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Feb 28

City and Regional Planning Lecturer Jason Sudy’s graduate Transportation Studio (CRPLAN 6950) has been highlighted in the Columbus Dispatch. Planning students in Sudy’s course are engaged in a comprehensive review of parking space usage in German Village, an area experiencing chronic parking shortages for residents and local businesses.

Feb 21

A five-person team comprised of students from the Knowlton School and the Fisher College of Business received an honorable mention in the in the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. It was the first time in the prestigious competition’s 12-year history that a team from Ohio State placed in the top 10. The competition attracted submissions from 72 universities, with 163 teams and more than 800 graduate students taking part.

Feb 21

Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration for the College of Engineering and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School, is the recipient of the American Planning Association’s 2014 Chapter Presidents Council Leadership Award for Chapter Professional Development Officer. The award recognizes Evans-Cowley for a decade of leadership as a professional development officer for the Ohio Chapter of APA.

Feb 21

Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Katherine Bennett and Assistant Professor of Architecture Karen Lewis were recognized by the Sphinx Senior Class Honorary for their contributions to undergraduate education.

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.