Associate Professor Emeritus
Interior Architecture & Product Design
1107 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5992
Professor Troyer has been teaching furniture design in the IAPD Furniture Design Workshop for the last 30 years and guided much of its development. Over the years, his teaching and knowledge has helped a number of IAPD students create furniture pieces that have competed and won not only national, but international competitions.
The IAPD Furniture Design Workshop has a wall (also known as the ‘Wall of Fame") including photos of completed work from students over the last 40+ years and Professor Troyer recently worked to document the wall in an archival manner. This tool helps the furniture design professors when teaching, using past examples to encourage students to think outside of the box with current designs.
Outside of the IAPD shop and for the past 43 years, Professor Troyer has been a custom furniture designer. His passion for continuing to design furniture helps him stay current with design techniques and technology. He takes this knowledge and continually brings it back to the students for their use.