Architecture Events

On Doing History

Join us on Saturday, October 1st at 2pm for our next On Doing History presentation. This one features, Architectural Historian Marietta Monaghan, she is a lecturer in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. She received her PhD in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She will be discussing historic preservation and research methods.

When: Saturday, October 1st , 2:00pm

Where: Marietta History Center
1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Cost: $10 for not-yet-members and free for Museum members.  Museum members also receive a 20% discount in the Museum Store!

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum’s online store or in person at the event.

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Enfold Pavilion

Enfold Pavilion

Please join us for the opening event of the Atlanta Beltline installation "Enfold Pavilion" designed and executed by Zamila Karimi and Farhaan Samnani.

The project questions the notion of the house as a standard A-frame polygon: a metaphor for personal memories, dreams, and aspirations. The form twists, turns, and tapers, using digital tools to create a more complex form. It goes through a metamorphosis representing the resiliency of architecture and people, including multi-generational designers in conversation. Enfold provides a personal space for people to interact, pause and reflect. The interactive spatial experience includes writing messages/names for their loved ones and hanging them to create a topographical cloud as a private memorial to contemplate.

When: Friday, March 25th 
Time: 6PM-8PM EST on the East-side Trail of the Beltline near Krog St. Market

Spring 2022 Lecture Series

Ismaili Center Houston and Global Center for Pluralism Exhibition Reception

April 13th, 2022 | 4:30 PM EST



annual firm meet and greet


February 21st, 2022 | 11:00 A.M. –3:00 P.M.
Architecture Gallery Building Room N103

The Department of Architecture at KSU will be hosting its annual Meet & Greet on Feb 21, 2022. Structured like a mingle, the event provides an opportunity for participating firms to showcase their work, firm structure, and values while the students 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 and to form connections that may lead to interviews and further employment opportunities.

Space is limited. Cost is $200 per firm
Please contact Francisco Ruiz in the Department of Architecture by February 14, 2022, with the name of your firm representatives. We suggest two representatives per firm participate in the event. Lunch will be provided to firm representatives and confirmation emails will be sent to you after payment is received. A high-top table and space for poster featuring your firm is included. 

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

To Sign Up

  • Click sign up button below
  • Click One time donation
  • Click Other amount and enter $200
  • I want to support (pull down selection): PF Architecture Department
  • Donor information: Enter your organization name and data
  • Comment / Other Designation: Enter "KSU Meet & Greet SP22"
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  • open studios


    Monday 12.06.21

    We enjoyed the time spent with alumni, faculty, students and visitors celebrating the work of the semester and beginning this new tradition for our program. Watch for announcements for our SPRING 2022 OPEN STUDIO event. We hope to see you there! 

  • integrate panel

    Design Discussion: "Integrate"

    Thu Dec 2 5pm

    Speakers / Jurors:

    Brian Court, FAIA | Miller Hull Partnership (

    Ryan Jones, AIA | Lake/Flato (

    Z Smith, FAIA | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (

    We are pleased to announce that these external jurors for our 2021 Integrative Studio Competition will engage in a focused conversation and short presentation of their professional work centered around the topic of Integrative Design. The discussion is targeted for our 4th year integrative students and all design faculty.

    We will also broadcast on TEAMS within the department for those who cannot attend in person on Thursday, December 02, at 5PM at Kennesaw State Architecture in the Building N Pit presentation area.

    The competition jury, listed above, will accompany Charles Killebrew, AIA, of Marx|Okubo ( in the selection of design excellence from a shortlist of integrative studio projects.

    The shortlisted projects will remain on display for our OPEN HOUSE on December 06.


Fall 2021 Events

DCA CONFERENCE | OCT 20-23, 2021


Speakers Announced

Wed Oct 20 4:30pm
Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design
VIRTUAL LECTURE: Mehrdad Yazdani
View in the Design II Auditorium or via Zoom

Thu Oct 21 5:00pm
M100 (Textiles Auditorium) or via Zoom

Fri Oct 22 4:30pm
BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group
View in the Design II Auditorium or via Zoom

