Archinect - News 2014-09-02T05:16:40-04:00 Get Lectured: Kent State University, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-06T13:34:00-05:00 >2014-03-07T08:21:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><b><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></b><br><br>Archinect's <i>Get Lectured</i> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often &mdash; and so you can see what events are happening in architecture schools right now!<br><br>For today, we'll be featuring lecture events from the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) and the Kent State University Florence Program in Italy. (attached below)</p><p><i>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</i></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Unless noted, <strong>CAED lectures</strong> will take place at 5:00 pm. Note ea...</p> Plans reworked for new Kent State architecture college Alexander Walter 2014-01-17T14:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:03:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects, developers, consultants and university officials shared updates on the building's design at a public presentation Thursday at Cartwright Hall where planners announced the building will now comprise four step-like floors instead of five. [...] The changes have been made in the name of efficiency and cost-effectiveness, said Michael Manfredi of the WEISS/MANFREDI firm that won a competitive search to be the $40 million college's lead designer.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KSU picks Weiss/Manfredi's "Design Loft" concept for its new $40 million architecture school building</a></p> COLDSCAPES 2013 winning-design exhibition currently in Cleveland, Ohio Justine Testado 2013-11-19T15:26:00-05:00 >2014-08-06T05:53:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the COLDSCAPES design competition earlier this year, an exhibition of the winning designs is currently on display hosted by the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative &mdash; a timely event as the weather grows colder in the U.S. Last Friday's exhibition opening also celebrated the book launch of "COLDSCAPES: Design Ideas for Winter Cities", the sixth volume in CUDC&rsquo;s Urban Infill Book Series.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The COLDSCAPES exhibition will be open for one month at Star Plaza in Cleveland, Ohio.</p> KSU picks Weiss/Manfredi's "Design Loft" concept for its new $40 million architecture school building Archinect 2013-04-02T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-04-06T13:35:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kent State University has chosen a glassy, light-filled design concept by the firm of Weiss/Manfredi from New York for its $40 million new building for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Richard L. Bowen &amp; Associates of Cleveland will be the &ldquo;architect of record&rdquo; for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four teams unveil concepts in competition to design $40 million architecture school at KSU</a></p> Four teams unveil concepts in competition to design $40 million architecture school at KSU Archinect 2013-01-18T17:10:00-05:00 >2013-02-22T09:13:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From simple and functional to splendidly provocative, four proposals vying to become reality as Kent State University's new College of Architecture and Environmental Design were presented to the public Thursday. The university hosted the four partnerships competing to design the $40 million building by providing a forum so the architects could pitch their ideas for "solving the problem," as one presenter put it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The four teams and their proposals are:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Bialosky + Partners Architects</strong>, with offices in Cleveland and New York, in association with <strong>Architecture Research Office</strong> of New York, proposed a building with a skin of light brown precast concrete panels rising from a one-story base of tan brick. The building emphasized a sculptural look and featured vertical windows. Architect Stephen Cassell of ARO said the building would qualify for a platinum rating &ndash; the highest available &ndash; under the LEED system of the U.S. Green Building Council, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, but ran out of time before he could explain the details.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc.</strong> of Cleveland in association with <strong>Weiss/Manfredi </strong>of New York, proposed a glassy structure they called &ldquo;Design Loft.&rdquo; The project emphasized flexible interior spaces organized around a skeletal structural system and interior ramps and staircases that knitted the interior to...</p> Kent State University narrows the competition to four firms Archinect 2012-12-12T15:31:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:14-05:00 <img src="" width="375" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Determined to realize a landmark building that will match the esteem of Kent State&rsquo;s architecture program (currently scattered among disparate buildings on campus), the university is asking four teams, led by Bialosky &amp; Partners Architects, Richard L. Bowen &amp; Associates Inc., The Collaborative Inc., and Westlake Reed Leskosky &mdash; all with offices in Cleveland or Toledo &mdash; to present thorough design proposals instead of wooing the jury with vaguely outlined schemes and interview charisma.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kent State architecture building competition announces 8 finalists Archinect 2012-11-16T18:02:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:08:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly 40 firms from around the world entered the competition to design the university&rsquo;s new College of Architecture and Environmental Design which will form a gateway to the campus in the city of Kent. They included Hadid, Moussavi, BIG, Gensler, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Perkins &amp; Will and Eric Owen Moss Architects. But the long list of eight contains only US practices. The most internationally recognised are Morphosis and NBBJ.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The full <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">list of invited firms can be viewed here</a>.</p> <p> The remaining firms include:</p> <ul><li> Bialosky &amp; Partners Architects (with Architecture Research Office)</li> <li> Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (with SoL Harris Day Architects)</li> <li> KZF Design (with Morphosis)</li> <li> NBBJ</li> <li> Richard L Bowen &amp; Associates (with Weiss/Manfredi)</li> <li> The Collaborative, Inc (with Miller Hull Partnership, LLC)</li> <li> Westlake Reed Leskosky</li> <li> WTW Architects (with Overland Partners Architects)</li> </ul> New Kent State architecture building competition attracts elite list of architects Archinect 2012-10-09T19:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T13:17:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is truly a significant list of 36 teams. Those who have applied include Zaha Hadid, who is deemed the leading female architect in the world; Coop Himelb(l)au, who created the Akron Art Museum; Thom Mayne of Morphosis; and numerous other designers of note. Seven of the teams contain AIA National Firm Award winners, geographically located from Boston to Seattle. Many are recognized for their work across the country and around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p>