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As part of their fall studio class, professor Vibhavari Jani’s design students organized the group Olathe Designs, which functioned similar to a design firm. Jessica Alleman, third-year interior design student and Olathe Designs’ publicity and marketing representative, said the group chose the word “Olathe” for its Native American translation, “beautiful.”

In their exhibit, Alleman said, the students are bringing green design to the forefront with images that depict how the Natives lived conservationist lifestyles.

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