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APDesign architecture students win special stone design competition

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 


MANHATTAN — Three Kansas State University architecture students have earned honors in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, design competition sponsored by U.S. Stone Industries LLC.

Andrew Wu, Chesterfield, Missouri, and Andrew Lindsey, Springfield, Missouri, tied for first place in the competition, with each receiving a $700 scholarship. Lance Braddock, O'Fallon, Missouri, received honorable mention and a $300 scholarship.

The recent competition was based on final presentation boards prepared by the students as part of the ADS 5 summer studio. ADS-5 challenges students to develop a single project to a high level of sophistication, including everything from site design to wall sections and details.

Jurors were asked to judge projects based on overall design as well as the use of Kansas limestone in the students' projects. The two winners, who both submitted proposals for a minor league baseball stadium in Topeka's downtown riverfront district, were cited for their thoughtful and engaging proposals for revitalizing the downtown area. Judges said the proposals by Wu and Lindsey had distinct and well-integrated limestone facades and site elements. The judges also found that the honorable mention proposal by Braddock had a strong site-oriented design strategy that acted as a gateway to Kansas City's Crossroads District.

The U.S. Stone Competition jury included Maria Kutina, HTK Architects, and Corey Dehn, Schwerdt Design Group, both from Topeka.

A display of the work is currently on display in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery until Sept. 9. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and is free of charge.

The following APDesign architecture students also participated in the competition:

Tanner Lopez, Wichita.

From Missouri: Tanner Lee, Blue Springs; Harison Pitchford, Columbia; and Alyssa Sackman, Jefferson City.

From out of country: Minghao Bian, Tongwei Chen, Wenran Lilang, Jaiyi Wang, Aoran Zhang and Shan Zhang, all from China; and Evelyne Chokkattu and Shruti Kumar, both from India.



News tip

Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; and Blue Springs, Chesterfield, Columbia, Jefferson City, O'Fallon and Springfield, Missouri.

Written by

Thom Jackson