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2002 Commencement/End-of-Year Scholarships/Awards/Prizes

Department of Architecture
The Heintzelman Prize is given for excellence in design during the final semester of study for the Bachelor of Architecture: Nick Curtis, Raymore, MO; Heintzelman Prize Nominees: Ryan Hunter, Peculiar, MO; Jennifer Kerl, Hiawatha, KS; Peter Lang, San Rafael, CA; Ji-Suk Lee, Manhattan, KS; Joseph Pauk, St Louis, MO; William Robinson, Olathe, KS. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded to a student who has shown ability in leadership, performed willing service, and shows promise of professional merit: Christina Quinlan, Olathe, KS. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Henry Adams Medal goes to the student with the highest grade point average in the Bachelor of Architecture program: Jennifer Kerl. The AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Excellence goes to the student with the second highest grade point average in the Bachelor of Architecture program: Lauren Browne Coffman, Baldwin City, KS. The AIA Kansas Award of Excellence: Matt Farris, Goddard, KS. The AIA Scholastic Award: Lauren Browne Coffman; Nick Curtis; Thea Elkow, Kirkwood, MO; John Peter, Liberty, MO. The Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal: Christina Quinlan. The John Helm Award for Outstanding Graduate Thesis: Enku Assefa, New York, NY. Nominees for the Skidmore Owings and Merrill Foundation Traveling Fellowship: Regina Yunghans, Kansas City, KS; Martino Leone, Emporia, KS

Department of Interior Architecture
The Outstanding Graduating Senior Award: Adam Stover, Minneapolis, KS. The Eugene McGraw Scholastic Award is presented to the student with the highest grade point average in the Bachelor of Interior Architecture program: Megan Ebert, Rossville, KS; Brianna Schulze-Grissom, Overland Park, KS. The Student Leadership Award is presented for outstanding contributions performed for the betterment of the Department: Megan Ebert; Amanda Velders, St Peters, MO . The Paxton Award is presented for outstanding craftsmanship in furniture design: Adam Stover. The Jack C Durgan Outstanding Design Award recognizes comprehensive design accomplishments in the interior architecture program: Jaime David, Ravenwood, MO; Jennifer Lahm, Kansas City, MO; Adam Stover. Nominees for the Skidmore Owings and Merrill Foundation Traveling Fellowship: Jaime David, Adam Stover

Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Award is given to students demonstrating the highest level of academic scholarship and accomplishments in skills related to the art and technology of landscape architecture: Undergraduate Honor Awards, Brandi Hall, Bowling Green, MO; Matt Lohmann, Crystal Lake, IL; Undergraduate Merit Awards, Isaac Krumme; Emporia, KS; Aaron Duncan, Coppell, TX; Matt Duncan, Manhattan, KS; Graduate Merit Award, Noel Challis, Olathe, KS. The Outstanding Graduating Senior Award is given in recognition of academic performance and contributions to the Department, program, and peers: Brandi Hall. The Outstanding Fourth-Year Student Award is given in recognition of academic performance: Karen Danek, Lincoln, NE. The Dr Robert P Ealy Award recognizes a graduate student based on academic excellence: Lynn Oliver, Sequim, WA; Noel Challis. The Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes academic performance and contributions made to the Department, program, and peers: Noel Challis. The L R Quinlan Award recognizes academic advancement in the study of landscape architecture: Graduate, Angela Hansen, Kuna, ID; Undergraduate, Josh Bender, Wichita, KS. The MLA Outstanding Graduate Researcher: Troy Henningson, Omaha, NE. The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Outstanding Student Award recognizes performance in the planning program, leadership, and professional promise: Cynthia Williams, Manhattan, KS. The Leland R Edmonds Award: Will Boyer, Manhattan, KS

Student Accomplishments

2002 Delineation Competition - First Place, James Franklin, Kansas City, MO; Sarah Henry, Louisiana, MO; Nathan Sellenriek, Nixa, MO; Second Place, Sarah Henry; Delvon Nemechek, Manhattan, KS; Emily Stevens, Manhattan, KS; Third Place, Josh Bender, Wichita, KS; Adria Edmonds, Leavenworth, KS; Eric Linebarger, St Joseph, MO; John Peter, Liberty, MO; Katie Schiller, Andover, KS; Honorable Mention, Josh Bender; Jay Chiu, Taipei, Taiwan; Ryan Hunter, Peculiar, MO; Jennifer Kerl, Hiawatha, KS; John Peter; Katie Schiller; Nicholas Seglie, Leavenworth, KS; Tyson Siegele, Kansas City, MO; Jaclyn Turner, Kechi, KS; Marc Walker, Overland Park, KS. In addition to being shown in Seaton Hall’s Chang Gallery, the winning entries were also exhibited at the WRS Gallery, North Kansas City, MO

