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Events schedule

College of Architecture, Planning and Design 

Check us out 

Visit us to learn how this top-ranked, interdisciplinary educational experience reflects the nature of the professions we serve and contributes to the success of our alumni and students.  

Self-guided tours and information 

Come to the college information and welcome table to pick up a brochure and map for a self-guided tour. First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall (enter through the south doors from Bosco Student Plaza). 

Studio visits and project displays

Enjoy models, furniture, plans, designs and landscapes designed and built by students. Visit with students and faculty about academic programs. 

•   Architecture. First and second floors, east wing, Seaton Hall.

•   Environmental design studies. Ground and first floors, east wing,Seaton Hall.

•   Interior architecture and product design. Second floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.

•   Landscape architecture. First floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.

•   Regional and community planning. First floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.

Advising for future students and guests

Representatives from the dean's office will be available to answer general questions about academic programs, the application and admission process, and the design professions. College information and welcome table. First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall (south doors from Bosco Student Plaza).

Academic programs

This 30-minute presentation, — designed future students and guests — explores the professions of architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning. Get answers about the application and admission process. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Foerster Auditorium, 63 Seaton Hall.

Architecture work

Work by department of architecture students will be on display in the hallways of the first and second floors of the east wing of Seaton Hall and in 208 Seaton Hall. View work by architecture students in their second through fifth years of study. 

Interior architecture and product design work

Explore and engage in the work of interior architecture and product design students. Learn about the social, sustainable and human issues in interior architecture, product design and furniture design projects accomplished in the program and the associated designing and making activities. These student displays are located on the second floor, east wing of Seaton Hall and rooms 202F, 203C, 206 and 207 Seaton Hall.

Landscape architecture work

Work by landscape architecture students will be on display along the hallway and in 105 and 106C Seaton Hall (first floor, east wing). Please stop by the landscape architecture studios (105, 106A/B and 106C Seaton Hall) to learn about planning/design projects that address important social, economic, ecological and local community issues. 

Regional and community planning's BOXhattan

Help us build BOXhattan! Sponsored by K-State's Student Planning Association and Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, this event allows you to try your hand at city planning. Using recycled materials and Lego bricks, learn to assess a city's physical and economic needs, design harmonious buildings and public spaces, and construct a city that enhances urban livability. 106C Seaton Hall 

Rain garden tour 

Visit the award-winning International Student Center rain garden, designed and constructed by students and faculty from the department of landscape architecture/regional and community planning. The rain garden reduces stormwater runoff and improves water quality by using permeable pavements and collecting rooftop runoff for a native plant perennial garden. Meet at the garden, off of Mid-Campus Drive and south of Call Hall and Claflin Road. 1 to 1:30 p.m. International Student Center

Student rendering competition exhibit

View color and black-and-white freehand, computer-generated and mixed media renderings; see which projects the jury selected as best. Chang Gallery, first floor, central wing, Seaton Hall.

Seaton Hall native plant research and demonstration green roofs 

Learn about Seaton Hall's two living roofs, completed in May 2009 and May 2012. These sites allow the first testing of green roof design and materials in this region. Tours will depart from 106C Seaton at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Includes walking stairs.

Weigel Library

Visit the library, meet the staff and experience Weigel Library for yourself. Weigel Library houses the university's collection of 40,000 architecture, planning and design resources. 323 Seaton Hall.  

Lego playspace 

Want to show off your creativity and design skills? Stop by the third floor of Seaton Hall and spend some time contributing to Lego creations.