College of Architecture and Environmental Design

The New York Times looks at cultural landscapes from around the world, includes Kent State's new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design.

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

The 117,000 square foot building will bring all the programs in the Kent State's College of Architecture and Environmental Design under one roof.

Kayakers paddled the Cuyahoga River from Kent State University to Kent State’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative for the 3rd annual Crooked River Commute.

Kayakers will paddle the Cuyahoga River from Kent State University to Kent State’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative for the 3rd annual Crooked River Commute on Aug. 26-27.

From its island greenery and beautiful, clear beaches – to its vintage American cars and aged architecture – Havana, Cuba, is a place where few American college students have explored in more than 60 years.

But now that diplomatic relations are being restored between both countries, students from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and its Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative have an opportunity unlike any other.

Photo of Mark MisturMark Mistur, AIA, will become the new dean of Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the only architectural program in Northeast Ohio, effective July 15, 2016. Mistur currently serves as associate dean of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Graphic Novels/Novel Architecture Symposium takes place April 1 at Cleveland Museum of Art

Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design will hold a major symposium to explore productive relationships between comics and architecture. The symposium, which is scheduled for the afternoon of April 1 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will provide a provocative forum for conversation among leading architects, scholars and graphic artists. 

Instead of sunbathing on a beach for spring break, a group of graduate students from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design are in Havana, Cuba to help restore the waterfront.

The students have been studying the Cleveland, Ohio waterfront and will share what they have learned with officials in Havana. The students are also hoping to draw parallelisms between both industrial port cities.

A senior pursuing a bachelor of science in architecture, Adam DeChant is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that explores material connections not covered in the standard curriculum.

For his project, DeChant is utilizing various metals such as steel, wood and other common architectural modeling materials to create a physical model that demonstrates the various material connections in the formulation of a baseball stadium scheme.

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