Each fall semester the senior Architecture Design Studio culminates in the Gui Competition, with twelve students selected as finalists to present their design projects to guest jurors and faculty of the Knowlton School. This year’s competition, which prompted the students to design the San Francisco House of Music in Golden State Park, marks the 21st annual James E. Gui ‘54 Design Competition.
News from the School
The 2015-2016 Knowlton School Year in Review publication highlights the many activities, honors, and achievements of the school's students, faculty and alumni from the past academic year. Of special note were the many events and exhibits, as well as the alumni, emeriti faculty, and friends of the school, who participated in the Centennial Celebrations of the Landscape Architecture section.
Roland Gustavsson, the 2016 Trott Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School, conducted a week-long workshop with sophomore and first-year graduate landscape architecture students, which included field visits within Central Ohio. Moving from observation to analysis, students created large profile diagrams on paper with charcoal and chalk from one of their documented transects during a two-day exercise in Knowlton Hall.
Design Week[s] 2016 will kick off Friday evening, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.
The City and Regional Planning Section and the Central Ohio Section of APA-Ohio co-hosted the 2016 City and Regional Planning Exhibition and Reception on Monday, May 2, 2016 in Knowlton Hall’s Center Space. Seventy people attended the event, including current Master of City and Regional Planning students, CRP program alumni, MCRP internship provider representatives, CRP Section faculty and school leadership.
Nearly 100 alumni attended receptions hosted by Knowlton School leadership at the most recent APA and AIA national conventions in, respectively, Phoenix and Philadelphia. Knowlton School Director Michael Cadwell was present at both events, joined in Phoenix on April 3 by City and Regional Planning Section Head Rachel Kleit, and in Philadelphia on May 19 by Architecture Section Head Robert Livesey.
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.”
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.