The architecture program at Kent State University is dedicated to developing responsible, professional architects committed to the improvement of the quality of life, the enhancement of the physical environment and protection of the public welfare through the design of the built environment. The program’s professional values include reason, independent thought, productivity, honesty, integrity, justice, self-esteem, teamwork and mutual supportiveness. Within a balanced curriculum of technology, visualization, history, theory and design studio coursework, the program offers a platform for scholarship, constructive discourse and debate. Project-based learning activities are used throughout the curriculum. Problem definition, clarification and solution are present in the full spectrum of the program’s activities and assignments. Required design studios exist in every semester of the program. The curriculum fosters experimentation, collaboration, discovery, critical and design thinking and innovation. The program inspires academic excellence and prepares students to be responsible and accomplished architectural professionals.
Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degrees in architecture: