Town Gown: The New York Times Features the New Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent State University’s new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design is catching the attention of the New York Times. The publication features the new building, along with five others from around the world with designs that blend art and culture. For Kent State, the focus rests with the town gown relationship. Read more in the New York Times.
The new facility is designed and located to be a physical statement of the strengthened relationship between the city of Kent and the university. The building is placed along the Lefton Esplanade, the primary connection between the two entities, engaging not only design students but the campus and city as a whole. Approaching from the west, it will be the first impression of the university, a culmination of planning and relationships.
New York-based architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi designed the building. Reporter Steven Litt from The Plain Dealer toured the facility in September and described it as “a dazzler.” Read more on Cleveland.com.
The new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Attendees are asked to register in advance.