Kent Hall Psychology Department

Ohio, USA

Located in a historically significant section of Kent State University, the addition and renovation to the original G+3 Kent Hall facility required a sensitive and sympathetic approach to maintain the original character and heritage of the building. Updating the aesthetic of the structure to fit into the existing context of the traditional surroundings,the main challenge was to convert the site from a service area to an accepted primary entry point for the campus public. The upgrading and enhancement of the facility will continue to house the Psychology Department, consisting of both academic classrooms and lecture halls. The design required a new entry, not only providing accessibility from the original campus, but creates a distinguished transition from the original campus to the new section of the growing university. Some of the AE7 partners were involved in design and management of the project while working at Burt Hill’s USA offices.

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