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Architecture Lecture ‘emerging design territories: production, performance, and the hypernatural in mass timber’ on Thursday, May 4 at 5pm in 063 Seaton Hall


The College of Architecture Planning & Design (APDesign), Department of Architecture will present a lecture by Susan Jones entitled ‘emerging design territories:  production, performance, and the hypernatural in mass timber’ on Thursday, May 4 at 5pm in 063 Seaton Hall on the K-State campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Susan Jones, FAIA, LEED BD+C, architect, is owner of atelierjones, an architecture, urban and ecodesign firm. Founded in 2003 in Seattle, the firm’s design award winning work brings design excellence, research, and community engagement to new sustainable strategies and buildings - including groundbreaking work with Mass Timber. Developed in Austria and Switzerland, cross laminated timber (CLT), one of several Mass Timber products, is a new construction material in the United States.

atelierjones recently completed the first cross laminated timber  structure permitted in Seattle in June 2015: a multi-story house using CLT as structure and interior finish material, and a church, using CLT as a 40’ high, interior non-structural wall completed in March 2016. Both are two of the first CLT structures completed in the US. A nationally known expert on Mass Timber, she is the AIA National Representative to the ICC Tall Timber Code Committee, has taught multiple design studios on Mass Timber Design, and has spoken across the US on Mass Timber. atelierjones is now completing eight CLT School Modulars for construction in March 2017. A native of Washington State, Susan became a Fellow of the AIA in 2010, has taught at the University of Washington, and has been working for architects since she was sixteen.

During her stay Susan will also serve as a member on the 2017 Heintzelman/Kremer jury.

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Manko awards $5,000 scholarship to APDesign student

 Christian Berger, Wichita, a fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University, is receiving a $5,000 scholarship as the winner of a College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, competition sponsored by MANKO Window Systems in Manhattan. (more)

Five architecture students earn honors at K-State's 18th annual Bowman Design Forum

Outstanding design work by five third-year architecture students in K-State's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, earned honors at the 18th annual Bowman Design Forum Dec. 7 on the Manhattan campus.

Sponsored by BBN Architects Inc. in Manhattan and hosted by APDesign, the forum brought acclaimed architects to campus to discuss work by students in the architecture department. The forum is an opportunity for students to present their work to architecture practitioners and educators for critiques. (more)

Architecture Lecture - Nathan Miller, October 17 - K-State Union Little Theatre


APDesign architecture students win special stone design competition

Three Kansas State University architecture students have earned honors in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, design competition sponsored by U.S. Stone Industries LLC.

Andrew Wu, Chesterfield, Missouri, and Andrew Lindsey, Springfield, Missouri, tied for first place in the competition, with each receiving a $700 scholarship. Lance Brannock, O'Fallon, Missouri, received honorable mention and a $300 scholarship.

The recent competition was based on final presentation boards prepared by the students as part of the ADS 5 summer studio. ADS-5 challenges students to develop a single project to a high level of sophistication, including everything from site design to wall sections and details. (Continue)

Kansas State University Master of Architecture graduates awarded Heintzelman, Kremer prizes for outstanding work

Outstanding design work by fifth-year students in the architecture program at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has been recognized with the Heintzelman and Kremer prizes.

The Heintzelman Prize is presented annually for outstanding individual design achievements by students in the final semester of the professional Master of Architecture degree program. The 2016 winner is Kelly Pyle, Master of Architecture graduate, Overland Park, for her project "A Pediatric Hospice House," which was completed in the fifth-year architectural design studio led by Susanne Siepl-Coates, professor of architecture.  (Continue)


Virtual tour of our design + make studio's YMCA Camp Wood Orientation Stations

Video by Professor and Department Head Matthew Knox.

Nestled in the rolling countryside of the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie, Camp Wood of Elmdale, Kansas houses the location of The Preston Outdoor Education Station. The Design+Make studio has been working with YMCA's Camp Wood to develop a pavilion that instills a deeper meaning and education for visitors of the prairie. The project has since evolved into an orientation station with various educational platforms that alert and direct the visitors of Camp Wood to the finer details of the Tallgrass Prairie. The Education Station consists of a gathering space that provides shade and seating for visitors and a connecting pathway to the remaining five stations. These stations provide infrastructure to experience the subtleties of the landscape and influence the education and preservation of our grasslands. www.ksudesignmake.com


Gonçalo Byrne selected as 2016-2017 Regnier distinguished visiting chair

World-renowned architect Gonçalo Byrne will be the 2016-2017 Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair in the architecture department at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

As the Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair in architecture, Byrne will co-teach a graduate level architecture design studio course with a graduate faculty member for the academic year, visiting a few times in the fall and spring semesters.

Byrne graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon and carries an honorary degree from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon and from the Faculty of Architecture of Alghero, in Italy.

In 1975 he established his own practice and founded his firm, Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos in 1991. Byrne has taught at Harvard University and several universities in Coimbra, Viseu, Lausanne, Venice, Mendrisio, Leuven, Milan, Pamplona, Spain and Lisbon.

Byrne's recent work includes the requalification of the Portuguese National Bank headquarters and the Thalia Theater in Lisbon with Barbas Lopes architects; the expansion of the National Museum Machado de Castro in Coimbra; the Estoi Pousada de Portugal in Faro; and the Estoril Sol Complex in Cascais.

Byrne's work has been awarded by the International Association of Art Critics, the Gold Medal by the French Academy of Architecture, and recently with the Piranesi Prix de Rome 2014 for the National Museum Machado de Castro. In 2005, Byrne was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Santiago da Espada by the president of the Portuguese Republic.

"We are absolutely delighted to have one of the premier architects from Portugal working with our students next year," said Matthew Knox, professor and head of the architecture department. "Professor Byrne will be hosted by professor Vladimir Krstic."

The Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair in architecture was established in 2003 by the children of Victor and Helen Regnier to enrich the educational experiences of Kansas State University architecture students by exposing them to the finest architects from around the world.


Architecture students win 2nd place at the 2016 K-State 48 Film Festival


 Read about the team and K-State 48 Film Festival here.