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Architecture

Undergraduate Courses / Required (*)

(*) These courses are required as part of the third-year curriculum for Kent State CAED students.  For students from affiliate institutions, course selection will be based on the curriculum requirements of their home institution, the student’s experience level, the recommendation of the student’s academic advisors and CAED program coordinators, and the student’s interests.

3rd Year Design Studio II

The focus of the architecture program is the design studio. Studio projects take full advantage of the pervasive wealth of historically …

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Urban Design

A combined lecture and seminar that provides a theoretical foundation for studio exploration. Topics include the history of urban evolution…

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Reading Cities

Lecture and exercises in the visual analysis of urban form. Various media are taught and encouraged: sketching, watercolor, photographs, video, etc. …

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Undergraduate Courses / Electives

Sketching and Drawing

The design professions increasingly, with the widespread use of digital technologies, require sketching and drawing abilities…

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Video, Media, and Architecture

The course investigates the increasingly intertwined issues that link contemporary architectural research to the world of…

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Graduate Courses

Graduate Design Studio I

Graduate Design Studio I involves continuous critical dialogue/debate and constructive research of readings and findings in conjunction…

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Theories of Architecture

In-depth analysis and discussion of contemporary architectural theories. Critical evaluation of major authors and architectural projects.

History of the Public Realm

The course investigates the structure, function, and symbolism of public spaces in Western Europe and in North America from the Renaissance…

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Field Study on European Cities

The main goal of the course is to gain insight into the contemporary condition of architecture within the context of the traditional city.

Cities and People

A sociological overview on the transformation of cities: the Modern City (urbanization and industrialization, social conflicts, private life and …

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Faculty

Giandomenico Amendola

Giandomenico Amendola has been, until 2011, professor of Urban Sociology in the School of Architecture of the University of Florence where he headed the CityLab, Multidisciplinary Urban Research Center…

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Marco Brizzi

Marco Brizzi, PhD, is architecture critic and curator. He has been teaching at California State University – Florence Program, at Università La Sapienza in Rome, at the University in Florence, at the University …

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Filippo Caprioglio

Filippo Caprioglio received his degree in Architecture at IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) in Venice, Italy, with the thesis: “The Museum of the City in Mestre” in 1997…

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Giovanni Damiani

Giovanni Damiani graduated in Architecture with honors from IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) in Venice, Italy, where he also attended a doctorate research program at the Department of History…

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Sylvie Duvernoy

Sylvie Duvernoy is an architect, graduated from Paris University in 1982. In 1988 she received her PhD from the Architecture Department of the University of Florence. After teaching classes in…

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Duccio Ferroni

Duccio Ferroni graduated in Architecture from the University of Florence in 1984. As a student he started working at Paolo Fiori’s architecture firm as a junior partner since 1980. In that position he developed…

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Alberto Francini

Alberto Francini is an Architect and holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan and Pratt Institute of New York. He worked with Giuliano Fiorenzuoli in New York and later with…

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Paola Giaconia

Paola Giaconia is a licensed architect and experienced university educator. She graduated with a diploma in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano. Recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, she received her Master’s…

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Alberto Iacovoni

Alberto Iacovoni, architect, is since 1996 founding member of ma0/ emmeazero (www.ma0.it). Between 1999 and 2004 he was a member of Stalker / Osservatorio Nomade (www.osservatorionomade.net)…

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Guido Incerti

Guido Incerti studied architecture at IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) in Venice, Italy and at TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) in the Netherlands. He has work experiences at Will Alsop Associates and…

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Richard Ingersoll 

Richard Ingersoll received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, under the direction of Spiro Kostof. He has taught courses in Renaissance and contemporary art, architecture,…

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Roberto Nesti

Roberto Nesti graduated in architecture from the University of Florence in 1982. His activity includes architecture, interior design, industrial design, and writing. Since the 1990’s he has collaborated with…

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Andrea Ponsi

Andrea Ponsi graduated in architecture in Florence in 1974. He then completed the AA Graduate Diploma at the Architectural Association in London and, recipient of the ITT International Fewllowship, a Master’s Degree in…

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