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Source: Fayez Husseini, 785-532-2480, fayezhu@k-state.edu; and
Diane Potts, 785-532-1090, potts@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

Monday, April 27, 2009

K-STATE STUDENTS EARN HONORS AT ANNUAL RENDERING COMPETITION

MANHATTAN -- Several students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design were recognized for their artistic abilities at the 16th annual Student Rendering Competition.

The recent competition was open to all students in the college.

Fayez Husseini, professor of interior architecture and product design and the competition's organizer, said the event promotes constructive competition between students, helps discover hidden talent, and encourages students with special skills to market and express their talents.

Students received $130 for first place, $100 for second place, $75 for third place and $50 for an honorable mention. Ted Knapp, an alumnus of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and principal at TK Architects in Kansas City, Mo., funded the prizes.

Students earning awards included:

Omar Herrera, fourth-year architecture student, Emporia, honorable mention in the freehand, black and white category; Adam Pfeifer, fifth-year architecture student, Hays, second place in the computer category; Vanessa Liu, second-year architecture student, second place in the freehand, black and white category, and John Perry, third-year landscape architecture student, second place in the freehand color category, both from Manhattan; Adam Wagoner, fifth-year architecture student, McPherson, second place in the mixed media category; Matthew Griswold, fifth-year architecture student, Overland Park, honorable mention in the both the computer category and freehand, black and white category; Karina Perez-Fajardo, fourth-year architecture student, Topeka, tied for third place in the freehand color category; and Joseph Binter, fifth-year architecture student, Wichita, honorable mention in the freehand color category.

From out-of-state:

From Colorado: Stephanie Pile, fourth-year architecture student, Centennial, honorable mention in the freehand color category; and Christopher Morton, fifth-year landscape architecture student, Englewood, first place in the computer category.

From Missouri: Pat Kost, fifth-year architecture student, Blue Springs, first place in the freehand color category; Nicholas Turner, fifth-year architecture student, Jefferson City, tied for third place in the freehand color category; Elvis Achelpohl, fifth-year architecture student, Kansas City, first place in the mixed media category; Kirk Chonis, second-year architecture student, Parkville, first place in the freehand, black and white category; and Nathaniel Smith, fifth-year architecture student, St. Louis, third place in the freehand, black and white category.

From Nebraska: Jill Eckloff, fifth-year architecture student, Kearney, third place in the computer category; and Kelsey Kern, fifth-year landscape architecture student, Omaha, honorable mention in the freehand, black and white category.

The winning entries can be viewed online at:
http://capd.ksu.edu/gallery/chang-gallery/2009-student-rendering-competition/