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The “I” in Internship

As a 3rd year student at Iowa State University in the Interior design program it is required to have a summer internship experience to graduate. Beginning the application process in January of 2017, the search was on, however there were many questions I was asking...

2nd Annual Gingerbread Showcase & Competition

The 2nd Annual ACI/PPDS Gingerbread Showcase and Competition was a real winner this year! The teams had only one week to plan and 2 hours to construct their masterpieces. Guest judges were brought in and scored the entries based on originality, creativity, construction, and overall design. A huge...

Janna Paulson, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, 1981

The History of Mosaics

Feature Photo: Janna Paulson, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, 1981 The history of mosaic is more than 4,000 years old. In the beginning, artists pushed terracotta cones point-first into a background for decoration. By the eighth century BC, there were pebble pavements using multi-colored stones to create patterns,...