News from the School

Oct 9

In partnership with K. Brandt Knapp, Knowlton School alum Jerome W. Haferd (BSARCH ’07) won the $10,000 Grand Prize for the #ZeroThreshold Design Competition for their entry “SIDE by SIDE : a multi-use, multi-abled commons.” #ZeroThreshold is part of an architecture and urban design initiative to celebrate accessibility as a generator of design, and for the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio to build a proposal that takes the lead in the future of this movement.

Sep 24

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Dr. Zhenhua Chen has received an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) research grant of $174,908 to study the impact of distracted driving on the severity and frequency of vehicle crashes in the United States. In particular, Chen will investigate the different roles that legislation, driver education, and the built environment played in vehicle crashes by distracted driving.

Sep 9

We are thrilled to announce that our Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programs have been officially approved as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designated fields of study, effective Autumn Semester 2019. The STEM designation will allow international students graduating with a BSLA or an MLA to apply for an extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT) with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Sep 9

The Ohio State University master’s program in city and regional planning (MCRP) earned high marks in Planetizen’s 2019 Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, rising to 15th nationally as ranked by planning educators, an increase from 16th in the 2017 rankings. “We are pleased to see that our peers and colleagues in the field of city and regional planning recognize the value of the work we do at Ohio State. We pride ourselves on the innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs we offer and a distinctly optimistic and aspirational approach to planning inclusive, sustainable, and equitable cities and communities," said CRP Section Head Jennifer Clark.

Sep 4

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Yasuyuki Motoyama has published From Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Connectivity-based Regional Development. The book is published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. “More than 90 percent of cases I have observed told me that technology did not create markets or businesses,” stated Motoyama on a finding that did not align with the currently dominate theory of innovation. “Entrepreneurs created markets. Then, entrepreneurs later found technologies to make their businesses and markets happen.” Innovation and entrepreneurship are often considered two sides of the same coin. But are the links between innovation and entrepreneurship as inextricable as we think?

Sep 3

Review highlights of the 2018-19 academic year in the latest 

Aug 26

A lesson in environmental stewardship and sustainability is rooted in a field of corn located in the southwest courtyard outside the 18th Avenue Library on the Ohio State campus. Deeply rooted, in fact. Com-Til, a nutrient-rich compost made from residual bio-solids from City of Columbus wastewater treatment plants, was amended to the soil at the site to provide slow-release fertilization. As ears of corn golden and mature, the demonstration garden is bringing awareness to campus of the cycle of waste transformation.

Aug 24

The Landscape Architecture Section announces Dominique Ghiggi as the 2019 Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor. at the Knowlton School. Throughout the autumn semester, Ghiggi will conduct workshops and field research with landscape architecture students as part of the Glimcher Seminar. As part of the Baumer Lecture Series, Ghiggi will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30. The talk is free and open to the public.

Aug 22

The Knowlton School welcomes Galen Pardee as the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow for 2019-20. Galen Pardee’s work focuses on the material and logistical underpinnings of architectural practice and form, seeking to understand architecture's agency within ecosystems of political, social, environmental, and material regulations, as well as architects' ability to enact change within these environments. His work asks: How can architectural tools and technologies inform both design practice and public advocacy in the face of climate change?


Aug 20

The Knowlton School welcomes Mohamed Sharif as visiting critic in the G3 Architecture Design Studio, Cool Urban Archipelago: Chilling out in Terra Therma, with studio instructor Anastasia Congdon. Sharif is a founding partner of Sharif, Lynch: Architecture and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of Summer Programs in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.