Yesterday, the shortlisted teams for Kent State’s new, $40 million College of Architecture and Environmental Design pitched their designs to the Kent community. From “simple and functional to splendidly provocative”, these proposals offer a range of innovative solutions that will satisfy Kent’s mission to create a modern campus that offers an outstanding academic experience and enriches the greater community of Kent, Ohio.
The four finalists, which were selected from 37 international teams, were challenged to design a 122,000 square foot, sustainable exemplar, possibly capable of achieving net-zero energy, that unites Kent State’s architecture program under one roof, while inspiring interdisciplinary collaboration within flexible learning spaces.
Get a sneak peak of each proposal after the break.
Bialosky + Partners Architects (New York and Cleveland) in association with Architecture Research Office of New York:
Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc. of Cleveland in association with Weiss/Manfredi of New York:
Westlake Reed Leskosky with offices in Cleveland and four other cities:
A five-person jury will announce the winning firm in February.
- Vivian Loftness, professor at Carnegie Mellon University
- Brad Lynch, Brinistool+Lynch Architecture Design
- Joan M. Soranno, vice president FAIA
- Douglas Steidl, dean of Kent State's architecture school
- Michael Bruder, director of design and construction in Kent State's architecture office
Story via Kent Patch