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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


New exhibit by LA architect Rick Gooding opens March 3 at Chang Gallery


Los Angeles architect Rick Gooding will open his exhibit "Subterranea" at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design with a gallery talk at 4p.m. and reception at 5 p.m. Monday, March 3, in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery.

Gooding's "Subterranea," a series of pencil drawings of underground realms, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays March 3-21. Both the exhibit and reception are free.

For Subterranea, architect Rick Gooding created more than 30 meticulous pencil drawings, each depicting an imaginary underground realm. Winding tunnels and labyrinthine passageways are rendered by hand, resolving into dense, intricate patterns.

In an era of digital representation, Gooding celebrates the precise and beautiful craft of manual drafting. He works without rulers or measuring devices and carefully constructs his drawings using the most basic architectural drafting tools: a straight edge, a 314 pencil, and an eraser and erasing shield. Gooding works exclusively in black and white. The simple palette occasionally produces Escher-esque qualities. Subversive flips of figure/ground and slips in optical logic confuse the readings of these rigorously constructed drawings.

These eerie illustrations inspire comparisons to Aldo Rossi’s stark linework, as well as to Surrealist painter Giorgio De Chirico’s forlorn cityscapes, in which the urban realm is inhabited as often by headless statuary as by human citizens. Gooding’s imagery evokes engine works and machine constructs, echoing power plants architecture as much as maze-like buildings for human habitation. Yet, however provocative, Gooding’s spaces are ultimately inaccessible.

Gooding is a principal of the award-winning firm CHU+GOODING Architects in Los Angeles. He focuses on projects for arts-related and higher education clients, including organizations such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, the J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Southern California Public Radio and La Plaza de Culturas y Artes. He also has taught a various schools of architecture. Gooding received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1984 and a master's in architecture and building design from Columbia University in 1985.

Gooding's drawings have also been included in The Architectural Review Folio, The Drawing Center Viewing Program, The Draftery and on numerous other websites. More information about his work is available at http://www.rickgoodingart.com.

San Diego architect, developer to be distinguished lecturer for APDesign(POSTPONED!)apdpro


Noted San Diego architect, Jonathan Segal (FAIA) will be the speaker for the Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Due to inclimate weather, this lecture will be rescheduled. Watch for the new date soon!

Overland Park firm establishes new scholarship for APDesign architecture students

A recently established scholarship by Overland Park architecture, planning and design firm, Momenta, will provide financial assistance to a fourth-year student in the department of architecture at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign.

The recipient of the new Momenta Leadership Scholarship will be selected in the spring of each year with the award being available in the fall and will benefit a student with demonstrated leadership skills.

"I greatly appreciate Momenta's establishing this scholarship, which will be aimed at students who have shown their excellence in both performance in the classroom and commitment to design leadership, said Tim de Noble, dean of APDesign.

"I have known the core group at Momenta for many years and their passion for excellence is inspirational. Their generosity in bringing their exceptional leadership to K-State in the new Momenta Leadership Scholarship is a hugely beneficial gain for our students," said Matthew Knox, professor and head of the architecture department 

“Momenta is excited to help support an excellent program at K-State.  We hope this scholarship will further encourage strong leadership qualities in the Architects of tomorrow,” said Scott Pashia, principal at Momenta.

Momenta is a team of dedicated and experienced professional architects and planners, interior and graphic designers who work with each other, their clients and partners to deliver innovative, artful and environmentally sensitive design solutions. Momenta’s portfolio includes projects from the civic, K-12, higher education and workplace realms. They are a local member of the project team lead by Perkins + Will for the K-State College of Engineering Phase IV Expansion with an anticipated open date of Fall 2015. More information about Momenta is available at http://momentapa.com/#about.

Third Floor Tidbits-Weigel Library


  • If you know of a book that fits Weigel’s subject areas (architecture, product design, interiors, landscape architecture, and planning), and K-State Libraries doesn’t own a copy, you can recommend it to Maxine!
  • Napping in Weigel Library is allowed, and there’s always a soft couch with your name on it!
  • Students may check out books on display. That’s why they are on display!
  • If you checked out a book from Hale Library’s shelves, you can return it to Weigel and the staff will make sure it gets back to its home.

If you’ve discovered something about Weigel - interesting, fun, newsworthy or exciting - we’d love to know about it.  Please tell the library staff and we’ll add it to our list.  Watch for more bits and pieces to learn about Weigel in future newsletters. 

A reminder -

Please participate in the K-State Libraries’ LibQUAL Spring 2014 Survey (http://www.lib.k-state.edu/libqual).  Base your responses on “the library that you use most often” (Question 17). The survey is available through March 14th.  Include your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win prizes – one of 2 Apple iPad Minis or one of 10 pairs of $20 movies passes.

Delineation Competition



2014 Ph.D. Student Spring Colloquiaapdpro

March 4, 2014 at 4:00pm
Calayde Davey presents
“Productive Urban Landscapes: The Relationship Between Urban Agriculture and Neighborhood Property Values”
This presentation is open to everyone and students with APDPro will receive credit.


What do students think would be the ideal design for a place where all members of the Kansas State University could come together and share or express ideas while respecting another's culture, race, creed, gender or orientation?

That was the challenge for College of Architecture, Planning & Design students who participated in the APDesign Center for Multicultural Enrichment charrette Feb. 22 at Seaton Hall. The purpose of the charrette was to create a design for a multicultural student center on campus in a limited amount of time.

The charrette was inspired by Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University president; Myra Gordon, associate provost for the office of diversity; and Damien Williams, director of development for university programs and diversity at the Kansas State University Foundation, who saw the need for the center. 

