Design Week[s] 2016 will kick off Friday evening, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.
News from the School
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.
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.