Architecture Events

Spring 2020 Events


Department of Architecture Virtual Panel

Navigating the Profession in Uncertain Times

Friday June 12, 2020

The Department of Architecture at Kennesaw State University is happy to partner with AIA Atlanta in developing a virtual roundtable for emerging professionals. This series will provide the emerging professional with insight into how firms and leaders assess the challenges of these times and re-strategize their development and hiring plans. By providing our recent and soon to be graduates with this unique insider look, we hope to better prepare them for what to expect, how to best search for the right position and how to market their unique skills suit the current needs of the profession. Participants will be able to ask questions and join in discussions with the speakers in an effort to better understand the current environment and how to navigate through it and plan their career.

Meet the Panelists:

Ed Bernard, AIA
Vice President and SE Regional Manger, Marx|Okubo Associates
Norris Hunt
Principal Emeritus
Mark Kill, AIA
Principal, COO, Cooper Carry
Jeff Smith, AIA
Vice President, Niles Bolton Associates

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A second panel session is also being organized for Friday June 19, 2020.

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EQUINOX Week + Symposium

Mar 16 – 21 
Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses

EQUINOX Week is a full week of multidisciplinary events across the KSU both campuses focused on the Sustainable Development Goals. 




Annual Firm Networking Fair

Mar 25 | 12:00 noon - 5:30p.m.
Architecture Gallery Building (N)

The Department of Architecture at KSU will be hosting its annual Firm Networking Fair on March 25th2020. Structured like a mingle, the event provides an opportunity for participating firms to showcase not just their work, but the firms structure and values and for students to discover the diversity of career opportunities in our industry. The goal is to assist both students and firms in finding the career match that’s right for them.

Space is limited.
Firms wishing to participate should submit a request to By March 11, 2020.

Cost is $200 per firm.
Cost includes a boxed lunch for two firm representatives, a high-top table and space for poster featuring your firm.Z

For parking information, please see
the Marietta Visitor Parking Map.

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KSU Architectural Research Symposium Feb 2020

Symposium: Is Doing Architecture,
Doing Research?

Feb 21 | 2:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Design II Auditorium


  • Joseph Choma
    Associate Professor of Architecture
    Clemson University
  • Gernot Riether
    Associate Professor Director
    School of Architecture,
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Román Montoto
    Professor of Architecture and Design
    Milwaukee Institute of Art Design (MIAD)

Thesis Workshop
Making + Meaning: Visualizing Architectural Research
(limited to 5th Year Thesis students)
Feb 22 | 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

12:15p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Closing Panel Discussion
Open to the public
The Pit
1:00p.m. - 1:45p.m.

For parking information, please see
the Marietta Visitor Parking Map.

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Past Events

2019 Events

  • Black and white keys to a piano.

    Oct 24, 2019

    The Keys to the City competition is to design and execute the painting of an art mural on the Kennesaw State University Marietta Campus Piano. 

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  • Mad Houser logo

    Aug 19 – Nov 15, 2019

    CARE Services, Department of Student Leadership and Service and the KSU Architecture Department are inviting all interested students with faculty mentors to participate in this exciting addition to Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) 2019.

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    Competition Brief

  • Housing Need flier

    Sept 11, 2019
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    The panel will provide diverse perspectives on the critical issues of housing in our communities and discuss the ways in which their work is impactful.

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  • Equinox Week

    March 18 – 22, 2019

    The Annual EQUINOX Week And Symposium Are Dedicated To Socio-Economic-Ecological Impacts Of Sustainability.

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  • Jeremy Smith Napkin Sketch Auction

    March 12, 2019

    The gallery auction will display donated original napkin sketches from famous and local architects, professionals and architecture students.

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  • Alumni Reception

    March 6, 2019

    This year’s reception will include a public lecture by noted scholar Dr. Margaret Fletcher Ph.D., light refreshments provided by Alumni Relations and live music from the Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble.

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  • 3 Minute Thesis

    January 18, 2019

    Challenges students to share their thesis with just one slide in three minutes

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2018 Events

  • Creative Placemaking Symposium

    November 8, 2018

    The Role of Art and Design in Community Development

    Info + Registration

  • Arch Research Symposium

    September 5, 2018

    Four 15-minute presentations looking at architecture research, followed by a roundtable discussion and audience Q & A

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  • Adulting Cities

    May 31, 2018


    Mallcom Davis, Tim Keane and Katherine Dirga, moderated by Victoria Camblin

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  • Margaret Fletcher

    March 21, 2018

    Margaret Fletcher presents "Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio". 

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2017 Events

  • ReDevelopment

    October 30, 2017

    Join panelists Tim Keane (Dept. of Planning, City of Atlanta), Jim Durrett (Buckhead CID), John Sketch (Perkins + Will) and Nathan Koskovic (Architecture and Design Center). 

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  • Jeremy Smith

    March 14, 2017

    The Jeremy Smith Scholarship Fund Napkin Sketch Gallery Auction is hosted by AIAS KSU. All proceeds benefit the Jeremy Smith Scholarship Fund and AIAS. 

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  • 3MT

    January 27, 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition, sponsored by Cooper, Carry & Associates! 


2016 Events

  • summer design workshop

    July 11, 2016

    The Summer Design Workshop is designed to offer students a transitional experience from high school or other degree programs to the Department of Architecture’s B.ARCH program.

  • Thesis Competition

    May 6, 2016

  • Golf Classic

    April 4, 2016

    This year's tournament takes place at one of our nation’s finest golf courses, TPC Sugarloaf! Funds raised will provide scholarships for deserving students in the Architecture program at KSU. 

  • 3M Thesis

    March 4, 2016

    Congratulations to the winners of the annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition, sponsored by Cooper Carry, Inc.; Randall-Paulson Architects; and the College of Architecture and Construction Management.