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Howe appointed department head of interior architecture & product design

Nathan HoweThe College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, announces the appointment of Nathan Howe, associate professor of architecture, as the new department head of the interior architecture & product design, or IAPD, department. He will take over for Amie Keener, interim program director, who has held the post since summer 2016.

"Over my eight years as dean I have witnessed Nathan's growth first-hand as a proactive, engaged faculty member and design leader," said Timothy de Noble, dean of the college. "My faith in Nathan to serve as our department head resides in his dedication to APDesign and K-State, his obvious affinity and appreciation for the scope and work of the IAPD faculty and students, and his consummate professionalism and sense of responsibility in accomplishing assigned tasks. Nathan is an inventive and collaborative designer. I am confident that he will bring these qualities to leadership at the departmental level, as he has at each level of leadership in the past; be it in year-level coordination, committee engagement, and in the representation of the college and his home department. Most importantly Nathan's attitude, as well as his design work, is not easily bound to any one discipline, but reflects an appreciation for the spectrum of disciplines in our college." MORE

Promising business ideas earn student entrepreneurs $20,000 from K-State Launch

rkMANHATTAN — A Kansas State University competition has awarded 16 students and 10 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money.  Among those awards was a $5,000 prize to Rebecca Keating, master's student in interior architecture & product design, Adrian, Missouri, for her business, Rekreative Design. The business provides quick and accurate body geometry scans of individual motorcyclists, which are then used to design custom body armor solutions unique to both the rider and the rider's position on his or her current motorcycle. Keating will be studying abroad in spring 2017 and elected not to participate in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge.

The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration and is open to all students and majors in the university. In total, 212 student teams representing every college at Kansas State University entered the competition this year by submitting a feasible written plan, which was used to narrow the field to the 10 best startup ideas MORE

Interior architecture & product design students win International Interior Design Association Haute Couture Award

cK-State students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's interior architecture & product design department won the International Interior Design Association's Color + Couture competition's Haute Couture award on Oct. 22.

Color + Couture is an International Interior Design Association sponsored event that partners firms and university groups with manufacturers to create a garment design using products provided by the manufacturer in relation to a theme.[MORE]






Interior architecture & product design graduate wins in national furniture design competition

zachZachary Manual, a 2016 graduate from the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's interior architecture & product design program at K-State, was selected as the winner of the seating division at the 2016 Design Emphasis Student Furniture Design Competition. Manual submitted his work in his last semester prior to graduating. [MORE]