Facilities and Labs
Digital Fabrication Lab
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The KSU College of Architecture and Construction Management (CoACM) Digital Fabrication Lab is located on the Marietta campus on the 3rd floor of the Architecture (640) building. The lab houses professional grade digital manufacturing equipment for small-to-medium scale model and prototype creation, utilizing numerous materials ranging from papers to plastics to composites; All active students and faculty have access to the lab’s resources and equipment for class projects and research.
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The Woodshop in the KSU College of Architecture and Construction Management (CoACM) is located on the Marietta campus on the ground floor of the Architecture (640) building. It is a resource that is available for use by all active students and faculty. The university’s focus on safety requires that anyone who wants to use the shop must have successfully completed the Shop Safety training course in D2L. The shop was designed and is equipped to build small to medium sized models, using primarily wood, and contains a variety of equipment that allows users to perform just about any operation that they would like on wood or, in some cases, other similar materials.
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The KSU College of Architecture and Construction Management (CoACM) Media Lab is located on the Marietta campus on the 2nd floor of the Architecture (640) building. The lab houses professional grade plotting and scanning equipment for large format printing and scanning, as well as a small photography studio with professional lighting and backdrops suitable for documenting physical models and other furniture and design projects. All active students and faculty have access to the lab’s resources and equipment for class projects and research.
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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.
The Gallery, located on the first floor of the Architecture building, is 2,100 square feet of bright, open space where the college and university hold events. Equipped with a kitchen and reception space, the Gallery is available for hosting meetings, events, and exhibitions. In addition to these events, academic studio courses use this space for final reviews and critiques of student work. With its wide-open space and varied pedestal and furniture inventory, the Gallery is always ready to transform for the next event.
Design 1 Building
The Design 1 Building provides collaborative and shared spaces for all units within the College of Architecture and Construction Management. The 14,300 square foot first floor of Design 1 includes the Albion Student Success Headquarters, four shared CACM Computer Lab classrooms, two open Jury Rooms, and a dedicated Construction Management Research Lab. The Albion Student Success Headquarters occupies the western third of the floor with the Office of Student Success and Accreditation, two Academic Advising suites of five offices, a resource center for students, a multi-use collaborative event space, and an around the clock computer lab for CACM students.
The 17,000 square foot second floor of the Design 1 Building provides space for ten academic studios, a student lounge and resource area, Architecture Department and Construction Management Department faculty offices, and staff offices.
Design 2 Building
With an award-winning design by Cooper-Carry Architects, the Design 2 Building is over 14,000 square feet and includes six flexible academic studio sections, Architecture Department faculty offices, and a 286-seat state-of-the art auditorium.
Design 2 Auditorium
The Design Two auditorium is a 3,000 square-foot, tiered seating venue that can accommodate up to 260 people. The auditorium boasts a three-screen projection system as well as a presenter’s station equipped with computer, microphone, Blu-ray, and document capture capabilities. This space is utilized by the college and university for meetings, classes, lectures, guest speakers, RSO events, and more.
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.
The Architectural Library collection is 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 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.