Closeup view of poufs in the PIPE UP! installation
Designers Speak Up About Hidden Systems
The interdisciplinary team of Knowlton and Iowa State faculty discuss how they are visualizing the hidden systems that we take for granted.
Michelle Franco presenting to audience during Bodies program at Missing Masses Symposium
Missing Masses: Architecture of the Unseen
The symposium addressed the question—What is missing or previously unseen from the discourse and practice of architecture in the built environment?

At the Knowlton School, we educate students to think critically about the formal, social, and environmental dimensions of the lived environment.

Knowlton’s 2023–24 Distinguished Visitors

Knowlton’s 2023 Distinguished Visitors

Frida Escobedo and Dominic Leong
Frida Escobedo and Dominic Leong
2023 Herbert Baumer Memorial Seminars
Samiha Meem
Samiha Meem
2023–24 Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow
Headshot photo of Ann Lui
Ann Lui
2024 Baumer Visiting Professor of Architecture in the Open City

Travel at Knowlton


Students walking through the ruins of Templo Mayor
Knowlton Travel 2023: Mexico City Study Abroad
Knowlton School students travel to Mexico over spring break to study the culture, landscape, and architecture of its capital city.
Three Knowlton School students receive 2023 Architecture Research Travel Awards
Three Knowlton School Students Awarded 2023 ARTA Grants
Recipients of the Architecture Research Travel Awards will conduct research in Palestine and Israel, Denmark, and London and Amsterdam
Case Study Group at Sendlinger-Tor-Platz, Germany
Knowlton Travel 2022: Urban Planning and Sustainability in Germany and Denmark
Knowlton students participate in an intensive study abroad experience in Germany and Denmark that offered an international perspective on urban sustainability practices.