Professor Wendy Ornelas, FAIA is an Associate Dean at Kansas State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. Professor Ornelas has taught studio, marketing, and management courses in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design (CAP+D). In addition to her Associate Dean activities with the College, Ms. Ornelas is also the Director of the Department of Architecture’s Internship Program and the CAP+D’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Environmental Design & Planning.
Ms. Ornelas is the recipient of the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award, past-president of AIA Kansas, recipient of AIA Kansas’ Henry W. Schirmer Distinguished Service Award, the past director for the West Central Region of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), past member of the IDP Coordinating Committee, as well as a member of the advisory committee for the 2005 Internship Conference: Designing Tomorrow’s Architect. She serves as a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board representing the ACSA. She is a gourmet cook as time allows, a professor, a flyfisher and a principal with Condia + Ornelas Architects.
Ms. Ornelas' is the 2015-2016 Chair of the ARCH/LA/PG Committee. Her Board term expires on June 30, 2016.