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Jan 24

Congratulations to the 154 Knowlton School undergraduate students who made Dean’s List in Autumn 2013!

Jan 17

Evan Chakroff’s Archinect blog about the a study tour arranged by Associate Professor of Architecture Jackie Gargus that took 30 Knowlton students to Japan in December 2013 has been highlighted by the website as being one of the “most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem” during 2013. Chakroff is an architectural designer currently based in Seattle who received his MARCH degree from the Knowlton School in 2009. Over 17 days, the Knowlton group traveled to numerous sites in Japan, with a focus on developing a comparative analysis of different local styles of modernism in that country.

Jan 17

We are pleased to share images from the opening of the Possible Mediums exhibition, which took place at the Taubman College Liberty Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 17th, 2014.
This exhibition is the second event of the Possible Mediums project, an ongoing series of workshops, exhibitions, and public discussions showcasing design investigations based in speculative architectural mediums.

Jan 13

Knowlton faculty members Jeffrey Kipnis (curator) and Stephen Turk (chief architect) have created Figure Ground Game, An Architecturalists Show, an exhibit that opens in the SCI-Arc Gallery in Los Angeles on Friday, January 17. Opening night events include an exhibit discussion between Kipnis and SCI-Arc director Eric Owen Moss, 7:00PM, Keck Lecture Hall. Also involved in the project are Knowlton MARCH alumni John Yurchyk, Paul Adair, and Ryan Docken.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k-eEBYhML8
Jan 6

Winners of last year’s Architecture Research Travel Awards (ARTA) gave presentations on their ARTA-supported travel at the Knowlton Hall Big Stairs on November 19. Architecture Research Travel Grants provide financial support for students interested in pursuing independent international research travel. They are available to Knowlton School students from all degree programs. The school’s ARTA program is made possible by support from the Columbus Foundation.

Dec 30

Knowlton landscape architecture senior Tyler Chandler received an honorable mention for Building a Better Bridge, his entry into COLDSCAPES: New Visions for Cold Weather Cities. The competition was sponsored by the Center for Outdoor Living Design (COLD), based at Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.

Dec 9

Possible Mediums, a project whose initial development stems from a conference hosted at Knowlton Hall last February, is moving into its next phase: a traveling exhibition that will feature new pieces from each designer grouped into four categories: Active Models, Excessive Volumes, Figural Projections, and Tactile Objects. As part of this initiative, Possible Mediums has announced a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to support the exhibition.

Nov 18

Knowlton architecture students and faculty are collaborating with colleagues in Theater, Engineering and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), as well as with The Ohio State University’s Facilities Operations and Development team, to design and install large-scale, projected lighting displays on the north façade of the South Campus Central Chiller Plant. The displays will run from November 18 through November 25, from 8-10:00PM each evening.

Nov 18

Knowlton School sophomore architecture student Max Moore was one of four winners of this year’s FOTOshop: Vignette Competition, part of Columbus Design Week[s]’ “signature project,” cbus:FOTO, which invited members of the public to “explore and re-conceptualize Columbus’ ‘overlooked’ spaces and urban voids through photography.”

Nov 12

Mark Robbins, former associate professor of architecture at the Knowlton School, has been named the new president and CEO of the American Academy in Rome. While at Ohio State, Robbins was the Marion O. and Maximilian E. Hoffman Foundation Rome Prize Fellow in design at the American Academy in Rome in 1997 and also served as the first Curator of Architecture at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

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