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Louisa Morris
Knowlton School Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator




City and Regional Planning Exhibition and Reception
register online / includes Smart City update
5:30-8 p.m. | Knowlton Hall, Center Space


Reunite in Orlando at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017
register online / food and drinks on us
6:00 p.m. | Tommy Bahama, Orlando


Reunite in NYC at the APA 2017 National Planning Conference
register online / food and drinks on us
6:00 p.m. | Lucky Strike, NYC


Alumni Society Wine Tasting
Save-the-date → more details to come!


Firms' DesignIntelligence Survey Deadline
surveys open now → see your email for links


Dean's Roadshow with Knowlton School Director Mike Cadwell
Say hello in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus


Knowlton School Alumni Society Summer Picnic
Save-the-date → more details to come!


OH/LEX: Activating Land Vacancies

Jake Boswell and Kristi Cheramie from the Knowlton School Landscape Architecture Section, and Mattijs van Maasakkers from the City and Regional Panning Section, continue to develop their action research project, Ohio Land Exchange (OH/LEX), in Lima, Ohio. Working in collaboration with students and faculty from OSU Lima and Amy Sackman-Odum, Lima’s Community Development Director, the Knowlton School faculty are utilizing GIS mapping and community engagement to reactivate vacant and abandoned land in the city.

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DesignIntelligence Ranks the Knowlton School’s Landscape Architecture Programs Among Top in Nation

The Knowlton School's undergraduate and graduate Landscape Architecture programs ranked highly in the just-released 2016-2017 DesignIntelligence rankings of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools.” The undergraduate program ranked 6th in the nation and received the #2 spot in the Deans Survey for most admired program for "its progressive faculty focusing on design, critical thinking and leadership." The graduate landscape architecture program ranked 13th out of the top 25 programs in the nation, according to both hiring professionals and academic leaders.

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Knowlton Alumni Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

Knowlton School graduates Navy Banvard (BSARCH ’82), Lane Beougher (BSARCH ’93), Tim Fishking (BSARCH ’84), David Meleca (BSARCH ’85), Steven Turckes (BSARCH ’84, MARCH ‘89) and James Wright (BSARCH '73) have been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member, elevation to fellowship recognizes significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.

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Robert Livesey Named One of 25 Most Admired Educators

For the second time in three years, the publication DesignIntelligence has named Knowlton School Professor of Architecture and Architecture Section Head Robert Livesey one of the 25 Most Admired Educators. Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.

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This spring, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Mattijs van Maasakkers published The Creation of Markets for Ecosystem Services in the United States: The Challenge of Trading Places.

His book explores both the promise and unrealized potential of ecosystem service markets in the US, and concludes with alternate ways the ecosystem service idea can be incorporated in a meaningful way into environmental decision-making.

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DIY Couture and Community: Fashion Schau Unites Design and Service

On February 24, the Knowlton Hall Center Space was transformed into a showcase of design talent and inspired DIY couture as part of SERVitecture's 6th Annual Fashion Schau. Twenty-eight models wore pieces designed and created by Ohio State University students based loosely on the theme of Multiply, allowing a sense of play and experimentation in the use of materials and tailoring techniques. The result was a sartorial showcase of contrasting textures, patchworks and bold embellishments for the standing-room only—and highly enthusiastic—crowd.

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