Landscape by Hand: The First 80 Years of LARCH at Ohio State

Banvard Gallery / Knowlton Hall
October 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to November 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

About the Gallery

The Banvard Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery is located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University. The exhibit “Landscape by Hand: The First 80 Years of LARCH at Ohio State” opened at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8 and ran through Friday, November 13. The exhibit is a one of a series of special events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Landscape Architecture at The Oho State University.

The Exhibit

Over 100 drawings from the Knowlton School archives were featured in the exhibition “Landscape by Hand: The First 80 Years of LARCH at Ohio State” in Knowlton Hall’s Banvard Gallery.  

“Landscape by Hand” featured student and faculty work from 1920 to 2000, including several early pieces by landscape architecture pioneers Thomas D. Church and A. D. Taylor. Church taught at OSU from 1928-30 and Taylor was one of the founders of the program in 1915, when it began within the College of Agriculture.

Student work selected from the Knowlton archives includes early drawings by James H. Bassett ’52, FASLA, founder of Bassett Associates; William Behnke 51’, FASLA, founder of William A. Behnke Associates; Frank M. Betsch ’67; Walter L. Chambers ‘29, FASLA; Kathleen A. Hanlon ’79; Jack Mayle ’54; Richard Rarey ’50; Hubert C. Schmidt ’38; Scott Smith ’79; and Albert Szunyog ’49.

The exhibition ran through November 13 and was presented in conjunction with a timeline on display in Knowlton Hall that highlights stages in the evolution of the landscape architecture program.