The Integrated Science Building (ISB) is a three-story, 50,000 GSF facility that is the visible “heart of the sciences” at the core of the campus, at the head of the Science Mall. The entrance level reflects STEM principals, providing a two-story main gathering space, a large circulation corridor, and study spaces. Teaching labs and an active learning lab are located off these spaces. New chemistry research labs are also on the first floor, connecting with the existing chemistry building. The lower level contains physics research labs and the upper floor creates an integrated platform for research related to biology and life sciences.
Ayers Saint Gross was the architect for these renovations and additions for multiple science building at Kent State University, slated to open in 2017.
Animated rendering of the new Kent State University Integrated Sciences Building, designed by Ayers Saint Gross.
Chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences and physics students have been using the new facility since classes started in August.