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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Nathan Howe


Department Head
Interior Architecture and Product Design

1087 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506



Research and Creative Activities

Nathan Howe is a graduate of Kansas State University and holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied under Michael Benedikt. Howe came to Kansas State University after stints of teaching at the University of Nebraska and assisting in design studios at the University of Texas. He joined the College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign) in 2005 with the department of Architecture where he was tenured in 2014. During his time teaching Howe built a body of research examining how emergent technologies and parametric modeling can transform the architecture design process. His work has been exhibited internationally and his K-State team’s proposal Fluidscape won the international competition for the Seger Park water scape in Philadelphia, PA. In 2017 Howe became the Department Head of Interior Architecture & Product Design (IAPD) for APDesign. This shift has afforded him new perspective on the meaning and relevance of design within a broader context of furniture and product design. His primary focus within IAPD is to establish a Master’s in Product Design degree and develop more collaboration with manufacturing and industry partners.