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College of Architecture, Planning & Design selects winners of annual photo competition

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

best in show

"Oreon E. Scott Memorial Chapel, Drake University," a photo by Kansas State University fourth-year architecture student Peter Genadij Syzonenko, was selected for the Best in Show award in the Thomas A. Tyler/Answers Inc. Architectural & Environmental Photography Competition. | Download this photo.

MANHATTAN — Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design have been honored for their achievement in photography through the Thomas A. Tyler/Answers Inc. Architectural & Environmental Photography Competition.

The competition was open to all students in the college, and 36 entries were received. Eight entries were chosen by a jury of four to receive recognition. Thomas A. Tyler, a 1974 Kansas State University architecture graduate, and his firm, Answers Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored the competition's prizes. The Best in Show award earned $250; first places, $200; and second places, $100.

Competition judges include Thomas A. Tyler, James Tyler, George Strecker and Julie Strecker.

"We were really looking for some creative pieces and this year's students have really stepped up the quality of the work," said James Tyler.

Winning Best in Show was Peter Genadij Syzonenko, a fourth-year student in architecture, Bangor, Pennsylvania, for "Oreon E. Scott Memorial Chapel, Drake University." Syzonenko also receive first place in the interiors category for the same photo.

James Tyler and Julie Strecker described Syzonenko's photo as "ritualistic subject matter that is not typically found in architecture. It also possessed great detail in the lighting, contrast and geometric aspects — it was a unanimous decision."

The following students also were competition winners:

Jacob Rose, fifth-year student in architecture, Colby, first place in black and white for "Waiting for the Train"; Jake Brannon, third-year student in architecture, Harper, second place in landscape for "South Rim"; and Jonathan Knight, master's student in landscape architecture, Wichita, first place in landscape for "Solitude/Sand: Pillsbury Crossing."

From out of state:

Nicholas Horvath, second-year student in architecture, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, second place in black & white for "Barcelona Pavilion"; Julian Lee, second-year student in interior architecture & product design, Louisville, Kentucky, first place in exteriors for Design Museum Holon" and second place in interiors for "Tel Aviv Museum of Art"; and Andrew Wu, fourth-year student in architecture, Chesterfield, Missouri, first place in other category for "Threshold."

From out of country: Jiayi Wang, third-year student in architecture, China, second place in other category for "Start."

All of the entries will be on exhibit in the Chang Gallery at Seaton Hall through Feb. 5.


2015-2016 gallery archive 

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Colby, Harper,Manhattan and Wichita, Kansas; Hoffman Estates, Illinois; Louisville, Kentucky; Chesterfield, Missouri; and Bangor, Pennsylvania

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Thomas Jackson