2002 Kansas City Architects, Designers, Dealers and Representatives (KCADDR) Regional Furniture Design Competition - First Place, Jessica Ingram, Topeka, KS; Second Place,Caroline Murray, Elmhurst, IL; Third Place, Mark Lowe, Joplin, MO; Fourth Place, Adam Stover, Minneapolis, KS; Fifth Place, Denae Denio, Phillipsburg, KS

Chad Wallerstedt, St Joseph, MO, completed his fifth and final year on the K-State football team. He was selected to the Academic All Big XII team and received the K-State Football Bob Cope Memorial Award, given to the senior walk-on displaying character, determination and unselfishness.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship Nominee - Catherine Cleavinger, Leavenworth, KS

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Kansas Chapter, Student Awards for Unbuilt Architecture - Melinda Wind, Ellisville, MO; Kurt Thompson, Florissant, MO

John E Holstrom Alpha Tau Omega Architecture Scholarship - Matt Farris, Goddard, KS

International Grand Tour Golf Scholarship - Matt Lohmann, Crystal Lake, IL

Bayer Stone Competition - First Place, Justin Roth, Overland Park, KS; Second Place, Nathan Schutte, Albion, NE; Third Place, Jennifer Kerl, Hiawatha, KS; Marc Walker, Overland Park, KS

American Institute of Architects/American Architectural Foundation (AIA/AAF) Scholarships - Michelle Doty, Ewing, IL; Stefanie McKenzie, Centralia, MO; Nathan Schutte, Albion, NE

OZ Editors - Josh Bender, Wichita, KS; Matt Benfer, Longford, KS

New Initiates in K-State Chapter, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - Lauren Browne Coffman, Baldwin City, KS; Carolyn Campbell, Overland Park, KS; Catherine Cleavinger, Leavenworth, KS; Brandi Hall, Bowling Green, MO; Steven Herzberg, Overland Park, KS; Stefanie McKenzie, Centralia, MO; Wyatt Thompson, Garden City, KS; Jennie Vander Velde, Emporia, KS; Amanda Velders, St Peters, MO; Eric Wendlandt, Shawnee, KS

Bowman Design Forum - First Place, Megan Neil, Ft Scott, KS; Second Place, Jacob Littrell, Kansas City, MO; Austin Massoth, Cimarron, KS; Kevin Nelson, Hays, KS; Nathan Sellenriek, Nixa, MO

National Association of Women in Construction, Wichita Chapter, Scholarships - Daniel Creekmore, Wichita, KS; Karen Klein, Derby, KS; Christopher Ricke, Wichita, KS

National Association of Home Builders Student Design Competition - First Place, Nicole Anderson, Lenexa, KS. Professor John Selfridge was her studio instructor.

Global Shop Annual Retail Design Show - Best Booth of Year, Carson Kober, Reading, PA

AIA Scholastic Awards - Lacy Brittingham, Roeland Park, KS; Lauren Browne Coffman, Baldwin City, KS; Michelle Doty, Ewing, IL; Michael Stofiel, Kansas City, MO

Missouri Garden Club Scholarship - Lisa Fluchel, Kansas City, MO

American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Student Design Competition - Honorable Mention, Brad Barnhart, Lenexa, KS. Professor Matt Knox was his studio instructor.

The design by student Lee Manske, Manhattan, KS, was chosen by the Department of Entomology for K-State’s new interactive insect zoo, to be built as part of the K-State Gardens. Professor John Selfridge was his studio instructor.

Students in the K-State College of Architecture, Planning, and Design have received a Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) Foundation Traveling Fellowship, considered to be the most prestigious award in American architectural education, more often than any other undergraduate school. Eight times since 1991, a K-State student has won the SOM undergraduate award. Seven of those eight times, the award has gone to a graduating architecture student. The eighth award was won by a graduating interior architecture student in the first year of a new competition category for interior architecture. Past SOM recipients include: 1999, Ryan Robinette, Etterville, MO; 1998, Anders Henningson, Kinna, Sweden; 1997, Matthew Pinkstaff, Columbia, MO, and Tanya Wuertz, Hays, KS; 1996, Dwayne Oyler, New York, NY; 1995, Mark McGlothlin, Denver, CO, and Kevin Le, St Louis, MO; and 1991, Bruce Johnson, Fairway, KS.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) National Student Design Competition - K-State landscape architecture students have won 46 ASLA awards, five times more than any other school.

