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Source: Vladimir Krstic, 785-532-1114,
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009


MANHATTAN -- A design by Kansas State University's Adam Wagoner, a fifth-year architecture student, McPherson, was among six recognized for excellence at the third annual American Institute of Architecture Students/Kawneer Competition.

Wagoner's project, "Kansas City Mediatheque," received an honorable mention and a cash prize of $500. His project was chosen from the 441 submitted by both teams and individuals.

Participants in the competition were asked to research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing a library for the present day and into the future, as well as make it sustainable using current U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design building standards.

Wagoner's library design, sited in metropolitan Kansas City, Mo., addressed the fundamental change in the way space is perceived and experienced because of the computer and the Internet and the great wealth of information to which these tools provide access. His work was done under the direction of Vladimir Krstic, K-State professor of architecture.

Wagoner's design is available online at

All winning designs were displayed at the American Institute of Architecture Students Forum 2008 in December in Denver, Colo. The winning designs also will be exhibited at the 2009 American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco, Calif., in April.