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First Year Architecture Students Explore the Senses

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Recently the Buskuhl Gallery in Gould Hall became the site of a considerable transformation, as first year architecture students were challenged with designing and building four installations related to the senses.

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Architecture faculty, students, and alumni swept the AIA awards November 11, 2016 at the AIA State Convention in Stillwater, OK

AIA State Convention

  Recipients were:


Young Professional Achievement – Deborah Richards

International Community Service – Dave Boeck and John Harris

Community Service – Farooq Karim

Educational Contributions – Hans Butzer

Lifetime Achievement – the late Dean Charles W. Graham and accepted by M’liss Graham,

Student Scholarships – Canyon Prusso and Jessica Black



3 Day Enrichment Experience Brings Life To 40 Architecture Students in Kansas City

 3-day enrichment experience to various firms and buildings.


Organized and led by Studio Coordinator and Associate Professor Butko for the 5th consecutive year, 40 students were welcomed into and given guided tours of the Kansas City Design Center by Director Vladimir Krstic and Sarah Kraly. The group also visited the Kansas City River Market, KC Live, the Country Club Plaza, Nelson Atkins Museum, Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, and Exploration Place in Wichita.      

Architecture Students Compete for the AIA Central States Region Title

 AIA CSR Student Design Competition

Each of the 8 accredited universities in the Central States Region are invited to send a team to compete and represent their school. The first place team is awarded prize money and bragging rights. The name of the winning team's university is engraved on the Heartland Trophy which travels to the winning team's university until the next competition. This semester the team consisted of Firas Chamas, Amanda Boccio, Erika Omae, and Jacob Stinson. Each team spends 12 hours designing a problem based in the city that the conference is held. This year the project was to master plan an area from downtown to the river in Manhattan, Kansas. 

When In Roaming With Our Fourth Year Design Students

2016 Rome Program

In the 2016 spring semester, the College of Architecture provided students the opportunity to spend a full semester living and studying in Rome. The experiences that the students encountered went beyond that of an ordinary tourist. The students became well informed travelers and insightful scholars. The central approach to the program was to study architecture through a focused experience of exposure, investigation, and exploration. 

The semester was split into two areas of study. The first half explored the city through a series of sketching and drawing assignments. The exploration led the students to understand the urbanistic and spatial qualities that Rome has to offer. During the second half of the semester, the students worked on a three week design competition charrette for the 2016 ACSA/AISC Steel Student Design Competition. 

For more detailed information about the semester, the students kept a blog of their work and experiences which can be explored at:


Associate Professor Jay Yowell Awarded Nature, Art & Habitat Residency


Nature, Art & Habitat at Taleggio Valley, Bergamo, Italy is a one-month summer program that aims to unfold and display a sensitive type of culture that relates to nature as a source of inspiration anda measure of available resources. 

Professor Yowell continued his research on biomimicy, by studying how tree bark in the Taleggio Valley responds to climatic conditions.

Residencies were awarded to independent project proposals that explored ‘The Woods’ in their dynamic relationship and articulation between the Valley’s ecological, socio-cultural practices, and its built environment.