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Source: Michael McGlynn, 785-532-1896,
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010


MANHATTAN -- A team of seven Kansas State University architecture students competed in the U.S. Green Building Council's Natural Talent Design Competition: Small, Green, Affordable.

Although not selected as a finalist in the competition, the K-State team did win first place from the Central Plains chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in the local chapter stage of the event.

The council, in partnership with the Salvation Army through its EnviRenew Initiative, focused this year's competition on the rebuilding effort in New Orleans, La.

Students had to design an 800 square-foot house for elderly residents in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. The house had to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's Platinum certification requirements for homes; stay within a $100,000 construction budget; and use universal design principles throughout.

The students engaged in a collaborative approach, each assuming responsibility for one major component of the project.

The student team designed and documented the competition entry under the direction of Michael McGlynn, assistant professor of architecture, during a May 2010 intersession class. The team includes:

Jacob Campbell, Derby; and Lucas Bergstrom, Lawrence.

From out of state: Kathryn Hawkes, St. Louis, Mo.; Zachary Farrell, Dallas, Texas; Andres Alfaro, Houston, Texas; Heather Kuhn, San Antonio, Texas; and Lauren Pogue, Alexandria, Va.

In addition to the competition entry itself, the students developed and assembled a publication, "adapt Broadmoor," that documents the outcomes of the design studio and the process that lead to the outcomes. The publication is available as a free download at or as a paperback, at cost, at