News from the School

Apr 23

In a format of traveling reviews, eleven students in the Landscape Architecture section presented their Directed Research Projects in locations throughout Knowlton Hall during Spring Semester’s Final Review Week. Following the selection of six finalists, and a second-round of their presentations, the Directed Research Prize was awarded to Marty Koelsch in the undergraduate category and Emily Knox in the graduate category.

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.

Mar 29

Four third-year architecture graduate students were selected as finalists in the Master of Architecture Exit Review presentations: Ali Sandhu, Christina Tefend, Jared Younger and James Amicone. After a reading by the four finalists on March 28, guest juror Ana Miljački, Associate Professor of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented to the school two winners: James Amicone’s "Porch(ness)" and Jared Younger's "Triple-W."

Mar 28

City and Regional Planning Assistant Professors Amber Woodburn and Zhenhua Chen, along with Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Associate Professor Seth Young, Director of The Ohio State University’s Center for Aviation Studies, have won $37,000 in funding to support an economic impact analysis of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) facilities. Airports operated under the CRAA include John Glenn International, Rickenbacker International and Bolton Field.

Mar 28

Knowlton School Lecturers Galo Canizares and Stephanie Sang Delgado (MARCH ’15) won the sixth annual Ragdale Ring competition for their design, Noodle Soup. Their proposal is a contemporary interpretation of the original Ragdale Ring garden theatre designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912. Canizares and Sang Delgado will receive a $15,000 production grant and a design-build residency at Ragdale, including studio space, room and board for up to 10 individuals for 18 days. Noodle Soup will open to the public with a special concert on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Mar 26

It’s called “the cliff.” It refers to the time when people with autism age out of services offered to those 18 and younger through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Between now and 2026, some 400,000 younger Americans with autism will cross into adulthood. City and Regional Planning Professor of Practice Kyle Ezell led two undergraduate studios and a graduate workshop that explored ways that planners, architects and landscape architects can create communities where adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can thrive beyond the cliff.

Mar 14

At this year’s 29th Annual Sphinx and Mortar Board Reception, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Jesus J. Lara was inducted as an Honorary Member of Mortar Board. Each year, the Mortar Board chapter at Ohio State provides an opportunity for a member of the society to recognize a faculty or staff member who has had a significant impact on their collegiate careers.

Mar 12

The Knowlton School announces the publication of the twelfth title in its Source Books in Architecture Series, Neil M. Denari / NMDA: The Baumer Lectures. Source Books in Architecture is a product of the Herbert Baumer seminars, a series of interactions between students and seminal practitioners at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Neil M. Denari was the Autumn Semester 2015 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor.

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Mar 9

It sustains organic life and supports the built environment. Beneath grass and pavement, dirt abides, integral to life but largely taken for granted, according to Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Paula Meijerink, whose exhibit, COLUMBUS DIRT: Illuminating the Invisible, is on display in the Knowlton School’s Banvard Gallery from March 7 through March 30. “We want someone who visits the exhibit to have a new appreciation of soil,” Meijerink explains. “The various components of the exhibit are essentially about soil research, proposition and implementation. The idea is to demonstrate the richness and diversity of soil on one hand, and also explore the question central to this exhibit: 'How can soil be experienced and initiate new ecologies?'”

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