September 12, 2013



Architect selected for Union renovation building program

By Audrey Taggart-Kagdis

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Five architectural firms were at Kansas State University Tuesday to present to the K-State Student Union Renovation Committee and other campus participants.

Partnering firms of Workshop Architects and Bowman Bowman Novick Inc. were selected to develop a comprehensive architectural building program, conceptual design and phasing and sequencing recommendations for the renovation and expansion of the Union.

Following successful fee negotiation, Workshop and Bowman will begin their work on campus later this month. 

Workshop, led by Jan van den Kieboom, focuses on creating environments for social interaction for colleges and universities. Kieboom has led planning and design projects for more than 25 colleges and universities nationwide, including the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Oklahoma State University and Northwestern University.

Programming and design team members for Workshop include Angela van Dyke, project coordinator; Peter van den Kieboom, senior designer; and Scott Ackatz, project architect.

Bowman is a multidiscipline design firm with offices in Kansas City, Mo., and Manhattan. The four principals directing the firm are Brent Bowman, Lorie Doolittle-Bowman, Paul Novick and Patrick Schaub. Their portfolio includes libraries, academic buildings, visitor and interpretive centers, religious buildings, residences, office buildings, recreational and athletic facilities and downtown redevelopment.

For additional information, contact Bill Smriga, Union director, at smriga@k-state.edu or 785-532-6591.