Each year Auburn University recognizes one outstanding international graduate student from each college. This year’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction recipient was industrial design student Salil Vaijapurkar. CADC Associate Dean Karen Rogers presented the award.
In the May 31st edition of Smashing Magazine an article entitled “Principles Of Minimalist Web Design, With Examples” cited GDES student Bethany Heck’s End Grain web site as a demonstration of using oversized type in a header as a minimalist design strategy.
Heather Bybee, a senior INDD student in Assistant Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng’s Big Time Products collaborative studio, won a Bronze 2010 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) with her NordicPul All-Weather Women’s Work Glove.
IDSA Merit Award Finalists: Justin Michal, Heather Bybee, Luke Gaines, Shu-Wen Tzeng (faculty), Alex Thompson (Merit Award Winner), Alex Spurrier.
This fall’s annual College of Architecture, Design, and Construction (CADC) Awards Banquet acknowledged the accomplishment of DIGD faculty, students and an advisory council member. Regan Scholarship: Alex Spurrier; Ulm Professorship: Tin Man Lau; Bauhaus Professorship: Bret Smith; Distinguished Service Award: Ken Ringer; INDD Outstanding Undergraduate: Jae Chang; GDES Outstanding Undergraduate: Betsy McCallen; Outstanding Graduate: Louisa Stowers Baldock; Burke Scholarship: Timothy Holst.
At the beginning of each semester DIGD faculty identify those students who have demonstrated leadership in each of their respective studios. This achievement is recognized through awarding of the Studio Prize. For spring ’09 the following students were recognized from INDD: Aaron Pierce, Mark Benton, Thomas Lucic, John Pascoli, Christine Wu, Thomas Kurthausen, Alex iedenmann, Jamison Harris, Nicholas Imsand and from GDES: Daniel Cole, Joe Montefusco, Katie Corven, Courtney Starr, Olivia Klein, Bethany Heck, and Lauren Wright.
This year’s awards issue of INNOVATION magazine featured designs by INDD students: Stanton Burns (IDEA Silver), Jae Chang, Casey Hopper (IDEA finalists) and alumni Jim Lowry (IDEA Bronze) and Shane Glasgow (IDEA Bronze.)
A furniture design project of Jae Chang in Associate Professor Tsai-Lu Liu’s class entered the Billes Products International Design Contest and received the first place award.
Assistant Professor Jerrod Windham worked with graduate students Lauren Weigel and Zach Gray on the design, fabrication and installation of the AU Student Center way finding signage system. AU’s Dean of Students, Dr. Ainsley Carry hosted a luncheon to acknowledge the effort and presented students with a certificate of appreciation.
Paul Possien was selected as this year’s IDSA Merit Award winner and made a wonderful presentation at the IDSA Southern District Conference in New Orleans.
At this year’s Birmingham AIGA Awards program GDES student Holly Cook walked away with the following awards:
Best In Show-Student Work / Senior Thesis, Designer of the Year, Illustrator of the Year, 9 Gold Awards, 7 Silver Awards. See Holly’s work at: http://holleeanne.blogspot.com
Students from the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design recently won second and third places in the IDSA Atlanta “Charrette du 24 Heures.” The competition, which Chris managed, featured submissions from the three industrial design programs in the region: Auburn University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Savannah College of Art and Design. Students were charged with the task of evaluating, developing and communicating solutions in 24 hours for problems related to the design and use of disposable delivery and take-out food containers. Corey Harris’
second-place winning “Sushi Tray” includes multiple sections for sauces, a compartment for chopsticks and a lid that snaps on to the bottom of the tray to be reused to cover leftovers. Kenneth Payne, Jonathon Stone, Ian Forte, Jason Robertson and Zach Gray’s
third-place winning “Sauce Caddy” will hook to the side of a food container opening for dipping, and features a twist-off bottom for squeezing out sauce onto a particular food item. The winning designs may be viewed at www.idsa-atlanta.org/
INDD student Kyle Lechtenburg won a 2008 IDEA Silver Award for his store checkout counter braille credit card reader concept “Visual Assistance Card”.
GDES student Holly Cook received an Award of Excellence recognition from the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) for the design of CADC’s Interior Architecture program, FLOR Interface Design project documentation.
Students of Professor John Morgan and Professor Wei Wang produced posters for the 12th Annual Jay Sanders Film Festival for the Department of Communication and Journalism. GDES major Daniel Cole’s entry was selected to promote this year’s competition.
Outstanding Undergraduate Award was given to Robin Mooty.
CADC Dean Dan Bennett presented the Regan Scholarship Award to GDES student Brigette Lesch.
A three student team from Professor Rich Britnell’s fall ’07 studio, Chad Copeland, Jay Hope and Chet Borden, were selected as finalists in the nationwide IDEA competition for work accomplished on the MMI elevated tent project.
Karen Gathney and Ellen Richardson worked with Professor Ross Heck on award winning projects for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System for project ranging from print advertisements in the Auburn University Football Program, and The Heir Property booklet.
Amanda Claybrook’s designs were chosen for publication in the Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night project for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Spring Semester ’08 Studio Prize Recipients: (left to right) Dustin McNutt, Peter Azzouni, Nicholas Imsand, Justin Michal, Ben Bloodworth, Robin Mooty, Jordan Brown.
Professor Clark Lundell’s post baccalaureate students designed award trophy concepts for the International WoodWorks Association, Pat Schleisman, Executive Director Southern Region. Lauren Weigel’s design was selected and presented at the WordWorks awards banquet in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Professor Rich Britnell managed the Montgomery Marketing, Inc., Phase II, industry collaboration (U. S. military tent support frames), spring ‘08. Student team Chet Borden, Chad Copeland, and Jay Hope were selected as finalists in the IDSA Idea Award Competition for their cot-tent design.
Steven Gaffin, a student in Professor Tin Man Lau’s software class won first place in the Siemens PLM Software student design contest for the month of April.
Nicolas Imsand from the Solid Edge class has won the June first place of the Siemens PLM Software student design contest.
Chris Weed submitted a design from Tin Man’s fall ’07 GameTime studio and was a finalist in the IDEA Design Competition.
Louisa Stowers from Tin Man’s furniture studio is a finalist in the Design Emphasis Competition.
Two students directed by Professor Bryant submitted packaging projects to be considered for incorporation into Color Management for Logos: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers (book.) Katherine McClusky’s project was selected for publication.
A student in Assistant Professor Tsai-lu (Lu) Liu’s spring studio, Kyle Lechtenberg, won an IDSA Silver Design Award for development of a Visual Assistant Card.
Under Assistant Professor Shea Tillman’s direction, graduate student Marise Evans won 1st Honorable Mention in the International Designer’s Workstation 2008 Competition (700 entries), which was exhibited in June at the Oporto Show in Portugal.
At the CADC Fall Awards Banquet INDD student Wright Currie received the Regan Scholarship and Graphic Design student Blake Hicks received the GDES Outstanding Student Award.
Associate Professor Randy Bartlett’s 3rd year studio worked with American Greetings, AGI inStore, Marketing Manager and AU/INDD alum Jason Scott to develop new point of purchase concepts for AGI, UPS and AVEDA. The final presentation was at AGI’s Forest City, NC site. AGI invited INDD students Paul Possien, John Pascoli, Whitney Montondo and Kasey Whitaker to join them at the Globalshop exhibition in Chicago, March 2008.
Assistant Professor Chris Arnold’s summer studio developed concepts for a new AU bicycle rack and INDD student Andrew Lee’s design was chosen and funded for prototype fabrication.
INDD student Steven Gaffin led the Auburn contingent to the national sustainable energy initiative “Power Shift”, Washington D.C. He had a photo op with Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi.