mkc designing intercultural housing at tiffin university
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[Tiffin, Ohio]

MKC is working with Tiffin University to unveil multiple projects over the next two years, including a new mixed-use student housing project at the primary corner of campus. The proposed new center for Intercultural Housing is a mixed use and apartment-style residential unit for students at Tiffin University. Its location affords a mixed-use type development that would house not only student residences, but retail [cafes // bookstore] and learning spaces such as classrooms. The building will also form the southeast edge of a new public space on campus - with sand volleyball & other athletic activities - framed by its courtyard type massing. Currently in design development, this project is planned to break ground in March 2018

mkc designing science and technology school at tiffin
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[Tiffin, Ohio]

MKC is working with Tiffin University to unveil multiple projects over the next two years, including a new science and technology school. The College of Business, Science and Technology at Tiffin University is the epicenter of new technology and groundbreaking innovation. Intended to go beyond a collection of bricks and mortar, the new STEM Connector will be the heart and soul of the department – a place where curiosity is celebrated and intellectual collisions occur naturally. The building, containing 12,000 square feet of research, instructional and office space, is designed to inspire and support interdisciplinary learning and research. The building functions as both a central circulation hub and a series of compartmentalized private learning environments. The flexibility of the space allows for both collaboration and privacy, which maximizes the new connector’s full potential.

 

es consulting project completed
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[Ontario, Ohio]

MKC recently competed consturction of a new office facility for growing tech company - ES Consulting. The facility is part of an adaptive re-use project aimed at rejuvenating an aging structure. This 7,000 s.f. exterior and interior renovation includes private and open office space, conference rooms, reception, kitchen, and even an in-house gym. Designed to represent the 21st-century technologies of its client, the building features state of the art lighting, cooling systems, and office space. ES Consulting took occupancy of the building in late summer 2017.

 

For more information on the project click here.

mkc director of design published in routledge
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[London, United Kingdom]

Matthew Teismann, MKC's Director of Design, was recently published in Fabrications Journal by Taylor & Francis Routledge. This article is titled 'An Emerging International: The Imperial Gaze of the Monster Globe in 1851,' and is the most comprehensive publication to date of Teismann's research into purpose-built viewing apparatus he calls optica. In this featured cover article, Teismann contends that architecture can instantiate being-in-the-world through a hidden architectural allegory that redefines our perception of the built environment. This paper contends that humans' modern conception of the world can be derived and displayed through certain types of architecture - where people come face to face with the world. During the mid-nineteenth century there was an inherent desire to visit these spectacles, a global project embedded within what Peter Sloterdijk calls an ‘architecture of immersion.’

 

For more information click here.

MKC Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony at Terra Village
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[Fremont, Ohio]

In late June of 2017, the first shovel went into the ground for an idea that's been circulating around Terra State Community College's offices and boardrooms for years. Terra Village, a bustling residence hall with hundreds of students, is set to become a reality. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Terra Community College Officials, MKC Architects, developer University Housing Solutions, and countless donors, students, and faculty.

 

By the fall of 2018, students will be living in the $14.5 million facility, within walking distance of the college's main buildings.

 

For more information click here.

Terra Village Featured on Local News WTOL
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[Toledo, Ohio]

MKC recently competed schematic design for the Terra Village Holdings new student housing center to service Terra State Community College. As the project has now received approval from the board, CBS news affiliate WTOL 11 recently featured a news-story covering the project and its progress. As Terra State President, Jerome Webster indicated:

 

"So the student has the opportunity to enjoy campus life, live on campus, have the convenience of walking right to class, getting a chance of meeting others in a community setting and a living learning setting as well, and experience college life fully as a residential student here at Terra State."

 

For the full television story, click here.