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Offline audidave

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #150 on: August 11, 2012, 01:28:48 AM »
Where some people see grass, i see esplanades. Bw3 will be closer to campus.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #151 on: August 11, 2012, 03:05:38 AM »
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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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #152 on: August 11, 2012, 04:30:39 AM »
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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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #153 on: August 11, 2012, 11:25:47 AM »
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?



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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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #154 on: August 13, 2012, 03:23:10 PM »
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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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #155 on: August 14, 2012, 12:22:18 PM »
Do we need a reminder of what Risman Plaza looked like two years ago?




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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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #156 on: August 15, 2012, 08:26:15 AM »
Do we need a reminder of what Risman Plaza looked like two years ago?




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!
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #157 on: August 15, 2012, 09:36:00 AM »
Do we need a reminder of what Risman Plaza looked like two years ago?




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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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #158 on: August 15, 2012, 11:33:00 AM »

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!
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #159 on: August 29, 2012, 04:30:24 PM »
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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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #160 on: August 29, 2012, 04:49:41 PM »
"and shower facilities for students who ride bikes."

Nice

I was wondering what that was earlier this year. Headline is kinda odd since the location and the name obviously isn't a play specifically for Summit County, but whatever.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #161 on: August 30, 2012, 11:25:59 AM »
This is getting passed around like hotcakes. I'm not sure where it orginates from, but the CUDC actually posted it on facebook. So I assume its fine to post here.


Below is the list of architectural teams that submitted for the Kent State CAED building:



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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #162 on: August 30, 2012, 11:55:58 AM »
Very stiff competition. I could narrow it to about 10 teams, but not much further than that.

Kent State unveils details of mammoth building plan

By Carol Biliczky
Beacon Journal staff writer

As for Kent State, the big winner — at least in terms of the impact on a sole academic program — is the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Three architecture programs housed in Taylor Hall and elsewhere will get a $40 million headquarters south of the new esplanade extension.

Dean Doug Steidl said the fire alarm, electrical and other systems will be exposed in some parts of the new facility as instruction tools. With 120,000 square feet, 50 percent more than it has now, the program for the first time will have room for research.


About 825 students are enrolled in the college’s architecture, urban design, interior design and architectural studies programs, Steidl said.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/kent-state-unveils-details-of-mammoth-building-plan-1.330600

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #163 on: September 12, 2012, 02:25:03 PM »
Very stiff competition. I could narrow it to about 10 teams, but not much further than that.

I thought I subscribed to this thread, but apparently not.

Who would you pick?

Has there been any news on who has been short-listed, yet?

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #164 on: September 12, 2012, 02:38:05 PM »
Subscribe to a thread? No comprendo.

Glad to see they're putting this $40 million building between downtown and the campus to link 'em up better. Anyone got any site plans for this building?
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #165 on: September 12, 2012, 03:22:32 PM »
^I thought I clicked on the "notify" button.  Now that I've made an actual post, it says "unnotify."

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #166 on: September 14, 2012, 02:50:36 PM »
Very stiff competition. I could narrow it to about 10 teams, but not much further than that.

I thought I subscribed to this thread, but apparently not.

Who would you pick?

Has there been any news on who has been short-listed, yet?

Allied Works/Payto
BSHM/Gwathemy Siegel <- not a huge fan, but would deliver a project most would like
Bialosky/ARO
BCJ/sol/Harris Day
Bostwick/BIG
Moody/Predock
Fleishcman/PSC
Bowen/Weiss Manfredi
TECHNE/ShoP
Collaborative/Miller Hull
WRL


Only reason I didn't add NADDA is b/c they don't have a local firm.
No shortlist yet.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #167 on: September 14, 2012, 06:01:04 PM »
^Thanks for the reply.

Not a fan of DesignLAB, huh?  (I work for Olsavsky Jaminet ;) )

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #168 on: September 17, 2012, 11:28:20 AM »
^Thanks for the reply.

Not a fan of DesignLAB, huh?  (I work for Olsavsky Jaminet ;) )

Ha, I looked at their website and liked some of their work. I'm just not too familiar with them.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #169 on: October 09, 2012, 08:46:52 PM »
Architectural school looking for architects :)

Architects on a star-studded list are vying to design the new Kent State University architecture and environmental design building.

http://blog.cleveland.com/architecture/2012/10/a_star-studded_list_of_archite.html#incart_river_default

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #170 on: October 11, 2012, 10:16:30 AM »
KSU CAED Shortlist:

Bialosky +Partners Architects, LLC / Architecture Research Office
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson / SoL Harris Day Architects
KZF Design / Morphosis
NBBJ LLC
Richard L. Bowen + Associates, Inc. / Weiss/ Manfredi
The Collaborative Inc. / Miller Hull Partnership, LLC
Westlake Reed Leskosky, Ltd.
WTW Architects, Inc. / Overland Partners Architects

http://www.kent.edu/universityarchitect/projects/currentprojects.cfm
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #171 on: October 16, 2012, 12:27:15 PM »
Kent State readies museum for opening

By Carol Biliczky
Beacon Journal staff writer
Published: October 15, 2012 - 11:37 PM

Step inside a sleek museum at Kent State and you’ll see everything from a freshman beanie to a poster with 1969’s draft lottery numbers to graphic photos of wounded GIs.

