News from the School

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.

Jul 2

Three students from the Knowlton School’s architecture and city and regional planning sections were among a fiver person team that won first place in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inaugural Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The Ohio State University group was one of four finalist teams, beating out competing proposals by the runner-up New York University/Columbus University collaborative team, a separate New York University team and a team from the University of Michigan.

Jun 6

The Knowlton School’s landscape architecture section hosted two Trott Distinguished Visiting Professors during the 2013-14 academic year. Rob Holmes was the Trott Professor during the Autumn 2013 semester, while Gina Crandell was in residence at Knowlton as the Spring 2014 Trott Professor.

Jun 4

Knowlton faculty Beth Blostein, Associate Professor of Architecture, and Kimberly Burton, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, have been awarded Ohio State University 2014 Engagement Impact Grants. Blostein’s proposal, “Bold Booths: A New Strategy to Engage Columbus and its Infrastructures,” was awarded an Impact Grant of $60,000, while Burton’s proposal, developed with CRP Professor and Associate Dean Jennifer Evans-Cowley, “Ghana Sustainable Change Program,” was awarded a $45,000 grant.

Jun 2

Ohio State University’s membership in the international university research consortium Universitas 21 will allow five Knowlton City and Regional Planning students to traveling to Sydney, Australia in July to participate in Summer School at the University of New South Wales. Universitas 21 (U21) is a “leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization.”

Jun 2

On May 4, The Knowlton School celebrated the culmination of the 2013-14 academic year with its annual Commencement Brunch. Several hundred Knowlton graduates and their families gathered in the Knowlton Center Space to enjoy a meal together, take photos with friends and family and listen to representatives from each section speaking about their experiences as students at Knowlton before heading across the street to Ohio Stadium for Spring Commencement.