Kansas State University Master of Architecture graduates awarded Heintzelman, Kremer prizes for outstanding work
Monday, July 11, 2016
MANHATTAN — Outstanding design work by fifth-year students in the architecture program at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has been recognized with the Heintzelman and Kremer prizes.
The Heintzelman Prize is presented annually for outstanding individual design achievements by students in the final semester of the professional Master of Architecture degree program. The 2016 winner is Kelly Pyle, Master of Architecture graduate, Overland Park, for her project "A Pediatric Hospice House," which was completed in the fifth-year architectural design studio led by Susanne Siepl-Coates, professor of architecture.
Honorable mention recipients for the Heintzelman Prize, are both from Wichita and are both 2016 Master of Architecture graduates:Holly Wolf, for the project "Gowanus Bazaar," completed in the studio of Jay Siebenmorgen, 2015-2016 Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair; and Alex Kuchinskas, for the project "2028 Vancouver Summer Games | Olympic Stadium," completed in the studio of Nathan Howe, associate professor of architecture.
The Heintzelman Prize is named after J. Cranston Heintzelman, a longtime educator in the university's architecture department. After earning a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, Heintzelman moved to Manhattan in 1947 to begin a distinguished career teaching architectural design, sculpture and design theory. The Heintzelman Prize has been awarded by the faculty each year since Heintzelman's retirement in 1983.
The Kremer Prize is awarded for outstanding collaborative design achievements by students in the final semester of the professional Master of Architecture program. This year's winning project was "Tallgrass Prairie Orientation Station," conducted in the fifth-year architectural design+make studio led by David Dowell, el dorado inc., Kansas City, Missouri.
The following 2016 Master of Architecture graduates were "Tallgrass Prairie Orientation Station" project members: Brent Higgins, Basehor; Briana Reece, Benton; Torrence Campbell and Luke Custer, both from Olathe; Tamra Collins, Waverly; Kelsey Middelkamp, Columbia, Illinois; Andrew Henry, Centralia, Missouri; Daniel Johnson, Maryland Heights, Missouri; Blake Toews, O'Fallon, Missouri; Phillip Macaluso, Parkville, Missouri; Alex Martinez, Omaha, Nebraska; Jacob Rose, Logandale, Nevada; and Sevrin Scarcelli, Midland, Texas.
Also nominated for the Kremer Prize for the project "Recycling System Vision Study for Downtown KC," conducted in the architectural design studio led by Vladmir Krstic, professor of architecture, at the Kansas City Design Center, are the following students, all Master of Architecture students and graduates unless otherwise noted: Jazmin Perez-Flores, Lawrence; Joel Savage, Independence, Missouri; Levi Caraway, Kearney, Missouri; Jeremy Knoll and Nathan Mattenlee, both from Kansas City, Missouri; Noah Volz, Raymore, Missouri; Amanda Santoro, landscape architecture student, Wichita; Lauren Heermann, landscape architecture student, Grain Valley, Missouri; David Maynard, regional & community planning student, and Lindsay Stucki, landscape architecture student, both from Kansas City, Missouri; Libby Tudor, landscape architecture student, St. Joseph, Missouri; Andrew Rostek, landscape architecture student, Missouri City, Texas; and Halima Shehu, Abuja Province, Nigeria. A student in planning from the University of Kansas was also a member of the project team.
The project "A 1000 Stiches" also was nominated for the Kremer Prize, conducted in the fifth-year architectural design studio led by Torgeir Norheim, associate professor of architecture, and included the following 2016 Master of Architecture graduates: Katherine Smith, Lawrence; Tyler Friesen and Joshua Broadway, both from Manhattan; Trenton Richardson, Lee's Summit, Missouri; and Jack LaFontain, St. Louis, Missouri.
The Kremer Prize is named after Eugene Kremer, a longtime member and head of the architecture department. As an educator and adviser, Kremer fostered in thousands of students a passion for learning and a desire to achieve excellence in all areas of responsibility.
The Heintzelman-Kremer jury included Greg Otto, principal and regional director, West Coast, of Walter P Moore; Jamie Slagel, associate at Olson Kundig Architects; and Nick Gelpi, design principal at Gelpi Projects. The hosting of jurors and related events is underwritten each year by College of Architecture, Planning & Design alumnus John Davidson Jr. with Davidson Architecture + Engineering, Lenexa.