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Alumni News

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.

Nov 20

Knowlton School alumnus Martin Fenlon (BSARCH ’97, MARCH ’99) has won a 2018 American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter (AIA|LA) Honor Award for his Fenlon House (2013 – 2015) project. The project brings new life to a dilapidated 1920’s bungalow, located just outside of downtown Los Angeles in the little-known neighborhood of Hermon. The new addition to the front of the house forms a unique alliance with the remodeled existing house. This new frontispiece appears to be intimately nested within the older existing house, while maintaining a stark differentiation. 

 

Nov 15

Conducted by Viola Ago and Galo Canizares, inaugural recipients of the Christos Yessios Visiting Assistant Professorship, the Interferences Workshop I articulated the complementary, yet independent, research of emerging digital fabrication tools to be conducted by the two new faculty. At the end of the four-day workshop, two groups of Knowlton School students presented their experiments with coding and digital software with separate displays of digital or fabricated 3D models. 

Oct 26

It began as a speculative design, a prototype system of pre-cast, perforated and self-buoyant concrete vessels to float a forest of trees in Lake Erie, Toledo, to reduce harmful algal blooms. Two years later that collaborative design project by Assistant Professor Jake Boswell and senior landscape architecture student Marty Koelsch has received a provisional utility patent, and is currently in review for a full utility patent from the U.S. Patent Office.