College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Photo of N.J. AkbarKent State University’s N.J. Akbar, director of diversity outreach and development in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, and Brian Peters, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, have been named “30 for the Future” award recipients by the Greater Akron Chamber.

Scholar of the Month
Rui Liu
Assistant Professor
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
2013-present

Rui Liu is an assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. His research primarily focuses on resilient infrastructure, especially in the areas of innovative construction materials, intelligent design, inspection, rating, maintenance and repair of infrastructure for sustainable development.

The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design will be Oct. 3 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The building will serve as the new home of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, bringing all of the programs of the college under one roof. The building will be located between South Lincoln and South Willow streets, just south of the Lefton Esplanade and across the street from Franklin Hall.

Kent State University architecture students partnered with officials from the city of Sandusky, Ohio, for an opportunity to create new theoretical designs for some of downtown Sandusky’s vacant buildings and empty sites.

A team of Kent State University students and faculty has been awarded a $15,000 grant as part of a sustainability design competition funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Last year, a group of faculty representing three disciplines — biology, geology and architecture/environmental design — submitted an application for the EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant competition. The P3 competition encourages college students to design innovative projects outside of the classroom in order to support the sustainability of the planet. 

In October 2014, three Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future events took place on the Kent Campus: the College of Architecture and Environmental Design broke ground on its new building, the College of the Arts celebrated the launch of the new Center for the Visual Arts, and the Department of Residence Services dedicated the newly remodeled Tri-Towers residence hall complex.

The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design occurred Oct. 3. The building will serve as the new home of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, bringing all of the programs of the college under one roof. It will be located between South Lincoln and South Willow streets, just south of the Lefton Esplanade and across the street from Franklin Hall.

The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design occurred Oct. 3. The building will serve as the new home of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, bringing all of the programs of the college under one roof. It will be located between South Lincoln and South Willow streets, just south of the Lefton Esplanade and across the street from Franklin Hall.

One of the most all-encompassing transformations in university history is taking place right now at Kent State University. The Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative includes the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. These projects support academic success, while demonstrating Kent State’s leadership in campus safety, accessibility and sustainability and serving as a powerful magnet for top students, employees and partners.

To enable Kent State University to continue its multifaceted efforts to provide students with a high-caliber educational experience, the Kent State Board of Trustees today (May 28, 2014) increased tuition by 2 percent for undergraduate and graduate students on the university’s eight campuses. The increase, which is in keeping with a state-mandated limit on full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition increases for the 2014-15 academic year, is expected to leave Kent State’s tuition ranked in the middle of Ohio’s 13 public universities.

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