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Architecture lecturer, student take expertise to Kenya

August 9, 2013
[Frank Zilm, the Department of Architecture’s Chester Dean Lecturer (center right), and Vincent Cunigan, Homewood, Ill. (center left), recently put their healthcare design expertise to work in Bomet, Kenya.]

Architecture Department Lecturer Farhana Ferdous Awarded AAUW Fellowship

August 6, 2013
Dr. Farhana Ferdous, a lecturer and research fellow in the Department of Architecture was recently awarded a one-year International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The $30,000 grant will support her research activities at the University of Kansas for one year.

Huw Thomas joins Department of Design and Center for Design Research

July 30, 2013
Huw Thomas, an industrial designer from the United Kingdom, is joining the Department of Design. In his new post he will support the department’s burgeoning industrial design program, teaching advanced computer visualization classes.

Pok-Chi Lau and Lois Greene Retire from Design Department

July 29, 2013
Two of the Department of Design’s most revered faculty members, Pok-Chi Lau and Lois Greene retired at the end of the Spring 2013 semester.


Open House planned June 8 for Studio 804- built research and development center

The public is invited to tour the new Hill Engineering Research and Development Center, located on the University of Kansas west campus. The building will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

Design Department Work to be Featured in Four Exhibitions

May 7, 2013
In the coming weeks the public will have the opportunity to view the University of Kansas Department of Design’s best student work in four different venues. A variety of projects be on display, including illustrations and animations, photography and industrial designs.

Commencement Information

School of Architecture, Design & Planning Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2013-3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tickets are required.
Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall

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Celebrate 100 Years of Architectural Education at KU April 26-27

We hope you will be able to join us and fellow alumni on April 26 and 27, 2013 as we celebrate 100 years of architectural education at KU. The following celebratory events are scheduled to mark this very important milestone; events that will give you and your classmates an opportunity to get together and celebrate your years here in the School.

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