Meeting ID: 825 7658 7983
Passcode: 995163

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Spring 2021 Events

creative placemaking symposium

Creative Placemaking Symposium

Equitable and Inclusive Places by Art and Design

he KSU Architecture Department is pleased to host the 2021 Creative Place Making Symposium in a virtual format exploring the multidimensional nature of equitable and inclusive places by art and design through the lens of local and global urban projects. Dr Setha Low will open the symposium and introduce participants to a framework for multi-cultural and equitable environments. The presentations will continue with the Superkilen Project ArchDaily, introduced by the Landscape Architect and the Artist, who worked collaboratively on the project. The Superkilen Project was implemented in a Copenhagen neighborhood that is home to immigrants from diverse nations, cultures, and religions. It is a public park that brings members of the neighborhood together and creates a sense of community. Following this international project, we will provide a curated collection of local art and design projects and programs that aim equitable and inclusive environments, and art events around a variety of issues. These projects will touch on inclusion of Black community and history, LGBTQ community, low-income community, community with disabilities, etc. through historic preservation programs, environmental sustainability projects, urban design proposals, art events, art installations and art performances. The event is designed for academics and students from relevant fields, elected officials, policy makers, artists, art professionals, architects and planners. #ATLplacemaking #placemaking #creativeplacemaking

Join Symposium

For questions pertaining to the symposium, please contact Kathleen Marchman at or (470) 578-7253.


Interactive Experiments in Architecture

Dynamic Environments: Interactive Experiments in Architecture

Two-Day Online Workshop on “Dynamic Environments: Interactive Experiments in Architecture” by Dr. Mostafa Alani ( and Dr. Arash Soleimani (

Date: March 27-28, 11:00PM - 3:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

The workshop introduces computational design and cyber-physical computing with the goal of integrating dynamic structures in the built environment. This is a two-day workshop comprised of lectures, projects, and group discussions. A total of two lectures and two projects will be presented in this workshop. The first project is Generative Scripting; this project is designed to develop and test participants’ understanding of the computational design and algorithmic thinking. The second project focuses on Cyber-Physical Computing. Participants are guided to design responsive artifacts that sense the surrounding environment and react accordingly. More specifically, participants will learn about incorporating sensory devices to collect and process data from the surrounding environment, facilitate decision making processes, and design interactive/responsive structures.

Software: Rhino’s Grasshopper, Lunchbox, and Firefly.

Hardware: Arduino Uno

Join Workshop

For more information contact Dr. Soleimani at


students networking at fair

Annual Firm Networking Fair

Virtual Event - Please RSVP via Handshake

The KSU Department of Architecture is hosting its annual Architecture Meet & Greet from 11 am - 3 pm ET, March 30th, 2021. Structured like a mingle, the event provides an opportunity for participating firms to showcase not just their work, but the firm's structure and values 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. Firms will provide opening introductions and then be available in breakout rooms to have more focused discussions with students. A break will be provided each hour for participants.

The networking event will have 2 groups of firms:

Firm session 01: 11 AM to 1 PM

Firm session 02: 1 PM to 3 PM

Check back soon for the firms in each group.

Business attire is suggested.

How to Access this Event:

This online workshop will be held using Zoom. We request that you download the most recent update of the Zoom app and sign in 15 minutes prior to the event.

To attend this virtual session, please RSVP for this event in Handshake (click on the blue button in the upper right of the page). Once you RSVP, you'll receive an email with a link to join the event. You can RSVP up until the start of the event.

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Doing Architecture, Doing Research

Symposium: Is Doing Architecture, Doing Research?

Feb 10th | 2:30pm – 6:30pm

Virtual Event



2:30PM Jack Breen (TU/Delft)
3:30PM Mitchell Joachim, PhD (Terreform One/NY)
4:30PM Andrew and Jodi Batay-Csorba (BC-A/Toronto)
5:45PM Panel Discussion
6:30PM Adjourn

ZOOM Passcode: KSUarch01

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KSU architecture students

Creating Contacts and Advancing Your Career through LinkedIn and Social Media

Date: Nov 12, 7:00PM

CACM Student Success Headquarters partners with CPD for the first of a four part virtual workshop series this Thursday, Nov. 12th at 7:00PM, hosted by Career and Internship Advisor, Lauren Higdon.

Nov 12, 7:00PM: Creating Contacts and Advancing Your Career through LinkedIn and Social Media

Dec 1, 7:00PM: Introduction to Resume Writing and Cover Letters

Jan 26, 4:00-6:00PM: Resume Pin-up: Get feedback On Your Resume

Feb 16, 12:00-2:00PM: Mock Interviews: Practice How to Have a Great Interview

Join us Nov 12th for a 45 Minute presentation on expanding professional contacts by using LinkedIn, followed by 15 minutes for questions. Please email if you have any questions.

Register Here


cacm scavenger hunt 2020

First Year CACM Scavenger Hunt Contest

Join us for the first ever virtual photo scavenger hunt contest for first-year CACM students. Just four easy steps and your team could win best photo prizes.

When is the Deadline?

The deadline for photo submission is November 7th. Enter as often as you like! 

More info


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

Submit Questions and RSVP Today!

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

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EQUINOX Week + Symposium

Mar 15  / 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.

    More Info
    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.

    More Info & RSVP

  • 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

    More info

  • 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.