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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. 

Sep 6

For over 30 years the MCRP Internship Program has placed interns with Central Ohio governmental, private and non-profit agencies, combining a graduate education with outreach and service to the community. In gaining relevant field experiences through the program, former and current Knowlton School students like Josh Sikich (MCRP ’07), Jamie Roberts (MCRP ’17) and Andrew Neutzling are able to intersect their academic coursework with the realities of the planning practice.

Aug 30

Awarded a 2017 American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Amy Taylor’s (MLA ’17) project, Fairy Tales to Forest, is premised on the idea that interactions with our environment are influenced by encounters with nature at an early age. Fairy Tales to Forest develops research on formative perceptions of nature through a study of forests in children’s literature. The project concludes with an innovative tool kit of fairy tale forest archetypes that can be employed in landscape designs to directly connect children to the natural environment.

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.

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