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Architecture capstone studio to present plans for aerial lift public transit system

Kansas City-based ARCH806 Design Studio led by architecture professor Andrew Moddrell developed an expanded vision for a bi-state KC gondola system that connects existing and proposed civic destinations through an extended route network.

Graduating design students showcasing work in Lawrence and Kansas City galleries

The KU School of Architecture & Design is excited to announce that, for the first time since 2019, Department of Design Senior Shows will once again take place in person at galleries in Lawrence and Kansas City.

Public invited to ribbon-cutting ceremony April 29 for accessible pavilion at Wells Overlook Park

The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Polaris Pavilion – the second of two universally-accessible projects at Wells Overlook Park designed and built by Dirt Works Studio students in collaboration with the Douglas County…

Studio Spotlight: Historic Preservation

In April of 2022, Julia Manglitz (Associate Principal, Historic Preservation at TreanorHL) and Steve Nowak (Executive Director, Watkins Museum of History) led a site visit at an important Underground Railroad site in Lawrence for KU Historic Preservation Technology students.

In new exhibition, design lecturer Stephen T. Johnson shares his influences

The question of an artist’s influences always seems relevant to critics, and in his new exhibition, “In the Academic Tradition: Connections between the Artist’s Work and his Art Collection,” Stephen T. Johnson makes no bones about his. The artist's exhibition opens April 22 at the Albrecht-Kemper…

Photographs from Library of Congress archive in Corridor Gallery exhibition

John Margolies: Roadside Kansas, on view through summer of 2022 in the KU Photography program's Corridor Gallery, features photographs from the John Margolies Photographs of Roadside America Archive at the Library of Congress.

Third-year architecture student Liz Fraka profiled in AIAS feature

"Liz Fraka is truly a force to be reckoned with. The care she has for her members is only equally matched by her drive to run her chapter smoothly. Liz is a third-year M.Arch student at the University of Kansas from Shawnee, Kansas. She chose architecture because its interdisciplinary nature…

KU Design Week 2022 kicks off Sunday, April 10 in the Marvin Hall Forum

KU Design Week 2022 kicks off this Sunday, April 10th at 5:30pm in the Marvin Hall Forum. Organized and managed entirely by design students, KU Design Week is an annual weeklong series of workshops, social events, and discussion sessions that allows students to engage design thinking and making…

Multidisciplinary team of KU graduate students chosen as finalist in HUD competition

Though a community-focused understanding of services, economic contexts and zoning considerations, the students located innovative methods to employ design, research and civic engagement towards creating a practical approach to affordable housing development.   In March, the students traveled to…

KU architecture students featured in KU Libraries exhibition

Design proposals developed by 2nd-year architecture students among featured work at new exhibition. Opening reception on Thursday, March 31 at 3:30pm.

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