A foundation named for a Johnson County couple is donating $4 million to Kansas State University to help expand and renovate the building that houses the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.
The foundation is named for Victor and Helen Regnier. Victor Regnier, who died in 2000, was a longtime homebuilder and developer in Johnson County.
Besides going toward $75 million in improvements at Seaton Hall and Seaton Court, a portion of the gift will be used to establish a lecture series.
One of the Regniers’ children, Victor, graduated from Kansas State and now is an architecture professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.