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2017

Analysis Summary - Academics and Research 

  • Posted: September 18, 2017
  • The academic and research analyses are described here. 
  • PDF versions of the graphs and tables can be enlarged and printed.

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Kent Stater: "Board of Trustees Discusses Intergenerational Housing Plans"

  • Posted: September 18, 2017
  • Published: September 14, 2018
  • Details: Kent Stater coverage of the September 13 Board of Trustees meeting, where the Framework plan was initially explored.

Access the Kent Stater article Board of Trustees Discusses Intergenerational Housing Plans

Analysis Summary - Physical Campus

  • Posted: September 28, 2017
  • Inclusions:
    • facility condition index
    • tree canopy and vegetation
    • gathering and public art
    • topography
    • pedestrian network hierarchy and gaps
    • road network

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Analysis Summary - Student Life

  • Posted: September 26, 2017
  • Inclusions
    • Dining survey and demand
    • Recreation and wellness survey analysis
    • Student Center benchmark analysis
    • Housing survey analysis

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Framework Plan: Campus Map

  • Posted: October 3, 2017
  • Presented: September 2017

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Framework Plan: Facilities Master Plan Update

  • Posted: October 3, 2017
  • Presented: October 2017

Download the Framework Plan: Facilities Master Plan Update PDF

Master Plan Kick-Off Workshops

  • Posted: April 24, 2017
  • Workshops: April 12 and 20, 2017
  • Detail: We kicked off the master plan process in three workshops on April 12 and 20.  This is the introductory presentation.

Download the Master Plan Kick-Off Workshops PDF

Draft Master Plan

  • Posted: March 8, 2018
  • Presented: December 2017
  • Detail: At their December 2017 meeting, the Board of Trustees reviewed and supported the Draft Master Plan, which included initial cost estimates and phasing.

Download the Draft Master Plan 2017 PDF

2018

Final Master Plan

  • Posted: March 8, 2018
  • Presented: March 2018
  • Detail: The Board of Trustees approved the KSU Kent Campus Master Plan concept and the initial financing strategy for Phase 1 projects at their March 7,  2018 meeting.

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Kent Stater: "Master Plan Approved"

  • Posted: March 8, 2018
  • Published: March 7, 2018
  • Details: Kent Stater coverage of the March 17, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting, during which the Master Plan was approved.  

Watch the Video Summary about the Master Plan

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Akron Beacon Journal

  • Posted: March 8, 2018
  • Headline: Kent State University trustees approve $1 billion-plus campus makeover

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COBA - Hemingway Part 1

  • Posted: April 18, 2018
  • Inclusions: The Hemingway presentation includes two embedded animations. 
    • Choose slide 7 for the animation
    • To see the first, download the PDF

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Watch: New College of Business Design Competition - Hemmingway Team

COBA - Hemingway Part 2

  • Posted: April 18, 2018
  • Inclusions: The Hemingway presentation includes two embedded animations.  
    • Choose slide 1 for the animation
    • To see the second, download the PDF

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COBA - Oxford Development Company

  • Posted: April 17, 2018

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COBA Pizzuti

  • Posted: April 18, 2018

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COBA - Signet Real Estate Group

  • Posted: April 17, 2018

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Preserve/Enhance/Transform

  • Posted: September 18, 2018
  • Detail: 
    • To kick-off the master planning process, the planning team brainstormed with many faculty, staff, students, Kent residents, and Board of Trustee members on what are the most pressing issues.   In six on-campus meetings with over 450 participants and an online platform with over 1,200 hits, participants were asked to identify places on the Kent campus that fit these categories:
      • Preserve (green dots): areas you like very much and want to preserve
      • Enhance (yellow dots): areas that do not currently add to campus in a meaningful way but could if they were enhanced
      • Transform (red dots): areas that are missed opportunities that need a complete transformation
    • Over 1,250 actual and virtual dots were placed on existing campus maps.  The resulting patterns are quite clear.  Kent campus users love the character of the Front Campus and the Gateway.  Opportunities for improvement are in the Glauser School of Music, White Hall, the old Art Building, and the Student Center.

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