News from the School

Feb 21

Six Knowlton School students are this year’s recipients of Architecture Research and Travel Awards (ARTA), which will support independent

Feb 5

Associate Professor Kristi Cheramie has been named head of the Landscape Architecture section in the Knowlton School. Cheramie’s has received widespread recognition for her research and teaching. Her work, largely based in fieldwork, tracks patterns of adaptability and transformation in the landscape, with a particular focus on efforts aimed at mitigating or eliminating change. 

Feb 4

Disposable plastic never really goes away. An estimated 32% of plastic packaging escapes all waste collection systems. Released into the wild, non-biodegradable plastic objects disrupt urban infrastructure and natural ecosystems. What if this waste—rich in material potential—found new work instead?

Jan 10

Halina Steiner, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the Knowlton School, has been researching how concrete curbs, aprons, and gutters may be designed to capture “first flush toxins” that collect on the road so it can be extracted before entering the storm basin.

Jan 3

Landscape Architecture Professor Dorothée Imbert has been named the next Director of the Knowlton School.

Dec 17

DesignIntelligence has named Architecture Section Head and Professor of Landscape Architecture Dorothée Imbert one of the 25 Most Admired Educators in its 2019 publication. Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture by naming outstanding professionals from these fields, based on input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads and students.

Dec 10

“This project staked a strong claim about the nature of an institution,” commented Keoni Fleming, Knowlton School Lecturer and Senior Associate at Schooley Caldwell, prior to the announcement of th

Nov 19

Knowlton School Professor of Architecture Beth Blostein (BSARCH ’91) and Lecturer Bart Overly (BSARCH ’91), principals of Blostein/Overly Architects (BL/OV), received an Honor Award for Out of Town at the 2019 AIA Columbus Architecture Awards. This year’s program honored 10 local projects, including two Honor Awards, as the best designed buildings in Columbus. Completed in fall of 2018, Out-of-Town is located in the neighborhood of Franklinton, Columbus’s first settlement which is currently undergoing significant revitalization. Constructed on 0.8 acres on Town Street and just 700 yards “out of town” from the downtown riverfront, the completed project is a 45-unit apartment building. It lives within a gritty and emerging arts district, yet is adjacent to a long-established single family neighborhood. BL/OV considers the project to be an extension and inhabitant of both conditions.

Nov 6

Ohio State ranked 5th among undergraduate programs and 11th among graduate programs nationally in DesignIntelligence’s Top 25 Most Admired Schools for accredited landscape architecture programs. Rankings are based on survey feedback provided by hiring professionals in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture and interior design. In the category for most hired from landscape architecture schools, the Knowlton School’s programs ranked 6th in the country according to the DesignIntelligence 2019 School Rankings Survey. The Knowlton School was placed in Group 1 — 35+ Graduates, the highest of the six size categories, based on the average number of graduates each year in their combined undergraduate and graduate programs.

Oct 30

City and Regional Planning Faculty and PhD Students from the Knowlton School were active at this year’s Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference. The 59th ACSP conference was hosted in Greenville, South Carolina, a once economically challenged textile town that has made a dramatic transition into one of America’s best-planned, attractive, and livable small cities.