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

    08/16/16 AMES, Iowa — A new shelter designed and constructed by Iowa State University architecture graduate students and faculty for the Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum in Urbandale will be dedicated in a public event Tuesday, Aug. 30. The Bishop Family Shelter dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 5:45 p.m. at the shelter, located at 3040 Sherry Ln., Urbandale. The event will include brief remarks by Urbandale Mayor Bob…

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

    08/15/16 AMES, Iowa — An exhibition examining the ways pattern, language and visual art connect will kick off the 2016-17 season at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. "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 from Aug. 22 through Sept. 25. Gallery hours are 2…

  • BCJ's Ray Calabro to present 2016 Herbert Lecture in Architecture Sept. 9

    08/10/16 AMES, Iowa — Ray Calabro, FAIA, a principal with the award-winning design firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) in Seattle, Wash., will present the 2016 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture Friday, Sept. 9, at Iowa State University. Calabro's presentation, "Humane Modernism: The Architecture of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson," is part of Architecture Premiere 16, the annual celebration of the new academic year in the ISU Department of Architecture. The…

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

    08/09/16 AMES, Iowa — 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 Iowa State University College of Design. Established in 1980, the award is given annually to alumni, staff and friends of the university for distinguished work that advances the design and art professions. It is named for the…

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

    AMES, Iowa — An exhibition of paintings by Lori Brunner and her daughter, Nadia Stone, is on display through Friday, Sept. 16, at Stomping Grounds, 303 Welch Ave. in the Campustown area of Ames. "Alligators and Rainbows and Everything in Between" features 15 artworks in fingerpaint, acrylic, marker and watercolor that celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters. The collaborative show includes portraits, cityscapes and abstract compositions completed by Brunner, an…

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

    08/01/16 AMES, Iowa — From the 4-H horse competition to the pie-eating contest, from the Central Iowa Tractor Club display to the midway rides, Iowa State University students will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work with visitors to this year's event. Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will participate…

  • Interdisciplinary design student proposal wins Winterset Library Outdoor Art Competition

    07/29/16 AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University interdisciplinary design students has won an international invitational competition to create outdoor public artwork for the Winterset Public Library. The winning entry, "Open Book Nook," was one of four proposals submitted by students from three universities — Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.; Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Iowa State — at the invitation of the nonprofit Friends of the Library.…

  • ArchDaily Recognition

    ArchDaily has named architecture Assistant Professor Nick Senske's YouTube channel one of the "Top 12 YouTube Channels for Architects." Two tutorials Senske created specifically for ARCH 230: Design Communications I were cited as among his best. He uses the video tutorials for "flipped classroom" teaching in the recently revised version of this required course for architecture majors. Senske's channel has passed 1 million viewers and 15,000 subscribers.

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

    AMES, Iowa — 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 Iowa State University College of Design. The award recognizes outstanding creative and professional achievements of alumni in all of the college's disciplines, which include architecture, art and design, community and regional planning, environmental graphic design, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts,…

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

    AMES, Iowa — 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 Iowa State University College of Design. The award recognizes outstanding creative and professional achievements of alumni in all of the college's disciplines, which include architecture, art and design, community and regional planning, environmental graphic design, graphic design, industrial…