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2012 Architecture, Planning and Design Achievements

* The College of Architecture, Planning and Design has again been ranked one of the best in the nation. According to the annual survey by DesignIntelligence magazine, three of the college's programs are among the Top 10 programs in the nation, and five are among the Top 15. The rankings are included in the magazine's "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools 2013" issue. The interior architecture and product design program is the highest ranked graduate program at a public university in the nation. All three of the college's design programs -- architecture, landscape architecture, and interior architecture and product design -- were ranked in the top six nationally among graduate programs at public universities. November 2012

* The New York Times asked students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design to design an innovative solution for Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open -- the last major tennis venue in the world without a roof or a plan for one. While other national architecture colleges were also contacted by the Times, K-State was the only one to meet the 48-hour deadline. For their efforts, the students' work was published in a beautiful, full-page layout on the back page of the Times on Monday, Sept. 10. October 2012

* Vladimir Krstic, professor of architecture, is the new director of the Kansas City Design Center. Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Mo., the center is a nationally recognized partnership of civic leaders, professional designers, and the architecture and planning programs at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. July 2012

* Blake Belanger, assistant professor of landscape architecture in the university's College of Architecture, Planning and Design, has received the 2012 Excellence in Design Studio Teaching at the Junior Level award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. The award recognizes a faculty member's ability to direct design studio projects that demonstrate outstanding quality and/or emphasize the critical thinking, creative process. April 2012

* "Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the Non-Western World," written by Vibhavari Jani, associate professor of interior architecture and product design, received top honors at the annual conference of the Interior Design Educators Council. The council's annual Book Award recognizes and honors significant books that exhibit excellence in addressing the issues of the interior design profession, including practice, scholarship and education. The book helps educators incorporate non-Western design into their teaching. April 2012


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