Office of the University Architect

COBA North Deck Added Benefits to Campus and Community Michael Bruder, executive director of facilities, planning and design at Kent State, said that in addition to the parking deck’s many benefits, most of the cars parked there will be covered and shielded from the sun, rain, snow and other inclement weather. He also said the deck’s location offers...

College of Architecture and Environmental Design 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...

Mark Polatajko, Kent State’s senior vice president for finance and administration, delivers remarks at the College of Business Administration building design presentations held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. 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...

Mark Polatajko, Kent State’s senior vice president for finance and administration, delivers remarks at the College of Business Administration building design presentations held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. 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 celebrates the reopening of the newly renovated Taylor Hall on Sept. 21-23. 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...

Kent State celebrates the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building. 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,...

Kent State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. 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

Kent State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY ARCHITECT PHONE: 330-672-3880 FAX: 330-672-2648 WEBSITE: https://www.kent.edu/universityarchitect The Office of the University Architect assures the orderly and economical development and alteration of facilities according to sound architectural and engineering practices in keeping with the regulatory and procedural...

Statue on Kent Main Campus 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

Kent State transgender student Emily Grubb (left) stands with Ken Ditlevson, director of the university’s LGBTQ Student Center. The LGBTQ Student Center is located on the lower level of the Kent Student Center. 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...