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Jul 11

The Knowlton School is saddened to report the passing of George Van Niel, AIA. George passed away at the age of 83 on June 27, 2018 at the Veteran Administration's Dayton Hospice.

Jun 27

Above the Columbus 5th Avenue Corridor, Digital Resource Archivist and Curator Chris Strasbaugh took to the skies in the Knowlton School’s first drone-based research and analysis project. Stitching together the drone’s 3500 hundred aerial photos, students in CRP 4110 Transportation and Land Use created an 86 ft. by 3 ft. high-resolution map of the corridor’s infrastructure. Enabled by aerial-perspective data collection, such as high-detail imagery and sensor-specific mapping, research and design efforts across the Knowlton School’s three disciplines are just beginning to harness new flight-bound technology.

Jun 11

“I am giving a lecture about politics,” stated Pritzker Prize–winning architect Rem Koolhaas, 2018 Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School, to introduce his lecture, “current preoccupations,” to a capacity crowd in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium. “I will show a series of projects to be seen within the context of communication and of remaining in contact with the so-called enemy,” he added. Through the Baumer lecture and seminars with graduate architecture students, Koolhaas highlighted work from his renown portfolio, and touched on the politics of both their design and the environments in which they exist.

Apr 16

What does it mean to be a smart architect? Through the theme #GETSMART, the American Institute of Architecture Students 2018 Midwest Quad Conference, hosted in April by the Ohio State University AIAS Chapter, explored possible applications of the term to design practice and urban planning. The Ohio State chapter developed a three-day program of keynote presentations, break-out sessions, short courses and tours for the 160 student attendees from 16 Midwest universities. Hosted in Knowlton Hall, presentations and education sessions were facilitated by educators and representatives from 25 professional firms, covering a multidisciplinary profile of planners, industrial designers, engineers and architects.

Apr 6

Recipient of a prestigious 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S Scholar award, Professor of Architecture Kay Bea Jones will conduct her studies on the design culture of Adriano Olivetti and the Olivetti Company. Jones will pursue her research, “The Architecture of Olivetti at Ivrea, Italy: Modern Symbols and Methods for Revitalization and Remediation of Industrial Architecture and Landscapes,” through direct access to archives and key sites, and with the collaboration of Italian colleagues and students from February to July, 2019.