Facilities

Architecture Building - NArchitecture Building

The Architecture building, designed by Heery International, opened in the spring of 2002. It is a state-of-the-art facility featuring 103,000 square feet of classrooms, galleries, support centers, studios, shops, labs and a community design assistance center. It has won awards in design excellence from the American Institute of Architects and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Design Communication, Building & Environmental Technology Lab

Design Communication Technology Core Lab/Classrooms are housed on the 1st floor of Design I. Approximately 3,000 square feet of open space is configured to accommodate two sections of 30 students simultaneously and a high-end digital lab of 16 stations, supporting design communication, building technology and environmental tech core curriculum.

Periodic renovations of the old Architecture building have added new studio and supporting spaces, comprising 17,000 square feet on the upper floor and 14,300 square feet on the lower floor.

Media Resource Center

Located in Architecture building (N) Room 211, the Media Resource Center houses (4) scanners, (2) large bed scanners and (10) high-end HP Plotters. The center also houses a photography studio where students can photograph models in a controlled light environment.

Media resources are continuously updated to stay current and competitive. Students are given every opportunity to grow through "hands-on" experience with the latest technology to be competitive in local and global markets of the 21st Century.

Materials Library

Located in Building N Room 311, the Department of Architecture’s Materials Library is a materials resource archive, gallery and seminar room. The Materials Library’s collection includes archived material samples and books on materiality and fabrication. Mat_Lib is affiliated with the Material ConneXion Library in New York that supplies some of our sample collection of innovative and sustainable materials.

Wood Shop

Located in Building N Room 014, the Department of Architecture’s Wood Fabrication Lab offers the latest in CNC capabilities, as well as a complete array of traditional woodworking equipment. The fully staffed shop is open 12 hours per day during the Fall and Spring semesters (Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 10:00pm).

The shop contains two CNC routers. One is a typical 3 axis machine with a capacity of 36 x 48 x 4 in. The other is an Onsrud five axis machine with a capacity of 60 x 96 x  24 in., which can handle most large jobs with ease.

Our stationary power tools include table saws, planers, jointers, drill presses, bandsaws and a variety of sanding equipment setup for most student projects. We also furnish a complete set of both hand and power carving tools, drills, routers, hand sanders, and more.

The shop is available to all KSU students who have completed the online safety courses available in D2L.

Digital Fabrication Lab

Located in Building N Room 315, the Department of Architecture’s new Digital Fabrication Lab contains the department’s Laser cutters, vacuum forming machine and 3D printers. The spacious, fully staffed lab is open 12 hours per day during the Fall and Spring semesters (Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 10:00pm).

Six laser cutting machines offer students the flexibility to create and design laser cut and score materials with bed sizes ranging from 18 x 24 in. to 36 x 48 in. and power ratings from 75 to 100 watts.

Five production-quality Stratasys 3D printers offer students the freedom to create small-scale prototypes and models of their designs in 3D from ABS plastic. The 3D printers have a capacity of up to 12 x 10 x12 in. The department also has a 24 x 24 in. capacity vacuum-forming machine.


 

Design Foundation Building - I

Given the strong growth in the Architecture program, the Design Foundation program has found their new home in the Design I building. Full architectural spaces, illuminated with natural light and nested in rolling landscapes, offer a unique working atmosphere for our promising architects.


 

Design Foundation Building - II

A new addition to the Design I building by Cooper-Carry Architects now comprises over 14,000 square feet, adding six additional studio sections, faculty offices and a 286-seat state-of-the art auditorium.


 

Academic Building H

The upper level of the H Building houses the Construction Management office suite, 4 technology labs, Capstone lab with cloud connection, a print lab and 2 plotter printers.


 

Library

The Architectural Library collection is located in the 58,000 sq. ft. Lawrence V. Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus. The Horace W. Sturgis Library, on the main Kennesaw campus, houses over 150,000 books and 50,000 non-book items. The KSU Library is fully connected and supported by the Georgia University Systems.

Reference and Slide Library

The Architecture collection, and books dealing with some of its directly related areas, are located in a 1,500 sq. ft. area in the center of the main library complex. It includes periodicals and journals key to the architecture profession. This light, airy space, in a secluded location, provides an amiable environment for the architecture collection.

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