Norris Design Hosts K-State Graduate Students for Office & Site Tour

Posted on September 26, 2022

Over the summer, a group of 20 graduate students visited from Kansas State University’s (KSU’s) Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning (LARCP). Norris Design (ND) hosted the students for an office tour followed by a question and answer session with ND team members.

Later in the day, the students were assigned a project along the Platte River’s urban waterfront. Norris Design Principal and President John Norris, FASLA joined the group for a tour of the project site near Gates Crescent Park and Fishback Landing Park.

Craig Coronato, Capital Projects Supervisor with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) attended the site walk and shared some of the the City’s key initiatives around this section of the Platte River. Goals for the area include converting the riverfront to a more natural and bio-diverse environment and integrating multi-modal trails for transportation.

After brainstorming ideas for the site, the students presented their concepts to Norris Design and members of the DPR team.

It was inspiring to see the students’ visions and solutions for the site. We’ve got a talented generation of landscape designers on the rise. — Alyssa Butler, Senior Associate