David Dixon, Principal of Goody Clancy (Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita consultant group), discusses design development of the City owned Catalyst Sites with Kansas State University Landscape Architecture students


Engaging Students in the WDDC Design & Innovation Center to revitalize Downtown

As part of a continued mission of engaging the community, the WDDC has partnered Westar Energy to engage design students in the initiatives to revitalize Downtown. In 2015, Westar will sponsor a summer internship program for the fourth year in which a student from Kansas State’s College of Architecture Planning & Design will join the WDDC staff for the summer to work on various projects. This student has the opportunity to work directly with developers, City officials and other business professionals on actual projects where they assist with design concepts for specific projects. The WDDC also employs a local college student intern on its staff part-time. The intern helps maintain the information on the website and assists with ongoing special projects. This internship opportunity allows WDDC to partner with local universities in a meaningful way.

To apply for the 2015 WDDC Design Internship Program contact WDDC Executive Vice President Jason Gregory at (316) 264-6005 or jason@downtownwichita.org.  

Previously the WDDC has engaged studio classes from Kansas State and the University of Kansas design programs to look at new possibilites for Downtown. View the links below to see their projects.

Educational Engagement with Kansas State University

Educational Engagement with University of Kansas

Educational Engagement
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