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ISU Design West Studio Featured in Siouxland Magazine

Reddy Kilowatt


SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Design West Studio shares top billing with Reddy Kilowatt in the Winter 2007 issue of Siouxland Magazine, a quarterly publication featuring news, activities and events in Northwest Iowa. Reddy Kilowatt, a 15-foot neon sign, is the latest addition to ISU Design West and the Historic Fourth Street District and a longtime Siouxland icon.


The feature in Siouxland Magazine consists of three articles highlighting the new design studio, which was officially opened in fall 2007 and is located in a historic steam-boiler plant renovated as part of Sioux City’s designation as an Iowa Great Place. One article presents an overview of ISU Design West, including several photos of the uniquely designed space.


In the second article, Glenda Castleberry, SiouxLandmark chairperson, presents the history of Reddy Kilowatt, along with that of his new home.


Finally, Susan Fey, ISU Design West program coordinator, and Nathan Kalaher, ISU graduate and architect at M+ Architects in Sioux City, give readers an overview of the educational opportunities offered at the studio. These opportunities include ISU College of Design studio classes, as well as ISU Extension educational programming.


ISU Design West is the result of a unique partnership with the State of Iowa’s Great Places program, the Sioux City Great Places Committee, the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sioux City, Iowa State University’s College of Design and ISU Extension Community and Economic Development.


For more information about the ISU Design West studio, visit the Web site at

www.design.iastate.edu/ISUDesignWest/ or contact Susan Fey at (515) 238-5128 or susanfey@iastate.edu.



Contacts :

Susan Fey, ISU Design West Studio, (712) 258-8999, susanfey@iastate.edu

Sandra Oberbroeckling, Extension Community and Economic Development, (515) 294-3721,  soberbr@iastate.edu

Del Marks, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9807, delmarks@iastate.edu