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May 28, 2019

APDesign students earn honors in Regnier video competition

Submitted by Thomas Jackson

Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, were invited to participate in the college's second video competition, with three students earning special recognition for their efforts.

The purpose of the APDesign Student Video Design Awards is to encourage and inspire the next generation of designers. This year's theme, "da Vinci," celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci.

The awards were open to current APDesign students. APDesign coordinated this competition as part of its mission to get people excited about the history of design to encourage students to study at APDesign.

The theme for the competition was kept open but students were asked that it be about the impact da Vinci had on design and where you would find those influences at APDesign. Categories that were awarded special recognition included videos that were two minutes or less and videos that were 30 seconds or less.

First place in the two-minute category went to Alejandro Dowling for "Man, Myth Legend" and first place in the 30-second category went to the team of Gaurav Neupane and Somnath Mukherjee for "Celebrating 500 years of da Vinci."

"These lighthearted videos celebrate how far the art of design has come since the birth of architect, engineer, and artist Leonardo da Vinci," said Tim de Noble, fellow of the American Institute of Architects and dean of the college. "We should all be inspired and challenged to create a better world through design and take heart that the legacy of Leonardo is alive and thriving within the walls of APDesign."

The videos may be viewed online

The competition was underwritten by Victor Regnier, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, or FAIA, and a 1971 architecture and architectural engineering bachelor's graduate of K-State, to showcase the embedded talents and creativity of APDesign students.