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On display: Exhibit features work by APDesign students from their internships

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013



MANHATTAN -- The work of College of Architecture, Planning & Design students at Kansas State University who participated in internships during the 2012-2013 school year is now on display in the Chang Gallery in Seaton Hall's east wing.

The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 25, is free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

All curriculum areas of the college, also known as APDesign, are represented in the exhibit: architecture, interior architecture & product design, landscape architecture, and regional & community planning.

Students from the architecture department typically intern from January to August, students from the departments of interior architecture & product design and landscape architecture/regional & community planning typically serve internships during the spring and summer semesters. This year's internships were served with professional firms and governmental agencies around the world.

Internships are encouraged in the college as a way of getting students to experience new places and let them use what they have learned academically in a professional setting, according to Wendy Ornelas, associate dean of the college and director of the architecture department's academic internship program.

"This exhibit exposes students in the college and across campus, as well as the general public, to the varied types of works done by firms in the design professions," Ornelas said. "It can help students see how and where they can explore and experience learning in a professional setting and enhance their understanding of the design professions."

Students taking part in the exhibit, their major, hometown and internship include:

Adam Ragoschke, landscape architecture, Alta Vista, at MESA Design Group in Dallas, Texas; Karissa Pankratz, landscape architecture, Argonia, at Rosehill Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.; Ashley Schwemmer, landscape architecture, Augusta, at Fletemeyer & Lee Associates in Boulder, Colo.; Christopher Clanahan, regional & community planning, Berryton, at Junction City/Geary County Planning and Zoning; Casey Gorrell, landscape architecture, Brookville, at the Department of Transportation in New York, N.Y.; Dana Williamson, architecture, Dodge City, at Howard + Helmer Architecture in Wichita.

From Greater Kansas City: Elizabeth Cassity, interior architecture & product design, at BHDP in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mohammed Dinn, architecture, at Perkins Eastman Architects in New York, N.Y., and Anthony Dorrel, interior architecture & product design, at Davis Partnership in Denver, Colo., all from Kansas City, Mo.; Jack Booton, architecture, atAnn Beha Architects in Boston, Mass., and Alexander Meyer, architecture, atHTK Architects in Topeka, both from Leawood; Stephanie Chaffin, interior architecture & product design, Olathe, at Square One Interiors in Overland Park; Marcus Appleby, interior architecture & product design, atHLW in New York, N.Y., Daniel Grudek, architecture, atCannon Design in St. Louis, Mo., Jay Marcus, interior architecture & product design, atTaewon Lighting/Maltani Lighting in South Korea, Thomas Lusk, architecture, atHTK Architects in Topeka, Kevin O'Connor, interior architecture & product design, atInterior Systems Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis., Lauren Patterson, landscape architecture, atWilson & Co. Inc. Engineers & Architects in Kansas City, Mo., Matt Spaniol, interior architecture & product design, at Dimensional Innovations in Kansas City, Kan., and Maxwell Taylor, architecture, at Cannon Design in St. Louis, Mo., all from Overland Park; Kathryn Rush, regional & community planning, Prairie Village, at the city of Santa Rosa, Calif., Transportation and Public Works; and Katie Bauer, architecture, Shawnee, at Oak Point Associates in Biddeford, Maine.

Jamie Michel, architecture, Jamestown, at Sante Architects in Telluride, Colo.; Elizabeth Decker, landscape architecture, Leavenworth, at Studio Outside in Dallas, Texas.

From Manhattan: Jordan Lennan, regional & community planning, at the city of Lee's Summit, Mo., Planning and Development; Alfonso Leyva, landscape architecture, at the Kansas State University Division of Facilities, planning and facilities management, in Manhattan; Ramin Mahmoudian, architecture, at SPT Architecture in Wichita; Nick Ruggeri, architecture, at NBBJ in New York, N.Y.; and Anthony Thompson, architecture, at BRR Architecture in Bentonville, Ark.

