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color photograph showing detail of exterior facade above Marvin Hall entrance.

Interior Architecture program director Nisha Fernando receives 2022 EDRA Service Award

LAWRENCE — Nisha Fernando, associate professor and director of interior architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, is the recipient of the 2022 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) service award.
Photograph of Dottie, by Ann Dean

Bookmobile created by ArcD students to be unveiled Aug. 20 in downtown Lawrence

Dottie, the Lawrence Public Library’s new bookmobile, designed and built by University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students and architecture professor Nils Gore, will be officially introduced to the public on Saturday, Aug. 20, in downtown Lawrence.
The World Heritage Site Lalitpur (also called Patan) in the Kathmandu Valley Cultural Landscape, Nepal. Credit: Kapila Silva

New book explains cultural landscape approach to Asia-Pacific heritage conservation

Professor Kapila D. Silva and co-editors set the stage for 30 chapters by 38 different authors/co-authors, including Silva, that explore how the guidelines set out in UNESCO’s foundational documents have played out across the Asia-Pacific region in the last three decades.
color photograph showing detail of Marvin Hall Forum exterior.

Architecture professor Kent Spreckelmeyer honored with EDRA Career Award

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has honored Professor Kent Spreckelmeyer with the 2022 EDRA Career Award in recognition of his sustained and significant contributions to environmental design research, practice and teaching.

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