News from the School

Mar 1

The City and Regional Planning Student Association (CRPSA) was among five student organizations within the College of Engineering that were recognized for their efforts to inspire the next generation of innovators and solve real-world challenges during the second annual Student Organization Recognition & Awards at Drake Union on February 17.

Feb 22

Five Knowlton School students are this year’s recipients of Architecture Research and Travel Awards (ARTA) which support independent research during summer 2016. This year’s awardees are: Anastasia Betsch (MLA), El Camino de Santiago: The Pilgrim’s Garden; Katie Lau (BSARCH) and Andrew Miller (BSARCH), The Garden and the City; Jonathan Staker (MLA), Western Watersheds: Lifeline Landscape; Sandy Sechang (BSCRP), Syrian Refuges in Berlin.

Feb 12

Professor Robert Livesey is the recipient of a 2016 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award annually recognizes a maximum of ten Ohio State faculty members for their teaching excellence. Recipients are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and are chosen by a committee of alumni, students and faculty. Recipients are inducted into the university’s Academy of Teaching.

Feb 8

Eight winners of the annual Emerging Voices program have been announced by the Architectural League of New York, two of which are Knowlton School alumni. Marc Manack (BSARCH ’01, MARCH ’05) and Heather Roberge (BSARCH ’93, MARCH ’95) were selected by the jury panel for their distinct design voices and potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and urbanism.

Feb 8

Congratulations to the 186 Knowlton School undergraduate students who made Dean’s List in Autumn 2015! Undergraduate students at Ohio State who complete a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with a term GPA of at least a 3.5 or higher for any given term will be named on the Dean’s List.

Jan 29

Design critic and theorist Robert Somol is the Knowlton School’s Spring 2016 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. Somol 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, Preston Scott Cohen, Benjamin Bratton and Neil Denari.

Jan 20

WANTED landscape, co-founded by Knowlton School Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Paula Meijerink and Senior Lecturer in Architecture Thierry Beaudoin, has received the 2015 Regional Merit Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and been selected to develop a series of installations at the Montréal Botanical Garden.

Jan 20

Fifty Knowlton School and Ohio State colleagues, former students, friends and family of Professor Hazel Morrow-Jones gathered in the Knowlton Hall Center Space on November 5, 2015 to share memories and celebrate the retirement of Professor Hazel Morrow-Jones. In addition to her role in the Knowlton School’s City and Regional Planning Section, Hazel was Associate Provost for Women’s Policy Initiatives and Director of The Women’s Place (TWP) at Ohio State.

Jan 19

The 2015-2016 Knowlton School Alumni Society’s Mentor Program kicked-off the year with a Fall Mixer in September at the Short North Pint House. Approximately 150 Mentors and mentees attended the mixer to meet with their respective Mentor Teams and to define their goals for the program year. Attendees from the Knowlton School included Director Mike Cadwell, Architecture Section Head Rob Livesey, Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator Karin Gillund and Student Services manager Angi Beer (BSLA ’01, MCRP ’08).

Dec 18

The American Society of Landscape Architects New York chapter has named Knowlton School alumna Susan Chin, FAIA (BARCH ’76) an honorary member in recognition of her service to the profession of landscape architecture. In addition, Design Trust for Public Space, of which Chin is the Executive Director, was awarded the 2015 Olmsted Medal by ASLA. Chin received both awards at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago in November.