Archinect - News 2017-10-17T09:15:37-04:00 The WEISS/MANFREDI-designed Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design opens Nicholas Korody 2016-12-07T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:25:12-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The new Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design has just opened. Designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WEISS/MANFREDI</a>, the 117,000 square foot building was the winner of an international competition. The soon-to-be LEED Platinum certified structure is intended to link the Kent State campus with the recently revitalized city of Kent through a continuous gallery and new esplanade. Additionally, the Center features a cafe, a gallery, a 200-seat lecture hall, classrooms and a library. On the top of the building is a 650-seat space dubbed the &ldquo;Design Loft&rdquo;. On the roof, an 8,400 square foot green roof manages storm water and connects the &ldquo;Design Loft&rdquo; to the surrounding area.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The building includes regional materials, specifically an iron-spot brick fa&ccedil;ade that was fired at a local kiln. On the north side, the building has a large glazed curtain wall that lets natural light into studio spaces. The south fa&ccedil;ade has a cantilevering staircase with views of the rest of the campus. Other parts of the...</p> Mark Mistur named Kent State University College of Architecture dean Julia Ingalls 2016-03-24T19:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:46:40-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Professionally, [Mistur's] experience includes his firm, the Troy-based Mark Mistur Architect, from 1993 to present, as well as time with Mistur Riebe Architects in New York City and Glynn, Spillane, Griffing Architects PC and Crozier Associates PC, both of Albany, N.Y. Mistur said in the release that he was honored to be chosen and said the college was &ldquo;by all indicators a vibrant learning community.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Formerly an associate dean at&nbsp;the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Mistur hasn't announced what direction he plans to take the school in, although he did praise the university's new building (designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss/Manfredi</a>,)&nbsp;as evidence of pre-existing institutional excellence.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Opening an extraordinary new facility demonstrates a strong commitment to the college and to design excellence on the part of the university leadership and its alumni," Mistur commented. "Launching an architectural competition that attracted exceptional design firms from across the nation speaks volumes for the outstanding leadership and direction of the college.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Curious about what's what in pedagogy? You'll undoubtedly enjoy these:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Deans List: Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture</a></li></ul> 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 srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> 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 srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> Weiss/Manfredi's BBG visitor's center in the WSJ Barry Lehrman 2012-05-16T15:55:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T01:53:39-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, entering its second century, is hardly a novice at branding, but at the new Visitor Center it is exercised with comprehensive aplomb. &hellip; the green roof is no small engineering feat. With a pitch of up to 27 degrees, it requires complicated networks of special soils held in place with cleats and geo-nets involving drip irrigation systems woven into capillary fabrics, and other impressive techniques with specialized vocabularies known only to au courant gardeners&hellip;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Wall Street Journal embraces eco-technical gardening while finding a way to point out traditional marriage.</p> Big Name Semi-Finalists for the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition Phillip Crosby 2011-07-30T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:55:01-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Friday, a five-member panel narrowed down a list of 23 firms and teams competing to design a new $50 million Pier to nine semifinalists. They are:</p> <ul><li> West 8 Urban Design, New York City</li> <li> Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles</li> <li> BIG, New York City</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations, New York City</li> <li> HOK, Tampa</li> <li> Frederic Schwartz, New York City</li> <li> Weiss/Manfredi Architectural/Landscape/Urbanism, NYC</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</li> <li> !melk Urban Design, NYC</li> </ul>