News from the School

Sep 29

Knowlton landscape architecture alumni Ian Mackay (MLA ’14) and David Shimmel (MLA ’13), and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Jacob Boswell’s collaborative submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) was shortlisted for the competition’s final prize. The shortlist honor means that Mackay, Shimmel and Boswell’s entry was selected as one of the top 25 out of more than 300 international submissions. The Knowlton team’s entry, SUNBATH, will be included in the book New Energies, to be published in October, and will be featured in an exhibition opening October 3 at the Danish Design Center in Copenhagen.

Sep 29

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 Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Megan Hurley, a rising senior in the City and Regional Planning program, interviewed William Murdock, Executive Director for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, about his academic and career paths.

Sep 19

For the third year running, The Center for Architecture and Design is organizing Columbus Design Week[s], “an annual festival focused on connecting the public to design through a series of unique p

Sep 19

Beginning next month, “Bold Booths,” a collaborative project between Ohio State and the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District will transform five parking attendant booths into “one-of-a-kind structures that will be unexpected yet practical pieces of public art.”

Sep 16

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture Kay Bea Jones presented a lecture at the Yale University School of Architecture about the renowned Italian architect and designer, Franco Albini. The talk focused on Albini’s role in shaping post-war museum and exhibition design. Jones’ argument includes situating Albini among the premier, late-modern, technically-oriented craftsmen who exposed structural systems and radically reinvented the modern urban facade.

Sep 12

Approximately 70 Knowlton students and representatives from sponsor firms gathered in the Knowlton Hall Center Space on Thursday, September 11 for the annual autumn Office Associateship Program (OAP) Reception. Student attendees were Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture students who have received graduate assistantships due to the financial support of OAP firm sponsors.

Sep 10

Casey Reas, who presented this semester’s initial Baumer Lecture on September 3, directed the two day workshop “-GRAPH” in Knowlton Hall, September 4-5. The workshop included 24 Knowlton undergraduate and graduate architecture students, as well as students from the Ohio State Department of Design which co-sponsored the event. Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jul 8

A commentary by alumnus Julie Cook (BS Arch ’94 and MArch ’01) was recently featured in The Architects Newspaper. In the article, Ms. Cook shared her personal account of the ways in which the architecture profession is improving for women, and specifically cited her experiences as a student pursuing architecture degrees at Ohio State.

OfficeUS opening by Mike F. Zumpano
Jul 3

On June 4, OfficeUS, a global collaborative architectural practice founded by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Architecture Ashley Schafer, officially opened at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. The opening was structured as a three day program of talks centered around twenty-five issues identified by the exhibition’s founders that will be explored by the partners and OfficeUS outposts over the next six months.

Jul 2

On June 26, around 60 Knowlton School alumni gathered together for a reception at Howells & Hood on Michigan Avenue in Chicago during the AIA National Convention. Graduation years represented spanned almost 50 years, with the most recent being May 2013 and the “most experienced” being from the class of 1967.