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919 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102


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K-State Design Discovery

Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 26


This three-day immersive experience will introduce students to the professions of architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning through exposure to basic environmental design concepts, the creative design process, design technology and hands-on project management in a cutting-edge studio space.

The program will culminate with a final project, allowing students to display the information they have learned during the three-day workshop. Students will engage with and learn from top-notch faculty in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design in a state-of-the-art, award-winning new building, and will have the opportunity for individual guidance. Students will also experience campus life at K-State by residing in residence halls, eating at award-winning dining facilities, and participating in social and recreational activities with fellow attendees. 


June 23-26, 2019

The Design Discovery experience will kick off with an opening session on June 23, followed by dinner that evening in our award-winning dining center. After a full day of design sessions and other programming on June 24, attendees will enjoy dinner with the dean. Design sessions will continue on June 25, followed by a closing session on June 26 to display and share projects.


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$800 per student, which includes three days of Design Discovery, three nights of lodging in a K-State residence hall, all meals and additional enrichment programs.

Schedule of events

Sample schedule of events (PDF)

Monday evening we will be at the Wabash Cannon Bowl, in the student union. For more information about our bowling center, you can visit: https://union.k-state.edu/food-fun/union-bowling-center

Where you'll be staying

Where you'll be dining

Where you'll be exploring

Where you'll be learning

Other enrichment opportunities


  • June 23-26.
  • Registration is closed.

Message from the Dean

APD DeanK-State Design Discovery combines fun, action-packed learning with exposure to life on campus. Engage in the studio experience and field trips while getting a broad exposure to the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, as well as the professions of architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture and regional and community planning. The faculty will host a memorable experience by bringing students through all aspects of disciplines in a single project or dilemma. Students will leave understanding the shared dedication and collaboration among these professions and how critical this is to designing and planning our future. Design matters!

Already registered

Thank you for registering for K-State Design Discovery. We look forward to seeing you in June. Make sure to complete your Participation Form before June 18! 

  • Required forms & documents
  • Review the packing list for what you need to bring. You do not need a computer for this program. All required project supplies will be provided.
  • Check-in will be Sunday, June 23, between 1:00-4:30 p.m., in the lobby of Wefald Hall. Please make your travel arrangements so that you are able to arrive during the check-in timeframe. If you are unable to arrive on time, please indicate your arrival information on our participation form.
  • Check-out will be on Wednesday, June 26, between 2:00-4:30 p.m. Please try and schedule your travel arrangements accordingly. Indicate on your participation form if you will require an early or late check-out.
  • All participants will be lodging in Wefald Hall. Room assignments, room keys and building access cards will be given at check-in on Sunday, June 23 between 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Upon arrival, please park in lot A28. At check-in, you will be given a parking pass for your vehicle. Do not park in the parking garage. Lot A28 is the closest parking lot to Wefald Hall.

For any questions about the K-State Design Discovery experience, please contact Gabrielle Dupree Fogle via email at k-state@k-state.edu or by phone at (785) 532-6250. If you are unable to attend K-State Design Discovery, please call (785) 532-6250 as soon as possible. The last day to cancel and request a full refund for K-State Design Discovery will be June 7, 2019. Any cancellations after June 7 will not be refunded.

Frequently asked questions

Where will I stay during Design Discovery?

During Design Discovery, you will be staying in one of our on-campus residence halls. You will also be dining in our award-winning Kramer Dining Center. 

Where should I park my car?

On-campus parking will be available to you during the event. On your participation form, please indicate if you need a parking pass. Parking will be made available in lot A28. Final parking confirmations will be emailed to you several days before you arrive to campus.

What should I bring?

Some of the most important things to bring with you during Design Discovery are comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Remember: Part of our hands-on program involves standing and leaning over drafting desks, and we want you to be comfortable! Packing List

What is a challenge course?

Low and high challenge courses allow participants to grow individually as well as build teamwork. Participants face a number of outdoor obstacles while building leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills. Health forms, permission slips, athletic shoes and attire are required. Learn more about the K-State Challenge Course.

Can I come-and-go from the program?

Once you check-in, we require that you stay with the program. Most of what you do will be in groups where you are actively engaged and working on projects.

How do I get to K-State?

Visit our web page to get directions to our campus.

Once you get on campus, you will check in at the residence hall indicated in your confirmation email.

Are there any scholarship opportunities for K-State Design Discovery? 

Yes, there are a limited number of need-based scholarships that will be awarded. However, the application for K-State Design Discovery is closed for Summer 2019.

Are parents allowed to attend Design Discovery? 

Parents are welcome to attend the opening session on June 23 and the project reveal session on June 26. Students can indicate if their parents are attending these sessions when they fill out the registration. 

What is the last day I can cancel?

The last day to cancel and request a full refund for K-State Design Discovery will be June 7, 2019. Any cancellations after June 7 will not be refunded.

Goals and Expectations

Design Discovery is a time to foster relationships with new friends and learn all that you can in three short days about the profession of architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning. With that, the use of electronic communications, such as cell phones and computers, including email and social networks (i.e. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), will not be permitted during program activities as they are distracting to the overall goal of our program. You will be asked to leave your cell phones in your residence hall room or a secure location during the academic sessions.

Car keys will be collected during registration and kept in a safe and secure location throughout your participation in the program and will be returned promptly at the end of the program.

In the event of an emergency, staff members may be contacted at any time during the program. Staff contact sheets will be provided at check-in to any guardian in the event they must contact their student during times they do not have access to their phone. We appreciate your support in making this a successful experience.

Want to learn more about Architecture, Planning & Design at K-State?

If you're interested in more information about the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, email myapd@k-state.edu or call (785) 532-1994.

Questions about K-State Design Discovery?

For any questions about the K-State Design Discovery experience, please contact Gabrielle Dupree Fogle via email at k-state@k-state.edu or by phone at (785) 532-6250.

K-State Design Discovery faculty and staff

APD professor

Michael Gibson, Associate Professor, Architecture

APD professor

Robyn Gibson, Instructor, Interior Architecture and Product Design

APD professor

Katie Kingery-Page, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning

 APD professor

La Barbara Wigfall, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning