Design Partner, Condia+Ornelas Architects
Professor of Architecture, Kansas State University
Bob Condia, AIA, is an architect of 32 years and design partner with Condia+Ornelas Architects, Manhattan, KS. A professor of architecture at Kansas State, he teaches architecture as an art form with due considerations to: the real, construction, the ancient works of man, a building’s terrestrial and celestial alignments, metaphysics, poetics, and recently the neuroscience of constructed spaces. He has been a studio critic for 30 years in both architecture and interior design. In 2008 he received the University’s highest teaching prize, the Commerce Bank Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. His publications have ranged from monographs on the works of progressive architects to theoretical articles on the experience of space as well as a catalogue of his own surrealist illustrations. Of particular interest to this application are his presentations on intuition, creativity and reason in the craft of teaching. Prof. Condia earned his Master in Architecture and Building Design at Columbia University 1983, and a Bachelor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, 1980.