News from the School

Jan 4

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Zhenhua Chen has published Big Data for Regional Science, along with co-editor, Laurie A. Schintler. The book is part of the Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy series. Big Data for Regional Science provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and cutting-edge perspective on big data for regional science. The content is organized along four themes: sources of big data; integration, processing and management of big data; analytics for big data; and, higher level policy and programmatic considerations. 

 

Rachel Ghindea presenting her site model
Jan 3

In evaluating the US Embassy in Mexico plans presented by the ten Gui Competition finalists, Architecture Section Head Todd Gannon explained the jury considered three criteria: conceptual clarity—that the main ideas driving the design were clearly evident; disciplinary purchase—that the projects looked beyond mere solutions to engage current conversations in contemporary architecture; and, programmatic plausibility—that each project presented a viable solution to the embassy program. “It’s hard to do all three,” added Gannon to the assembled senior architecture design studio. “Each scheme picked its battle. There were many strong projects today, and the jury worked to balance these three criteria in our selections.”

http://knowlton.osu.edu/flipbooks/yir-2016-17/
Dec 12

Review highlights of the 2016-17 academic year in the latest Knowlton School Year in Review publication.

Nov 16

“I have loved every minute of it,” reflected Professor Emeritus Norman Booth on his long career at the Knowlton School. “I was very fortunate to be present when there were a lot of other faculty around me who had the same passion. Because of them I grew as a teacher.” Booth’s remarks to a gathering of former students, colleagues and Knowlton School alumni followed the presentation of the Norman K. Booth Endowed Scholarship Fund at the office of MKSK in downtown Columbus. The fund provides tuition-only, renewable scholarships to undergraduate students ranked as juniors or seniors who are enrolled in landscape architecture. Candidates must demonstrate financial need, leadership, strong academic and design credentials.

 

Nov 16

2017 Glimcher Seminar students examine how designers and planners can engage with urban spaces that exist at the intersection of conflict, memory and the landscape. Guided by Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor Walter Hood through a series of seminar discussions, the students developed their research into a Banvard Gallery exhibition, Confronting Landscapes of Conflict, that engages the symbolic messages held by Confederate memorials, statues and cemeteries in communities across the country.

Nov 15

After 40 years in the planning and community development profession, LA County Planning Director Richard Bruckner (MCRP ‘77) retired in the summer of 2017. His career spans work in multiple jurisdictions in California in areas of redevelopment, community development and city planning/urban design. After serving for ten years as the director of the Pasadena Planning and Development Department, where transit-oriented development is a model around the world, Richard Bruckner became the director of planning for the county of Los Angeles in 2010. We reached out to Richard Bruckner for his thoughts on how the planning profession has changed over his career and what advice he would give to students entering practice.  

 

Nov 14

The Knowlton School announces the publication of the eleventh title in its Source Books in Architecture Series, Preston Scott Cohen / Taiyuan Museum of Art. Source Books in Architecture is a product of the Herbert Baumer seminars, a series of interactions between students and seminal practitioners at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Preston Scott Cohen was the 2014 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Oct 27

The Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has awarded Jonathan Staker (MLA ’17) the Jane Silverstein Ries Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate a pioneering sense of awareness and stewardship of land-use values in the Rocky Mountain region. Staker’s research in the Colorado Front Range and Western Slopes comes from his MLA Directed Research Project (DRP), the Colorado-Big Thompson Water Trail + Field Guide, which developed from work completed during his Architecture Research Travel Award (ARTA) grant in summer of 2016.

Oct 10

The Knowlton School’s Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture is ranked #3 in the nation according to DesignIntelligence’s annual list of America’s top landscape architecture programs. The graduate landscape architecture program ranked 12th in the nation, according to both hiring professionals and academic leaders who participated in the survey. 

Oct 3

Michael Baumberger’s architecture design studio was invited along with five Midwestern universities to showcase work that incorporates design, fabrication and education in Exhibit Columbus, which explores the past, present and future of design with 18 outdoor, site-responsive installations that energize spaces in and around Columbus, Indiana's masterpieces of modern architecture. 

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