News from the School

Dec 12

The Knowlton School of Architecture is saddened to announce the passing of alumnus and long-time friend and supporter of the School, Frank Elmer. Frank passed away on Tuesday, December 11 at his home after a long illness. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University and, in 1967, received a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the KSA.

Dec 4

Alumnus Kathy Fox, BS LArch ’80, has been selected as a Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Fellow. As a SC2 Fellow, Kathy will be working with Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone, who has assembled an aggressive agenda to improve economic development, city service delivery and regional cooperation in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.

Nov 30

KSA Assistant Professor in Architecture Kristy Balliet will lecture at the Technical University in Innsbruck, Austria on Thursday December 7, and will offer an advanced design workshop entitled “Excessive Volume,” from December 7th-11th.

Nov 30

Jesus J. Lara PhD, KSA assistant professor in Landscape Architecture, has just published Remaking Metropolis: Global Challenges of the Urban Landscape (Routledge) a volume Lara co-edited with Edward Cook.

Nov 30


The Knowlton School of Architecture is seeking REGIONAL ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVES to act as contacts for our students, KSA administration and alumni.

Nov 27

Students in Professor Kyle Ezell’s Autumn 2012 City and Regional Planning graduate Planning Innovations course (CRPLAN 6010) were charged with researching innovative ideas for the Franklin County, Ohio.

Nov 15

KSA Final Reviews for Autumn semester 2012 will be held Friday, November 16 - Wednesday, December 5 in the Jury and Center Spaces of Knowlton Hall.

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.