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lecture hall, a 55-station computer classroom, and a nursing simulation lab

Stark Campus Science and Nursing Building

01 Challenge

Kent State University enlisted BHDP to help bring to life their vision for an innovative student experience for science and using education to life. The Science and Nursing Building on their Stark County campus is a product of KSU’s vision of a sustainable building inclusive to all Kent students and faculty while providing inspiration around the programs focused on sciences and allied health.

02 Solution

This new building provides forward-looking classrooms, a multi-functional lecture hall, collaboration spaces, faculty offices, research suites, and teaching laboratories for nursing, physics, geology, biology, and chemistry. The project also included the renovation of spaces within the adjacent academic building for new chemistry teaching labs and support spaces.

Quick Facts

Location North Canton, OH

Completion Date 2015

Size 45,000 SF

Before the new building, teaching and research space was limited and shared. Now teaching, mentoring students, and conducting research can take place simultaneously in different places, without one interfering with the other.

Dr. Robert Hamilton IV, Associate Professor