Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Student Connection 04.16.15 

APDesign 2015 Alumni Fellow John Norris
 will be with us this Wednesday through Friday. Please plan to attend his presentation on Thursday, April 16, 2:30-3:30 pm, Seaton 106c.

There will be a Meadow work day, April 25, from 10 am-noon, for planting of plugs. Contact Richard Prudenti for more information at

A few notes from Stephanie:

The LARCP team did a great job at K-State Open House last Saturday! BoxHattan resulted in the highest density city we seen yet (that means lots of little builders) and the Campus Creek model and videos were a hit. Special thanks to those who hosted our guests: Conner Bruns, Abby Fiala, Caroline Finck, Joe Foster, Rachel Fox, Alicia Hunter, Tim Kellams, Evan Lanning, Amelia Lewis, Doug Maynard, Richard Prudenti, Taylor Ricketts, Huston Gibson and Katie Kingery-Page (I hope I didn't forget anyone!) and to all the members of SCASLA and SPA who helped set up the exhibits.


The Move. Watch for announcement of student meetings in early May to talk about our plans for moving out of Seaton east to make way for construction of the new APDesign building. We'll meet by discipline. The faculty and I will bring information about next year and we'll have plenty of time for questions and discussion.


The DesignIntelligence student survey has been released--The greatest impact on our landscape architecture program rankings is the number of surveys that professionals complete identifying K-State as a top program. Our landscape architecture student can play an important part in that process in two ways: 

1. Urging your internship and future employers to complete the DesignIntelligence firm survey when it comes out in mid-May.

2. Completing the DesignIntelligence student survey now. Go here to take the survey. Your response is completely anonymous. While it does not impact the rankings directly, the information that DI publishes about our students has a big influence on how firms perceive us and, in turn, fill out their survey that establishes the rankings.

We want our rankings to reflect the excellent work that you do. Please help us get the word out!
Assistant Professor Brent Chamberlain showcased the Advanced Landscape and Immersion Visualization Environment Laboratory at the InGENuity Conference, Kansas State, Olathe Campus, April 16. Featuring works from Kraig Weber and Natalie Webb.

Open A.I.R. 2015, the Beach Museum's artist in Residence Series includes collaboration from LARCP. The Center for Food Perception and Aesthetics is a 3-day socially-engaged collaborative project of Dialogue-Lab (D-Lab), occurring at the museum April 15-17, 2015. Read more about D-Lab here. LARCP students and faculty will be part of the following D-LAB events:

  • Drive Thru Nation: Join Sean and MLA students in Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page's Creative Placemaking master's report umbrella for an interactive workshop and presentation on car culture and food. Students participating are: Danielle DeOrsey, Rachel Fox, Abby Glastetter, Steven Holt, and Nick Mercado. Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00-noon, Beach Museum of Art.
  • Food culture and the built environment. Visit the Vanier Gallery to view video tours of residential neighborhoods in the Flint Hills that are part of Assistant Professor Katherine Nesse's research on the relationship between the residential environment and demographic characteristics of neighborhoods. The videos are a part of the exhibition exploring the relationship between food culture and the built environment. April 15-17, Beach Museum of Art.


The CELA 2015 theme publication, Incite Change | Change Insight, is now available on New Prairie Press, hereDr. Tim Keane is the editor of the publication.
2015 JSR Foundation Student Award Competition, $2,000 award, Deadline June 3,  Information
Callison, LA Summer Internship,  Contact Ken Howell, KSU MLA '86, RLA,  Associate Principal at,  Information
Design Workshop, Entry-level position, Denver, CO, Information
An APA National Conference Plenary Session, Transforming Communities for an Aging America, will be available as a free webcast. It will take place, Monday, April 20, at 11 am CDT. More information can be found here.
APA Apr 18-22, 2015 Seattle, WA
ASLA Central States Apr 22-24, 2015 Oklahoma City, OK
Lunch and Learn
May 11, 2015 Manhattan, KS
APA Quad-States Meeting Oct 21-23, 2015 Kansas City, MO
ACSP Meeting Oct 23-24, 2015 Houston, TX
ASLA Meeting Nov 7-9, 2015 Chicago, IL




17 Master's Report Final Defense Presentations,


15-17 Alumni Fellow, John Norris visiting 


16 - Norris Presentation, 2:30 pm, Seaton 106c 


17 APDPro: Kenneth Turner Presentation, Pierce Commons, 11:30 am


20 APDPro: Off-Campus Opportunities Fair, Pierce Commons, 5:30 pm




1 Jenny O'Brien LARCP Colloquium, 106c, 4 pm


8 Last day of classes

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