College of Architecture & Environmental Design | Kent State University

Design Matters

The details are stunning. The size - mammoth. The temperature - frigid. They are some of the most...
It is not just the innovation economy that benefits from intersections between disciplines – it’s...
Jing Liu, Founding Principal of award winning New York firm SO-IL http://so-il.org joins the CAED...
Jean Jaminet (M.Arch, Princeton University) and Ebrahim Poustinchi (M.Arch, UCLA) have been...
Dr. Brett Tippey, Program Coordinator for Architectural Studies, presented at the 34th Annual...
Cathy Soergel Marshall We are very excited to announce the hire of Cathy Soergel-Marshall, with...
 Congratulations to CAED Adjunct Faculty member and alum BoSheng Liu and his design team, Eric...
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative has received the 2017 Great Places...
September 22, 2016 Now through October, the CAED Gallery features the artworks of CAED alumnus,...
CAED hosted Dennis Crompton and the Archigram Visits Kent State exhibit April 7, 2017. Crompton’s...
Professors Thom Stauffer and Mark Mistur led 3rd year students on a 4-day traveling workshop to NYC...

College of Architecture & Environmental Design

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University is dedicated to developing responsible professionals committed to improving the quality of life, enhancing the physical environment, and protecting the public welfare through the design of the built environment. The practice of environmental design is a creative design synthesis that requires both a breadth of knowledge concerning society and its functions as well as a depth of technical and physical knowledge of materials, procedures, and business organization.
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The college's programs seek to develop professional values of ethics, social justice, functionality, economics, aesthetics, and technology. The educational process involves a wide spectrum of study in history, human behavior, the environment, design, structural systems, environmental control systems, life safety systems, business, finance and management, and laws and regulations. Moreover, the college encourages students to develop an understanding of the finite nature of resources, changing cultural values, plural clients and societies, and the international dimensions of professional practice, as well as the art and science of building. The CAED fosters an attitude of inquiry and discovery as students assume responsibility for their professional and intellectual development. This process of synthesis often balances between opposing sets of factors: harmony of form versus requirements of technology; aesthetic inspiration versus scientific reason; freedom of expression versus economic constraints. The college educates students to cope with these challenges by providing a curriculum of liberal arts, technology, and synthesizing design studios.