February 21, 2020
APDesign students compete for scholarships in design charrette
The College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State University, or APDesign, challenged seven teams each comprised of three students self-selected from the architecture, interior architecture & industrial design, landscape architecture, regional & community planning programs to a public space/amenity competition for the design of a new urban park housing a multifunction community recreation center and an — actual and virtual — museum.
The competition, including scholarship awards, was sponsored by a local philanthropist with the intent of raising interest in building an improved public resource for the greater Manhattan community. Awards were given out in the form of scholarships for the top three teams to be split among the students.
The first-prize award, for $5,000, went to the project "South Wind Plaza." Team members include Kate Larkin, fifth-year student in landscape architecture, Baileyville; Grant Urban, fifth-year student in architecture, Manhattan; and Kanoa San Miguel, fifth-year student in interior architecture and industrial design, Longmont, Colorado.
Second-place awards went to the project "Sensory Exploration." Team members include Aurora Wilson, third-year student in architecture, Olathe; Monserrat Rios-Lucia, third-year student in interior architecture and industrial design, Wichita; and Meredith Bryan, third-year student in landscape architecture, Cary, Illinois. The second-place award was for $3,900 in scholarships to be split among the students.
Third-place awards went to the project "Community Hub." Team members include Madison Wulfkuhle, third-year student in landscape architecture, Berryton; Ethan Doherty, third-year student in interior architecture and industrial design, Girard; and Rebecca Pedrosa, third-year student in architecture, Puerto Rico. Students will split the third-place scholarship award of $2,900.
Additionally, recognizing the quality of ideas and that the competition took place out of the normal academic calendar, the jurors awarded each participant of the other four teams a $100 scholarship.
Jurors for the event included Terry Berkbuegler, landscape architect, Confluence; Vern Henricks, Manhattan Community Foundation; Wyatt Thompson, assistant director of Manhattan Parks and Recreation, city of Manhattan; Julie Hostetler, community member; Ron Fehr, city manager, city of Manhattan; Karen Hibbard, director of the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau; Jason Smith, president/CEO of Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce; and Phil Howe, founder of Kansas State Bank.
To view all of the entries, please visit the Design Charrette 2020 website.