Landscape Architecture |
Regional & Community Planning
Our department is searching for a Project Coordinator to manage projects and activities related to faculty and student development.
The KSU | KU | UMKC team won first place, a $50,000 prize in the Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Competition. The Hines competition encourages cooperation and teamwork — necessary talents in the planning, design and development of sustainable communities — among future land use professionals and allied professions, such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, real estate development, finance, psychology and law. It is open to graduate students who are pursuing real estate-related studies at universities in the United States and Canada, including programs in real estate development, urban planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. The ULI and APDesign press releases tell the rest of the story.
Sarah Flynn, MLA '13, is featured in Researcher uses campus photography to discover ideal college campus, a news release about her master's report research.
Assistant Professor Howard Hahn presented "Photo-based Terrain Data Acquisition and 3D Modeling" at the Digital Landscape Architecture Conference in Bernburg, Germany, June 6-8. Photo models were derived from both terrestrial and unmanned aerial sources. The paper and presentation were awarded best "IT Research" by conference participants.
Assistant Professor Katie Kingery-Page is one of six national finalists for the New England Resource Center for Higher Education 2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Nominated by the KSU Center for Engagement and Community Development, Katie was selected from a pool of 35 candidates representing a range of institutions and disciplines. Ernest Lynton framed faculty scholarly activity as inclusive, collaborative, and problem-oriented work in which academics share knowledge-generating tasks with the public and involve community partners and students as participants in public problem solving.
Dan Belcher, BLA '92, is featured in the Summer 2013 K-Stater. Dan is a world champion sand sculptor as well as a practicing landscape architect.
Dr. Jason Brody has a chapter, Talk of Urbanism, in the newly released Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City, edited by Andres Duany and Emily Talen.
Anne Hundley, MLA '13, presented her poster, Restorative Memorials: Healing, Loss and Reducing Stress Through Landscape Architecture, at the EDRA 44 conference in Providence, Rhode Island, May 29-June 1. Major Professor Anne Beamish.
Assistant Professor Jessica Canfield and the Symbiotic Networks: Sustainable Design in Scandinavia crew (Ashley Brewster, Alyssa Butler, Ross DeVault, and Kristy Johnson) documented their travels May 19-June 1 on a blog: http://kstatescandinavia2013.blogspot.com/
Construction begins on The Meadow next week, as weather permits. Work will be completed by a team of volunteers including Boy Scouts. Those interested in native plant establishment are welcome to meet in the open space behind the Beach Museum June 21-22, contingent upon dry weather (postponed from June 17), 8am, to volunteer or observe the broadcast seeding. Volunteers may arrive later in the day as well. Contact Katie Kingery-Page for more information email@example.com. Site preparation included the removal of two over-mature hackberry trees which will be repurposed for the growing of shitaake mushrooms, the creation of seating on site, and as a bulking medium for the seed mix (sawdust). Follow progress on The Meadow on their blog.
The Meadow project is led by Principal Investigator Assistant Professor Kingery-Page and organized by a $250K proposal (in review) to the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning program in collaboration with Architectural Engineering, Horticulture, Art and the Beach Art Museum. Associate Professor Lee Skabelund, Landscape Architect Dea Brokesh, and the Biology and Mathematics departments are also contributors. Pathways: Sparking Wonder in STEM Learning through Experiences of Landscape and Art proposes support for ongoing development of The Meadow near the museum complemented by an interactive digital exhibit. Initial installation of The Meadow is generously sponsored by the Hummel family in memory of Professor William C. Hummel and Sara T. Hummel.
Assistant Professor Hyung Jin Kim has been awarded a USRG grant for his project "Barriers and opportunities for Safe
Routes to School in the City of Manhattan: Phase I Plan."
Assistant Professor Katie Kingery-Page and her collaborators--Marilyn Kaff (Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs), Debra Burnett (Family Studies and Human Services), Bronwyn Fees (Family Studies and Human Services), and Sara Fisher (K-State Salina)--have been awarded a USRG grant to pursue "Playing Naturally: an exploratory study of time in nature and executive functioning in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders."
MRCP student James Wood has been awarded a 2013 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship through the Technology Partnerships Program of the US Department of Transportation.
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a K-State team an honorable mention among larger institutions in the EPA’s first ever Campus RainWorks Challenge competition. Our team was comprised of [seven] students from the departments of Landscape Architecture (James Devault, Cydnie Jones, and Abigail Glastetter), Civil Engineering, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy and Biology. Faculty advisors are Dr. Stacy L. Hutchinson (Biological and Agricultural Engineering) and Professors Lee Skabelund and Jessica Canfield (Landscape Architecture). The Campus RainWorks challenge received submissions from 218 teams, which were reviewed by more than 30 expert judges from EPA, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Water Environment Federation, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The KSU honorable mention is one of eight total awards given.