Brandon Christian, architecture, Mulvane, at Gensler in Dallas, Texas; Josh Wilcox, landscape architecture, Olsburg, at RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture in Austin, Texas; Gina Garcia, interior architecture & product design, Salina, at Helix Architecture + Design in Kansas City, Mo.; Sarah Swaim, interior architecture & product design, Tonganoxie, at 505 in Boulder, Colo.

From Topeka: Amy Denker, regional & community planning, at the Flint Hills Regional Council at Fort Riley; Gretchen Gravenstein, landscape architecture, at the Wichita Downtown Development Corp. in Wichita; and Melissa Still, interior architecture & product design, at the Kansas State University Division of Facilities in Manhattan.

Allison Parr, architecture, Wichita, at HTK Architects in Overland Park, Kan.

From out of state:

Brianna Stevens, interior architecture & product design, Littleton, Colo., at Tryba Architects in Denver, Colo.; Brandon Woodle, landscape architecture, Hinsdale, Ill., at James D. Adams in Manhattan, Kan.; Brendan Mannix-Slobig, landscape architecture, River Forest, Ill., at EDSA in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

From Missouri: Nick Kratz, architecture, Belton,atEnnead Architects LLP in New York, N.Y.; Jeannette Cieszykowski, landscape architecture, atJohnson Pilton Walker in Sydney, Australia, and Marissa Miller, architecture, atOverland Partners in San Antonio, Texas, both from Blue Springs; Jacob Baker, architecture, Chesterfield,at Spillman Farmer Architects in Bethlehem, Pa.; Anh Nguyen, interior architecture & product design, Gladstone, at Taranta Creations in Shanghai, China; Olivia Pitt-Perez, landscape architecture, Hazelwood, at BNIM in Kansas City, Mo.; Samantha Jarquio, regional & community planning, Independence,at thecity of Lee's Summit, Mo., Parks and Recreation; Andrew Zelenak, architecture, Liberty, at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects in Los Angeles, Calif.; Anthony Winkelmann, architecture, O'Fallon, at BRR Architecture in Merriam, Kan.; Leah Edwards, landscape architecture, and Caleb Melchior, landscape architecture, both atConfluence, Kansas City, Mo., and both from Perryville; Nichole Finke, interior architecture & product design, St. Charles, at BOKA Powell in Dallas, Texas; Caleb Riekhof, architecture, St. Joseph, at BRR Architecture in Merriam, Kan.; Aaron Bisch, interior architecture & product design, St. Louis, at Corgan in Dallas, Texas; Taryn Kelin, architecture, Smithton, at Incite Design Studio in Overland Park, Kan.; Katherine Pruser, interior architecture & product design, Washington, atCorgan in Dallas, Texas; and Deanne Petersen, regional & community planning, Wildwood, with thecity of Maryland Heights, Mo.

Rachel Botten, interior architecture & product design, Fremont, Neb., at DES in San Francisco, Calif.; Laura Kreikemeier, interior architecture & product design, West Point, Neb., at Atlantic Engineering Group in Braselton, Ga.; Samantha Compton, architecture, Worland, Wyo., at BRR Architecture in Merriam, Kan.

From out of country: Yuankun Yu, architecture, China, at Perkins Eastman Shanghai in Shanghai, China; and Yosuke Michishita, architecture, Philippines, at HTK Architects in Overland Park, Kan.


Thom Jackson


College of Architecture, Planning & Design

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Alta Vista, Argonia, Augusta, Berryton, Brookville, Dodge City, Jamestown, Leavenworth, Leawood, Manhattan, Mulvane, Olathe, Olsburg, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Salina, Shawnee, Tonganoxie, Topeka and Wichita, Kan.; Littleton, Colo.; Hinsdale and River Forest, Ill.; Belton, Blue Springs, Chesterfield, Gladstone, Hazelwood, Independence, Kansas City, Liberty, O'Fallon, Perryville, St. Charles, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Smithton, Washington and Wildwood, Mo.; Fremont and West Point, Neb.; and Worland, Wyo.

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Beth Bohn