Home of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) unites its students and faculty under one roof in its educational model for design excellence, which is housed in a 107,000-square-foot contemporary glass-and-brick building, stretching along the Lefton Esplanade from Lincoln Street toward downtown Kent. The center brings exceptional design to Kent State’s architecture, architectural studies and interior design programs and has received LEED Platinum recognition. Platinum is the highest ranking for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system, which is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. 

Inside, the new center contains a cascading studio loft that promotes interdisciplinary engagement and peer-to-peer learning. A digital fabrication laboratory, lighting lab, specialized research labs, maker spaces and a material’s library provide the infrastructure needed for tomorrow’s designers. The linear, transparent, ground-floor lobby features a café, gallery, lecture hall and library reading room. 

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