MLA Students Haley Armstrong and Sarah Jackman faciliate a breakout session during a SC2 stakeholder workshop on June 9 in St. Louis. Photo Credit: Jonathan Knight.

Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 06.15.15 rev with Rassman link

Internet speed on the third floor decreased dramatically with the recent office population growth. Improvements to network connections are being made and we'll be in good shape before the start of the semester. In the interim, you'll find that wireless connections will operate faster than ethernet.

Do you want to help configure the LARCP studio space for next fall?
We need to have desks in place when students arrive to move in and a process set up for desk selection. This is a big departure from our studio selection traditions and will set the stage for the start of the semester in our new space. Please let Stephanie know if you would like to help develop the plan and your availability during the week of July 6. We will have a focused 2+/- hour charrette at the swing space to make decisions.

The Fall LARCP Faculty Meeting will be held
 Monday, August 17, immediately following the APDesign Faculty Meeting. We will meet 11 am until 5 pm. This is a change from meeting on Tuesday due to the university's New Faculty Orientation schedule. We will meet at the swing space.

Applications for the Mary K. Jarvis Chair in Landscape Architecture are due Monday, August 31. Information about the chair and application deadlines is available 


Assistant Professor Huston Gibson presented "Talking Green: Stories from the American Great Plains" at Griffith University Gold Coast in Australia on June 10. The presentation is part of his Urban Research Program International Visiting Fellowship with Griffith, one of the three awards supporting his research in Australia.  

The landscape architecture community planning and design summer studio visited St. Louis June 8-10 to assist with the city's vacancy and blight planning efforts. The studio is supporting the White House initiative Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) team composed of EPA, HUD, USDA, and CDC officials through the Technical Assistance for Brownfields program to address vacant properties in the City of Saint Louis. Faculty and students visited the study area, led the stakeholder engagement portion of a daylong workshop, and met with local change-makers, including the Director of the Planning and Urban Design Agency. The trip included a visit to Forum Studio, where the students met with KSU alumni Chip Crawford, Megan Bryan, and Angela Mayer.  Associate Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn are the studio instructors.


Assistant Professor Brent Chamberlain presented "Crash Course or Course Crash: Gaming, VR and a Pedagogical Approach" at the Digital Landscape Architecture Conference in Dessau, Germany. The presentation focused on work completed with students in the Fall 2014 LAR 704 course.


Cities of Light - two centuries of urban illumination, with a chapter from Dr. Anne Beamish, is now available in Weigel Library.


Neal Rassman, former K-State associate professor in landscape architecture, passed away on June 7. His obituary, available here, captures Neal's kind and gentle nature that made him a wonderful colleague and gifted teacher.


All courses must be moved to K-State Online powered by
Canvas by December 31, 2015. Please take advantage of the one-on-one training and help opportunities now. To learn about Canvas training, view the training page of the Canvas website here.

Phytotechnologies Conference

September 27-30, 2015
Manhattan, KS
APA Quad-States Meeting
Oct 21-23, 2015
proposals due June 25
Kansas City, MO
ACSP Meeting Oct 23-24, 2015 Houston, TX
ASLA Meeting Nov 7-9, 2015 Chicago, IL
CELA Meeting

Mar 23-26, 2015
abstracts will be due Sept 4
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah



17 LARCP Faculty Meeting immediately following the APDesign Faculty Meeting, APDesign Swing Space


17 APDesign Faculty Meeting, 9:00 am, Swing Space


17 LARCP Faculty Meeting, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Swing Space


17 APDesign Faculty/Staff Family Picnic, Rolley/Harms Ridge


18 University Orientation for New Faculty


19 First Year Coordination Meeting


20 Sandwich lunch with new LARCP PB students


20 and 21 LA and RCP PB orientation


21, 22, 23 Students move into Swing Space


24 First day of class--all LARCP classes will meet, no computers will be set up


24 APDesign All College Photo: 4:00 pm, APDesign Forum: 4:30 pm, Forum Hall - followed by BBQ


25 Computer Set Up Day


31 Applications for:

Mary K. Jarvis Chair due, information here.




25 -28 LAAB Site Visit

LARCP Department | (785) 532- 5961 | | 302 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505