Each year, the College of Engineering honors a select group of alumni at the Excellence in Engineering & Architecture Alumni Awards ceremony. Below, explore the winners and learn more about their contributions to the KSA and their respective professions.
Mr. Joseph A. Pobiner, BS Poli Sci '76 and MCRP '78
A master planning and urban design consultant, Mr. Joseph Pobiner has worked in the field since 1977. His planning approach embraces unique designs and responsible development patterns that respect local culture and create walkable neighborhoods and vibrant mixed-use urban areas. He has influenced responsible planning in communities in 24 countries worldwide and 40 U.S. states. He has led the global master planning practice for international firms with projects representing more than 250 million total acres and $52 billion in new constructions. Notable projects include NFL stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings; healthcare projects throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East; mixed-use developments in Qatar and Libya; and numerous large-scale master plans including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Superconducting Super Collider. He was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows in 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science (’76) and his master’s degree in city and regional planning (’78) from The Ohio State university.
Mr. Dandridge “Drew” White, B.S. Arch 1983
Mr. Drew White, FAIA, is a founding partner of Axis Architecture + Interiors in Indianapolis. Mr. White’s work has focused on community, non-profit and commercial-based projects. His projects have studied the possibilities of adaptation or addition to existing structures for new uses, and redesigning interior space and providing solutions for new construction. His approach to design is based on collaboration and a desire to form a singular vision with landscape, architecture, interior design and branding. His corporate clients include projects in the Guaranty Building and the Gibson Building for Exact Target, showroom and office space for Business Furniture Corporation, multiple office locations for Crowe Horwath, CB Richard Ellis and Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. Civic projects include the Visitors Center at White River State park and the Chapel/Administration Building at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetary in Madison, Indiana.
Mr. White holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture (’83) from The Ohio State University and a master of architecture degree (’85) from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Bob Loversidge, BS Arch '74 and M Arch '76
Bob Loversidge is an architect and president of Schooley Caldwell Associates. He has along and prestigious history of commitment to both the Columbus community and the Knowlton School of Architecture.
Bob has been active in renovation and historic preservation for over 30 years: He was involved in saving Daniel Burnham’s Union Station Arch; is a founding member, past president and honorary trustee of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation; is a past president of the Ohio Preservation Alliance; and is a past chair of the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) National Historic Resources Commission. He is a member of the Downtown Commission in Columbus and the Council of Advisors of the Institute for Preservation and Contemporary Design.
The AIA elevated Bob to its prestigious College of Fellows in recognition of his national contributions to preservation design. In 1999, he was awarded the Outstanding Person award by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation for lifetime service to preservation in Ohio; in 2002, he received the AIA Ohio Public Service Award for significant service to the community.
Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Ohio State, and spent six years as an auxiliary Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture.
Brian P. Kinzelman, BS LArch '77
Brian Kinzelman is founding principal of Kinzelman Kline Gossman with over 30 years of practice as a landscape architect and planner. His professional background includes extensive experience in large scale land use planning, campus planning, urban design and mixed use development, development guidelines and streetscape enhancement/corridor planning.
Brian has been Principal-In-Charge and Project Manager on numerous downtown master and campus planning projects including significant projects for The Ohio State University and Medical Center, streetscape projects, transportation corridor revitalization studies, and riverfront development and enhancement projects throughout the Midwest, including the Scioto West Bank and Town-Rich and Main Street Bridge Redevelopments, and development planning for the Whittier Peninsula, here in Columbus.
His work has been recognized by the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects with awards for The Ohio State University Landscape Master Plan, M.L. "Red" Trabue Nature Reserve Master Plan, The Medallion Club, Cuyahoga Regional Parkland Planning and the Ohio Expositions Center Master Development Plan, Eddie Rickenbacker/Tuskegee Airmen Memorial, and the Riverfront Commons Corporation Handbook for Development.