News from the School

Nov 15

KSA students developed 15 projects for the Data Visualization Challenge, part of the 2012 Visualizing Global Marathon held over the weekend of November 9-11. The Knowlton School of Architecture ran its own internal competition in coordination with the larger Global Marathon, recognizing the top three projects developed for the KSA Competition. KSA Competition winners received $1,000 in prize money. The School’s participation in the Global Marathon, and oversight of the internal KSA Competition were managed by KSA Architecture Assistant Professor Karen Lewis.

Nov 9

Four projects by KSA students have won Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects 2012 Awards.

Nov 2

(Robo)ZOO: Stimulating a Mechanical Ecology, a design proposal from a KSA architecture seminar taught by Associate Professor Lisa Tilder, was short-listed in the Land Art Generator Initiative international design competition. The KSA entry was one of twenty-five projects shortlisted, out of 250 entries from 39 countries. The shortlist committee included individuals from the New York City art world, the NYC Departments of City Planning and Parks & Recreation, architects, designers, and more.

Oct 26

Professor Rachel Garshick Kleit has joined the faculty of the Knowlton School of Architecture as Section Head of City and Regional Planning. Kleit comes to the KSA from the University of Washington, where she was associate professor at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and adjunct associate professor of urban design and planning. Her research focuses on the social impacts of housing on the lives of the poor, especially the relationship between housing location, neighborhood composition, social networks, and access to opportunity.

Oct 26

A four bedroom, two bath, 1200 square foot house designed by KSA graduate students is being constructed in Springfield, Ohio by the Clark County Community Habitat for Humanity (CCCHfH) with Howell Buildings Company. Thirty second year KSA Master of Architecture students designed the house in Winter 2012 studios taught by Professors Robert Livesey and Bart Overly. The primary designers of the house are current third year MARCH students Michael Talmon and Crystal DeCastro. The house’s design was developed by ten graduate and undergraduate students in a Spring 2012 seminar run by Professor Jane Murphy.

Oct 25

HOUSE / DIVIDED, a multimedia theater show about the foreclosure crisis that premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts in October of 2011, is running at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Harvey Theater from October 24-27. A co-production of the Wexner Center and The Builders Association, Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Katherine Bennett’s Spring 2011 LARCH 760 seminar, “Disreplacement,” contributed to the project.

Oct 22

Students from Professor Jesus Lara's Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning undergraduate community design studio, BIOPHILIC CITIES: Sustainable Strategies for West Columbus, recently completed an outreach engagement activity with students from Westmoor Middle School in Columbus' greater Hilltop area.

Oct 22

The exhibit Travulgar Square: Ben Nicholson Drawings 1976-77, which was first shown at the KSA’s Banvard Gallery last fall, will be on display through November 2 at the Milstein Hall Gallery in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University. The drawings that comprise Travulgar Square were developed by British-born Ben Nicholson over a period of 18 months in 1976-77.

Oct 12

The Knowlton School of Architecture offers a wide range of elective courses, seminars, special offerings and general education courses of interest to students across the University. Follow the links below to explore Spring 2013 courses offered by each degree program. To register for a course, search for it via Buckeye Link.

Oct 8

Knowlton School of Architecture faculty Beth Blostein and Bart Overly received a 2012 AIA Columbus Merit Award for Elemental Veterinary Center and Pet Spa in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood. The Blostein/Overly Architects interior design project was identified as a favorite of head juror Julie Snow, of Minneapolis-based Julie Snow Architects.