Facilities and Labs

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.
Architecture Building
  • For more information and resources regarding the Digital Fabrication Lab, please click here.

    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.

  • For more information and resources regarding the Wood Shop, please click here.

    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.

  • For more information and resources regarding the Media Lab, please click here.

    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.

  • For more information and resources regarding the Materials Library, please click here

    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.

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 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.


 

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 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.

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