Hello friends and colleagues! The Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative is currently looking to fill an Urban Designer position recently made available on our staff. The position’s responsibilities include project management, a commitment to working with community groups and an interest in Urban Design education.
The candidate should hold an advanced degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning, and have five or more years of experience in Urban Design or a related field. The salary is negotiable based on the applicant’s experience.
Here’s how to access a full description of the available position and online application:
1. Visit Kent State’s career postings site
2. Click the Search Postings link on the left sidebar
3. Enter position number: 998196
We plan to fill the position by December, so please feel free to spread the word!
The Cleveland Group Plan Commission welcomes designers from LMN and Gustafson, Guthrie and Nichol to share their proposal for Connecting Downtown Cleveland and to gather feedback from the public. The event is free and open to the public.
Mayor Frank Jackson appointed The Group Plan Commission to create a unified vision for downtown built around signature public spaces and the connections and opportunities that link development projects from the Cuyahoga River, the proposed downtown Cleveland Casino, across Public Square to Malls A·B·C and the new Medical Mart and Convention Center, and onward to the lakefront. Design consultants have been commissioned to work on each of these projects, but there is also a need to look at overlapping areas between these projects and the connectivity of the entire system.
Please join us at the CUDC this Wednesday, October 6 at 8:30am for a talk by Kent State Professor Charles Graves.
Prof. Graves will discuss his ongoing research in preparation for a new undergraduate text The Urban Genome: an introduction to urban design. This book will approach its subject from a typological direction, breaking the city down into its parts, and establishing the foundations before describing the process of urban design and presenting relevant case studies.
This talk is free and open to the public. Please contact Steve Rugare with any questions at srugare(at)kent.edu or 216.357.3422.
William McDonough, founding principal of William McDonough + Partners and author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, will be speaking on Tuesday, October 12 beginning at 7:30pm in Cartwright Auditorium on the Kent State University main campus. A link to the event venue map is located below. Admission is free.