Thomas L. Kerns, FAIA (BARCH ’66) has received the 2016 AIA IFRAA Edward S. Frey Award for his commitment to religious architecture and strong design talent across interfaith projects. Kerns was recognized for putting “the needs of his clients above his own design ideologies without compromising his strong architectural, artistic and spiritual convictions.” Throughout the course of his professional practice he has listened intently to congregational leaders and committees in order to translate “their programmatic needs into outstanding environments for worship.”
News from the School
On April 1-2, 2016, the Knowlton School Landscape Architecture Section hosted the symposium THIS IS A TEST: Landscape as Site for Research, bringing to Columbus an international collection of designers, scholars, scientists and artists to discuss the role of experimentation, research and prototyping in the wider field of landscape architecture. THIS IS A TEST was attended by 250 academics, practitioners and students from across the United States, Canada and Europe.
The Ohio State University Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, or SCASLA, hosted LABash 2016 from April 7-9, 2016 at the Columbus Athenaeum. LABash is the annual student landscape architecture conference held in North America. The conference featured 57 speakers, and 325 people (speakers, students, and professionals) registered for the event.
The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation has announced a $1 million donation to the Architecture Section of the Knowlton School to create the Robert S. Livesey Distinguished Visiting Professorship Fund. The fund will support a distinguished visiting professor in the Architecture Section of the school. While in residence, the Livesey Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach a studio, seminar and/or lecture course and will give a public lecture as part of the school’s Baumer Lecture Series.
Graduating students and their families gathered together before The Ohio State University commencement ceremony to celebrate at the 2016 Knowlton School Commencement Breakfast on Sunday, May 8, in Knowlton Hall.
Knowlton School Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Kristi Cheramie is one of 31 artists and scholars announced by the American Academy in Rome as Rome Prize Fellows for 2016-17. As winner of the Prince Charitable Trusts/Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, Cheramie will be in residence at the Academy’s 11-acre campus in Rome during the 2016-17 academic year.
Eleven Knowlton School students won a 2016 AICP Student Project Award from the American Planning Association (APA) for their work in City and Regional Planning Lecturer Chad Gibson’s autumn 2014 Columbus Rail Studio course.
The Knowlton School announces the publication of the ninth title in its Source Books in Architecture Series, Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585. The Source Books Series is devoted to a recent project by an influential practitioner and is published in conjunction with the school's Distinguished Visiting Professorship programs. Eric Owen Moss was the 2011-12 Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School.
Knowlton School alumnus Marc Manack’s (BSARCH ’01, MARCH ’05) firm, SILO AR+D, has won a 2015 AIA Arkansas (AIA|AR) Merit Award for its Mood Ring House project. Manack is founding principal of SILO AR+D, which is based in Cleveland, with offices in Fayetteville.
Jamie Greene (BSARCH ’84) was one of 61 members of the American Planning Association inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) earlier this month. Fellows of AICP are honored for achieving excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Greene end the rest of the Class of 2016 were inducted into the AICP College of Fellows on April 3, during APA’s National Planning Conference in Phoenix.