News from the School

Mar 2

Christine Meadows was recognized for her commitment to excellence in higher education at Ohio State at the Sphinx/Mortar Board Faculty and Staff Reception at the Longaberger Alumni House on Monday,

Mar 2

Knowlton School Director Michael Cadwell has been elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects for his notable contributions “to the advancement of the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice.” As an educator, writer, and practitioner, Michael Cadwell has championed construction as a transformative cultural act: how we see, build, and inhabit the world.

Feb 26

City and Regional Planning undergraduate Frank Johnson is one of 22 students from across the Ohio State campus included in the 2015-2017 Class of Buckeye Leadership Fellows, the Office of Student Life’s signature leadership development experience. Johnson was chosen from among a pool of over 100 sophomores who applied for the program, now in its fifth year.

Feb 23

Following the project’s recent success in winning an Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (OCASLA) Merit Award, City and Regional Planning Associate Professor of Practice Kyle Ezell’s project The Essence of Athens: A Strategic Design Plan for Economic Enhancement and Community Competitiveness has won the 2015 Vernon Deines Award for an Outstanding Small Town Special Project Plan by the American Planning Association. Ezell will receive the award at the APA National Convention in Seattle this April.

Feb 9

The Knowlton School is pleased to announce the winners of the school’s 2015 Architecture Research Travel Awards (ARTA) competition. The ARTA program was established to encourage independent travel initiatives of up to 30 days by Knowlton students from all degree programs. ARTA grants are made possible by generous support from the Columbus Foundation.

Feb 9

As part of the Knowlton School’s commitment to bringing high level and current research to its PhD students and the faculty, the PhD Lecture Series invites prominent researchers in city and regional planning and related fields to present their work. These lectures offer diverse research methods alongside theoretical and applied understandings of the contemporary research of concern to city and regional planning scholars.

Feb 6

Baumer Lecture Series speaker Tom Wiscombe and 2014-15 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow David Eskenazi were co-instructors of the workshop “Involuted Figures and Black Holes” hosted at the Knowlton School, February 4-7. The workshop focussed on the problem of near-figuration, which is a form of resolution of the polarizing discourse of form versus shape of the last ten years. Near figuration is defined as the appearance of distinct, legible objects from illegible or fluid conditions, resulting in a sense of mystery in relation to the extents, interiority, and origin of the thing.

Feb 3

The Possible Mediums Project, which began with a regional workshop hosted at the Knowlton School in February 2013, has won an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Creative Achievement Award. ACSA Creative Achievement Awards recognizes “a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.” Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Architecture Kristy Balliet is one of four co-chairs of the project, along with colleagues at partner institutions the University of Michigan, University of Illinois at Chicago and Syracuse University.

Jan 28

Jennifer Guthrie and Shannon Nichol will be the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professors at the Knowlton School during the spring 2015 semester. Guthrie and Nichol are founding partners (with Kathryn Gustafson) of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), a landscape architecture practice based in Seattle, Washington. GGN was the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Award. While at Knowlton, Guthrie and Nichol will teach in the Glimcher Seminar in the school’s Landscape Architecture Section and give a public presentation on March 25 as part of the Baumer Lecture Series.

Jan 27

City and Regional Planning alumnus Eric Snowden (MCRP ‘ 11) has been named Reynoldsburg, Ohio’s new planning administrator based on his previous experiences as an intern in the city’s development department, an experience made possible by the section’s MCRP Internship Program. In the program, MCRP students work with citizens and community groups, conduct analyses, write reports, create maps, prepare presentations and many other activities.