Dec 12, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Timothy de Noble, Dean
Lynn Ewanow, Associate Dean
Susan Lannou, Director of Student Recruitment
Lisa Last, Director of Academic Services and Academic Advisor
 

1127 Regnier Hall
785-532-5047
Fax: 785-532-6722
E-mail: myapd@k-state.edu
www.apdesign.k-state.edu

The College of Architecture, Planning and Design offers accredited professional degree programs in architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning.

The college consists of three academic departments: architecture, interior architecture and product design, and landscape architecture and regional and community planning.

The curriculum in architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The interior architecture and product design curriculum is accredited by Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), and approved by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The landscape architecture curriculum is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). The planning curriculum is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) in cooperation with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).

Accredited graduate degrees are offered in architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning to students who have not completed a bachelor’s degree (high school or transfer students).

Accredited graduate degrees are also offered in architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning are available to students who already hold an undergraduate degree in different fields.

The Master of Science in architecture is intended for students who already hold an accredited bachelor of architecture.

The Master of Science in community development is an on-line degree.

A PhD in Environmental Design and Planning with the primary objective of supporting graduate research which employs an interdisciplinary view of design and planning, is also offered.

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Admission Policies and Procedures

Application Process

High school applicants

In addition to meeting the university’s admission requirements, admission to the College of Architecture, Planning and Design is based upon the review of high school cumulative GPA and composite ACT or SAT score. The number of students who can enter the first-year program is limited and admission is competitive. The college does not admit freshman or transfer students for the spring semester. Application does not guarantee admission.

To be considered for admission, all application materials must be sent to the Office of Admissions no later than February 1. Late applicants are considered only if space is available. 

Application materials and deadline

Materials

  1. Application for undergraduate admission with the College of Architecture, Planning and Design clearly marked as your intended major.
  2. University application fee.
  3. Provide you self-reported GPA and ACT or SAT score on the university application.


Deadline: February 1

(Late applications are considered if space is available.)

Applicants who apply before the deadline and have a 3.50 GPA and a 25 ACT or 1200 on the new SAT ERW+M and above will be offered early admission to APDesign.

College preparatory curriculum

Students are advised to take a full academic course load each year of high school to meet requirements for the recommended college preparatory curriculum. If honors courses and advanced placement courses are available, students are encouraged to take these courses. Advanced Placement courses in calculus, physics, and English are helpful. Courses that develop creative abilities should be taken if time permits. With respect to drawing, the faculty strongly recommends taking a course in freehand drawing. If a choice must be made between technical drawing, CAD or freehand drawing, the faculty prefers freehand drawing.

The following high school curriculum is highly recommended but not required for admission:

Course Units
Mathematics (Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, and trigonometry
(pre-calculus or calculus is also highly recommended)
3–4
English (emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing) 4
Science (including Physics) 3–4
Social studies 3–4
Foreign language 2–4

 

Transfer applicants

A student’s academic performance in college-level course work is an important indicator of future academic performance. Students should have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 to be considered for admission. However, being considered does not guarantee admission. Please note that all admission decisions are contingent upon maintaining or exceeding the standards. Placement of transfer students will be determined on a case by case basis.

Students should contact the College of Architecture, Planning and Design’s Office of Student and Academic Services at 785-532-5047 for advice about the transfer process. It is advised to establish contact with APDesign before enrolling in college courses.

Second-, third-, fourth-, or fifth-year placement
Students who have attended another National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), or Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited program may be considered for placement in the second, third, fourth, or fifth year of one of our degree programs. Prospective transfer students should follow the procedures described in this document and submit course descriptions for all the professional program courses and a digital portfolio of work completed in design studios. Studio placement will be determined by means of individual portfolio review by the faculty. Portfolios must be sent to myapd@k-state.edu no later than February 1.

Accelerated Pathway for Transfer Students
 

Students who did not attend an accredited program and who are interested in pursuing a degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Product Design or Landscape Architecture may seek admission to an intense 10-week summer design studio. Upon successful completion, students will enter the second year of the five-year degree program. Specific prerequisites must be completed to qualify for admission to this summer studio. You can learn more about the studio and the prerequisites at: http://apdesign.k-state.edu/future-students/degree-finder/html.

Students who have attended an accredited planning program as well as students who did not attend an accredited program may be considered for placement in the second, third, fourth or fifth year of the Regional and Community Planning Program. Prospective transfer students who are seeking admission to Regional and Community Planning should follow the procedures described in this document and contact the Director of Student Recruitment for further information.

Application materials and deadline

Materials

  1. Application for undergraduate admission with College of Architecture, Planning and Design clearly marked as your intended major.
  2. University application fee.
  3. Official college transcript(s) for all schools, including the most recent courses and grades.

Send application materials directly to:

Office of Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506–0102

Deadline: February 1
To ensure consideration, application materials must be postmarked by February 1.

(Late applicants are considered if space is available.)

For more information about College of Architecture, Planning and Design programs, write or call:

Director of Student Recruitment
College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Kansas State University
1127 Regnier Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506–2902
785-532-5047
Fax: 785-532-6722
E-mail: myapd@k-state.edu
www.apdesign@k-state.edu

For more information about admission to Kansas State University, contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506–0102
E-mail: k-state@k-state.edu
1-800-432-8270 (toll free)
or 785-532-6250

Degree Holding Students Pursuing Accredited or Advanced Degrees

Please go to the following link to learn more about the admission procedures and the on-line application: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/admissions/application-process/.

Academic Advising

Please go to the following link to learn more about academic advising: http://apdesign.k-state.edu/current-students/advising.html

University Honors Program

Please click on the following link to learn more about the University Honors Program  . 

General Education: K-State 8

Please click on the following link to learn more about General Education: K-State 8  .

General Education: UGE

Please click on the following link to learn more about General Education: UGE  .

Student academic creations

All programs involve extensive project work. Students are advised to budget sufficient funds to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies. Material costs will be higher than those published for non-studio curricula.

Student academic creations are subject to Kansas State University and Board of Regents intellectual property policies. The Regents policy states:

” The ownership of student works submitted in fulfillment of academic requirements shall be with the creator(s). The student, by enrolling in the institution, gives the institution a non-exclusive royalty-free license to mark on, modify, retain the work as may be required by the process of instruction, or otherwise handle the work as set out in the institution’s intellectual property policy or in the course syllabus. The institution shall not have the right to use work in any other manner without the written consent of the creator(s).” ” Otherwise handle,” as referenced in this policy, includes display of student work in various media and use for accreditation purposes.

K-State’s intellectual property policy.

Study Abroad

Students can earn academic credit by studying abroad in Italy, Australia, Denmark, England, Germany or the Czech Republic. Specific information is available from the associate dean of student services and academic services. Requirements vary among the departments.

Internship

Internships are available with private practitioners, corporations, and government agencies. Students earn academic credit and a salary while on internship. Requirements vary among the departments.

Kansas City Design Center (KCDC)

The opportunity to study in the heart of downtown Kansas City, at a nationally recognized non-profit partnership among local civic leaders, professional designers and planners and students who are actively seeking urban design and planning solutions for this major metropolitan area. http://www.kcdesigncenter.org/

Extracurricular activities

The college offers opportunities for students to become involved in such activities as student government, student chapters of professional societies, college ambassadors, peer educators, Open House, and the student journal, OZ.

Programs

Non-Degree