A novel campus
Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) forms communities through visibility. The 117,000 square-feet, LEED Platinum-certified building complements the architecture of nearby residential areas while maintaining the campus aesthetic. It marks the first time that all of the university’s design departments are housed in one building.
The architect. Weiss/Manfredi, used of a terraced floor plan encouraging the cross-pollination and interaction between students in different majors. The different ceiling heights in the studio space resulted in radically varied levels of natural light across the floor. We designed lighting solutions that ensured consistent light levels throughout the day.