Class size: Up to 8 students. Register via email by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
See Anders-Bond’s work in the Box, Book and Board group exhibition Oct. 2–25 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery.
Specifications, often viewed as the most mundane procedural task of building design, is one of architecture’s most political acts. While drawing sets and models describe physical work in place, specifications support the set by organizing and directing how architecture is made through units of work completed by a trade. The specifications collected for one 20th-century company, the Guastavino Company, who were master builders of timbrel vaulting systems in the United States, reveal how standards issued over time impacted the company’s role and the traditional construction system they crafted, and possibly led to the company’s demise in 1962.
Jessica Garcia Fritz is an assistant professor of architecture at South Dakota State University, where she teaches design studio and architectural and construction history and manages the architectural library collection. She is also the co-founder and a partner of LA-BOR, a research and design practice in Brookings, South Dakota.
Part of the ISU Department of Architecture’s 2019-2020 Public Programs Series, her lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Architecture and central Iowa chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and co-presented by the ISU Consortium for the History of Technology and Science.
The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship will host SheTALKS: Women Who Create, a storytelling event, as part of Women Entrepreneurship Week at Iowa State. Seda McKilligan, College of Design associate dean for academic programs and professor of industrial design, is one of six storytellers at this free public event.
Improved Service Delivery (ISD) has changed established habits and patterns. Please join us in welcoming ISD Juniper Team members Karen Cline (finance manager), Jeff Klein (assistant finance manager) and Sunny Hsu (grant specialist), along with the College of Design’s administrative services staff and ISD team members Deb Hearn, procurement and expense specialist, and Stephanie Schoeller, financial specialist — to learn how processes and reports work now and to meet the people behind the emails.
The team will offer a brief presentation and then the floor will be opened up for faculty questions. Questions may be raised that day or submitted early via email to Sandra Norvell.
Part of the Friday Research Seminar Series sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. All are welcome to attend this brown-bag session. Cookies will be provided.
The College of Design will recognize four alumni — John Likens (BFA 2008 Graphic Design), J. Jade Liska (BLA 1994 Landscape Architecture), Rob Reinders (BA 1977 Architecture) and Bethany Wilcoxon (BS 2008 Community & Regional Planning / Certificate 2009 Geographic Information Systems) — with Design Achievement Awards, and will recognize James P. Cramer, founder and chairman emeritus of DesignIntelligence and the Design Futures Council, with the Christian Petersen Design Award at the ISU Alumni Association’s 2019 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Alumnus Jay Pleggenkuhle (BLA 1990 Landscape Architecture) will receive the Alumni Merit Award from the ISU Alumni Asssociation Club of Chicago. A dessert reception will follow.
The second College of Design faculty-staff meeting of fall semester will be from noon–1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in 130 Design. An agenda will be shared via the faculty-staff weekly e-blast, “This Week in the College of Design.”
Students in the Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with a map of locations for all programs will be hung around the building.
Sungduck Lee, a new assistant professor in landscape architecture, will talk about her work as part of the Friday Research Seminar Series sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. All are welcome to attend this brown-bag session. Cookies will be provided.