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  • ISU College of Design to honor internationally renowned graphic designer Michael Braley with Design Achievement Award

    AMES, Iowa — Michael Braley, creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Ky., 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, integrated visual…

  • Carl Rogers named interim chair of landscape architecture department

    07/07/16 AMES, Iowa — In consultation with the faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Iowa State University College of Design has appointed Carl Rogers to serve as the interim chair of the department for the coming academic year. Rogers, an associate professor of landscape architecture and co-director of the ISU Community Design Lab, began his appointment July 1. He will continue to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in landscape…

  • ISU architecture, planning graduate wins Best of Emerging Iowa Artists at Des Moines Arts Festival

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University College of Design alumna Kristen Greteman won the $1,000 Leysens Family Award for Best of Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival. Greteman, of Ames, was one of four recent College of Design graduates among the 11 emerging artists selected to exhibit their work at the festival, June 24-26 in downtown Des Moines. She received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2011 and…

  • 'Dualism' exhibition at ISU Design on Main Gallery through July 1; reception June 24

    AMES, Iowa — An exhibition exploring "the open-ended nature of dualism and how it can be interpreted" is on display through Friday, July 1, at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. "Dualism" features work by six artists—ranging from sound installation and interactive three-dimensional poems to ceramics, furniture, painting and photography—that "explores similarities and differences seen in the world around us," said Glenn Terpstra,…

  • Video Series Developed by Taylor to Receive National Outreach Award

    "Flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program," a video series developed by Gary Taylor (MCRP 1996 Community & Regional Planning)—associate professor of community and regional planning, ISU Extension and Outreach planning and development specialist and interim director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development program—with assistance from College of Design students and in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will receive the…

  • Intertwine project to blanket ISU Design on Main facade in downtown Ames

    AMES, Iowa — The numbers are impressive. Nine months. Fourteen states. Dozens of Iowa communities. Three-thousand-plus volunteer hours. Ages ranging from 8 to 93. All resulting in more than 1,000 knitted and crocheted square panels sewn into 37 larger segments soon to be installed on the façade of Design on Main in downtown Ames. The 130-year-old building, a satellite facility of the Iowa State University College of Design, houses studios for…

  • ISU interior design seniors named finalists in IIDA IDEA student competition

    AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University interior design seniors 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). Kylie Groenenboom, New Sharon, and McKenzie Phillips, Cedar Rapids, both submitted projects developed in the fall 2015 interior design office design studio, taught by Associate Professor Cigdem Akkurt, for the Steelcase NEXT Student Design…

  • ISU art professor Chris Martin wins Fulbright Scholar grant to India

    AMES, Iowa — Chris Martin, associate professor of art and visual culture at Iowa State University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2016-2017 to study traditional craft forms in India and develop collaborative relationships with Indian artisans. The Core Fulbright Global Scholar Program sends 1,200 US faculty and professionals to more than 125 countries each year to teach and conduct research in a wide variety of fields. The program awards…