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College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Kansas State University
2132 Regnier Hall
Manhattan KS 66506-2902

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Career Exploration 
NEW DATE: Saturday, January 26, 2019

The On-Campus Career Exploration in Manhattan, Kansas is a half day experience that provides you with the opportunity to learn about Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design! 

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Regnier Hall room 1117
Kansas State University Campus
Manhattan, KS 66506

9:00 am   Registration
   Professionals from the Office of Admissions, Student Financial Assistance, and Housing and Dining will be available during registration.

9:30 am   Presentation
   Following the presentation there will be opportunities to explore the building, meet professors and students in APDesign and tour campus.
RSVP by January 25th online or by phone at 785-532-5047.
Parking:   Learn more about Parking on campus.

Food systems architect to open spring 2019 Ekdahl Lecture Series 

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, will host Caitlin Taylor, a registered architect and director of design for MASS Design Group, as part of the 2018-2019 Ekdahl Lecture Series. Taylor will present "Provisional Architecture: Designing Just Food Systems" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Regnier Forum at Regnier Hall on the K-State Manhattan campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Taylor will discuss the history of MASS Design Group's work, and the conceptual framework for her focus on food system design as a form of radical hope. Through that lens, she will present some of the ongoing food and farming projects on the boards at MASS, including the Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Kansas, a new national network for school kitchen design, a community-run food hall as catalyst for urban redevelopment in Poughkeepsie, New York, an installation to cultivate food literacy with students in Indiana, and an industrial scale grain mill in Senegal.

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Five APDesign students win in 20th anniversary of Bowman Forum

2018 Bowman Forum Winner APDesign Architecture

Outstanding design work by five third-year architecture students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, earned honors at the 20th annual Bowman Design Forum on Dec. 7 in Regnier Hall on the Manhattan campus.

Sponsored by BBN Architects Inc. in Manhattan and hosted by APDesign, the forum brought acclaimed architects to campus to discuss work by students in the architecture department. The forum is an opportunity for students to present their work to architecture practitioners and educators for critiques.

One student from each of the department's five third-year studio sections was selected to present his or her design for "The Blue Valley Yacht Club." Each student participant prepared a model, drawings and a digital presentation.

The following students were awarded a total of $4,500 in prizes. All are third-year students as part of APDesign's five-year graduate architecture program.

Matthew Ho, Fairway, received the $2,000 Honor Award; and Alexandra Mesias, Lee's Summit, Missouri, received the $1,000 Special Merit. Garrett Scott, Wichita; Dean Randolph, Chesterfield, Missouri; and Lawson Endicott, Loma Linda, Missouri, were all $500 finalists.

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 APDesign Difference

APDesign receives top rankings from DesignIntelligence


Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design graduate programs in architectureinterior architecture and landscape architecture are once again among the best in the nation, according to annual rankings by DesignIntelligence, the only organization ranking accredited professional programs in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design/architecture.


This year, the graduate program in landscape architecture ranked fourth in the nation overall and first among programs at public institutions. The graduate program in interior architecture ranked seventh nationally and first among programs at public institutions. The graduate program in architecture ranked 20th in the nation and seventh among programs at public institutions..(FULL STORY)


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