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Feb 21

Knowlton students Matt Johnson (G1 MARCH) and Shelly Drees (4th year BSLA) have been short-listed in the 2013 Fentress Global Challenge, Upcylced Architecture Competition for their submission, Warner Swasey Urban Wilderness Area. Winning students will receive cash prizes, internships, certficates of merit and gain international exposure while being exhibited at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, California.

Feb 20

The Center for Architecture and Design's Camp Architecture, in collaboration with AIA Columbus and the Knowlton School, will offer a High School Design Studio during the weeks of June 16 - 27, 2014. The two week day camp will provide students with an introductory, hands-on design studio experience in Knowlton School at The Ohio State University.

Feb 20

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Dr. Jesus Lara’s spring semester Morse Road Corridor studio project has been highlighted in a recent issue of This Week Community News’s Northland community edition. Dr. Lara’s Urban Design Vertical Studio project involves ten Knowlton planning students, four of whom attended a Northland Nonprofit Summit last week to learn from and involve the local community in the project.

Feb 17

The undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs at the Knowlton School were once again named among the best in the nation by DesignIntelligence. The 2013 edition of the publication’s annual program rankings rated the Knowlton undergraduate program as sixth best, and the graduate program 12th best among accredited landscape architecture programs in the United States. Both programs rank second best in the Midwest region.

Feb 13

The Knowlton School Student Committee for Social Justice is hosting its first Annual Social Justice Week. The week kicks off with the Baumer Lecture Series presentation by Professor June Manning Thomas on Wednesday, February 26 and concludes with a community service opportunity on Saturday, March 1.

Feb 10

The Knowlton School is pleased to announce the winners of the school’s 2014 Architecture Research Travel Awards (ARTA) competition. The ARTA program was established to encourage independent travel initiatives of up to 30 days by Knowlton students from all degree programs. ARTA grants are made possible by generous support from the Columbus Foundation.

Feb 10

Michel Desvigne will be the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during the Spring Semester 2014. Desvigne is a landscape architect, internationally-renowned for his rigorous and contemporary designs and for the originality and relevance of his research work. His projects, developed in more than 12 different countries, are regularly published in the international press.

Feb 3

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Kristi Cheramie was a Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition.

Feb 3

The Knowlton School’s 3rd Annual Fashion Schau raised $1,250 for the charitable organization Dress for Success Columbus, nearly as much as the amount raised in the event’s first two years combined.

Jan 27

Wyatt Frantom, an associate and architectural designer in the Los Angeles office of Gensler, has been named a recipient of a 2014 Young Architect Award by the American Institute of Architects. Frantom, who earned is BSARCH from the Knowlton School in 1997, was one of 18 architects recognized by the AIA.