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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 10.3.11


This week the College will have two workshops — one on creating a portfolio and one on building your resume — in anticipation of Mock Interviews coming up on Monday, Oct. 24. 

At 5:30 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 3, Jon Hunt, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, will present a portfolio workshop with Joe Jimenez, Principal at Helix Architecture in Kansas City. The workshop will be held in Pierce Commons, and all students are encouraged to attend.  

From noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Dana Nordyke of Career & Employment Services will present a resume-building workshop in Seaton 104. All students are encouraged to attend this workshop as well. 

In the following weeks we will offer open portfolio and resume critiques.

Resume Critiques:
6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11
Seaton 113
(Career & Employment Services) 

Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14
Seaton 104
(Career & Employment Services)

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19
Seaton 104
(Career & Employment Services)


Portfolio Critiques:
5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
Seaton 113
(Faculty: Jon Hunt & Ray Streeter)

5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17
Seaton 113
(Faculty: Bob Condia & Katie Kingery-Page) 


Mock Interviews Sign-Ups:
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18
Pierce Commons

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19
Pierce Commons 


Our college has the unique accomplishment of educating the next generation of Afghan architectural educators at Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Four Afghan faculty members recently received their Master of Science in Architecture degrees from Kansas State and are now teaching a revised architectural curriculum in Kabul. 

Architecture Professor Donald Watts joined more than one hundred former Peace Corps Volunteers who had served in Afghanistan as part of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps in Washington D.C. He represented our College at a special reception for former Peace Corps Afghanistan volunteers hosted by His Excellency, Ambassador Eklil Hakimi at the Afghan Embassy in D.C. 

Watts served as the architectural coordinator of the Kansas State University/Kabul University Partnership Program occurring between 2007 and 2010. 


How can K-State Libraries make your day even better? By connecting you with cool technologies, equipment and know-how!

The Media Development Center (214 Hale Library) has a variety of tools to help you make an amazing project, incorporate innovation in your classroom, create a stunning presentation, or document your work for future use. All of these wonderful options are available for FREE to students, faculty, and staff. 

You can check out equipment:

  • Laptop

  • Digital video camera

  • Tripod

  • Projector

  • Projector screen

  • Portable PA system

  • Digital still image camera

  • Audio recording equipment (mics, digital voice recorder etc.)

Once you create something amazing with the equipment, visit the MDC’s production area:

  • Professional sound booth — call for appointment and/or training on use

  • Oversized scanner — high resolution images, 15 min. per scan and set up, make appointment

  • Many computers with the Adobe Suite, video, and sound editing software

  • Free classes for software use such as Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, and ProTools

Then you can format your masterpiece and save it forever:

  • 11x17 flatbed scanner

  • Duplicating towers (CD & DVD)

  • Sheet fed scanner

  • Slide scanner

  • Color printing — 75 cents a copy 

Stop over for a visit and get a tour. They’ll be glad to show you the ropes.

Media Development Center - 214 Hale Library. (785) 532-4918

Mon-Thu: 10-10, Fri: 10-5, Sat: 12-5, Sun: 1-10.



Posters reflecting work done by College of Architecture, Planning & Design students during their spring and summer 2011 internships will be on display from October 2-22, 2011. The exhibit, located in the Chang Gallery in Seaton Hall and the hallway outside of Seaton 104, is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During the spring and summer semesters of their fourth year, APDesign students can choose to participate in paid internships with professional offices across the world. Through these internship programs, students experience the world of professional practice directly before returning to Kansas State University for their final year of study in their Master’s degree programs.

Spring/summer 2011 internship participants, with their hometowns and internship firms and locations are listed below:

Erica Bender, O’Fallon, Missouri - Law Kingdon, Wichita, Kansas
Lucas Bergstrom, Lawrence, Kansas - Overland Partners Architects, San Antonio, Texas
Devin Branson, Washington, Missouri - UIC + CDO, St. Louis, Missouri
Ryan Burger, Bates City, Missouri - ZGF, Los Angeles, California
Jacob Campbell, Derby, Kansas - NBBJ, New York, New York
Paul Elmore, Manhattan, Kansas - Perkins Eastman, New York, New York
Scott Gibson, Highlands Ranch, Colorado - Helix Architects, Kansas City, Missouri
Curtis Goben, Lohman, Missouri - Overland Partners Architects, San Antonio, Texas
Brian Hertz, Wildwood, Missouri - Law Kingdon, Wichita, Kansas
Caitlin Husman, Viburnum, Missouri - Cannon Design, St. Louis, Missouri
Tim Michael, Kansas City, Missouri - Architectural Alliance, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Joel Murphy, Hutchinson, Kansas - Perkins Eastman, New York, New York
Astine Reneberg, Kensington, Kansas - BRR Architecture, Merriam, Kansas
Jeffrey Schober, Stilwell, Kansas - Engineering Ministries International, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Jeff Snyder, Valley Center, Kansas - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Kevin Stiegler, Manhattan, Kansas - NBBJ, New York, New York
Heath Swindler, Salina, Kansas - Gensler, Shanghai, China
Derek Thome, Viola, Kansas - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Interior Architecture & Product Design:
Felicia Balestrere, Kansas City, Missouri - Gilmore Group, New York, New York
Josh Burkhart, Wylie, Texas - ID Studio 4 LLC, Irving, Texas
Alisha Comer, Manhattan, Kansas — Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Washington, D.C.
Alexis Kiel, Bellevue, Nebraska - Katalyst Dzine and Grafix, Manhattan, Kansas
Sam Nitcher, Lawrence, Kansas - Brubacher Building Workshop, Lawrence, Kansas
Natalie Shoemaker, St. George, Kansas - Lauck Group, Dallas, Texas

Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning:
Jared Buffington, Mexico, Missouri - PGAV Destinations, St. Louis, Missouri
Dereatha Cross, Manhattan, Kansas - Research with LA/RCP Associate Professor Eric Bernard, Manhattan, Kansas
Danielle Denlinger, Overland Park, Kansas - La Muy Ilustre, Municipalidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador
Jennifer Engelke, Verona, Wisconsin - BNIM, Kansas City, Missouri
Allison Gerth, Manhattan, Kansas - University of Kansas Office of Design and Construction Management, Lawrence, Kansas
Daniel Kraus, Manhattan, Kansas - Great Plains Landscape and Design, Beloit, Kansas
Stephanie Mallinckrodt, Overland Park, Kansas - Lorax Design Group in Kansas City, Missouri, and Embassy Landscape Group in Riverside, Missouri
Rebecca Melvin, Seattle, Washington - Turenscape, Beijing, China
Jared Pumphrey, Independence, Missouri - RDG Planning and Design, Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; and Ames, Iowa
Christopher Sanders, St. Charles, Missouri - University of Kansas Office of Design and Construction Management, Lawrence, Kansas
Laura Weatherholt, Tulsa, Oklahoma - Philbrook Museum of Art Gardens, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Eric Wildhaber, Columbia, Missouri - Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia, Missouri
Mitchell Workmon, Lee’s Summit, Missouri - Complete Turf and Landscape, Kansas City, Missouri


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Simply call 395-SAFE (785-395-7233), or push one of the blue light emergency buttons  found throughout the K-State campus.

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