News from the School

Nov 4

A team comprised of Landscape Architecture faculty Kristi Cheramie and Jake Boswell, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Mattijs van Maasakkers and Jennie Miller, a Houston-based attorney with Andrew Kurth LLP, have been selected as finalists in the Van Alen Institute’s Future Ground competition. Future Ground invites multidisciplinary teams to generate flexible design and policy strategies to reuse vacant land in New Orleans, transforming abandoned landscapes into resources for the current and future city. The Knowlton School/Andrew Kurth collaboration, Team LEX, proposes The New Orleans Land Exchange (NOLEX), a projective framework designed to move vacant parcels from tax deficiency to productive lands in order to protect public health and safety.

Nov 3

Preston Scott Cohen, Chair and Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and founder and principal of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., is the Knowlton School’s Autumn 2014 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. Cohen 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 and last year’s Baumer Professor, Sylvia Lavin. 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.
Oct 27

Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Architecture Justin Diles has won the TEX-FAB Plasticity design competition. Diles developed his design – an interior pavilion titled Plastic Stereotomy – as an extension of his research in composite fabrication methods and lightweight, volumetric alternatives to typical frame-based construction. The two-round competition attracted 70 entries, representing 16 countries on 6 continents.

Oct 24

OfficeUS: Criticism by Re-making, the exhibition of the United States Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, has pulled in numerous positive reviews since opening in June. Co-curated by Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture Ashley Schafer, and partially designed and constructed last spring and summer by Knowlton architecture students, OfficeUS is “an experiment in reimagining the last 100 years of American building abroad.”

Oct 23

On Tuesday, October 14, first-year CRP PhD student Alex Wesaw gave oral testimony on behalf of American Indian and Alaska Natives from the 566 tribal governments of the United States in two Listening Sessions held in Rapid City, South Dakota by the U.S. Department of Justice. The sessions were a part of DOJ’s pre-conference preparations for their 9th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation. Wesaw serves as the Co-President of the National Congress of American Indians’ Youth Commission and, this past June, he was honored as an inaugural member of the United National Indian Tribal Youth’s 25 Under 25 National Native Youth Leadership program.

Oct 22

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture Kay Bea Jones has published Franco Albini: Suspending Modernity (Ashgate, 2014).

Oct 21

On Saturday, October 11, 30 Knowlton student scholarship winners and representatives from firms, organizations, and individual and family scholarship providers gathered in the Knowlton Hall Archite

Oct 21

The American Society of Landscape Architects granted a prestigious 2014 ASLA Student Award Honor Award to the senior studio project "Bigger Darby: A Landscape Approach for a Coherent & Resilient Watershed" and its accompanying exhibition.

Oct 10

Knowlton School Alumni Profiles is a series that features interviews of school alumni conducted by students who are members of the Knowlton Ambassador Program. In the interviews, alumni discuss how their experiences at the Knowlton School helped prepare them for their careers in architecture, landscape architecture and city and regional planning, and offer advice to current Knowlton students regarding their own career plans. On Friday, August 29th, Adam Beverly, a rising senior in the Architecture program and Knowlton Ambassador, interviewed Bhakti Bania, CEO and Architect at BBCO Design, about her academic and career path.

Oct 6

Thanks to the generosity of Coca-Cola, the Ohio State University Office of Student Life is proud to offer Cola-Cola Student Sustainability Grants for student-led initiatives that support The Ohio State University's goal to reduce greenhouse gases, conserve resources, and promote sustainability. In addition, the university’s Office of Energy and Environment has created scholarships, research grants and travel funding to help students who are studying or researching topics in sustainability, energy and environment.