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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

APDesign Newsletter 10.1.12


APDesign students from the Student Planning Association and SCASLA will be participating in Better Block KC: Making Grand Grand this Friday, Oct. 5 in Kansas City.

The Better Block Project is part block party and part living charrette. It involves transforming a street to show the potential for a great, walkable, vibrant neighborhood. The physical streetscape is transformed through temporary trees, lighting, landscaping, crosswalks, bike lanes, street furniture and more. Artists, performers, local vendors and pop-up businesses show the potential for increasing the vitality of the area.

In 2011, the City of Kansas City developed a plan to make Grand Boulevard complete, green and livable. This plan included enhanced bicycle, pedestrian and transit accommodations. The plan also included recommendations for improved landscaping, street trees, and beautiful, creative solutions for stormwater management and other green infrastructure components. Finally, this plan included concepts for significantly enhanced public spaces and experiences along the corridor.

The event will take place during First Friday activities on Grand Boulevard between 16th and 17th Streets.

If you’d like to participate, please contact Lauren Ewald. Look to betterblockkc.tumblr.com for the latest information about the project.


Anne Trumble, founder and executive director of Emerging Terrain, a nonprofit research and design collaborative based in Omaha, will deliver the annual Bryant Lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and all are welcome to attend. 

Prior to founding Emerging Terrain, Trumble studied and practiced landscape architecture nationally and abroad. Most recently she was responsible for the design and management of West 125th Streetscape in Harlem with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, in addition to other streetscapes, green roofs, parks and plazas throughout New York City. From 2005-07, she worked as an intern landscape architect for Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg Landscape Architects. In this position, Trumble worked on the 3-D modeling of the City of Toronto for a joint park design with author Douglas Copeland.

Trumble earned a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Trumble currently serves on the board of directors for Design Alliance Omaha and teaches multidisciplinary design studios at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Columbia University (New York).

The Lee A. Bryant Memorial Lectures on Art and Architecture honor 1970 architecture alumnus Lee Bryant who died of a stroke in 1981 at the age of 40. The lecture series is a living tribute to Bryant’s passion for art and a fitting means for sharing with future generations of students his concern for the vital interaction of art and architecture.


Consultants from Ayers Saint Gross will be on campus Nov. 5-7. These final visit meetings originally were scheduled for Oct. 2-4 and were delayed to allow more time to develop informational graphics and supporting materials that fully convey the recommendations of the Manhattan Campus Master Plan Update 2012.

While on campus, Ayers Saint Gross will meet with Facilities Planning and the Campus Master Plan Update Task Force. The firm also will present information about the Campus Master Plan at four open campus meetings:

  • Monday, Nov. 5, 6-7 p.m., K and S Ballroom, K-State Student Union

  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sunflower Room, Union

  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sunflower Room, Union

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Purple Pride Conference Room, on the third floor of the K-State Alumni Center 

The same content will be presented at all four times listed above; the presentation is offered more than once to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to participate. For those who cannot attend in person, the 6-7 p.m. forum on Nov. 5 will be video-streamed and available on K-State HDTV.

Campus input has been important to the development of the plan, and the open campus meetings offer the campus community an opportunity to see the outcomes of the planning process. Each meeting will include a presentation about the proposed Campus Master Plan Update, followed by time for discussion and questions. Additionally, information about the plan will be available on the Campus Master Plan Update website (http://www.k-state.edu/masterplan/) and campus constituents will be able to comment on aspects of the plan in that context.


This is a unique open call to design students and design professionals living in the Americas - North, Central, South, and the Caribbean. Design an iconic, movable outdoor seating element for NYC’s historic Battery Park, a.k.a. The Battery. The winning design will be fabricated for use in The Battery, which annually welcomes 6 million visitors. 

Winner receives a $10,000 cash prize, plus 300 of your design fabricated for park use at NYC’s Battery Park. Finalists’ designs will be prototyped & exhibited at The Battery and at Design Miami.


