News from the School

Jan 8

Knowlton School alumnus Brian Sell (BSARCH ’87, MARCH ’09) has been announced as the winner of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition. Sell, a senior designer and architect with Columbus, Ohio-based Moody Nolan, was selected from among nearly 200 submitted designs by architects, artists and students from across the United States.
Dec 22

Winners of 2014 Architecture Research Travel Awards gave presentations on their ARTA-supported travel at on Tuesday, November 18 at the Knowlton Hall Big Stairs.

Nov 21

On October 16, school leadership and alumni and friends of the Knowlton School gathered in the Knowlton Hall Center Space to celebrate the building’s ten year anniversary. Knowlton Hall has been recognized by national publications, such as Architecture, Competitions, Praxis, Dwell and Architectural Record, and won numerous awards. Knowlton Hall is widely considered to be one of the best design education facilities in existence.
Nov 19

A donation by Knowlton School alumnus Navy Banvard (BSARCH ’82) has created the Robert S. Livesey Teaching Award Endowment Fund. Banvard will match other donations up to $125,000, with the goal of creating a $250,000 endowment that will be used to provide annual awards which recognize Knowlton faculty who excel in teaching and demonstrate commitment to our students beyond the classroom.

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.