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 & Associates of Cleveland will be the “architect of record” for the project. — blog.cleveland.com
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. — kent.patch.com
The four teams and their proposals are: Bialosky + Partners Architects, with offices in Cleveland and New York, in association with Architecture Research Office 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...
Determined to realize a landmark building that will match the esteem of Kent State’s architecture program (currently scattered among disparate buildings on campus), the university is asking four teams, led by Bialosky & Partners Architects, Richard L. Bowen & Associates Inc., The Collaborative Inc., and Westlake Reed Leskosky — all with offices in Cleveland or Toledo — to present thorough design proposals instead of wooing the jury with vaguely outlined schemes and interview charisma. — blogs.artinfo.com
Nearly 40 firms from around the world entered the competition to design the university’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 & Will and Eric Owen Moss Architects.
But the long list of eight contains only US practices. The most internationally recognised are Morphosis and NBBJ. — bdonline.co.uk
The full list of invited firms can be viewed here. The remaining firms include: Bialosky & Partners Architects (with Architecture Research Office) Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (with SoL Harris Day Architects) KZF Design (with Morphosis) NBBJ Richard L Bowen & Associates (with Weiss/Manfredi)...
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. — kent.edu
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