OSU Grad Wins Wichita, Kansas Museum Design Contest


Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 11:27 am
By: News On 6


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STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA -- A recent Oklahoma State University graduate has been named winner of the Wichita Art Museum's 75th anniversary celebration design contest.

Laura Morton's entry was chosen over entries from architectural students at OSU, Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska.

View Laura Morton's entry.

The contest asked those who entered, to envision what the museum would look like in the next 75 years.

"I had about eight very busy weeks this spring to conceive a design and put together a set of floor plans and a 3D virtual model, from which I rendered the images," said Laura Morton.

In a news release from OSU, Morton used a computer model to produce a 30 inch x 40 inch board that illustrated her plans for the museum.

"I dug into the site 10 feet, bringing it down to the level of the Arkansas River, which allowed the river to flow through the site, creating an interactive plaza for the museum and adjacent shopping and apartments," said Laura Morton.

Morton's winning entry will be featured in an exhibition at the museum beginning next month.