Our Work

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

College of Business Administration: Confluence is part of a multi-disciplinary team retained to design a new $55 million, 140,000-square-foot building to house Kansas State University’s new College of Business Administration. Confluence is involved in the design of both the entry plaza and a patio/event terrace. The project is located adjacent to the President’s Residence and great care has been taken to site in the building in a way that allows many of the existing trees to be retained. As part of the project, Confluence is involved in the proposed realignment of Lovers Lane and introduction of a new Campus Gateway.

New Residence Hall + Dining Complex: Confluence is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the design of a new $70 million, 450 bed residence hall and dining center on the west side of campus. The project also includes repurposing of an existing dining center and renovation of two existing residence halls.

Confluence is involved in the site design which includes an entry plaza and improvements to a central courtyard. Proposed site features include a new sports court, small amphitheater, outdoor dining terraces with decorative paving, seating, bike racks and sustainable features including rain gardens.

Seaton Hall Expansion and Renovation: Confluence is involved in a major expansion and renovation of Seaton Hall which houses Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design. The $75 million project will demolish, renovate, expand and preserve portions of the east wing of Seaton Hall, Seaton Court, and Mechanics Hall. The new Seaton Hall site improvements are anticipated to include a variety of spaces providing flexible programming to accommodate College of Architecture, Planning and Design needs. These improvements will create a new iconic entry, provide additional University gathering spaces for students utilizing this portion of the campus. The site design is intended to compliment the architectural character of the new Seaton Hall addition while also reflecting the aesthetic charm and character of the existing campus landscape surrounding the site.

North Campus Corridor: Kansas State University and the City of Manhattan, Kansas have engaged Confluence to develop a Streetscape Master Plan and Schematic Design plans for the North Campus Corridor. This 2.5-mile corridor connects the exiting campus to the fast growing North Campus which is home to the K-State Athletic Department, the KSU Foundation, and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.