News from the School

Oct 3

Knowlton Hall is among 16 buildings competing in the Contemporary bracket in the ArChallenge, an AIA Columbus initiative designed to identify “the most architecturally significant and iconic structures in Columbus from the past 100 years.”

Sep 27

Building on an $865,000 Community Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the project received in 2011, faculty at the Knowlton School are involved in the launch of the capital campaign to create a new food district in the Columbus neighborhood of Weinland Park.

Sep 26

Graduate and undergraduate architecture students at the Knowlton School participated in a five day workshop, “The City as an Aggregated Figure,” directed by Peter Trummer, Head of the Institute of Urban Design in Innsbruck, Austria, with Kristy Balliet, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Knowlton.

Sep 20

Columbus firm Meyers + Associates Architecture has been included in the ARCHITECT 50 list of the nation’s top firms by Architect Magazine. Firms were ranked in several categories – Business, Sustainability and Design – with Meyers + Associates achieving a 33rd overall ranking and claiming the 7th spot in the Sustainability category. The firm’s Principal Architect and founding owner is Knowlton alumnus Christopher Meyers.

Sep 17

City and Regional Planning faculty members Gulsah Akar and Steve Gordon have been awarded a research grant of $151,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for their project “Linking Land Use, Transportation and Travel Behavior in Ohio: Incorporating Decline and Vehicle Choice Components.”

Sep 12

Stoss Landscape Urbanism, the 7th volume of the Knowlton School's Source Books in Landscape Architecture series, explores the firm and The CityDeck project in Green Bay, Wisconsin though dialogue with Stoss principal Chris Reed, and highlights the influences and perspectives of several collaborators and colleagues.

Sep 12

The 2013 LEGO DESIGN CHALLENGE, presented by the Center for Creativity at the Columbus Museum of Art, is a design competition that promotes the creative and original use of LEGO bricks. All design entries must respond to the following challenge: Create a functional or useable object using LEGO bricks. The object or tool could be used in real life.

Sep 6

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture Ashley Schafer is one of a trio of curators selected by the U.S. Department of State to organize the exhibition of the United States Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale. The project, entitled OfficeUS: Criticism by Re-making, is (as described in the New York Times), “an experiment in reimagining the last 100 years of American building abroad.”

Sep 5

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture Kay Bea Jones will be a keynote speaker at the R.E.D.S. Rome Ecological Design Symposium. The Symposium, to be hosted on September 26-27 at the Faculty of Architecture, Valle Giulia, the University of Rome, will focus on “the issues of ecology, sustainability, quality of urban transformations and landscape values.”

Sep 3

Knowlton School Assistant Professor of Architecture Justin Diles’ work as last year’s Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow has been highlighted in a recent story on the Architect’s Newspaper blog Fabrikator (A|N BLOG). The story focusses on Diles’ use of the karamba3d Rhino plug-in that was instrumental in the Eigenforms Exhibition hosted in the School’s Banvard Gallery.