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K-State Today

January 18, 2017

APDesign students compete in Thomas A. Tyler/Answers Inc. environmental design photo contest

Submitted by Thom Jackson

Best in show, "Woven" by Aaron Burson

Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design have been awarded 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. A jury of professionals selected 10 entries to bestow special recognition.

Thomas A. Tyler, a 1974 K-State interior architecture graduate, and his firm, Answers Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored the competition's prizes. Best in Show earned $200; first places, $200 and second places $100.

Jurors this year included James Tyler, Concordia; John LaBarge of J&C Imaging, Manhattan; and Ashley Flowers from K-State's Division of Communications and Marketing.

"It is always a treat to see how our students turn their 'design eye' to capturing the beauty of our built and natural environments," said Tim de Noble, dean and professor in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

The following students were selected as competition winners:

Johnathan Knight, postbaccalaureate landscape architecture student, Manhattan, first place in landscape photo for "Great Sand Dunes, Colorado" and second place in the landscape category for "Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado"; Tara Sears, fifth-year architecture student, Valley Center, second place in exterior architecture for "Transcendence."

From out of state:

Alexander Blair, fifth-year architecture student, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, first place in black and white for the photo, "Chapel of the Holy Cross" and second place in interiors and architectural detail for "Cooper Union Building"; and Aaron Burson, first-year ENVD student, Kansas City, Missouri, first place in interiors and architectural details and best in show for "Woven."

From out of country:

Nneoma Asinguo, fourth-year architecture student, Nigeria, first place for the exterior photo "After the Storm"; and Julian Lee, third-year interior architecture and product design, Hong Kong, China, honorable mention for "NTU College of Social Science" and for "Huashan Mountain."

All of the entries will be on exhibit in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery until Feb. 3.

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