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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. 

Honorable mention recipients for the Heintzelman Prize, are both fromWichita and are both 2016 Master of Architecture graduates:Holly Wolf, for the project "Gowanus Bazaar," completed in the studio of Jay Siebenmorgen, 2015-2016 Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair; and Alex Kuchinskas, for the project "2028 Vancouver Summer Games | Olympic Stadium," completed in the studio of Nathan Howe, associate professor of architecture. 

The Heintzelman Prize is named after J. Cranston Heintzelman, a longtime educator in the university's architecture department. After earning a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, Heintzelman moved to Manhattan in 1947 to begin a distinguished career teaching architectural design, sculpture and design theory. The Heintzelman Prize has been awarded by the faculty each year since Heintzelman's retirement in 1983. 

The Kremer Prize is awarded for outstanding collaborative design achievements by students in the final semester of the professional Master of Architecture program. This year's winning project was "Tallgrass Prairie Orientation Station," conducted in the fifth-year architectural design+make studio led by David Dowell, el dorado inc., Kansas City, Missouri. 

The following 2016 Master of Architecture graduates were "Tallgrass Prairie Orientation Station" project members: Brent Higgins, Basehor; Briana Reece, Benton; Torrence Campbell and Luke Custer, both from Olathe;Tamra Collins, Waverly; Kelsey Middelkamp, Columbia, Illinois; Andrew Henry, Centralia, Missouri; Daniel Johnson, Maryland Heights, Missouri;Blake Toews, O'Fallon, Missouri; Phillip Macaluso, Parkville, Missouri; Alex Martinez, Omaha, Nebraska; Jacob Rose, Logandale, Nevada; and Sevrin Scarcelli, Midland, Texas. (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


AIA Kansas Student Design Awards Program

Each year AIA Kansas offers, as part of the statewide Excellence in Design Awards Program, a category just for students from Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.

AIA Kansas will host the statewide conference in Manhattan in conjunction with the Central States Region (Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma) on Thursday 20 October at the Hilton Garden Inn, with the awards celebration to be held that evening at the Wareham. This is a prime opportunity for K-State students to shine! Steve Dumez from Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, AIA 2014 Firm of the Year, will be the jury chair for the design awards.

The student must be an AIAS member to submit. If you are not currently a member you can become one in order to submit a project for the awards program (email Jeremy Migneco, president of AIAS at <migneco@ksu.edu>). It costs $50 and the submission deadline is Monday 25 July at 5:00p CDT -- NO LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED.

To enter, follow this link: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=XTLAFXFM

Faculty, please encourage your students to submit. Students please enter your studio design projects! Your year in the program doesn't matter. The quality of the work does. 

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.


APDesign architecture student from Medicine Lodge wins MANKO design competition

Brock Traffas, 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.

Traffas, Medicine Lodge, was the competition judges' top selection for his project design of the Crossroads Campground in Kansas City.

The design was an assignment in his fourth-year comprehensive studio class, requiring students to integrate conceptual and technical knowledge into one complete project for a presentation with drawings, renderings and models. Following a review, one student from each studio was selected to compete for the MANKO award, with each developing a narrative slide presentation to present to judges, who were all established practitioners in the field.

Traffas was a student in the BNIM Studio taught by four rotating BNIM professionals during the fall semester: Greg Sheldon associate principal; James Pfeiffer, associate principal; Carley Pumphrey, an APDesign alumna; and Elvis Achelpohl, an APDesign alumnus. BNIM has been in partnership with the College of Architecture, Planning & Design since 2011 to offer fourth-year architectural design studios to students in the architecture department in the fall and summer semesters. The university's BNIM team varies from year to year, but Sheldon and Pfeiffer have led the studio since its inception. Each of the team members commutes to campus from their Kansas City base office on a different studio day to teach their fourth-year studio.

"The MANKO Prize, now in its fourth year, has become a highly coveted achievement at APDesign," said Tim de Noble, professor and dean of the college. "Each year the students attain new visions in design and leave the professionals in the jury astonished with their remarkably advanced work. MANKO'S commitment and generosity is helping us raise the bar higher with each passing year."

Images of the winning project can be found at http://apdesign.k-state.edu/arch/gallery.

The competition jury included Thomas Leslie, Pickard Chilton professor in architecture, Iowa State University; Paul Mankins, principal, substance architecture, Des Moines, Iowa; and Kevin Greischar, partner, DLR Group, Kansas City.

Traffas will study abroad in the 2016 spring semester at the Dessau Institute of Architecture in Dessau, Germany, and then complete his Master of Architecture in May 2017. Continue reading.


Architecture students earn honors at university's 17th annual Bowman Design Forum

Outstanding design work by six third-year architecture students at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, earned honors at the 17th annual Bowman Design Forum, Dec. 9, on the Manhattan campus.

Sponsored by BBN Architects Inc., 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 the architecture practitioners and educators for critiques.

One student from each of the department's six third-year studio sections was selected to present his or her design for "The Falls Brewpub | Cottonwood Falls, KS." Each student nominee prepared models, drawings and a PowerPoint presentation.

