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Alumni News

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Feb 21

Twenty-eight student models wore pieces designed and created by Ohio State University students based on the theme of SCULPTURE, which encouraged distinct or abstract three-dimensional forms created by unique sculpting techniques. Now in its 8th year, SERVitecture’s Fashion Schau topped last year’s gate by raising over $2,000 for Dress for Success Columbus, a national non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and career development tools.

Feb 14

When Emily Phillis was appointed Professional Development Chair of the City and Regional Planning Student Association (CRPSA) last year, her primary responsibility was to plan events to help prepare students for entering the workforce. Fast-forward to “Strong Women. Strong Places,” an event held this February at the Ohio Union that celebrated the strengths and diverse perspectives women bring to the planning field. “I envisioned using the opportunity to connect women planners and students in a safe, welcoming environment where mentorship, leadership and collaboration could take place,” commented Phillis, a graduate student in city and regional planning at the Knowlton School.

Jan 9

While advanced digital imagery and navigation technologies allow landscape architects to analyze and design for a site, it is also possible that these interfaces—deeply embedded in current design practice—can potentially isolate one from the physical landscape. The premise of this year’s Glimcher Seminar was to have landscape architecture students experience immediate and visceral contact with a site, and discover how walking the terrain has value in the design process. “This seminar employs walking as an analytical and generative tool—a way of revealing existing site conditions and responding to them,” stated Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Katherine Jenkins, who led the seminar of graduate and undergraduate students.

Nov 29

Laura Solano (BSLA ‘83) will be the 2019 Trott Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during Spring Semester. Hosted by the school’s Landscape Architecture Section, Solano will lead several workshops that develop ideas about topography and discover principles that transcend scale, time and aesthetics. Students enrolled in the workshops will use topographic design principles (perception, spatial boundaries, views, physical comfort) and earthwork technologies (disturbance, stability, conveyance, collection) to make a landscape that is not only experientially powerful but also hardworking in its support of landscape systems and processes.

Nov 27

The 2018–19 Herbert Baumer Memorial Seminars will focus on the work of Farshid Moussavi, founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture, and best-selling novelist Mark Z. Danielewski. Since 1998, the Knowlton School has hosted the Herbert Baumer Memorial Seminars, a series of interactions between Knowlton students and seminal practitioners in architecture and related disciplines. Based on a significant amount of research, students lead a series of discussions that encourages visiting practitioners to position their work within a broader disciplinary context and to reveal their motivations and techniques.