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Oct 2

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning and Designing Local Senior Principal Kyle Ezell accepted the American Planning Association's Ohio Chapter's 2015 Focused Project Award for The Essence of Athens: A Strategic Design Plan for Economic Enhancement and Community Competitiveness. APA Michigan served as the jury for the Ohio awards.

Sep 25

Architect, author and educator Neil Denari is the Knowlton School’s Autumn 2015 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. Denari joins a long list of prominent practitioners and scholars as Baumer Professors since the program’s inception in 1996, including Stan Allen, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Eric Owen Moss, Greg Lynn, Sylvia Lavin and last year’s Baumer Professors Preston Scott Cohen and Benjamin Bratton. During the course of their time at Knowlton, Baumer Professors lead a graduate design seminar and present a public lecture as part of the School’s Baumer Lecture Series.

Sep 24

The AIA Ohio Valley Region, including AIA Indiana, AIA Kentucky and AIA Ohio, along with host chapter AIA Columbus, is pleased to announce that this year's Ohio Valley Region Convention will be held in Columbus, Ohio, at the new Downtown Hilton Hotel. The conference, planned for October 11-13, will bring together more than 350 architects and allied professionals from around the region for three days of programs and activities.

Sep 1

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Kareem Usher has had a commentary published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Security, and Community Development. The JAFSCD is an online international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals and scholars. Usher’s commentary, “Valuing All Knowledges Through an Expanded Definition of Access” appears in Volume 5, Issue 4 of the journal and addresses the issue of limited access to supermarkets and healthy food in core urban areas.

Jul 24

Approximately 60 Knowlton alumni and their families gathered at Thompson Park in Upper Arlington, Ohio on Saturday, July 11 for the 2nd annual Knowlton Alumni Society Summer Picnic. Attendance doubled in size in comparison to last year’s inaugural picnic and all three Knowlton School sections were represented by the alumni. Picnic attendees enjoyed a sunny and dry break from the unusual rainy summer, which allowed for a relaxed evening of fellowship, food and fun.

Jun 30

For the students in Professor Kay Bea Jones’ Architecture 4420 Vertical Design Studio, the presentation of their vision for the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center expansion was the culmination of three month’s work.

Jun 29

Please join us for Homecoming. The parties, exhibition, studio visits, parade and tailgate promise to be loads of fun! Starting on Thursday 8 October and lasting through Saturday 10 October, we will celebrate the program, its students and faculty. This “once in a lifetime” event will give you a chance to revisit academic memories, meet current students and faculty, and let us know how you are doing.

Jun 19

Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Architecture Justin Diles’ on-going Plastic Stereotomy project, which last year won the TEX-FAB Plasticity design competition, has been featured in Architect Magazine. As the competition winner, Diles has developed his design into a full-scale, free-standing fabrication entitled Plastic Stereotomy. In March 2015, Plastic Stereotomy was installed in Houston for TEX-FAB 2015. And In May, the installation was on display at the 2015 AIA Convention in Atlanta.

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Jun 19

Knowlton School City and Regional Planning students Jake Boehk, Andrew Bowsher, Ashley Hofmaster, Kalindi Parikh and Lia Yakumithis have won the American Planning Association’s competition Innovating Planning Apps for Planners: A Student and Emerging Professional Challenge. The competition was run through the APA’s Technology Division and was created “to challenge students and emerging professionals to come up with ‘proposals’ for web-based and mobile applications that will help the planning profession and the communities we serve.” As competition winners, Knowlton School team members were awarded $1,000 and their submission, Chip-In, will be featured in a future APA-Technology Division Newsletter publication.

Jun 18

The first of five dynamic parking lot attendant booths that transform the mundane into public art is now open. Titled Coney Island, the first booth is located in the parking lot of the The Westin Columbus–Great Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus just east of the corner of South High and East Main streets. The Bold Booths project combines art and function in one-of-a-kind installations unique to Columbus, Ohio. This pioneering project is an extension of Finding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012. The innovative parking attendant booths will not only provide shelter for attendants, but will spark community dialogue about the role design plays in expanding the social capital within the city. Coney Island was designed by Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture Beth Blostein and Architecture Lecturer Bart Overly of Blostein/Overly Architects. The name is an homage to the legendary Southern Theatre.

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