Michael McClureMichael McClure named new dean of K-State's College of Architecture, Planning & Design

MANHATTAN — An internationally recognized architect and accomplished educator and administrator will become the next dean of Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

Michael McClure, associate dean of the College of the Arts and distinguished professor of architecture and design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has been appointed to the post by K-State Provost Charles Taber following a national search. He will begin his new duties on July 1. [FULL STORY]





Interior architecture students awarded in 2023 Lang Lighting Competition

Submitted by Crystal Miller

The interior architecture & industrial design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design recently awarded interior architecture graduate students Mattie Lane, Goddard; Chloe Aufderheide, Lenexa; and Maia Smith, Sedalia, Missouri, in the Lang Lighting Design Competition. The event, held annually in May, recognizes exceptional lighting design executed by third-year students as part of their Interior Architecture Design Studio IV and Lighting course.

For this project, students worked with a retail space of their choosing, decided on a project location and integrated a related activity that could be supported within the retail space. They completely designed the branding and identity of the storefront, interior areas, displays and signage within the structural systems that were already established. Finally, they focused on lighting the interior and exterior of the retail space.


Gensler honors APDesign interior architecture student with 2023 Brinkmann Scholarship

Submitted by Thom Jackson

Henry Hammes

Gensler, an award-winning global architecture and design firm, named Henry Hammes, fourth-year interior architecture graduate student, Lenexa, as a recipient of the 2023 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship, an annual program that celebrates design excellence and innovative thinking.

Established in 1999 as a memorial to Donald G. Brinkmann, an inspirational interior designer and former Gensler principal who personified the essence of design, vision and leadership, this year marks the 25th anniversary of his passing.



Your Future Begins Here

Student work

Students in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design get experience working on real-world projects that expand their skills, express their creativity and prepare them for fulfilling careers.

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore photos of our recently renovated facilities, designed to foster creativity and innovation.