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Nov 16

“I have loved every minute of it,” reflected Professor Emeritus Norman Booth on his long career at the Knowlton School. “I was very fortunate to be present when there were a lot of other faculty around me who had the same passion. Because of them I grew as a teacher.” Booth’s remarks to a gathering of former students, colleagues and Knowlton School alumni followed the presentation of the Norman K. Booth Endowed Scholarship Fund at the office of MKSK in downtown Columbus. The fund provides tuition-only, renewable scholarships to undergraduate students ranked as juniors or seniors who are enrolled in landscape architecture. Candidates must demonstrate financial need, leadership, strong academic and design credentials.

 

Nov 15

After 40 years in the planning and community development profession, LA County Planning Director Richard Bruckner (MCRP ‘77) retired in the summer of 2017. His career spans work in multiple jurisdictions in California in areas of redevelopment, community development and city planning/urban design. After serving for ten years as the director of the Pasadena Planning and Development Department, where transit-oriented development is a model around the world, Richard Bruckner became the director of planning for the county of Los Angeles in 2010. We reached out to Richard Bruckner for his thoughts on how the planning profession has changed over his career and what advice he would give to students entering practice.  

 

Oct 27

The Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has awarded Jonathan Staker (MLA ’17) the Jane Silverstein Ries Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate a pioneering sense of awareness and stewardship of land-use values in the Rocky Mountain region. Staker’s research in the Colorado Front Range and Western Slopes comes from his MLA Directed Research Project (DRP), the Colorado-Big Thompson Water Trail + Field Guide, which developed from work completed during his Architecture Research Travel Award (ARTA) grant in summer of 2016.

Oct 10

The Knowlton School’s Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture is ranked #3 in the nation according to DesignIntelligence’s annual list of America’s top landscape architecture programs. The graduate landscape architecture program ranked 12th in the nation, according to both hiring professionals and academic leaders who participated in the survey. 

Oct 1

Walter Hood is the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during Autumn Semester 2017. Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally.