Meet the student recipient of $30,000 scholarship

Meet the student recipient of $30,000 scholarship

October 18, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


Well welcome everybody this is another
edition of Minutes with Myers. It’s late spring here at Kansas State. A lot of
folks are thinking about graduation and lining up all their studies. It’s also
a time to recognize the accomplishments of some of our students. Thankfully our
students are innovative they’re scholars and they’re making a difference in the
world not just here in Kansas but but around the world. And one of those
students is with us today and that’s Taylor Hegarty. Taylor is a graduate
student in the Interior Architecture Product Design portion of the College of
Architecture, Planning and Design. And she is the recipient of a $30,000
scholarship that she was awarded last summer. So Taylor could you tell us a
little bit about that scholarship you can do a better job than I. So this
scholarship is actually was awarded to me it’s the Donghia scholarship so
Angelo Donghia. And I was nominated to be a candidate for the scholarship, by your faculty, yes
by my faculty and then two people from every accredited Design School across
the country can be nominated so two people from our college could be
nominated which equal up to a total of 70 people across the country. You
competed with 70 people and they awarded I think you told me 12, 12, yes. Wow that’s
at a great honor for you it’s a great honor for our program yes it is it was
it was a great honor to just be nominated for the award and then to
actually receive it was I think just a testament to the awesome faculty and
program that we’ve sort of built here at APDesign. So tell us how that $30,000
scholarship tell us how that’s helped you this year to finish your your, degree here. Yeah, so it paid for my tuition and it’s helping me you know with room and board
and all that all that kind of stuff but on top of that sort of seeing all the
positive feedback from my work has sort of given me a confident boost to pursue
different design ideas that I’ve had and not having to have a financial burden on
top of that has really sort of let me explore a lot of different ideas that
I’ve been looking at. Tell us a little bit about the design work that garnered
you this award. Yeah so the project that I submitted was
actually from my third year second semester, so it was a restaurant retail
project. And it was to design a retail and restaurant space that kind of
coexisted together in the same building so I chose to create a restaurant that
looked at farm-to-table food and sort of healthy clean eating and seasonal menus
and that type of thing and then paired it with a retail space that sold yoga
equipment and clothing and then on the second floor of the building there was
actually a yoga studio. So you can just kind of see in some of these images just
the different dining area I wanted to keep everything really sort of natural
and bright and then, that’s very appealing actually. Thank you, nice job. And bring in you know some elements that go along with the movement of that happens in yoga so everything
was sort of inspired by this idea of bending and twisting around this central
element, the lights might be that part of that that’s just absolutely beautiful
and very innovative. Thank you. Kind of see why you might have won. I’m
sure the competition was, yes, pretty stiff. I can imagine yep, So when you first started here, you started in a Seton
complex that was not renovated. You were in some pretty industrial age
sort of places I actually studied mechanical engineering in the basement
of Seaton okay and that equipment’s no longer there but
a lot of steam stuff in those days that you know we’re like talking about
thermodynamics and all that sort of stuff. Much different space today what’s
what’s the renovation here at Seton Regnier hall that how’s that helped you,
how does it change your perspective of things? Yeah so um really you know being
in a building like this it allows us to have a precedent for good design just at
our fingertips. We can be a little bit different than what was in the old Seaton,
which had its great characteristics and qualities as well but we can walk out
into the hallway and feel what a well-designed space kind of looks like
and then on top of that we the building is kind of fostered this idea of an ability
for everyone to work together and be really accessible to one another so now
we’re sort of this in the middle of campus, this beautiful
building and everyone is together and I think it’s really brought forth a lot of
like interdisciplinary projects that are have been really successful. When you’re all close. yeah, and you can see each other and your all, yeah can you do a lot of
work as teams – yes we do we do and now we’ve plenty of spaces where you know 14
projects we can go work in a team where that wasn’t always the case and some of
the other spaces we were in. So finally tell us what’s next for you what’s
what’s gonna happen I mean here we are in April May
you’re gonna walk across the stage I hope, yep, yeah receive a diploma and then
wasn’t it what’s gonna be next. Yeah so graduating in May and after that I’m
going to be heading to Dallas, Texas where I will be working for Corgan
Architects on their corporate interiors team. So I’ll be working with mostly
workplace projects and Corgan has a lot of big campuses that they work on and
really large, are the national, international or. They’re national they do
some international work but mostly mostly within the United States.You
pretty excited about moving to Dallas and all that? I am excited, I am. I have not spent a lot of time in Dallas so. Big city yes yeah a lot to offer actually so. Well
congratulations on all that congratulations on this this wonderful
scholarship thank you very much for taking the time to interview I know it’s
time out of other things for you I’m sure you have projects that are probably
do but to share this with other other folks watching Minutes with Myers and
and thanks everybody for another session of Minutes with Myers. We appreciate
Taylor being part of it and for all those that are graduating this spring
congratulations to you, I’ll see you as you walk across the stage at Bramlage. Thanks very much.