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College of Architecture, Planning and Design



Alumni Honorees Visiting November 7-8


Architecture professor conducts workshop, presents poster at national teaching conferencelilly

Mick Charney, associate professor of architecture, conducted a workshop, "Higher Learning Meets Cognitive Surplus: Cloaking Naked Teaching with the Skills of Digital Natives," at the 2013 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Oct. 17-20, in Traverse City, Mich.

He also presented the poster "The Stream of All Human Consciousness: Designing Social Networking Projects that Teach," for which he won the Lorrie Ryan Memorial Outstanding Poster Award. Posters were judged on the basis of four criteria: innovation directly impacting student learning, research and theory upon which the concept is based, applicability across disciplines, and visual presentation. The award includes a certificate, a crystal sculpture and a $200 credit voucher to be used toward the 2014 Lilly Conference registration fee along with a similar voucher for a guest who has never before attended a Lilly Conference.

Photo Lab to Open; Training To be held Tues Nov. 12



The APDesign Photo Lab will be open to all students and Faculty. You must attend a training session before you can reserve the room. The first batch of trainings will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am.  Please RSVP to apdav@ksu.edu and list your name and the time you will be attending. 

Greenberg to speak at Ekdahl Lecture

greenThe College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State University will host distinguished lecturer Ken Greenberg on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the K-State Union Little Theater as the featured speaker for the LA/RCP Ekdahl Lecture. The event will be free of charge, and open to the public.

Ken Greenberg, architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto, founding partner of Urban Strategies Inc., and now Principal of Greenberg Consultants has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe. For over three decades he has focused on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods, campus master plans, regional growth management, and new community planning.

Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit and San Juan Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life.

“We are living through one of the most remarkable transformations in urban history as 21st century cities worldwide are redefining themselves. At the core of this transformation is an increased focus on the concept of place and the quality of the public realm. This talk will focus on the broad outlines of that powerful transformation underway.” 


The Thomas A. Tyler and Answers Inc. APDesign Architectural and Environmental Student Photography Competition will take place this November for the December 2 Chang Gallery exhibition. In this competition, a jury of professionals, with five categories of competition, judges photos: black & white, landscape, exterior architecture, interiors & architectural details, and other subject matter.

Entries are due to the Dean’s Office (115 Seaton Hall) by 5 p.m. November 22. All entries must be framed and accompanied by the attached form. <Click here to download submission form>

Entries will be part of the 2013-2014 Chang Gallery Season and will be featured from December 2, 2013 through January 19, 2014.

APDPro Events

Monday November 4, 2013
APDPro: College Financial Planning

with Powercat Financial Counseling
Pierce Commons, 12:00-1:00pm

Jodi Kaus and Sam Honey from Powercat Financial Counseling will be presenting to all APDesign students on financial planning in college. They will be sharing great ways that you can manage your money while in college and how to budget.

Tuesday November 5, 2013
APDPro: General Licensure

with Chip Winslow
Pierce Commons, 5:30pm

All APDesign students are welcome to attend this APDPro event. Chip Winslow will be presenting on licensure . If you missed our last licensure event, this is a great opportunity to learn about the process and why you should pursue this opportunity after graduation.

Wednesday November 13, 2013
APDPro: Interface/Flor

Pierce Commons, 12pm-1pm

Interface/Flor representative Phil Ross will be visiting the College of Architecture on November 13th for our first Lunch & Learn of the year. Interface is a leading designer/manufacturer of carpet tiles for commercial environments. Phil Ross will be discussing their new products and mission towards sustainability.

Research Symposium

The inaugural APDesign Research Symposium will be held on November 8th and 9th.  The purpose of the symposium is an educational one -- giving the graduate students in our college an opportunity to learn how to develop an abstract, a research presentation, and understand the amount of work it takes to put together a strong presentation. This is their chance to practice writing and presenting in a research forum.  Linda Sorrento, the Executive Director of the Academy of Environmental Design, will be the keynote speaker.  Professor Tim Keane will also make a short presentation on his research.

Friday, November 8, 2013
4:00pm   K-State Forum Hall Lecture by Linda Sorrento
    Title: The Actionable Research Revolution 

Saturday, November 9, 2013
1:00pm- 1:50pm  Pierce Commons Atrium
    Title: Integrative Research Frontiers in Environmental Design