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College of Architecture, Planning and Design




Poetics of the Konza Prairie, Year One

Jon Hunt, Mary K. Jarvis Scholar of Distinction, 2013-2014 presents exhibition in Chang Gallery from March 24 to April 11.




Check us out 

Visit us to learn how this top-ranked, interdisciplinary educational experience reflects the nature of the professions we serve and contributes to the success of our alumni and students.  

Self-guided tours and information 

Come to the college information and welcome table to pick up a brochure and map for a self-guided tour. First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall (enter through the south doors from Bosco Student Plaza). 

Studio visits and project displays

Enjoy models, furniture, plans, designs and landscapes designed and built by students. Visit with students and faculty about academic programs. 

•   Architecture. First and second floors, east wing, Seaton Hall.

•   Environmental design studies. Ground and first floors, east wing,Seaton Hall.

•   Interior architecture and product design. Second floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.

•   Landscape architecture. First floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.

•   Regional and community planning. First floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.

Advising for future students and guests

Representatives from the dean's office will be available to answer general questions about academic programs, the application and admission process, and the design professions. College information and welcome table. First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall (south doors from Bosco Student Plaza).

Academic programs

This 30-minute presentation, — designed future students and guests — explores the professions of architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning. Get answers about the application and admission process. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Foerster Auditorium, 63 Seaton Hall.

Architecture work

Work by department of architecture students will be on display in the hallways of the first and second floors of the east wing of Seaton Hall and in 208 Seaton Hall. View work by architecture students in their second through fifth years of study. 

Interior architecture and product design work

Explore and engage in the work of interior architecture and product design students. Learn about the social, sustainable and human issues in interior architecture, product design and furniture design projects accomplished in the program and the associated designing and making activities. These student displays are located on the second floor, east wing of Seaton Hall and rooms 202F, 203C, 206 and 207 Seaton Hall.

Landscape architecture work

Work by landscape architecture students will be on display along the hallway and in 105 and 106C Seaton Hall (first floor, east wing). Please stop by the landscape architecture studios (105, 106A/B and 106C Seaton Hall) to learn about planning/design projects that address important social, economic, ecological and local community issues. 

Regional and community planning's BOXhattan

Help us build BOXhattan! Sponsored by K-State's Student Planning Association and Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, this event allows you to try your hand at city planning. Using recycled materials and Lego bricks, learn to assess a city's physical and economic needs, design harmonious buildings and public spaces, and construct a city that enhances urban livability.106C Seaton Hall 

Rain garden tour 

Visit the award-winning International Student Center rain garden, designed and constructed by students and faculty from the department of landscape architecture/regional and community planning. The rain garden reduces stormwater runoff and improves water quality by using permeable pavements and collecting rooftop runoff for a native plant perennial garden. Meet at the garden, off of Mid-Campus Drive and south of Call Hall and Claflin Road. 1 to 1:30 p.m. International Student Center

Student rendering competition exhibit

View color and black-and-white freehand, computer-generated and mixed media renderings; see which projects the jury selected as best. Chang Gallery, first floor, central wing, Seaton Hall.

Seaton Hall native plant research and demonstration green roofs 

Learn about Seaton Hall's two living roofs, completed in May 2009 and May 2012. These sites allow the first testing of green roof design and materials in this region. Tours will depart from 106C Seaton at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Includes walking stairs.

Weigel Library

Visit the library, meet the staff and experience Weigel Library for yourself. Weigel Library houses the university's collection of 40,000 architecture, planning and design resources. 323 Seaton Hall.  

Lego playspace 

Want to show off your creativity and design skills? Stop by the third floor of Seaton Hall and spend some time contributing to Lego creations.


Landscape architecture faculty and students participate at national conference

By Courtney Boman

Landscape architecture faculty and students from the College of Architecture, Planning & Design will join landscape architecture professionals and educators from across the U.S. for the annual Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference March 26-29 in Baltimore.

Those participating at the conference include the following:

Anne Beamish, assistant professor, presenting "Common Canopy: Planting the Boston Common."

Blake Belanger, associate professor, presenting "Introducing a Praxis Framework for Resilient Urban Design," with Kevin Cunningham, 2013 Master of Landscape Architecture graduate; "Igniting Creativity in the Design Studio: Continuing the Conversation" and participating in Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture executive board meetings.

Casey Gorrell, landscape architecture student, presenting "The Effect of Fountains on Piazza Usage" poster from work completed with Alpa Nawre, assistant professor, in Italy in the spring 2013, and participating in the graduate student council meeting.

Gretchen Gravenstein, landscape architecture student, presenting "Discovering Spatial Relationships of Fountains in Roman Piazzas" from work completed with Alpa Nawre, assistant professor, in Italy in spring 2013, and participating in the graduate student council meeting.

Jessica Canfield, assistant professor, and Tim Keane's, professor, presenting a Landscape Architecture Foundation project "Assessing the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Landscape Performance Series Case Studies: Strengths, Weaknesses and Prospects."

Canfield, exhibition piece on display during the conference.

Keane presenting "Fragmented Water: Political fragmentation in local governance & water resource management."

