APDesign students earn honors in 2022 Steelcase NEXT student design competition
Henry Hammes, Lenexa, KS, and Christa Gorman, Irving, TX, both fourth-year graduate students in interior architecture & industrial design in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, were selected as a semifinalist and an honorable mention respectively in the 2022 Steelcase Student Design Competition out of more than 1260 participating students.
The NEXT competition challenges undergraduates to imagine a workplace for the future. For the 2022 entries, the prompt outlined a robotics company based in the Seaport District of Boston, Massachusetts that wanted a space to not only reflect their overall company brand and culture but draw inspiration from the local region.
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Previous K-State Winners, Semifinalists, and Honorable Mentions:
Juliana Schwartz - 2021 Semifinalist
Chloe Cudney - 2019 Winner
Reid Thornburg - 2019 Semifinalist
Kanoa San Miguel - 2018 Winner
Caleb Amundson - 2015 Winner
Alexandra Marschman - 2015 Semifinalist
Garrett Steinlage - 2015 Honorable Mention
Emma Montgomery - 2014 Winner
Interior architecture and product design student wins 2019 Angelo Donghia Foundation $30,000 scholarship
Kanoa San Miguel, Longmont, Colorado, fifth-year graduate student in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's interior architecture and industrial design department, was selected as the recipient of a $30,000 scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation for his design work. San Miguel's design was one of 12 selected from student project nominations submitted by accredited design schools from across the nation.
Taylor Hegarty - 2018 scholarship recipient
Industrial Design Students win People's Choice and Editor's Choice in Allcart Design Challenge
Special recognitions were given to three teams that participated in the competition. Genesis by Jordan Cutsinger and Jacob Kim won the People's Choice Award, while Social Q by Zachary Spearman, Levi Hansen, and Dustin McDermott and Curio by Matthew Heninger, Jake Lathrum, and Kayla Roles won Editor's Choice in the 2021 Allcart Handcart Design Challenge. As part of their Industrial Design Studio 4, taught by assistant professor Hernán Gregorio, the students were tasked with designing a low-cost handcart for low-income users, taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to assist street vendors in reinventing their business models.
IAID Student wins Janus et Cie: Urban Playground Design Competition
Ian Reimschisel, '22, was named the first international winner of the Janus et Cie: Urban Playground Design Competition for his project "Topside".
"Heritage furniture brand JANUS et Cie announced the winner of its first ever Global Student Design Competition in collaboration with architectural design firm Populous in an intimate ceremony at NeoCon. Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University took home top honors with TopSide, which offers playground visitors a whimsical, multi-functional seating element."
Zachary Spearman, McPherson, KS, a fifth-year graduate student in industrial design was also a finalist.
The students were challenged to design a furniture product for the perimeter participants of an urban playground that is used year-round. The five finalists were selected by an international jury of furniture industry professionals and architects that included Giulio Cappellini, art director of Cappellini.
"Balance Desk and Work Manager" by Assistant Professor Hernan Gregorio is Silver Design Award winner in 2020-2021 A'Design Award & Competitino Furniture Design Award Category
Balance is a multi-functional work and desk manager that inspires a more organized, personalized, and productive work experience. The product consists of a canvas and six types of modules (Surface, White Board, Cork, Kanban, Time, and Shelf) that attach magnetically to the canvas. The users can pick and choose the modules and materials that work best for their personality, work style, and aesthetic preference at the same time that they can combine them to allow the use of productivity techniques such as Kanban and Pomodoro.
"Plit Side Chair" by Assistant Professor Dr. Kutay Guler is Bronze Design Award winner in 2020-2021 A'Design Award & Competitino Furniture Design Award Category
The typical seat is imagined as a static entity, designed to support the body in a linear fashion. Plit chair proposes a novel way to support the dynamically shifting body weight and changing postures of the user. The seating surface is split on the vertical axis to create two sides that react to the user weight independently as they re-adjust their pose. Instead of dictating an ideal posture, Plit chair conforms and warps. The continuous flowing curves, flexible materials, and the prominent abstract rift in the center communicate an impression of fluidity, independence, and leniency.
Associate Professor Vibhavari Jani selected to receive International Interior Design Association Foundation Diversity Award
Vibhavari Jani, associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design's interior architecture & industrial design department, has been selected for the 2018 International Interior Design Association, or IIDA Foundation Diversity Award.
The award recognizes and celebrates an educator who is a representative of a diverse background and is making a significant contribution to interior design education today, has made contributions to the teaching profession for advancing the practice of interior design, and is actively advancing diversity in the interior design industry.
New APDesign faculty member a champion at product design
Hernán Gregorio, associate industrial design professor, is the grand prizewinner of the BOSEbuild Design Challenge for his project "Friendly Dinosaurs."
The international sound brand Bose, in collaboration with Instructables.com, challenged designers to test their 3-D modeling abilities by creating a custom enclosure for the BOSEbuild Speaker Cubes. The idea of this product is to teach children how speakers work and how they can make these speakers their own.
"Luminare Lamp" by Assistant Professor Hernan Gregorio is Winner in Lighting Design Category for A'Design Award and Competition
What makes a lamp, a lamp? And how simple can it be? The design is composed by four basic elements intertwine to form a minimalistic and geometric expression of a traditional ceiling lamp. The designer's idea was to reflect about all stages of design using Dieter Rams ten design principles as reference, and utilizing a simple object to convey a design philosophy that goes beyond aesthetics. Assistant Professor Hernan Gregorio researched about the history of luminaires with a focus on the most iconic products and how people identify them, in the pursue of learning which basic shapes are easier to recognize.
Associate professor Neal Hubbell receives TreanorHL Architects Faculty Award
Neal Hubbell, associate professor in the interior architecture & industrial design department in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, received the 2018 TreanorHL Architects Faculty Award. This award is to recognize a faculty member from APDesign who best exemplifies the tie between practice and the academy.
Associate Professor Katrina Lewis honored for excellence in undergraduate teaching
Four Kansas State University faculty members are recipients of the 2020 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Among the four, Associate Professor Katrina Lewis, is director of Environmental Design and International Programs in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, and serves as coordinator of the interior architecture and industrial design graduate program. She teaches Environmental Design Studio 1, Survey of the Design Professions, Environmental Design Studio Seminar, Study Abroad Orientation and Environmental Design Studio 2. Lewis' teaching philosophy and methodology have evolved from her experiences as a student, professional and a person who views the world as the greatest arena from which to be inspired.