APDesign students showcase at KC Auto Show
Allan Hastings, professor of interior architecture & product design at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, will feature the accomplishments of the transportation design class at the upcoming Kansas City Auto Show.
Accompanied by some of his students, Hastings will display the renderings, designs and clay models that students have worked on during the fall 2013 semester. The display is located next to the K-State Power Cat Pullers booth and near the Maserati display. The show opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the creations of the future from K-State APDesign.
“As a result of my class offering this last fall for transportation design, the class designed concept cars for their projects," Hastings said.
There were 13 graduate and undergraduate students in the class. For their final project, the class was assembled into four teams with each team designing a concept then making a quarter-scale model in clay of their concept along with presentation boards.
Hastings contacted Natalie Sullivan of the Kansas City Auto Show to see if they would be interested in providing space at this year's event for the students to show their work. As a result they were enthusiastic about the idea and provided the class with floor space next to the Power Cat Pullers display.
"I believe this will be a great opportunity for the students from interior architecture & product desing and APDesign as well as the university community,” Hasting said.
Students from the class will be available to talk with attendees and also be demonstrating clay modeling of an automobile.
"This is exciting stuff," says Tim de Noble, dean of APDesign, "The work of the students, informed by Professor Hastings' years of involvement in the auto industry, shows their ability to address incredibly diverse design issues. For me it shows our approach to design-thinking, in this case focused on cars, is boundless and well-applied to the full array of issues facing — and products serving — our society."
The Kansas City Auto Show is at the Bartle Hall Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
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Seaton Hall expansion, renovation moves forward with multi-million dollar gift from the Regnier family foundation
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A $4 million lead gift from the Regnier family foundation is helping Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design with the momentum needed to embark on a major expansion and renovation of their current facility.The $75 million, two-phase project will demolish, renovate, expand and preserve portions of the east wing of Seaton Hall and Seaton Court.
“We are making this gift to the college because they are worth investing in,” said Victor Regnier FAIA, Los Angeles, citing the fact that all three degree programs are consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally by industry practitioners.
“This new building will be a wonderful enhanced environment for learning,” he said. “The college has always represented quality, and they do extraordinary things with the financial support that's provided to them. This gift is about supporting an excellent organization that will excel even further with additional funding."
Excited by plans for the college’s project and programs, the Dean’s Student Advisory Council considerably increased student investment through technology fees in the hopes of spurring significant increases in state and private support.
Regnier, a 1971 graduate of the college, is an ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture, Los Angeles. His brother, Bob Regnier, Leawood, Kan. is a 1970 graduate of K-State’s Department of Economics and president and CEO of the Bank of Blue Valley. His sister, Cathy Regnier, Mission, Kan., is involved in the family business. The siblings established the V+H Charitable Foundation to honor their late parents, Victor L. and Helen Regnier.
"I feel this would have been viewed as an excellent investment by our father,” Cathy Regnier said. “Dad would have been extremely excited by the prospect of combining education with practical design and hands-on learning in a new building elevating the already outstanding reputation of the K-State College of Architecture, Planning and Design." (more)
Philanthropic contributions to K-State are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. The foundation staff works with university partners to build lifelong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students through involvement and investment in the university.
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