Friday, June 25, 2010
K-STATE'S RAY WEISENBURGER RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM KANSAS PRESERVATION ALLIANCE
MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning is the recipient of the 2010 lifetime achievement award from the Kansas Preservation Alliance.
Named in honor of a dedicated alliance board member, the Muriel Golobay Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize individuals who distinguish themselves by furthering the cause of preservation in Kansas.
Weisenburger received the award at the alliance's annual meeting.
A registered architect and landscape architect in Kansas, Weisenburger served as associate dean of the K-State College of Architecture, Planning and Design from 1993-2005. He began his teaching career at K-State in 1964, and courses he has taught include urban design and preservation theory. He said he has lost track of the number of students he has introduced through the years to preservation.
Weisenburger has a long, varied and ongoing record of service to historic preservation in Kansas.
He was instrumental in establishing the Kansas Preservation Alliance's Brick Streets and Sidewalks Preservation Program. He has served on the alliance's board of directors, including as vice president from 1987-1989 and president from 1989-1992. He also served as the alliance's liaison to the American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee from 1996-2007.
Weisenburger was appointed to the Kansas State Historic Sites Review Board in 1981, serving until 1986. He was a member of Manhattan's Urban Area Planning Board from 1981-1999, serving as chair from 1985-1987 and 1995-1996. He has served on Manhattan's Historic Resources Board from 2004 to the present.
Founded in 1979, the Kansas Preservation Alliance is the statewide nonprofit advocacy organization for historic preservation.