  • Paola Antonelli  Curator, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • Allison Arieff  Design Writer, The New York Times, Atlantic Cities; Editor, The Urbanist
  • Fernando & Humberto Campana  Designers, Estudio Campana, Sao Paulo 
  • Rob Forbes  Founder, Design Within Reach; CEO, PUBLIC Bikes 
  • Mario Schjetnan  Director, Mario Schjetnan/Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City

Design entries are due October 30, 2012. For more information, go to: www.thebattery.org/competition 


The Governor’s Intern Program is a select internship experience designed to give high-quality college students (juniors and senior undergraduates, graduate and law students) the opportunity to see the inner workings of state government and contribute to growing and improving the State of Kansas. Governor Brownback, Lt. Governor Colyer, and the cabinet secretaries understand that the best way to recruit Kansas’ best and brightest into public service is to get them immersed in the daily operation of state government and give them the responsibility and opportunity to make a difference.

The program will place students in each of the divisions of the Governor’s Office (Appointments, Communications, Constituent Service, Legal, Lt. Governor, First Lady, Budget and Policy) and in each of the Cabinet level agencies (Labor, Commerce, Revenue, Transportation, Agriculture, Adjutant General, Aging, Highway Patrol, Administration, Securities Commission, Corrections, Juvenile Justice Authority, Social and Rehabilitation Services, Wildlife and Parks, and Health and Environment) and the Kansas Department of Education.

The objective is for interns to be directly involved with the upper-level workings of the office or agency.  Students will be exposed to the real decision-making processes and engaged in projects that utilize their skills, abilities, and enthusiasm.  The internship program is designed to be an educational experience - not just a “copy and collate” internship.  Students are expected to work with the respective colleges and universities to develop learning objectives and obtain academic credit, certification or recognition.

Application review for the spring and summer term will begin on October 1. However, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 1, 2013 for the spring term and March 15, 2013 for the summer term.

(Priority will be given to applications received or postmarked by the dates above - applications received after the deadline will be reviewed as long as internships remain available.)

All applications must be mailed to:

Governor’s Internship Program 
300 SW 10th Ave., Rm 246-W 
Topeka, KS 66612

For additional information and questions regarding deadline, application status, or eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact our Director, Constituent Services:

Shawn Cowing 
Director, Constituent Services 
300 SW 10th Ave., Rm 246-W 
Topeka, KS 66612



A national student design competition for sustainability focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 Award program was developed to foster the progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet-the three pillars of sustainability.

URL: http://www.epa.gov/P3
Deadline: 12/11/2012  


ArtPlace, a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting letters of inquiry for its third round of funding. A collaboration of eleven major national and regional foundations, six of the nation’s largest banks, and eight federal agencies, ArtPlace works to accelerate creative place making in the
United States. To that end, it defines creative place making as a means of investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so powerful that it transforms communities. Grants will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to make transformative impact on community vibrancy.
URL: http://www.artplaceamerica.org/loi/
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry 11/1/2012  


EDRA44Providence is accepting display poster submissions through November 30, 2012. The conference theme is Healthy + Healing Places. Proposals can be submitted at http://edra44.abstractcentral.com 

A limited number of conference scholarships in the form of reduced or complimentary conference registration and/or travel reimbursement are available for EDRA student members, with a maximum award value of $500. The deadline for applications is December 14, 2012. For more info, email edra44providence@edra.org. 


The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 13th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations and the call for submissions to the peer-reviewed International Journal of Diversity in Organizations. The Diversity Conference will be held June 26-28, 2013 at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.

This interdisciplinary conference has a history of bringing together scholarly, government and practice-based participants and has included international lecturers, researchers, teachers, leaders and practitioners from any professional discipline who share a common concern for learning and an interest to explore the full range of what diversity means.  

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, round tables or colloquia are invited that address issues of diversity through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance

The deadline for early proposal submissions is 20 November 2012. Proposals must be submitted by this date to qualify for the early conference registration rate and other conference benefits. Conference Registration must be completed and paid by 26 December 2012 to be eligible for the discounted early registration rate. Other proposal submission deadlines are posted on the website at: