College of Architecture, Planning and Design brings building design through legos


Self-guided tours and information
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall
Come to the Information and Welcome Table to pick up a brochure and map for a self-guided tour of the college of architecture.

Studio visits and project displays
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seaton Hall
Enjoy models, furniture, plans, designs and landscapes designed and built by students. Visit with students and faculty about academic programs.
• Architecture: first and second floors, east wing, Seaton Hall.
• Environmental design studies: ground and first floors, east wing,Seaton Hall.
• Interior architecture and product design: second floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.
• Landscape architecture: first floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.
• Regional and community planning: first floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.

Advising for future students and guests
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall
Ask questions about academic programs, the application and admission process, and the design professions. Representatives from the dean’s office will be available to answer questions.

Academic programs
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Foerster Auditorium and 63 Seaton Hall
Explore the professions of architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture and regional and community planning with this 30-minute presentation.

Architecture work
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
First and second floors of Seaton Hall and room 208
See work by second through fifth year department of architecture students on display in the hallways.

Interior architecture and product design work
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Second floor, east wing, Seaton Hall
202F, 203C, 206 and 207 Seaton Hall
Explore and engage in the world of interior architecture and product design. Learn about the social, sustainable and human issues in interior architecture, product design and furniture design projects accomplished in the program.

Landscape architecture work
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
105 and 106C Seaton Hall
View work by landscape architecture students on display along the hallway.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
105, 106 A/B and 106 C Seaton Hall
Stop by the landscape architecture studios to learn about planning/design projects that address important social, economic, ecological and local community issues.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
106C Seaton Hall
Help us build BOXhattan and try your hand at city planning. Using recycled materials and Lego bricks, learn to assess a city’s physical and economic needs, design harmonious buildings and public spaces, and construct a city that enhances urban livability.

Rain garden tour
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
International Student Center
Visit the award-winning International Student Center rain garden, designed and constructed by students and faculty from the department of landscape architecture/regional and community planning. The rain garden reduces storm water runoff and improves water quality by using permeable pavements and collecting rooftop runoff for a native plant perennial garden.

Student rendering competition exhibit
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chang Gallery
First floor, central wing, Seaton Hall
View color and black-and-white freehand, computer-generated and mixed media renderings, including winning projects.

Native plant research and demonstration green roofs
11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
106C Seaton Hall
Learn about Seaton Hall’s two living roofs, completed in May 2009 and May 2012. These sites allow the first testing of green roof design and materials in this region.

Weigel Library
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
323 Seaton Hall
Visit the library, meet the staff and experience Weigel Library. Weigel Library houses the university’s collection of 40,000 architecture, planning and design resources.

Lego playspace
9 a.m to 3 p.m.
Third Floor, Seaton Hall
Want to show off one’s own creativity and design skills? Stop by and spend some time contributing to Lego creations.