This is the university’s newest record of the world surrounding the antiwar protests of May 4, 1970, in which four students were killed and nine wounded.

http://www.ohio.com/news/kent-state-readies-museum-for-opening-1.342343

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #172 on: October 16, 2012, 02:26:45 PM »

a poster with 1969’s draft lottery numbers


Wonder how many kids will ask "why did they issue a draft version of the lottery numbers? Wouldn't that make it unfairly easy to win the Powerball?" :o

Do kids today know what the draft is? Or that there was a lottery back then that few people wanted to "win"?

Hopefully this museum will educate about these things.
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #173 on: October 16, 2012, 03:29:25 PM »
I had an opportunity to tour the museum about a month or so ago. It is very well done (visually interesting, interactive, and generally unbiased) and particularily moving.

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« Reply #174 on: October 16, 2012, 03:37:40 PM »
It's coming along and is almost done...the fencing is down

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #175 on: October 18, 2012, 12:43:45 PM »
Those lights are hideous.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #176 on: October 18, 2012, 07:39:16 PM »
Those lights are hideous.
I think the entire project is boring, dull, an uninspiring and the money for it could have been used wiser.

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« Reply #177 on: November 12, 2012, 10:16:53 AM »
Hi all - I went back to Kent this weekend for an all-years Theater Kent alumni reunion. We got to see all the new building that has been done on the outside and inside of the Music & Speech building, which will not be called music and speech anymore after 2012, it's going to be the KSU Center for the Performing Arts or something like that.

As I am not an arch. person I'm not sure I can tell you anything that would be really satisfying but I will try. Basically they have built a big, overly brightly lit lobby onto the front of the building that stretches down past the original opening to include the entrance to a new, student theater space that was built for student productions. The student production space is really fantastic from a performer's standpoint, much better than the dank, worthless black box space (B005) we were relegated to when I was a student years ago. It looked to seat about 150 and even had a 2nd level to play with if you wanted to use that in your production, and it was a good sized space for student productions. I thought the lobby was just atrocious. I think the design is really ugly and the lighting was brighter than a hospital OR.

They have re-done and repurposed a lot of the classrooms and moved things around inside. The most tragic of these being the reduction of the green room space (waiting area for actors) to the size of a small closet, when before it was a huge room that could easily hold 50 people (we had over 40 in one production I was in) with couches and a stove and fridge. Now there is room for one couch and one chair and it was so narrow you couldn't stand three-deep in it. But they now have dressing rooms, which we never had before, so perhaps that's where the actors wait. As we were there to see a show after the building tour, we didn't get to see the dressing rooms.

The classrooms on the lower level where our old student theater was and where we took acting are now "labs" for the scenic design/tech people, incluing a welding lab, and on the 2nd floor was a much-needed lighting lab where you can actually practice rigging and focusing various types of theatrical lights in a room the size of a classroom, and work the box with associated switches so you'll know how it works in the real theater space.

School of Dance is now officially combined with Theater so there were some dance studios built where there wasn't anything I can recall before except some plain classrooms.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #178 on: November 19, 2012, 09:02:06 PM »
Finalists for the Architecture Building narrowed down to four:

Bialosky + Partners Architects (NY and Cleveland), in association with Architecture Research Office (NY)
Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc. (Cleveland), in association with Weiss/Manfredi (NY)
The Collaborative Inc. (Toledo, Ohio), in association with the Miller Hull Partnership (Seattle)
Westlake Reed Leskosky (Cleveland, Phoenix, Washington, NY and LA)

Winner expected to be announced in February.

http://www.archdaily.com/295498/shortlist-announced-for-kent-states-new-architecture-building/

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« Reply #179 on: November 20, 2012, 12:16:13 PM »
Finalists for the Architecture Building narrowed down to four:

Bialosky + Partners Architects (NY and Cleveland), in association with Architecture Research Office (NY)
Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc. (Cleveland), in association with Weiss/Manfredi (NY)
The Collaborative Inc. (Toledo, Ohio), in association with the Miller Hull Partnership (Seattle)
Westlake Reed Leskosky (Cleveland, Phoenix, Washington, NY and LA)

Winner expected to be announced in February.

http://www.archdaily.com/295498/shortlist-announced-for-kent-states-new-architecture-building/


Nice so they knocked out:

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson / SoL Harris Day Architects
KZF Design / Morphosis
NBBJ LLC
WTW Architects, Inc. / Overland Partners Architects

Very surprised about BCJ being out, that was a good team.
All of the others I completely agree with. Going to be a nice project.