News from the School

Oct 29

The Richmond Olympic Oval, the signature venue from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Canada and now a multi-use community recreation center and sports venue designed by CannonDesign, has received the All Time Award from the International Association of Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) – an award reserved for landmark sports facilities from the past half-century.

Oct 23

Landscape Architecture Section Head Dorothée Imbert has edited and contributed to two volumes on landscape architecture and productive landscapes, both published in 2015.

Oct 23

The Knowlton School commemorated 100 years of the Landscape Architecture program during the week of Homecoming with special events, alumni reunions and student interactions. One of the highlights of this week of celebration included the surprise announcement of the Lawrence W. Walquist, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Fund aims to raise $100,000 to award scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a Landscape Architecture degree.

Oct 20

More than 200 alumni, emeriti faculty and friends of the program returned to the Ohio State campus to take part in the Landscape Architecture Centennial Celebrations held in Knowlton Hall during Homecoming Week 2015.

Oct 16

Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Architecture Kristy Balliet and her partner Kelly Bair of BairBalliet have been selected as one of twelve teams of architects to exhibit at the 2016 Venice Biennale’s US Pavilion. The exhibition, titled “The Architectural Imagination,” will explore the possibilities of Detroit as a laboratory for the innovative power of architecture.

Oct 16

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Jake Boswell’s The Ocean Above Us: a child’s annotated history of the great inundation has received an Honorable Mention in the Speculative category of Archinect’s Dry Futures competition. The competition, which challenged entrants to develop ‘future-focused design responses to California’s drought’, is based on the premise that architects and designers ‘possess a remarkable set of tools and skills that uniquely establish the capacity to adapt to a problem that is both multifaceted and enormous.’

Oct 5

A $50,000 gift by the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), facilitated by CDFA CEO Toby Rittner (MCRP ’00), has created the Council of Development Finance Agencies Endowed Scholarship Fund endowment. Funds from the CDFA Scholarship Fund will be used to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Knowlton School’s Master of City and Regional Planning degree program. Scholarship awards will be based on academic performance and financial need with preference given to candidates who plan to pursue careers in economic development in the United States after graduation.

Oct 2

Knowlton School City and Regional Planning Lecturer Chad Gibson’s Autumn 2014 “Columbus Rail Studio” has received an American Planning Association Ohio Chapter Award for Planning Students.

Oct 2

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning and Designing Local Senior Principal Kyle Ezell accepted the American Planning Association's Ohio Chapter's 2015 Focused Project Award for The Essence of Athens: A Strategic Design Plan for Economic Enhancement and Community Competitiveness. APA Michigan served as the jury for the Ohio awards.

Sep 25

Architect, author and educator Neil Denari is the Knowlton School’s Autumn 2015 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. Denari joins a long list of prominent practitioners and scholars as Baumer Professors since the program’s inception in 1996, including Stan Allen, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Eric Owen Moss, Greg Lynn, Sylvia Lavin and last year’s Baumer Professors Preston Scott Cohen and Benjamin Bratton. During the course of their time at Knowlton, Baumer Professors lead a graduate design seminar and present a public lecture as part of the School’s Baumer Lecture Series.