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Collaboration CASNR, CEAT students embrace the opportunity to learn from each other.

Collaboration CASNR, CEAT students embrace the opportunity to learn from each other.

Chris Haverkamp (center), architecture student, and Jay Williams (rights), landscape architecture student, receive advice from Nick Nelson. Photos by Tyler Price.

Studying in two buildings on opposite sides of the Oklahoma State University campus, students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the School of Architecture rarely crossed paths.

That independence changed in the fall 2012 semester when professors within the horticulture and landscape architecture department and the architecture program developed an integrated class to give students a chance to experience real-world, interdisciplinary collaboration.

This collaboration continued in the fall of 2013 when Nick Nelson, professor of landscape architecture, joined with professors of architecture Awilda Rodriguez and Jerry Stivers along with Randy Seitsinger, head of the School of Architecture, to extend this unique experience for students.

The class - LA 4515 Studio 5: Urban Design for landscape architecture students and ARCH 4116 Design Studio VI for architecture students - brings together students from both colleges. The students work to solve problems and create projects while learning from others in a different, but similar, discipline, Seitsinger said.

Read the Winter/Spring 2014 Cowboy Journal article written by Tyler Price, Laverne, Oklahoma for the rest of the article.

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