A New Canvas

Two Kent State students from the School of Art look over renderings of the new spaces following the launch event for the school's new home, the Center for the Visual Arts.

Kent State University invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Oct. 9. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive.

Breaking Ground

The ceremonial first shovel full of dirt is turned over during the groundbreaking for the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. Pictured (right to left) are Allan Renzi of Richard L. Bowen and Associates, Michael Manfredi of WEISS/MANFREDI, Douglas Steidl of Kent State, alumnus and donor John Elliott, Kent State President Beverly Warren, Kent State student Katelyn Walker, Marion Weiss of WEISS/MANFREDI, Kent State  Architecture Professor Thom Stauffer and Jeff Hutchison of Gilbane Building Co.

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.

Foundations of Excellence Initiative Brings Exciting Transformations to Kent State

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.

Groundbreaking Scheduled for Kent State’s New Center for Architecture and Environmental Design on Oct. 3

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 CAEST Building Dedication

Kent State students and employees sign an I-beam that will be installed in the new building for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. An event to welcome the addition of the college to the university’s Science Mall will take place April 23.

The Aeronautics and Technology Building, opening in spring 2015, will be the new facility for Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. The building is approximately 55,200 gross square feet and will include air traffic control training rooms in a lower level, classrooms and shop areas on the first floor, and faculty offices and classrooms on the second floor.

Kent State Welcomes New Building to Science Mall

A crowd gathered under a tent listens to a few words by Robert Sines, interim dean of Kent State's College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.

Kent State University faculty, staff and students will notice a new building on the Kent Campus this fall when the university welcomes the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology to the Science Mall. A midpoint construction event, themed “Science Springs Forward,” took place Wednesday, April 23, on the Science Mall in front of Henderson Hall and the construction site of the new building.

Design Architects of Kent State’s New Architecture Building Present Update on Jan. 16

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of WEISS/MANFREDI, the design architects of Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design new facility, will be on the Kent Campus to present an update on the design evolution of the building. The presentation takes place Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, go to http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e8r1hd4phpzujh0l/start.

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