DesignIntelligence Ranking 2013
Each year, DesignIntelligence, ranks the best Architecture programs in the country. Their rankings are considered to be the primary source for comparison in the industry for incoming. Kansas State University has historically ranked high and this year was no different.
Among the Midwest schools, Kansas State University’s graduate program for Interior Architecture and Product Design was ranked no. 1. Nationally, they were ranked among the top 10, landing at no. 7. In their company of top 10 were the two other design programs offered at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design. These rankings make Kansas State among the nation’s highest ranked programs.
"The College of Architecture, Planning and Design’s programs have been very high in the rankings year after year, and once again we are seeing the incredible national reputation of our programs," said Tim de Noble, dean.*
The rankings are derived by surveying firms and asking them to consider their hiring experiences in the past 5 years and to name the schools whose graduates have been best-prepared for the profession. In the Interior Architecture world, a total of 152 firms were surveyed.
"We are so pleased to be recognized once again for the quality of integrated design education afforded through the Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design," said Katherine Ankerson, head of the department. "Our program weaves interior architecture, product design and furniture design together throughout the curriculum so students are constantly designing, making and evaluating -- building the critical thinking skills so necessary to solve some of the problems facing our world today."*
*Quote courtesy of Kansas State University press release from College of Architecture, Planning and Design