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American Institute of Architecture Students

Freedom by Design



“Freedom by Design™, the AIAS community service program in partnership with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), uses the talents of architecture students to radically impact the lives of people in their community through modest design and construction solutions. The program embraces efforts to provide both design-build and engagement solutions to address 5 barriers:






Freedom by Design™ (FBD) encourages students to serve their communities by addressing issues with design solutions. FBD provides real-world experience through working with clients, learning from local licensed architects and contractors, and experiencing the practical impacts of architecture and design.” -AIAS.ORG


Mentors and Officers

Design MentorBrian Foxworthy
Principal, Incite Design Studio
Construction MentorEric Woltje
Project Manager, MC Cown Gordon Construction
DirectorMikaela Wynne
3rd year ARCH
Project ManagerConrad Hively
3rd year ARCH
FundraisingCorben Acevedo
3rd year ARCH
HistorianJamie List
2nd year ARCH



Current Project: Animal Shelter Fixtures

Client Russel T. Reitz Animal Shelter

Stage: Schematic Design


Project Info:

The Kansas State University Freedom by Design Chapter is working with the Russell T. Reitz Animal Shelter to create small fixtures such as dog houses, cat trees, small animal cabinets, and a dog agility course.