News from the School

Nov 14

The publication DesignIntelligence has named Knowlton School Professor of Architecture and Architecture Section Head Robert Livesey one of the 30 Most Admired Educators for 2015.

Nov 13

The Knowlton School is pleased to announce the new Knowlton School Ambassadors Program. Knowlton School Ambassadors are rising undergraduate students from all school majors who have gone through a training program that prepares them to represent and promote the Knowlton School at various events. Knowlton Ambassadors meet with prospective students and their families in Knowlton Hall and at area high schools, answering questions about our three undergraduate programs, the Knowlton School and Ohio State.

Nov 10

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning Kyle Ezell and students in Tatiana Parfenova and Brett Kordenbrock’s landscape architecture course Novel Ecologies: Spontaneous Urban Plants have received Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (OCASLA) Merit Awards under the Communications + Research category. OCASLA Merit Awards recognize “meritorious professional achievement in projects exhibiting outstanding achievement in the profession of landscape architecture.” The Communications + Research category is reserved for projects which identify and investigate challenges posed in landscape architecture, and which provide results that advance the body of knowledge for the profession.

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