Bayer Award Given To Student

By Beth Bohn

KSU News Service

Excellence in design with the use of natural stone has earned four architecture students at Kansas State University cash awards in the Bayer Stone Competition Dec. 11 at K-State.

The event is sponsored by Bayer Stone, St. Marys, through K-State’s department of architecture. The biennial competition is open to fourth- and fifth-year architecture students at K-State, who competed for $3,500 in prize money.

Entries were judged by Michael Buono, director of the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University; Nadia Chiri of Treanor Architects, Lawrence; and Terry Wiggers of Schaefer, Johnson, Cox and Frey, Wichita.

The following students earned cash awards in the competition:

Jennifer Kerl, Hiawatha, and Marc Walker, 7604 W. 115th St., Overland Park, both fifth-year seniors in architecture, $500 third-place award for their project involving housing density-lightness and weight. The judges cited the duo’s contrasting use of stone, steel and glass and their outstanding presentation.

Justin Roth, senior in architecture, 8009 W. 115th Terrace, Overland Park, $2,000 first-place prize for his civic center design. The judges cited Roth for his strong plan organization, well-derived site plan and his use of unit blocks and stone veneer.

Nathan Schutte, senior in architecture, 817 S. Second St., Albion, Neb., $1,000 second-place prize for his project in "light and liberation." The judges called Schutte’s design seductive and well composed and organized. They also praised his effective use of light.

The prize-winning projects are now on display through Jan. 16 in Chang Gallery at Seaton Hall. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Justin Roth, senior in architecture, 8009 W. 115th Terrace, Overland Park, received the competition’s $2,000 first-place award. Marc Walker, fifth-year senior in architecture, 7604 W. 115th St., Overland Park, shared the $500 third-place award for a project he co-designed with another K-State architecture student. Both Roth and Walker are graduates of Blue Valley Northwest High School.