News from the School

Jan 15

Benjamin Bratton is the Knowlton School’s Spring 2015 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Jan 8

It would be impressive if Duck Yim, a fifth-year honors architecture major and Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (AFROTC) Cadet, had merely started a philanthropic organization while completing his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University. It would be downright incredible if while doing this, Yim also had the motivation to run multiple marathons and finish with a number one rank among his peers in the AFROTC program. It is awe-inspiring that Yim accomplished all of this and more, justly earning him admission to Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) after graduation, the premier combat pilot training program in the world. ENJJPT accepts only 40 applicants from a pool of more than 600 internationally.

Jan 8

Congratulations to the 196 Knowlton School undergraduate students who made Dean’s List in Autumn 2014!

Jan 8

Three Knowlton School alumni were among 15 distinguished alumni recognized at the 17th Annual Excellence in Engineering & Architecture Alumni Awards in October. Each year the College of Engineering honors alumni of the college and the Knowlton School for extraordinary personal achievements, remarkable contributions to their professional fields, or for outstanding service to the college. This year’s honorees from the Knowlton School and the awards they received are: Horace Russell ‘Buss’ Ransom (BS ’61, architecture), who was honored with the Meritorious Service Citation, and Bill Gerhardt (BS ’78, landscape architecture) and David Biagi (MS ’87, architecture) who received Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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.