Kansas State University Landscape Architecture student team presenting their design concept for a City-owned catalyst site identified in Project Downtown to fellow classmates and local design firm professionals.

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY conceptualizes CITY OWNED CATALYST SITES

K-State illustrates nine visionary urban site plans that build upon the long-range urban framework proposed in the Wichita Downtown Master Plan, Project Downtown.

 

Through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and support from local design firms, the WDDC was able to sponsor an urban design studio class from Kansas State University for the Spring Semester 2013. This project presents nine visionary urban site plans that build upon the long-range urban framework proposed in the Wichita Downtown Master Plan, Project Downtown. These proposals project a future where people can live downtown in unique identifiable districts, in a city with new regional destinations, a range of urban living opportunities, iconic landmarks, compelling civic space, and new economic opportunities. The work was completed by 17 mid-level students in the Master’s of Landscape Architecture program at Kansas State University under the leadership of Assistant Professors Blake Belanger and Jon Hunt. The Kansas State design studio was a collaboration with the WDDC staff, City of Wichita staff and local design professionals.

Download Student Work:

Full Wichita Metropolitan Studio Document (pg 1-97)

Downtload Student Work In Sections:

Introduction (pg 1-11)

1st & Waco (pg 12-19)

Waco Park (pg 20-27)

Activate the Space (pg 28-37)

100Wichita (pg 38-45)

Knightley District (pg 46-53)

Wichtia Live (pg 54-63)

The Quad (pg 64-71)

Naftzger Green (pg 72-79)

Coleman North (pg 80-87)

References (pg 88-97)

  

Local Wichita firms who helped make this KSU LAR Class possible:

LawKingdon Architecture

WDM Architects

Professional Engineering Consultants

Ruggles & Bohm

GLMV Architecture

Schaefer, Johnson, Cox, Frey Architecture

Prairie Gateway Chapter ASLA

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