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Does anyone know the progress or even feasibility of the new architecture building? I hope this gets done it's desperately needed

 

Supposedly the faculty gave suggestions for Architects they wanted, lots of international big names. I don't know if it has moved past that though. I know there was some talk of a new building being mixed in the budget when they were trying to get the $300 mil or whatever it was for upgrades.

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^What would happen to Taylor? I sure hope that building is eternally preserved.

Well Taylor Hall can't be touched really without permission from the government since it's a landmark but it HAS to be replaced the architecture classes are spread literally in 4 different places around campus while other majors have classes for their majors in one spot. Taylor hall isn't even exclusive to Architecture majors it is shared with communications, also Taylor Hall lacks a lecture hall which is ridiculous. I feel like even though architecture is one if not Kent's top major we get the short end of the stick so this new architecture building is desperately needed.

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^I do not doubt that new/improved architecture facilities are needed (I actually looked at KSU for architecture back in the early 2000's and was not impressed with the facilities), but I do not want to lose Taylor in the process. Hopefully something else can be placed inside.

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^What would happen to Taylor? I sure hope that building is eternally preserved.

Well Taylor Hall can't be touched really without permission from the government since it's a landmark but it HAS to be replaced the architecture classes are spread literally in 4 different places around campus while other majors have classes for their majors in one spot. Taylor hall isn't even exclusive to Architecture majors it is shared with communications, also Taylor Hall lacks a lecture hall which is ridiculous. I feel like even though architecture is one if not Kent's top major we get the short end of the stick so this new architecture building is desperately needed.

Agreed, Taylor is absolutely horrible and the architecture department really does get neglected at Kent. They need their own building. Let's hope that it isn't completely horrible though, Kent doesn't have a good record with most of it's architecture (Math and Science building, Liquid Crystal Building...pretty much anything that isn't on front campus). I kinda wish they were still considering moving the program up to Cleveland. At least I think that was the plan several years ago.

 

^I do not doubt that new/improved architecture facilities are needed (I actually looked at KSU for architecture back in the early 2000's and was not impressed with the facilities), but I do not want to lose Taylor in the process. Hopefully something else can be placed inside.

I don't think you have anything to worry about. The May 4th people are very protective of any thing that has to with that event. I mean, have you seen the parking lot? Or the back of the honors college which had to replicate the former hall that stood there?

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^What would happen to Taylor? I sure hope that building is eternally preserved.

Well Taylor Hall can't be touched really without permission from the government since it's a landmark but it HAS to be replaced the architecture classes are spread literally in 4 different places around campus while other majors have classes for their majors in one spot. Taylor hall isn't even exclusive to Architecture majors it is shared with communications, also Taylor Hall lacks a lecture hall which is ridiculous. I feel like even though architecture is one if not Kent's top major we get the short end of the stick so this new architecture building is desperately needed.

Agreed, Taylor is absolutely horrible and the architecture department really does get neglected at Kent. They need their own building. Let's hope that it isn't completely horrible though, Kent doesn't have a good record with most of it's architecture (Math and Science building, Liquid Crystal Building...pretty much anything that isn't on front campus). I kinda wish they were still considering moving the program up to Cleveland. At least I think that was the plan several years ago.

 

Yes they do which has me worried about this building because I feel the architecture departments buildings should look inviting and cutting edge with natural lighting for the studios for each major because it really makes a difference when you have a an enclosed working space to one with glass openings because it makes a difference in performance when it comes to this at least for me. I also believe the architecture buildings design should be cutting edge, a design that stands out from the rest and a building that represents the university well

 

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Yes they do which has me worried about this building because I feel the architecture departments buildings should look inviting and cutting edge with natural lighting for the studios for each major because it really makes a difference when you have a an enclosed working space to one with glass openings because it makes a difference in performance when it comes to this at least for me. I also believe the architecture buildings design should be cutting edge, a design that stands out from the rest and a building that represents the university well

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Maybe something like this (top image)

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Or this one

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Maybe not this extreme as far as glass but have enough glass for natural lighting to make the building feel inviting

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Really the design needs to be something that makes a statement and brings Kent State into the 21st century as far as designs

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I like the second/third image (the one with the runners). Not to crazy about the others though. There are a couple of newer buildings at UA, CSU, OSU, and UC that I think would be the perfect style for a new architecture building at Kent State, but I'm too lazy to get pictures to show as examples. :/

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I like the second/third image (the one with the runners). Not to crazy about the others though. There are a couple of newer buildings at UA, CSU, OSU, and UC that I think would be the perfect style for a new architecture building at Kent State, but I'm too lazy to get pictures to show as examples. :/

Yeah that's my favorite one as well I actually like this one as well because it has a nice amount of glass while still having different materials involved. (It's from CSU)

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My opinion is that Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the upper hand. Peter Bohlin has spoken at Kent twice in the past decade.

 

http://www.bcj.com/

His designs are unique but to me are not fitting for a college campus especially seeing how conservative KSU is with their designs

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My opinion is that Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the upper hand. Peter Bohlin has spoken at Kent twice in the past decade.

 

http://www.bcj.com/

His designs are unique but to me are not fitting for a college campus especially seeing how conservative KSU is with their designs

Academic buildings is their biggest sector.

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My opinion is that Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the upper hand. Peter Bohlin has spoken at Kent twice in the past decade.

 

http://www.bcj.com/

His designs are unique but to me are not fitting for a college campus especially seeing how conservative KSU is with their designs

 

I take it you're not a fan of the Gehry building at Case!

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My opinion is that Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the upper hand. Peter Bohlin has spoken at Kent twice in the past decade.

 

http://www.bcj.com/

His designs are unique but to me are not fitting for a college campus especially seeing how conservative KSU is with their designs

 

I take it you're not a fan of the Gehry building at Case!

It's okay but Kent would never do a design that extravagant is what I'm saying

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final product aside, it is the most recent academic building at kent and it shows they are down to try designs that aren't the mid 60's brick which we see all over campus.

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My opinion is that Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the upper hand. Peter Bohlin has spoken at Kent twice in the past decade.

 

http://www.bcj.com/

His designs are unique but to me are not fitting for a college campus especially seeing how conservative KSU is with their designs

 

I take it you're not a fan of the Gehry building at Case!

What about that design is unique? Gehry only has one design in his portfolio, just edited slightly depending on location.

 

And Whipjaka, I think their failure with the Math and Science building might make them more cautious with anything more "extravagant."

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My opinion is that Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the upper hand. Peter Bohlin has spoken at Kent twice in the past decade.

 

http://www.bcj.com/

His designs are unique but to me are not fitting for a college campus especially seeing how conservative KSU is with their designs

 

I take it you're not a fan of the Gehry building at Case!

What about that design is unique? Gehry only has one design in his portfolio, just edited slightly depending on location.

 

And Whipjaka, I think their failure with the Math and Science building might make them more cautious with anything more "extravagant."

The unique part about the Case building is how the snow slides off the roof onto passerby's on the sidewalk.

 

BCJ is far from over the top, they can appease most people and are fairly timeless designs. I also heard Steven Holl's name thrown in there. Their work is a little more contemporary, but they do a pretty good job of staying away from design that could become dated, like the Zaha Hadid school building mentioned above.

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Kent has a ton of projects in the beginning stages right now:

 

Renovations and Additions for the School of Art

Construction Cost: $18.5 million

 

New Building for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

Construction Cost: $10.0 million

 

New Facility for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Construction Cost: $31.0 million

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Too bad they're not all downtown, or in the area between the downtown and the west edge of the campus so that downtown and the campus are united!


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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Maybe something like this (top image)

 

Here is how that project turned out. It has received very good accolades. It was designed by Japanese Architect Fumihiko Maki. It's a good deal bigger though at 163k s.f. The new Arch. building is planned at 120k.

