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K-State Today

August 31, 2023

Genevieve Baudoin selected as Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair

Submitted by Thom Jackson

Associate Professor Baudoin

Genevieve Baudoin, associate professor of architecture in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, has been selected as the Victor L. Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair in Architecture. 

Baudoin is a registered architect in New Mexico. As the Faculty Regnier Chair, she will be augmenting her research in new applications for 3D printing in construction, focusing on the way architects can shape space through the design of the construction itself and using the fabrication process as the locale for an appropriate technological expression. Specifically, she will be investigating a 3D printed "woven" block system that can adapt to local cultural patterns through its integrated ornamentation, as well as the feasibility of on-site manufacturing through 3D printing.

She regularly teaches Building Construction Systems in Architecture as well as upper-year level studios at APDesign. She received her bachelor's degree in cello performance and visual arts from Oberlin College and her master's degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Baudoin worked professionally with both Foster + Partners in London and Antoine Predock Architect in Albuquerque. Her book, "Interpreting Site: Studies in Perception, Representation, and Design" considers the relationship between site and architecture through its representation and artifact, examining the methods architects employ in the process of design. Her collaborative practice, Dual Ecologies, with Bruce A. Johnson, focuses on site and infrastructural relationships and their coincident architectural and tectonic response. The medium for their practice is an amalgam of art, theoretical projects and built work.

"This is a well-deserved honor for associate professor Baudoin," said Matthew Knox, professor, and architecture department head for APDesign. "Her connection as a professional and teacher of all things architecture is a major part of our program's success. I am particularly pleased that Genevieve's position as Regnier Chair will foster this work while creating rich opportunities for student involvement."

The Victor L. Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair in Architecture was established in 2002 by the children of Victor L. and Helen Regnier to enrich the educational experience of Kansas State University architecture students and to perpetuate the memory of Victor L. Regnier. It is designed to recognize and retain the highest quality faculty in the architecture department.