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Photo © Albert Večerka/Esto
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Photo © Albert Večerka/Esto
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Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

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Location
Kent
Year
2016
Team
Marion Weiss FAIA, Michael A. Manfredi FAIA, Mike Harshman AIA, Bryan Kelley, David Maple Project Team: Hugo De Pablo, Darius Woo, Julia Schubach, Olen Milholland, Seungwon Song, Michael Blasberg, Patrick Armacost
Architect of Record
Richard L. Bowen & Associates
MEP/FP Engineer of Record
Richard L. Bowen and Associates MEP/FP and Vertical Transportation Engineering Consultant
Design Engineers
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Structural Engineer of Record
Weidlinger Associates International Civil Engineering
Consultant
Resource International
Fire Protection Engineer Consultant
Dynamix Engineering
Lighting Design Consultant
Lighting Workshop
Landscape Architect of Record
Knight and Stolar
IT
TEK Systems Design, LLC
Construction Manager at Risk
Gilbane Building Company

The 117,000-square-foot Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design “Design Loft,” designed by New York-based firm WEISS/MANFREDI following an international competition, establishes an innovative center for the design disciplines and a beacon signaling Kent State’s creative, research-based programs. The project is currently on track for LEED Platinum certification.

A continuous, expansive studio loft forms the heart of the program. Designed to maximize flexibility, it will accommodate a growing program and evolve to meet the educational needs of the architecture and design fields. The studio spaces are supported by a 200-seat multi- purpose lecture hall, library, café, gallery, studio critique spaces, classrooms, offices, and fabrication labs.

Sited strategically at a hinge between the campus and city, the Design Loft forms a new hub that forges connections between Kent State University and the recently revitalized downtown Kent.

Other Projects by WEISS / MANFREDI

Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle
Barnard College Diana Center
New York
Museum of the Earth
Ithaca
Smith College Campus Center
Northampton
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center
Brooklyn
Taekwando Park
Muju, South Korea