College of Architecture, Planning, and Design
Follow the orange paw prints to Seaton Hall
K-State is home to the following nationally ranked programs, according to a 2010 survey of leading firms:
- Bachelor of interior architecture and product design: #3
- Bachelor of landscape architecture: #3
- Master of landscape architecture: #4
- Bachelor of architecture: #6
- Master of interior architecture and product design: #7
- Master of architecture: #16
Visit us during Open House to learn how this top-ranked, interdisciplinary education reflects the nature of the professions we serve and contributes to the success of our alumni and students.
Self-guided tours and information
Come to the college information and welcome table to pick up a college brochure and map for a self-guided tour. First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall (enter through the south doors from Bosco Plaza).
Studio visits and project displays
Immerse yourself in models, furniture, plans, and landscapes by students. Visit with students and faculty about academic programs.
- Architecture. First and second floors, east wing, Seaton Hall.
- Environmental design studies. Ground and first floors, east wing, Seaton Hall.
- Interior architecture and product design. Second floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.
- Landscape architecture. First floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.
- Regional and community planning. Third floor, center wing, Seaton Hall.
Activities and demonstrations
Advising for future students and guests
Representatives from the dean’s office will be available to answer general questions about academic programs, the application and admission process, and the design professions. College information and welcome table. First floor, center wing, Seaton Hall (south doors from Bosco Student Plaza).
This 30-minute presentation, designed for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and guests, explores the professions of architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning. Get answers about the application and admission process. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Foerster Auditorium, 63 Seaton Hall.
Listen to live music and enjoy our students’ musical talents. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pierce Commons, Seaton Hall.
Rain garden tour
Visit the award-winning K-State International Student Center rain garden, designed and constructed by students and faculty from the Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning. Sculpture students and faculty installed rain bowls. The rain garden reduces stormwater runoff and improves water quality in streams by using permeable pavements and collecting rooftop runoff for a perennial garden. 1 to 2 p.m. International Student Center (look for the Taiwan Wing off Mid-Campus Drive).
Student rendering competition exhibit
View color and black-and-white freehand, computer-generated, and mixed media renderings; see which projects the jury selected as best. Chang Gallery, first floor, central wing, Seaton Hall.
Art work by faculty and students will be auctioned to raise funds for Freedom By Design, a community service initiative of the American Institute of Architecture Students. This program utilizes the talents of students to impact the lives of elderly, low-income, and disabled individuals through modest design and construction solutions such as wheelchair ramps and widened doorways. 106C Seaton Hall.
Learn about Seaton Hall’s green roof, which was completed in May 2006. First floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.
The Design+Build student group will showcase the history of its projects. See how students use their design skills to build projects and help communities across the country.
Jackets, shirts, T-shirts, vests, window stickers, tumblers, hats, tablets, aprons, and other items will be for sale. Not available anywhere else and very economically priced. First floor, east wing, Seaton Hall.
Browse new publications being added regularly to the library’s collection of 40,000-plus volumes. 323 Seaton Hall.