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The 2014 Campus RainWorks Challenge first prize winning team from K-State featured in World Water: Stormwater Management fall edition

The EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge first prize winning interdisciplinary team project Prairie Vision: Hale Library's New Front Porch from K-State was featured in the fall edition of World Water: Stormwater Management. Click here to read the article starting on page 24.


Huston Gibson, RCP assistant professor, named recipient of the
 Oz to Oz program

Six Kansas State University faculty have been selected to be the first inaugural participants in the Oz to Oz program, a new part of the university's Australia Initiative.

The Oz to Oz program supports short-term visits to Australia for K-State faculty to advance collaborative research activities. In return, 14 professional and senior Australian Fulbright scholars have been invited to visit one of the K-State campuses during the coming academic year.

Gibson will work with Neil Sipe, deputy director at Griffith University, and Karen Vella, senior lecturer in property and planning at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. They will collaborate to compare community perceptions and institutional frameworks to help create parks that serve communities and the environment.

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Deanne Petersen, MRCP '14 graduate, APDesign ARCC King Medal Winner

ARCC King MedalThe ARCC King Medal is awarded to one student per ARCC member college, school, institute, or unit and is based upon criteria that acknowledges innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research. The APDesign medal recipient is selected from nominees from each of the College’s four disciplines by a jury of University researchers. The RCP King Medal nominee is nominated by their major professor and selected by a jury of faculty. Petersen’s nomination was based upon her master’s report, Food truck fever: a spatio-political analysis of food truck activity in Kansas City, Missouri. Her supervisory committee was Dr. Hyung Jin Kim, major professor, Dr. John Keller, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, and Dr. Kelly Getty, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry/Food Science Institute.

Two K-State interdisciplinary student teams are winners in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge! The two teams were chosen out of 84 student teams from 29 states who submitted green infrastructure designs for the challenge.

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K-State Landscape Architecture program ranked #2 in the nation

Josef_LARCPCongratulations to the Landscape Architecture Faculty, Staff and Students on achieving top rankings in the DesignIntelligence's America's Best Architecture & Design Schools lists. America's Best Architecture & Design Schools is conducted annually by DesignIntelligence on behalf of the Design Futures Council. The research ranks undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners.

Our Landscape Architecture program ranked:

#2 - Landscape Architecture Graduate School in the nation
as well as
#1 in the Midwest
#3-Computer Applications
#2-Cross-Disciplinary Teamwork
#4-Research & Theory
#3-Sustainable Design Practices & Principles

Special congratulations to LARCP Professor Howard Hahn for being named in the 30 Most Admired Educators for 2014 list, which was released from DesignIntelligence as well.

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