International Woodworking Fair Furniture Design Competition - Students in the K-State interior architecture program have won 62 awards in this competition since its inception in 1970.

More News

Principals from 300 leading US interior architecture/interior design firms ranked K-State second when asked what schools provided the best employee hiring experience.

Our alumni pledged $74,104 during 2002 Telefund, smashing previous pledge totals. Over 100 faculty, staff and students participated in the annual phone campaign, our main source of student scholarship and discretionary funds.

Students in Professor John Keller’s plan preparation class completed a comprehensive community plan for Auburn, KS.

Professors Jim Jones, Torgeir Norheim, Marina Pecar, and Rebecca Stark participated in an AIA-sponsored charette regarding future uses for Manhattan’s Bluemont Elementary School building, closed because of declining enrollment.

Students in Professor Al Keithley’s planning methods class completed community profiles for the cities of Atchison, Coffeyville, Liberal and Newton, KS.

Interior architecture students and staff participated in NEOCON in Chicago.

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Design reported the highest employment rates of 2001 bachelor’s graduates at K-State.

Students under the direction of Professors Ken Brooks and Chip Winslow made presentations of six study sites at the Johnson County, KS, Central Resource Library in honor of national Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day.

Professor Susanne Siepl-Coates and five students in her design studio were invited to participate in a student design charette sponsored by and part of the AIA/Academy of Architecture for Health Conference in Chicago.

Teams of interior architecture faculty, staff and students took part in “ DeCANstructing Hunger in Manhattan,” building structures out of food products that were then donated to the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Faculty Achievements and Awards

Professor Dennis Day received the Commerce Bank Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.

Professor Eugene Kremer lectured on the Citicorp Tower to the faculty of Architecture, Planning and Building of the University of Melbourne, Australia. He also presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and was one of six invited speakers at the annual Symposium on Ethics and Architecture.

Professors Allan Hastings, Fayez Husseini, James Jones, Dennis Law and Stephanie Rolley exhibited their paintings in “Private Works: Architects as Artists” at Kansas City’s WRS Gallery. Paintings by Professors Gwen Owens-Wilson and James Jones were also shown at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan.

Professors Vladimir Krstic and Michael McNamara were promoted to the rank of professor. Professor Torgeir Norheim was tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor.

Professor Dan Donelin is Vice President for Education of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Professor Mick Charney chaired sessions at the Society of Architectural Historians in Toronto, Canada, and the College Art Association in Philadelphia. He was also appointed as one of two faculty representatives to the K-State Student Senate and was one of two faculty recipients of the James R. Coffman Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Honor Council.

Professor Madlen Simon presented papers at the ACSA International Conference in Havana, Cuba, and at the Making Cities Livable Conference in Venice, Italy. She was also recognized by the K-State Chapter of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society for outstanding commitment to students.

Entries by Professors David Brown and Neal Hubbell were accepted for a juried poster presentation at the Interior Design Educators Conference in Santa Fe, NM.

Professor Rick Forsyth’s watercolor painting of the US flag was made into prints. Proceeds from sales of the prints are being used to fund an Army ROTC scholarship at K-State.

Professor Susanne Siepl-Coates presented papers at the Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Washington, DC.

Professor Chip Winslow is President Elect of the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards.

Professor Robert Arens has been on sabbatical from teaching duties to work with Studio Daniel Libeskind and the Davis Partnership on the expansion of the Denver Art Museum and related development.

Professor Larry Lawhon is working with the International City Management Association to survey a random sample of US cities and counties to determine how imposing impact fees affects development.

Professor David Sachs was nominated by Governor Graves to serve on the Kansas State Historic Sites Board of Review. He also received a grant for a collaborative studio project (with Professors Jim Dubois and Stephanie Rolley) for Ottawa, KS.

Professor Eric Bernard was elected Regional Representative to the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Professor David Seamon contributed a chapter to the recently published “Frederic Church’s Olana: Architecture and Landscape as Art.” He also published an article in the Winter 2002 issue of the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.

Professor Gary Coates was awarded the 2002 AIA Education Honor Award for his design studio project, “Affordable Housing: Reweaving the Fabric of Manhattan’s Older Neighborhoods.” Coates also received grants from the American/Scandinavian Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study of the Fine Arts.

Professor Al Keithley has been added to the Kansas Humanities Council speakers bureau.

Professor Wendy Ornelas was elected West Central Regional Director of the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Professor Stephanie Rolley is an Elected Trustee of the Prairie Gateway Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects.

Professors Bob Bullock and Ned Gatewood were nominated as outstanding faculty by the K-State Association of Residence Halls.