 

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Maybe something like this (top image)

 

Here is how that project turned out. It has received very good accolades. It was designed by Japanese Architect Fumihiko Maki. It's a good deal bigger though at 163k s.f. The new Arch. building is planned at 120k.

 

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This is a final design and when is it planned to open?

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This is a final design and when is it planned to open?

 

 

No, ha, this is a building at MIT. You had posted a picture of the model saying you liked the building. They haven't selected an Architect for KSU yet.

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This is a final design and when is it planned to open?

 

 

No, ha, this is a building at MIT. You had posted a picture of the model saying you liked the building. They haven't selected an Architect for KSU yet.

Haha I forgot I posted that it's a nice building though

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progress from the front green while studying for my Spanish final.

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2012-08-10_08-25-42_217 by mmurph46, on Flickr

 

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2012-08-10_08-25-49_492 by mmurph46, on Flickr

 

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2012-08-10_08-25-55_810 by mmurph46, on Flickr

 

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2012-08-10_08-26-26_546 by mmurph46, on Flickr

Possibly the most UNEXCITING project I've seen in a while...all it is is more grass. The upsetting part is they are raising tuition/adding stupid fees for stuff like this

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I'm willing to pay for this green as long as they stop the "improvements" the are making to bowman and satterfield.  I'll take some pics tomorrow, but they are ruining already ugly buildings with updates that history will not be kind to.

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Where some people see grass, i see esplanades. Bw3 will be closer to campus.

Majority of students I talk to hate this idea because this is one reason why we get fees like our new one. The way they see it is that it will be underutilized and go to waste because the other green space is underutilized so what makes this such an attraction.

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this is different.  The other places are fields. This is a meeting place in the center of campus.  Do we need a reminder of what Risman Plaza looked like two years ago?

 

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More people definitely hang out there now.  Remember the bus shack(stop)?   

 

Point being is the center of campus needs to be aesthetically pleasing.  and I am in favor of this.

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Possibly the most UNEXCITING project I've seen in a while...all it is is more grass. The upsetting part is they are raising tuition/adding stupid fees for stuff like this

 

Yes, I really don't understand the need for this project.

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Do we need a reminder of what Risman Plaza looked like two years ago?

 

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Thanks for the reminder. I could easily picture a horde of C.H.U.D.S. or even Sleestaks swarming out of that terrible building.

 

Home of the Sleestaks:

 

 

 

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Do we need a reminder of what Risman Plaza looked like two years ago?

 

58v01myk.jpg

 

 

Thanks for the reminder. I could easily picture a horde of C.H.U.D.S. or even Sleestaks swarming out of that terrible building.

 

Home of the Sleestaks:

 

 

 

 

Nice job! Those Sleestaks scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. Love those crystal eyes though!


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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Do we need a reminder of what Risman Plaza looked like two years ago?

 

58v01myk.jpg

 

 

Thanks for the reminder. I could easily picture a horde of C.H.U.D.S. or even Sleestaks swarming out of that terrible building.

 

Home of the Sleestaks:

 

 

 

 

Nice job! Those Sleestaks scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. Love those crystal eyes though!

 

Woah, I think you've hit on something deeper...isn't KSU known for their liquid CRYSTAL research?

 

It all makes sense now ha ha.

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Woah, I think you've hit on something deeper...isn't KSU known for their liquid CRYSTAL research?

 

It all makes sense now ha ha.

 

I was thinking the same thing as I typed it. Hey, whatever it takes to keep this thread on topic!


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Lady Liberty

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Kent State makes bigger venture into Summit County

 

By Carol Biliczky

Beacon Journal staff writer

Published: August 28, 2012 - 09:33 PM | Updated: August 29, 2012 - 08:15 AM

 

Students seem to be giving a thumbs-up to Kent State’s new Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg.

 

Only three days into the start of fall semester, enrollment there has grown about 16 percent, to 900 students, over the same time last year.

 

http://www.ohio.com/news/kent-state-makes-bigger-venture-into-summit-county-1.330218

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