Associate Professor, PLA, ASLA
Landscape Architecture and
Regional & Community Planning
216 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-2439
Katie Kingery-Page is associate professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University and a licensed landscape architect. After undergraduate education in sculpture at Wichita State University, she studied ecology and art theory through Antioch College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and eventually earned a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Kansas State University. Prior to teaching, she worked in an interdisciplinary design practice focused upon downtown redevelopment.
Kingery-Page’s scholarly work explores the value of arts and humanities knowledge for landscape architecture. This inquiry is tested through design outreach, often during community-engaged projects with graduate students. Her interest in participatory design has led to work with communities for aging, with a public school district, and with not-for-profit development and cultural institutions. She is currently deepening her use of ethnographic methods in participatory design and exploring the ethical implications of landscape maintenance and installation practices.
In her own words: “My students and I work with community partners to design and build landscapes that are imageable, poetic, and durable. We seek to amplify place meaning. ‘Whose meaning?’ becomes an important question, answered only through inclusive, transparent processes that bring marginalized voices into the design discourse.”