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College of Architecture, Planning and Design



This exhibit is still up in the Chang Gallery, go check it out!


Third Floor Tidbits

Weigel Library

Weigel Library has employed eight College of APDesign students as library assistants for the spring 2014 semester.  These students work the 77 hours a week Weigel is open to assist patrons with their library research and/or technology questions.

The student library assistants for the spring semester are:  Benjamin Chmiel (PLAN), Leah Edwards (LA), Wesley Gross (ARCH), Emily Kruse (IAPD), Caleb Melchior (LA), Olivia Pitt-Perez (LA), Benjamin Williamson (LA), and James Wood (PLAN).

When you’re in Weigel and need assistance, please ask these students to help you.  They’re great!

Weigel Library Hours

Monday through Thursday 8 am to 10 pm;

Friday 8 am to 5 pm;

Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm; and

Sunday 2 pm to 10 pm.

Library information is always available at Weigel’s webpage:  http://www.lib.k-state.edu/architecture

Seattle landscape architect Shannon Nichol to present lecture Feb. 5

nicholA founding principal of a Gustafson Guthrie and Nichol, or GGN, a Seattle-based landscape architecture practice, will present the landscape architecture/regional and community planning distinguished lecture for Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

Shannon Nichol, a professional landscape architect, will present "The Opposite of White Space" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union. Her lecture is free and the public is welcome.

Nichol's designs, including Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation campus and Boston's North End Parks, are widely recognized for being deeply embedded in their neighborhoods and natural contexts. Nichol's work incorporates complex functions into simple frameworks and refined landforms.

"The Olmsted era may seem to be over, but American landscape architects have far more work to do than ever before in carefully repairing, preserving and repurposing existing human-built environments," Nichol said.

Nichol's current projects include phase two of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation campus, Rainier Vista at the University of Washington and plans for Cleveland's historic Group Plan District and Civic Mall-Medical Mart and Convention Center. 

Nichol is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, holds LEED AP certification and is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, Seattle. Her work has received multiple Design Excellence and Honor Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and American Institute of Architects, and she and her partners received the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Nichols lectures internationally, frequently juries for design awards and serves on advisory committees for universities and nonprofits.

Please note the following dates, times and titles for the Spring PhD Student Colloquia.

All presentations are in Seaton Hall Room 104 at 4:00PM
Tulu Toros
“Restorative Urban Design:  A Design Methodology for Mitigating Major Impacts on Nature through Urban Redevelopment”
February 4, 2014
Philip Omunga
"Planning tool for supporting urban adaptation to changing climate and extreme events across scales"
February 11, 2014
Kevin Rooney
“Categorical Emotional Responses for Central and Peripheral Vision"
February 18, 2014
Katie Burke
“Measuring Gully Erosion in Two Disturbed Kansas Landscapes”
February 25, 2014
Calayde Davey
Productive Urban Landscapes: The Relationship Between Urban Agriculture and Neighborhood Property Values”
March 4, 2014
Nancy Mahaney
March 11, 2014

Professor David Sachs  Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair Lecture


Lecture / College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Feb 10 4:30 – 5:30 p.m
Little Theatre, K-State Student Union

Professor Sachs served as the 2010-2013 Victor L. Regnier Distinguished Faculty. He will be presenting his research conducted during his term. The Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair was established by Victor A. Regnier, Robert D. Regnier and Catherine M. Regnier to honor their father, Victor L. Regnier.

The purpose of the endowment, which is administered through the Victor and Helen Family Foundation of Mission, is to recruit and retain faculty. Victor A. Regnier is a 1971 K-State graduate with degrees in architecture and architectural engineering. 

Shawn Gehle lecture "Explorations within a Global Practice"

Shawn Gehle, Design Director of Gensler in Los Angeles, California, will deliver a lecture titled "Explorations within a Global Practice" on February 19th, 2014, at 4pm in the Little Theatre.

Since joining Gensler in 2006, Shawn has become the Principal and Design Director of Gensler Los Angeles' Multi-disciplinary studio, bringing design and technical expertise to a wide range of special projects. His diverse experience, including professional practice and teaching, has solidified him as an invaluable source on the application of emerging materials, technologies and new media within the practice. Responsible for establishing the design direction on a wide range of special projects, his recent work includes "CAPACITY_LA", "The Future of Office Work" with UCLA's CityLAB, Santa Monica College’s new Dance, Athletics and Wellness facility and the expansion and renovation of Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.

As co-director of numerous Gensler LA/Cal Poly studio collaborations, Shawn has led research driven studios focused on urbanism, futurism and emerging materials with Cal Poly's Department of Architecture including the Winter 2011 “Carless LA" Professional Studio, Winter 2012 “The Evolution of the Office Building “Professional Studio, which led to Gensler's winning entry into NAIOP's Office Building of the Future Competition, and the Fall 2011 “Material Research” Studio that resulted in the SLO_Gen Communal Table. In addition, Shawn is a regularly invited studio critic at the University of Southern California (USC), Woodbury University and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

Shawn’s work has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and has been featured by Architectural Record, Archdaily, Dezeen, The Architect's Newspaper and Fast Company.