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To be an internationally recognized program, while preparing design leaders grounded in the process of inquiry and design as well as the making of space and form who rigorously pursue excellence intrinsically and contribute to the betterment of the human condition. The Department of Architecture's vision is to be a nationally recognized architecture program pursing excellence in professional practice, design process, research, and service learning.

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Message from Matthew Knox

Welcome to Kansas State University's Department of Architecture! For over 110 years we have been striving to educate future architects and designers to become active contributors and leaders in making the world a better place. Our students leave with a strong understanding of architecture from a practical perspective encompassing construction, sustainability, materials, structure, systems, economics, social needs and the latest technologies. However, in a rapidly changing world this is not enough and our students are immersed in a culture of critical inquiry to not just provide a solution but, provide the right solution.

We are a faculty dedicated to teaching. Our passion is focused on our students. Yet, our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their dedication to the profession of architecture, works of architecture, creative work, and wide ranging scholarship.

Regionally, nationally and globally our students are leaders in not only the architectural profession but also successful in a wide range of careers benefitting from their ability to collaborate and utilize design thinking.

Feel free to explore our program and discover a community of passionate and engaged students and faculty who make K-State Architecture a unique and enriching educational experience.

Please contact us if you have any further questions about our programs.

Matthew Knox AIA
Professor and Department Head

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Matthew Knox

  Department of Architecture
  Department Head
  1088 Seaton Regnier Hall
  Kansas State University

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Both in and outside the classroom, K-State Architecture students have many enriching activities and resources available to them. Seaton-Regnier Hall has a 20,000 fabrication shop for metal, wood, plastic, and upholstery work, CNC, 3-D printing, and computing labs, and an in-house library. During their studies, students can opt to study abroad or go on a 30-week academic internship. Lower-level studios offer regional and national travel and yearly design competitions. Graduate year options studios allow students to explore subjects of interest, including international study, design-make projects (full scale building), and design for both urban and rural contexts. Students have the opportunity to build leadership skills and camaraderie through a wide array of clubs and organizations, including the AIAS, WiD, NOMAS, and a student USGBC chapter. Finally, the Department of Architecture and APDesign offer an array of scholarships, job placement, and work-study options for those qualified. 
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Aerial view of Seaton and Regnier Hall
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Undergraduate students in studioDM StudioStudents presenting in the Atrium
professional advisory board; architecture; kansas state university; college of architecture product designThe Professional Advisory Board (PAB) is an organization of leaders in the field of architecture representing both alumni and supporters. Primarily, this board serves as a forum for interaction between the design community and the department and provides a network system of support for the Department Head and the department. The PAB meets twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.


2019 - 2020 PAB Members

Name Company
Jay Dreiling, AIA      The Beck Group      
Scott Gales, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
 Architect One
Shawn Gehle BNIM Los Angeles
Kent Glasscock Institute for Commercialization
Chris Heinz, RA (Chair) Hollis + Miller
Todd Jacobs, AIA KAI Design & Build
Jacob Laha, AIA
 Treanor Architects
Bruce McMillan, AIA McMillan Architects
Craig Schultz, AIA, LEED AP
 Laidlaw Schultz Architects
Jay Siebenmorgen, AIA, LEED AP BD + C NBBJ
Kelly Edinger Stindt, AIA, LEED BD + C SFS Architecture
Kurt Thompson, AIA, LEED AP Silver Eagle Construction 
Lana Thorpe, Assoc. AIA Hollis + Miller
Katherine Waldrop, Assoc. AIA Hoefer Wysocki Architecture
Malcolm Watkins, AIA
 SJCF Architecture
Julie Wienberg, NCARB HNTB  Corporation
Dennis Wilbert Prosser Wilbert

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