The Architecture Building at Kent State and Dean of the School Mark Mistur
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Dean Mark Mistur was named one of the top 25 most admired educators in architecture, interiors and landscape architecture in the United States for the 2nd time in 2018 by DesignIntelligence.  He talks with us about educating young architects, what draws them to the field, and what has changed.

Cleveland Arts Prize Announces 2018 Award Winners

Aug 3, 2018
photo of Darius Steward
David Barnett / Statehouse News Bureau

The artistry recognition nonprofit Cleveland Arts Prize announced its list of winners for 2018 Friday.

The organization has celebrated the best of Northeast Ohio's artistry in the fields of music, visual art, design, literature, architecture, philanthropy and more since 1960.

Emerging Artist Awards  

Darius Steward, visual arts  

Peter van Dijk sits in an original Eames chair at his home in Cleveland.
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Blossom Music Center, the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra, is celebrating its 50th season this year. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Mark Arehart sits down with Peter van Dijk, the architect who designed Blossom.

I meet Peter van Dijk at his home in Cleveland. Several walls are filled with sketches he’s made throughout a life that can really only be described as fascinating.

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Kent State's new College of Architecture and Environmental Design officially opened its doors today, bringing together for the first time offices that were scattered throughout campus.

The building is on the Lefton Esplanade, the primary connection between the school and the city.

Kent State Trustee Stephen Colecchi says the building will serve as the new “front door” to the university, since it’s the first thing most people will see when approaching campus from the west.