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Quiet Room

The Knowlton Hall Quiet Room provides a space for individuals to engage in quiet reflection, to de-stress and to participate in prayer and other wellness activities. The space is available to all students, faculty and staff in the College of Engineering and at The Ohio State University.

The Quiet Room was opened in September of 2018 and is located in room 178 on the first floor of Knowlton Hall, adjacent to the carpeted review space. The room is minimally equipped with benches and mats and has intentionally been left as a blank slate. Other amenities will be added to improve the space over time as user feedback is gathered.

Open hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. No reservations are necessary. Permitted activities include meditation, prayer, relaxation breaks, breathing and stretching exercises and mindfulness activities. The room is not intended for studying, meetings, lounging or sleeping. Food and beverages are prohibited.

To provide feedback on the Quiet Room, take the anonymous survey at A full list of policies and information is available in the footer of this page.


Two single-user, gender-inclusive restrooms with changing stations are available on the lower level of Knowlton Hall An additional changing station is located at the women’s multi-user restroom on the fourth floor of Knowlton Hall near the Architecture Library. The single-user restrooms on the lower level were converted in December of 2018 to better meet the needs of the Knowlton School, College of Engineering and the university community.

All restrooms in Knowlton Hall are wheelchair accessible.

The gender-inclusive restrooms on the lower level are accessible via the northwest elevator or stairs, via the ramp at the west end of the building, or the northwest entry door adjacent to the West Patio. Men’s and women’s multi-user restrooms alternate by floor and are located on floors 1 through 4 adjacent to the elevators at the northwest and southeast corners of the building.

For a full list of gender-inclusive restrooms on campus, visit


Knowlton Hall is home to the KSA Café. The café is part of University Dining Services and provides a gathering place, access to fresh food, grab ‘n go items and a full espresso bar. For more information on open hours and menu, visit

Green Spaces

The landscape architecture of Knowlton Hall was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, New York and Cambridge and includes the South Cutout Garden, the Bosque at the east of the building, the pathways to the north and the Roof Garden, accessible from the fourth floor of Knowlton Hall, adjacent to the Architecture Library. These spaces are used as outdoor classrooms, study spaces and places of rest and relaxation.

Banvard Gallery

The Banvard Gallery, located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall, is dedicated to thought-provoking exhibits with relevance to the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and city and regional planning.

The Banvard Gallery hosts between 4-6 exhibitions per year, including work from the school's three disciplines and an annual year-end exhibit by the LeFevre fellow. Gallery exhibitions have included drawings, collages, photographs, models, site-specific installations, investigations in new materials and technology and questions in contemporary practice.

Open hours are 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, during exhibitions. 

For more information on current, upcoming or past exhibitions, visit