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Associate professor selected to serve on the Environmental Design Research Association's board of directors

Vibhavari Jani, associate professor of interior architecture & product design in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, has been elected to serve on the Environmental Design Research Association's board of directors for 2016-2017.

Jani has been a member of the association for 11 years. The Environmental Design Research Association is an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators and facility managers.

"Professor Jani has a long history of selflessly serving the profession for the betterment of humanity and this is a wonderful honor and opportunity. Her insight and perspective is valued and is impacted by cultural as well as disciplinary diversity she brings," said Katherine Ankerson, professor and department head for interior architecture & product design and an association member.

Interior architecture & planning design student wins student merit award


Zach Manuel, fifth-year interior architecture & product design student at Kansas State University, won the Industrial Designers Society of America District Student Merit Award.

The student merit awards provide students in industrial design opportunities to showcase their talent and achievements. It also allows schools such as K-State with industrial design programs to gain acclaim and visibility among other institutions. Further, it provides an ample platform for design professionals to meet with the industrial design geniuses of the future.

Manuel will go on to compete at the regional level at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Also competing for K-State was interior architecture & product design fifth-year student Grace Manuel who placed second in the event.

IAPD Student Lands First Prize in NEXT Competition

Caleb Amundson, a fourth-year IAPD student was awarded top honors as the finalist in the NEXT Student Design Competition.  Amundson won the $2500 award and another $2500 for APDesign.  He also won a custom-made Think Chair from the competition's sponsor, Steelcase Design Alliances.  Please read all about the competition here.



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

Read more here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/77442/#storylink=cpy