“I am so pleased, although not surprised, to see the efforts of our students, not only during the charrette, which resulted in some really wonderful design ideas for this campus resource, but in advance of the event. The organizers, assisted by Associate Dean Ornelas, were diligent in gathering research including base materials and data through surveys. It was a comprehensive effort and in this way the quality results were rooted in excellent research.  I am also pleased that the K-State Administration recognized the opportunity of engaging our excellent students in visioning the future of our campus.” Said Tim de Noble, dean of APDesign.

Teams included students, a faculty mentor and a professional design mentor. The winning team was selected by a external jury, which included, Gabriel Durand-Hollis, FAIA, principal with Durand-Hollis Rupe Architects, Charyl McAffee-Duncan, FAIA, president of McAffe3 Architects, Albert N. Ray, AIA, associate at Moody Nolan Architects, and Ryan Swanson, AIA, associate vice president of the university's Division of Facilities.

“Designing a multicultural student center for the K-State campus was a perfect forum for our students to collaborate in an interdisciplinary manner, similar to what happens in the profession. The make up of the charrette teams were multicultural and inclusive. Each team's design proposals were inventive, creative and realized the goals of the program. The charrette was such an incredible learning experience for everyone involved -- the students, stakeholders, mentors and jurors. It was a tremendous experience, and one that will be the highlight for many in their K-State career.”  said Wendy Ornelas, professor and associate dean for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

The winning team was led by Yosuke Michishita 5th year MArch. Team members included Matthew Spaniol, 5th year MIAPD; J.J. Nicolas, 5th year MArch; Matthew Skarin, 4th year MArch; and Kelsie Shy, 2nd year LA. Ornelas was the team's academic faculty mentor, and Ryan Swanson was the professional mentor. The site for their design proposal was Holtz Hall.

The second-place team was led by Maryam Al-Balushi 5th year MArch. Team members included Casey Gorrell, 5th year MLA; Teresa Siegele, 5th year MIAPD; Brandon Christian, 5th year MArch; and Hector Martinez, 2nd year ARCH. LaBarbara Wigfall, associate professor of landscape architecture/regional & community planning, was the team's academic faculty mentor, and Gabriel Durand-Hollis was the professional mentor. The site for the team's design proposal was the ECM Building.

There was a tie for third-place teams one led by Matt Cadle, 5th year MArch; Anthony Ngo, 5th year MIAPD; Christy Phelps, 5th year MArch; Kaitlin Bernal, 2nd year LA; and Elliott Joern, 3rd year ARCH. Genevieve Baudoin, assistant professor of architecture, was the team's academic faculty mentor, and Albert N. Ray, was the professional mentor.

The other team who also tied for third was led by, Mohammed Dinn, 5th year MArch, Bryce Cummings 5th year MAarch,  Michael Murphy 5th year MIAPD, Wesley Moore 3rd year LA, Samuel Jung 2nd year IAPD, Ryadi Adityavarman, associate professor of interior architecture and produce design, was the team’s academic faculty mentor and Charyl F. McAfee-Duncan, FAIA was the professional mentor. The site for the team's design proposal was the ECM Building.




Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning Department to host colloquium

By Courtney Boman

Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design’s landscape architecture and regional and community planning department will host Michael Bouchard through its colloquium series. Bouchard, senior landscape architect for the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation, will present How to Get Ahead in Landscape Architecture: Urban Ecology, Project Management and the Public Realm on Friday, March 7 at 4:30 pm in Seaton 106c.

Talk Summary:

Few landscape architecture students graduate with dreams of becoming a project manager, but they should.

Occupying the space where ecology and infrastructure collide, the South Platte River Vision Implementation Plan is an ambitious project to reimagine and regenerate the river running through the heart of Denver. The inherent complexity of realizing this vision, of creating the conditions for such a hybrid urban ecology to emerge, requires a skill set unique to the profession of landscape architecture. It is not a design problem in the conventional sense; rather, it is the challenge of managing a series of intricate, inter-disciplinary processes, all of which must converge at the right times in specific ways to keep the project moving forward. This is the role of the project manager.


Bouchard has spent his career pursuing complex, interdisciplinary urban projects. After earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy, Bouchard spent eight years in the trenches as a landscape construction foreman, building commercial, civic and institutional projects across Colorado. He studied the intersection of ecology and infrastructure along the urban waterways of the Front Range while earning a master’s degree in landscape architecture at University of Colorado Denver. He worked in the private sector at EDAW/AECOM for 10 years, on a series of increasingly complex public realm projects including the 16th Street Mall Technical Assessment, I-225 FastTracks Light Rail corridor as Stations Task Manager and as the Public Realm Manager for Denver Union Station.  In 2013 Bouchard moved to the public sector, jumping at the chance to manage the South Platte River Vision Plan for the City and County of Denver, an ambitious project to revitalize and reimagine 2¼ miles of degraded urban river in the heart of the City. He received the ASLA Student National Merit Award and the Jane Silverton Ries Award for Land Stewardship, as well as numerous local and national project awards. He has lectured and been a guest critic at Kansas State University, Colorado State and the University of Colorado at Denver. 

APDPro Update:


Portfolio Basics: Katie Kingery-Page & Jon Hunt (RESCHEDULED)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Pierce Commons, 5:30 PM

2014 Spring Colloquia-Calayde Davey
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 104 Seaton Hall, 4:00-5:00 PM

Distinguished Lecture: Jonathan Segal
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Little Theatre, 4-6pm

LA/RCP Colloquium-Michael Bouchard
Friday, March 7, 2014, 106c Seaton Hall, 4:30 PM