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  • Italian architect Simone Capra to speak about environmental transformation and innovation in Sept. 7 lecture

    09/02/16 AMES, Iowa — Simone Capra, a registered architect in Italy and a new architecture instructor for the Iowa State University College of Design Rome Program, will speak about the production of innovation in a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the ISU College of Design. Capra will present "Looking at the World to Produce Innovation: Every Time Is (Almost) the First Time" at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 College…

  • C-SPAN back-to-school week features Hohmann's modern road design lecture Friday

    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. More Information

  • Brunnier exhibition showcases art and visual culture faculty work inspired by permanent collection

    08/31/16 AMES, Iowa — 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. ISU Art and Visual Culture Professor Chris Martin initially proposed the project and worked with University Museums Assistant Curator Adrienne Gennett to bring it to life. Twelve studio faculty members from the…

  • Student work created in Rome on display Aug. 30-Sept. 10 in Gallery 181

    08/30/16 AMES, Iowa — Projects by 40 Iowa State University students who studied in Italy last spring will be exhibited Aug. 30 through Sept. 10 in the ISU College of Design's Gallery 181. "Mura Aureliane/WallWalk" will feature projects created by 31 architecture and nine landscape architecture students who participated in the spring 2016 College of Design Rome Program. The show will include collages, digital renderings, sketches and sketchbooks, maps, photographs, videos…

  • Multicultural education expert Geneva Gay to speak at ISU College of Design Sept. 16

    08/26/16 AMES, Iowa — Geneva Gay, an international expert on multicultural education, will speak about "Culturally Responsive Teaching" in a lecture Friday, Sept. 16, at Iowa State University. Part of  a two-day event, Gay's presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. The talk is free and open to the public. She will also facilitate "Expanding Diversity Perspectives: A Curriculum Development Workshop" for College of Design…

  • Iowa State and Michigan researchers help engineering and design educators teach new ways to generate ideas

    08/24/16 AMES, Iowa — When engineering and design students are faced with a problem, how do they explore more ideas and arrive at better solutions? Armed with a new tool for developing concept-generation skills—called Design Heuristics—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 the tool into engineering and design education. Seda…

  • 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…