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Jul 26

After more than 34 years of service, Knowlton School Professor of Architecture and Architecture Section Head Robert S. Livesey, FAIA, will retire from The Ohio State University. Acknowledging his impact, Knowlton School Director Mike Cadwell commented: “There is no one who has done more to elevate the educational mission of the Knowlton School than Rob. He has transformed the teaching of architecture from one constrained by convention to one that opens architecture to critical inquiry and creative alternatives.”

Jul 10

The Knowlton School is saddened to announce the passing of Waneita Dipner. In 2016, a gift from Waneita created The Wayne and Waneita Dipner Family Endowed Fund, which provides need-based scholarships to architecture students at the Knowlton School. The first two students supported by this new scholarship, Derek Luth and Spencer Huggins, both graduated from the architecture program cum laude in Spring 2017.

Jun 26

In their competition submission for a new Center for Visual Arts on the Ohio State University campus, Richard W. Trott (BARCH ’61) and Peter Eisenman proposed a new east/west axis into the campus. They considered this new crossing to be not just a route but an ‘event,’ which would define “the intersection of the university grid with the city grid, and thus symbolize[s] the intersection of the arts with the community.” Trott’s distinguished career as an architect and his formal training in the discipline forms yet another intersection of campus and city, connecting his studies as an Ohio State architecture student and the buildings he later designed in Columbus, Ohio.

Jun 20

“I was surprised at the composite nature of the culture. It felt like Mediterranean Europe combined with 1950’s American pop culture infused with a tropical Caribbean style,” commented Jack Raymond, a junior architecture student on his return from a ten-day study abroad trip to Cuba. Spring break trips to Cuba, as well as Taiwan and Chile, offer new destinations for Knowlton School students to conduct research and learn in design-rich international locations.

May 23

The Knowlton School is pleased to announce that Professor Todd Gannon has been appointed the next Section Head of Architecture. “Todd is uniquely qualified to lead the Architecture Section forward,” according to Knowlton School Director Michael Cadwell. “He is an experienced practitioner and academic who is well acquainted with the school and a respected voice in the discipline.”