Jeremy Merrill, environment design doctoral candidate, presenting "Creativity in Design Students: The Results of a Semester-Long Intervention" with Stephanie Rolley, professor and department head.

Stephanie Rolley, department head and professor, reporting at the department head's meeting on the CELA STEM Taskforce findings.

Jon Hunt, assistant professor, exhibition piece "Strata" on display during the conference.

Joshua Wilcox, landscape architecture student, presenting "Reconnected Riverfront in Downtown Manhattan, KS: Anthropocentric vs. Ecocentric Perspectives" poster, based upon his master's report, major professor Hyung Jin Kim, assistant professor.

Katie Kingery-Page, assistant professor, participating in Integrating Research and Teaching panel presentation.

Lauren Patterson, landscape architecture student, presenting "Walkability in Suburbia — A feasibility study for multi-use trail systems in Kansas City!" poster based upon her master's report, major professor Hyung Jin Kim, assistant professor, and participating in the graduate student council meeting.

Representatives from Kansas State University attending Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture also will be giving a sneak peek presentation to all council attendees about the 2015 conference to be hosted at K-State by the landscape architecture program.

About the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture:
It is composed of virtually all the programs of higher learning in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There also are individual and institutional members from many other parts of the world who belong to the council family. All members of the faculties from these institutions are invited to participate in the council as are others who possess an interest in the academic practice of landscape architecture.




Designing for mood: Environmental psychologist/designer Sally Augustin lecture April 2

By Braedon Burgess

An environmental psychologist specializing in person-centered design will present the lecture "Designing for Emotion" for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

Sally Augustin will lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the K-State Student Union’s Forum Hall. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.

Augustin is a principal at Design With Science, where she integrates insights from environmental/design psychology, other social/physical sciences and project-specific research to develop places, objects and services that support desired experiences. Her clients include manufacturers, service providers, and design firms in North America, Europe and Asia.

According to Augustin, design influences mood in foreseeable ways and mood matters. Mood has been linked to ways of thinking and immune system function, as well as how well we get along with others, for example. Good moods have repercussions valued by our society, such as innovative thinking. The developing positive design movement is concerned about the emotional repercussions of design and focuses on creating environments in which people flourish and have constructive emotional experiences. Environmental psychology research supports positive design by identifying the emotional implications of designed and natural experiences.

Augustin's lecture will focus on how sensory and psychosocial experiences of the physical world can be harnessed to influence emotional state and support positive design — design that enhances human well-being.

Seaton Hall Revitalization Presentations 


All are invited to attend public presentations of the following teams who have been shortlisted in response to a request for qualifications to provide architectural services for the renovation of the east wing of Seaton Hall and the reconstruction of Seaton Court.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

10:00-10:50 am               Gould Evans & NBBJ                

11:30 am-12:20 pm        BNIM & Ennead

1:30-2:20 pm                    Bowman Bowman Novick & Spillman Farmer Architects

3:00-3:50 pm                    SFS Architecture & Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects


                *All presentations will be held in the Banquet Room at the K-State Alumni Association

The project includes two phases (text from Kansas Register Notice):

Phase I covers demolition of much of Seaton Court and a new infill building connecting Seaton Hall to Mechanics Hall, and has an estimated construction cost of $40,000,000; and Phase II covers the renovation of the east wing of Seaton Hall. Spaces provided include studios, fabrication labs, faculty offices, a gallery, library, lecture hall, critique and lounge spaces, and programmed outdoor areas, and the construction cost estimate is $20,000,000. Both phases will be contracted through Schematic and Design Development. The selected firm may be retained to complete construction documents and construction administration.

Hope to see you there!


Tim de Noble

Dean and Professor

Study Abroad visit by Serena Croce

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design and the office of international programs will introduce Serena Croce from the Centro Studi Citta’ di Orvieto at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the UMB Theatre at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The purpose of this program is to inform the university community about the current program and future collaborations with the Orvieto program and K-State.

Since 2005, the College of Architecture, Planning & Design or APDesign, has enjoyed a highly productive and collaborative relationship with Centro Studi Citta’ di Orvieto. More than 230 fourth-year students, accompanied and taught by APDesign faculty, have spent the spring semester studying and living in Orvieto, Italy. This presentation/discussion is to be informational for other departments across the university community about the potential of this collaboration.

Croce has been the bilingual coordinator for the Centro Studi Citta’ di Orvieto program since 2001. Her role has been to establish a learning environment, anchored in the community of Orvieto, as well as to assist students and to support the faculty teaching in the program.

Welcome Danna Voegeli

APDesign would like to welcome Danna Voegeli to the team as the APDPro coordinator!

New APDesign Faculty Senator

APDesign Faculty Senate Caucus Chair Dick Hoag is pleased to announce that Professor Mick Charney has been elected and has agreed to serve as the newest APDesign Faculty Senator. Congratulations and thank you Professor Charney.

NAED: Open Call for Poster Abstracts

The National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) Annual Workshop Program Committee invites abstract submissions for poster presentations at the 2014 NAED Annual Workshop in Richmond, Virginia, September 22-23, 2014. Submit by May 01, 2014.