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Overland Park firm establishes new scholarship for APDesign architecture students

Monday, March 3, 2014



MANHATTAN — A recently established scholarship by Momenta, an Overland Park architecture, planning and design firm, will provide financial assistance to a fourth-year student in the department of architecture at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign.

The recipient of the new Momenta Leadership Scholarship, which will benefit a student with demonstrated leadership skills, will be selected in the spring of each year with the award being available in the fall.

"I greatly appreciate Momenta's establishing this scholarship, which will be aimed at students who have shown their excellence in both performance in the classroom and commitment to design leadership," said Tim de Noble, dean of APDesign.

"I have known the core group at Momenta for many years and their passion for excellence is inspirational. Their generosity in bringing their exceptional leadership to K-State in the new Momenta Leadership Scholarship is a hugely beneficial gain for our students," said Matthew Knox, professor and head of the architecture department.

"Momenta is excited to help support an excellent program at K-State. We hope this scholarship will further encourage strong leadership qualities in the architects of tomorrow," said Scott Pashia, principal at Momenta.

Momenta is a team of dedicated and experienced professional architects and planners, interior and graphic designers who work with each other, their clients and partners to deliver innovative, artful and environmentally sensitive design solutions. Momenta’s portfolio includes projects from the civic, K-12, higher education and workplace realms. The firm is a local member of the project team lead by Perkins + Will for the College of Engineering Phase IV expansion at Kansas State University, which has an anticipated opening date of fall 2015. More information about Momenta is available at http://momentapa.com/#about.

The Kansas State University Foundation coordinates philanthropic contributions to Kansas State University. The foundation staff works with university partners to build lifelong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students through involvement and investment in the university.

Written by

Thom Jackson

At a glance

The new Momenta Leadership Scholarship, sponsored by Momenta, an architecture, planning and design firm, will be awarded to a fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University with demonstrated leadership skills.