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Oct 17

Walter Hood is the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during Autumn Semester 2017. Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally.

Oct 10

The Knowlton School’s Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture is ranked #3 in the nation according to DesignIntelligence’s annual list of America’s top landscape architecture programs. The graduate landscape architecture program ranked 12th in the nation, according to both hiring professionals and academic leaders who participated in the survey. 

Oct 3

Michael Baumberger’s architecture design studio was invited along with five Midwestern universities to showcase work that incorporates design, fabrication and education in Exhibit Columbus, which explores the past, present and future of design with 18 outdoor, site-responsive installations that energize spaces in and around Columbus, Indiana's masterpieces of modern architecture. 

Sep 27

Two Knowlton School alumni, Laura Solano (BSLA ‘83) and Peter Schubert (BSARCH ‘78), will be honored as Distinguished Alumni of the College of Engineering at the 2017 Alumni Awards Reception & Dinner on November 17. The "Distinguished Alumnus" Awards were established by the faculty of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University in 1954. Their purpose is to recognize distinguished achievement in one's profession by reason of significant inventions, important research or design, administrative leadership, or genius in production.

Sep 26

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) recently notified the Knowlton School's Landscape Arcitecture and Architecture Sections that their BSLA, MLA and MARCH programs have been granted accreditation for, respectively, eight, eight and six years. 

Sep 22

"The Black Swamp Armada,” a collaborative design by Assistant Professor Jacob Boswell and senior landscape architecture student Marty Koelsch, received an honorable mention in the 2017 LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition. Sponsored by The University of Pennsylvania’s LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) journal, the competition asked landscape architects, architects and artists to design a new island – with any program, form or purpose. 

Sep 21

Across the vast Flevopolder landscape of the Netherlands, Christian Moore rode his bike toward the setting sun as clouds gathered above. Against the ever-present North Sea winds, he made his way over the last 35 kilometers to his camp for the night. The Knowlton School senior was on an early leg of his summer tour through Western Europe, exploring foreign landscapes, engaging with locals and meeting with experts in the field of landscape architecture.

Sep 19

“Transportation issues go hand-in-hand with population growth,” stated City and Regional Planning Lecturer Chad Gibson. “By 2050, Columbus will add another million people, which is basically a 50% population increase.” Gibson, who is also Director of Planning for the City of Upper Arlington, tasked his 2017 spring semester transportation studio to study and recommend additional sites for the CoGo Bike Share program.

Sep 13

Knowlton School architecture students Erin Pesa, Philip Sour and Sadi Webb placed first in the 2017 AIA Ohio Student Design Competition for their collaborative project, Block Parti. The competition requests high quality, innovative design responses that have been completed by students during the academic year. The winning entry was the culmination of work from the 2016 autumn semester graduate architecture Comprehensive Studio.

Sep 12

A Fraudulent Atoll, a collaborative design by Assistant Professor Jacob Boswell and Assistant Professor of Practice Justin Parscher, received an honorable mention in the 2017 LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition. Sponsored by The University of Pennsylvania’s LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) journal, the competition asked landscape architects, architects and artists to design a new island – with any program, form or purpose. 

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