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Two IAPD Students Semi-finalists In National Design Competition

Two K-State IAPD students are semifinalists in the 2015 Steelcase student competition, NEXT, while a third student from IAPD is an honorable mention recipient.

In its third year, the competition had more than 700 students from 60 programs participate.  The future designers were challenged this year to create the NEXT co-working environment.  Judges independently reviewed entries and spent a day together in Grand Rapids, MI, the home of the office furniture manufacturer Steelcase to select the semifinalists and honorable mentions. Read More


Interior Architecture And Product Design At K-State Ranked At The Top

Kansas State University’s Interior Architecture & Product Design (IAPD) is ranked one of the top graduate programs in the country.  For more than 15 years “America’slogo Best Architecture & Design Schools” from DesignIntelligence has been the definitive school ranking in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design.  The rankings show Kansas State University IAPD as the #1 graduate program in the Midwest region, #1 in construction methods and materials, and the number #1 graduate program at a public institution nationally. Read More

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 3rd Year Students Begin Mobile Environment Project

IAPD 3rd year students begin their 'near environment'/mobile environment project to transform an El Dorado National executive coach van into a mobile work and relaxation center.  4 groups will create individual and group work relaxation zones within the interior for the next 5 weeks.  Expectations and energy levels are high!  You can watch the progress in the east lot at APD West.



College of APDesign Helps With Wounded Warrior Farm Training and Healing Center Design

Students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design participated in a design charrette and joined hands in developing a master plan for the Farm Training and Healing Center for wounded soldiers.
This design charrette was organized by Vibhavari Jani, interior architecture & product design associate professor; Jessica Canfield, landscape architecture and regional & community planning assistant professor; and Bruce Wrightsman, architecture assistant professor, to assist Soldier Agricultural Vocational Education, or SAVE, an organization started by retired Maj. Gary LaGrange, a Vietnam War veteran. The organization's mission is to provide agricultural vocational education and healing resources to returning wounded soldiers. Read More

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