KU News Release


Feb. 17, 2011
Contact: Lauren Beatty, University Relations, 785-864-8856

Architecture school praised in national publication

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning has been honored by DesignIntelligence magazine.

KU placed in the top five in the “Construction Methods and Materials” category in DesignIntelligence’s “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2011.”

For more than a decade, DesignIntelligence has surveyed hiring organizations across the nation to determine which programs produce graduates that meet and exceed the demands of professional practice. Hiring managers from the nation’s top corporations, organizations and design firms evaluate recent graduates for readiness in a range of disciplines and skills.

KU’s architecture school is home to Studio 804, a nationally recognized program in which students design and construct homes that promote efficiency, sustainability and creative use of materials. Studio 804’s arts center in Greensburg became the first LEED Platinum certified building in Kansas. Studio 804 projects twice have earned “Home of the Year” honors from Architecture magazine.


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