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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #140 on: July 18, 2012, 12:52:56 PM »
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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« Reply #141 on: July 18, 2012, 12:54:46 PM »
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!
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« Reply #142 on: July 18, 2012, 01:00:01 PM »
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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« Reply #143 on: July 19, 2012, 08:24:54 AM »
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.




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

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« Reply #144 on: July 19, 2012, 11:25:15 AM »
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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« Reply #145 on: July 19, 2012, 11:44:32 AM »
The RFQ for A/E teams for Kent State's new College of Architecture & Environmental Design Building just got released yesterday. Check out here:  http://ci.oaks.ohio.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=VAdu8eiv-d0%3d&tabid=67
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« Reply #146 on: July 19, 2012, 07:44:31 PM »
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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« Reply #147 on: July 19, 2012, 07:45:04 PM »
The RFQ for A/E teams for Kent State's new College of Architecture & Environmental Design Building just got released yesterday. Check out here:  http://ci.oaks.ohio.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=VAdu8eiv-d0%3d&tabid=67
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #148 on: August 10, 2012, 07:57:30 PM »
progress from the front green while studying for my Spanish final.

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« Reply #149 on: August 10, 2012, 11:38:07 PM »
progress from the front green while studying for my Spanish final.

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


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


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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« Reply #150 on: August 11, 2012, 01:18:00 AM »
Where some people see grass, i see esplanades. Bw3 will be closer to campus.

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« Reply #151 on: August 11, 2012, 02:54:50 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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« Reply #152 on: August 11, 2012, 04:19:51 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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« Reply #153 on: August 11, 2012, 11:14:59 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, 03:12:22 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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« Reply #155 on: August 14, 2012, 12:11:30 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.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #156 on: August 15, 2012, 08:15:27 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, 09:25:12 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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« Reply #158 on: August 15, 2012, 11:22:12 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, 04:19:36 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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« Reply #160 on: August 29, 2012, 04:38:53 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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« Reply #161 on: August 30, 2012, 11:15:11 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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« Reply #162 on: August 30, 2012, 11:45:10 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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« Reply #163 on: September 12, 2012, 02:14:15 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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« Reply #164 on: September 12, 2012, 02:27:17 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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« Reply #165 on: September 12, 2012, 03:11:44 PM »
^I thought I clicked on the "notify" button.  Now that I've made an actual post, it says "unnotify."

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« Reply #166 on: September 14, 2012, 02:39:48 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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« Reply #167 on: September 14, 2012, 05:50:16 PM »
^Thanks for the reply.

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

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« Reply #168 on: September 17, 2012, 11:17:32 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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« Reply #169 on: October 09, 2012, 08:36:04 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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« Reply #170 on: October 11, 2012, 10:05:42 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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« Reply #171 on: October 16, 2012, 12:16:27 PM »
Kent State readies museum for opening

By Carol Biliczky
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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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« Reply #172 on: October 16, 2012, 02:15:57 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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« Reply #173 on: October 16, 2012, 03:18:37 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, 03:26:52 PM »
It's coming along and is almost done...the fencing is down

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