Lauren Fitzpatrick

Lauren Fitzpatrick Instructor
Interior Architecture & Industrial Design

2094 Seaton Hall
920 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5992 | CV

Lauren received her Master’s in Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University in 2021 as a post-baccalaureate student. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies with a minor in Business from Stephens College, obtained in 2014. Originally from the Kansas City area, Lauren moved to Kentucky upon graduation from her undergraduate studies to pursue a career working with and producing some of the nation’s top show horses. Lauren’s professional equestrian experience also included working with clients to understand, strategize, and achieve their goals. These experiences taught her patience, humility, hard work, empathy, collaboration, and communication.

Upon returning to the Kansas City area, Lauren worked to renovate a residential property with great success. This propelled her interest in design and the decision to attend Kansas State University’s IAID program. Lauren’s fortitude in working with people drives her design decisions, recognizing that the built environment has the enormous capacity of sculpting our daily lives; behaviorally, emotionally, and economically. She strives to instill this empathetic and deeper level of thinking in her students, and believes wholly in the power of research in making informed and intelligent design decisions.

During her time as a student at Kansas State University, Lauren served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Design Research course. She also presented her thesis research on Wellness Focused Design Guidelines for Equine Psychotherapy Facilities at the 2021 EDRA conference. Lauren was honored as an IDSA Student Merit Award Finalist, and was nominated for the James Dubois Outstanding Graduating Student Award. Lauren served as an IAID representative for the Post-baccalaureate group within the APDesign College, and was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.