Jake Boswell and Kristi Cheramie from the Knowlton School Landscape Architecture Section, and Mattijs van Maasakkers from the City and Regional Panning Section, continue to develop their action research project, Ohio Land Exchange (OH/LEX), in Lima, Ohio. Working in collaboration with students and faculty from OSU Lima and Amy Sackman-Odum, Lima’s Community Development Director, the Knowlton School faculty are utilizing GIS mapping and community engagement to reactivate vacant and abandoned land in the city.
News from the School
Four third-year architecture graduate students were selected as finalists in the Master of Architecture Exit Review presentations: Amanda Pierce, Kevin Jones, Jr., Santiago Alvarez, and Jessica Sprankle. After a reading by the four finalists on March 28th, Jessica Sprankle was selected for first place by guest juror, Todd Gannon, an architect and writer who teaches history, theory, and design studio at SCI-Arc.
The Knowlton School announces the publication of the tenth title in its Source Books in Architecture Series, Stan Allen / Four Projects. Source Books in Architecture is a product of the Herbert Baumer seminars, a series of interactions between students and seminal practitioners at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Stan Allen was the 2012-13 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Knowlton School Professor of Architecture Kay Bea Jones has been recognized as a 2017 OSU Glass Breaker. Glass Breakers is a prestigious honor that is a part of Ohio State President Michael V. Drake's 2020 Vision for Diversity and Inclusion.
Several faculty at the Knowlton School have received awards recognizing their excellence in teaching within the College of Engineering. Award winners include: Assistant Professor of Architecture Justin Diles; Associate Professor of Architecture Jacqueline Gargus; and, Planning Lecturer Chad Gibson.
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Jacob Boswell has been announced as a Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies for the spring term of the 2017-2018 at Dumbarton Oaks. Located in Washington, D.C., Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute affiliated with the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences that supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, internships and exhibitions.
At The Ohio State University, we’re hardwired to think ambitiously. The Ohio State Alumni Magazine asked a dozen experts across the institution, including Jesus J. Lara, associate professor of city and regional planning, how they would tackle a big problem if they were given unlimited time, money and resources.
Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Planning Mattijs van Maasakkers’ has recently published The Creation of Markets for Ecosystem Services in the United States. The Book explores both the promise and unrealized potential of ecosystem service markets in the US, and concludes with alternate ways the ecosystem service idea can be incorporated in a meaningful way into environmental decision-making.
Six Knowlton School students are this year’s recipients of Architecture Research Travel Awards (ARTA) which support independent research and travel during summer 2017. The Knowlton School ARTA program was established to encourage independent travel and research initiatives of up to 30 days by Knowlton students from all degree programs.
On February 24, the Knowlton Hall Center Space was transformed into a showcase of design talent and inspired DIY couture as part of SERVitecture's 6th Annual Fashion Schau. Twenty-eight models wore pieces designed and created by Ohio State University students based loosely on the theme of Multiply, allowing a sense of play and experimentation in the use of materials and tailoring techniques. The result was a sartorial showcase of contrasting textures, patchworks and bold embellishments for the standing-room only—and highly enthusiastic—crowd.