This year's invited guest jurors were Frank Harmon, fellow of the American Institute of Architects and owner of Frank Harmon Architect PA, Raleigh, North Carolina; Matthew Kreilich, principal of Snow Kreilich Architects, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Brent Bowman, Austin Massoth and Aaron Dyck, BBN Architects. Harmon and Kreilich each delivered a public presentation of their respective work following the forum.

The jurors awarded $3,750 in scholarship monies to the following third-year architecture students:

• Bradley Gollwitzer, Shawnee, $250 Finalist Award. Gollwitzer isa student in the studio of Wendy Ornelas, professor of architecture.

• Tanner Lee, Blue Springs, Missouri, $250 Finalist Award. Lee is a student in the studio of Emily Koenig, visiting assistant professor of architecture.

• Tyler Arndt, Independence, Missouri, $250 Finalist Award. Arndt is a student in the studio of Todd Gabbard, associate professor of architecture.

• Alyssa Reynolds, Independence, Missouri, $500 Special Merit Award. Reynolds is a student in the studio of Bruce Wrightsman, assistant professor of architecture.

• Claire Huffaker, Maysville, Missouri, $2,000 Honor Award. Huffaker is a student in the studio of Gary Coates, professor of architecture.

• Dipen Patel, Raymore, Missouri, $500 Special Merit Award. Patel is a student in the studio of Michael McGlynn, associate professor of architecture.

"The Bowman Forum is a highlight each fall in third-year studio," said Matt Knox, professor and head of the architecture department. "The chance for our students to show off their best work in front of local and nationally distinguished architects is a huge plus for their education and is also an opportunity to illustrate the quality of our program."

Clemente Jaquez (08') to be honored as 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni

Two Kansas State University graduates, Kourtney Bettinger, Denver, and Clemente Jaquez, Dallas, are the recipients of the K-State Alumni Association Student Alumni Board's 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. 

The award recognizes two K-State graduates who are younger than 35 and are using the scholarship, leadership and service experience they acquired at K-State to excel in their professions and contribute to their communities. The K-State Alumni Association and Student Alumni Board will honor Bettinger and Jaquez when they return to campus Feb. 22-24 to give keynote presentations and visit with student groups and university classes.

"In fulfillment of the K-State Alumni Association's mission to serve alumni as their link for life to the university, we are pleased to support the Student Alumni Board in presenting this award to simultaneously honor some of our most accomplished young graduates while creating new ties among alumni, students and faculty," said Amy Button Renz, K-State Alumni Association president and CEO.

Jaquez, a native of Garden City, is the design director for Hoefer Wysocki Architecture in Dallas. He graduated from K-State in 2008 with a master's degree in architecture and has been recognized as an outstanding practitioner and community advocate.

While at K-State, Jaquez was an active member of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, National Organization of Minority Architecture Students and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, among other roles. He also was a Rhodes Scholar national finalist, K-State Alumni Association Anderson Senior Award recipient, president of Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity and the Sigma Tau Delta Architecture student of the year.

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Lanting Su Crossroads Brewery

Image of first place winner Lanting Su's Crossroads Brewery project.

APDesign students Lanting Su and Jacob Kelly-Salo win American Institute of Architects Kansas Student Design Competition

College of Architecture, Planning and Design, or APDesign, fifth-year architecture students Lanting Su and Jacob Kelly-Salo took first and second place at the American Institute of Architects Kansas Student Design Competition.

The competition was part of Kan-struct, a conference for architecture, engineering and construction professionals in Kansas. Each year, two students from the college present their designs. This year, students weren't allowed to acknowledge their university.

Su submitted her design for a brewery and Kelly-Salo submitted his design for a bike kitchen. Their designs competed against the University of Kansas campus four-person collaboration redesign projects. After the 10-minute presentations were concluded, there was an hour-long informal gallery where student designers answered questions.

The winner was chosen by the audience using a ballot voting system. Su won first place, receiving $500, and Kelly-Salo won second place, receiving $250.

"This competition was instituted a number of years ago with the intent to engage our students with AIA Kansas and to highlight KU and K-State students' efforts in design, as well as apprising the AIA membership of our faculty's curricular efforts," said Tim de Noble, dean of the college. I am so pleased Lanting's and Jacob's individual projects were recognized – they were obviously superb and represented APDesign's intensity beautifully."

Third-year APDesign students win in regional competition

Students from the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's architecture department participated in the 2015 American Institute of Architects — Central States Regional competition Oct. 15-16 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Students were asked to design a prototype for the reinvention of the Seventh and Locust instance of the Des Moines skywalk system. This year was an ideas competition for the activation of the street level by the modifications of the skywalks. Program and use possibilities included urban farming, art, entertainment, infrastructure and transportation.

Third-year students from the department of architecture presented "Skydeck" to the panel of jurors and won third-place for their outstanding efforts.

Four students participated in the competition: Morgan Brown, Columbia, Missouri; Aaron Church, Hughesville, Missouri; Kristyn Garver, Albia, Iowa; and Peter Syzonenko, Bangor, Pennsylvania.

Assistant professor of architecture Christopher Fein served as advisor to the students.

Professor Matt Knox, department head for architecture, said, "I couldn't be more proud of our third-year students who were competing against fifth-year students from other design colleges from around the region. This is just one of many examples of the high quality of design education coming out of APDesign at K-State."