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Source: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,
Note to editors: Darcy McDonough is a graduate of Lawrence High School.
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Thirteen Kansas State University students have been recognized for outstanding and creative photography in The Answers Inc. and Thomas A. Tyler CAPD Student Architectural and Environmental Photography Competition.

The contest was open to students in K-State's College of Architecture, Planning and Design, including the articulated program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. More than 70 entries were received for the competition.

Photographs were judged in five categories: black and white; creative and other subject matter; exterior architecture; interiors and architectural details; and landscape.

The competition, sponsored by K-State alum Thomas A. Tyler and his firm, Answers Inc., St. Louis, Mo., awards students $150 for first place; $100 for second place; $75 for third place; and $50 for honorable mention. Multiple placements were recognized in some categories.

K-State students placing in the competition include:

Jordan Lohfink, fifth-year student in architecture, Holcomb, second place, exterior architecture; Darcy McDonough, second-year student in interior architecture and product design, first place in both the black and white and interiors and architectural details category, and Jane Winslow, master's student in landscape architecture, first place, landscape, both from Manhattan; Ashley Johnson, master's student in landscape architecture, Lawrence, third place, landscape; Nicholas Whitney, fifth-year student in architecture, Peabody, second place, black and white; and Ryan Collier, fifth-year student in architecture, Wichita, honorable mention, exterior architecture.

From out of state: Rachel Lehr, fourth-year student in architecture, Harlan, Iowa, second place, landscape.

From Missouri: Kirk Chonis, third-year student in architecture, Kansas City, first place, creative and other subject matter; Matt Shepard, fifth-year student in architecture, Plattsburg, first place, exterior architecture, and third place, black and white; Andrea Nelson, fifth-year student in interior architecture and product design, Smithville, third place, exterior architecture; and Eric Polt, second-year student in regional and community planning, St. Louis, third place, black and white.

Harrison Staab, fifth-year student in architecture, Papillion, Neb., first place, creative and other subject matter; and Lindsay Whitehead, fifth-year student in architecture, Katy, Texas, second and third places, interiors and architectural details.



  • Updated: 10/5/15