Office of the University Architect

A green roof, a geothermal heating and cooling system that is 300 percent more efficient than standard systems, and a 15,000-gallon gray tank that recycles rainwater for irrigation and flushing bathroom fixtures. These are just a few of the sustainability features that helped Kent State University’s Center for Architecture and Environmental...

On April 12, future generations of business leaders got a first look at design concepts from several firms competing to develop Kent State University’s new College of Business Administration building. Hundreds of students, faculty, business leaders and community members gathered Thursday evening in the Kent Student Center Ballroom for the first...

Building will anchor new signature gateway entrance to campus as part of university’s $1 billion master plan   WHAT: As a part of a building design competition, Kent State University is inviting finalists to present their concepts for this transformational project. Through the competition, the university seeks to select a development team for...

Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information – the academic home to five innovative, professional schools whose work spans the disciplines of communication, information and technology – will celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Taylor Hall, Sept. 21-23. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the college, the...

Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” Members of Kent State University’s scientific community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’” As members of Kent State University’s scientific community gather to celebrate the grand opening of its new,...

Office of the University Architect

OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY ARCHITECT PHONE: 330-672-3880 FAX: 330-672-2648 WEBSITE: https://www.kent.edu/universityarchitect It is the purpose of the Office of the University Architect to assure the orderly and economical development and alteration of facilities according to sound architectural and engineering practices in keeping with the regulatory...

Recognizing the state's responsibility to foster culture and the arts and to encourage the development of artists and craftspersons, the Ohio Legislature enacted the Percent for Art legislation. Funds are provided through the Ohio Arts Council for works of art for new or renovated public buildings with Capital appropriations of more than $4...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For Emily Grubb, all it took was looking through a magazine to decide where to go to college. A high school friend shared a copy of Fusion magazine, Kent State University’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) magazine, which led Grubb to the university. Now a sophomore majoring in social geography with a minor...

Work is scheduled to begin the week of March 6 on the second phase of the Summit Street Improvement project.  The second phase will make improvements to Summit Street between Lincoln Street and Fraternity Circle. One-way, one-lane eastbound traffic is scheduled to begin the week of March 6 and will continue through November. The...