News from the School

Sep 20

In addition to their recent appointments as assistant professors of architecture at the Knowlton School, Ashley Bigham and Erik Herrmann are co-directors of Outpost Office, a design practice which focuses on issues of formal genericism, digital aesthetics and material experimentation. They also co-host the podcast, Site Visit, which invites an architect to choose, tour and critique a site—along with Ashley and Erik.

Sep 17

Two Knowlton School alumni, Heather Roberge (BSARCH ’93, MARCH ’95) and William Murdock (MCRP ’99), will be honored as Distinguished Alumni of the College of Engineering at the 2018 Alumni Awards Reception & Dinner on November 2. The "Distinguished Alumnus" Awards were established by the faculty of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University in 1954. Their purpose is to recognize distinguished achievement in one's profession by reason of significant inventions, important research or design, administrative leadership, or genius in production.

Aug 30

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced 100 Years of Landscape Architecture at The Ohio State University, a multi-component project celebrating the section’s centennial, recipient of the 2018 Award of Excellence in the Communications category. The annual ASLA professional awards recognize the best of landscape architecture in the general design, analysis and planning, communications, research and residential design categories from the United States and around the world.

Aug 30

The Knowlton School is pleased to announce Viola Ago and Galo Cañizares as 2018-19 Yessios Visiting Assistant Professors. The Fellowship provides a residency to investigate a specific project related to emerging digital fabrication tools and related technologies, to produce within the Fellowship period an exhibition and lecture concerning that work, and to develop their ideas in the context of teaching an architectural design studio and seminar.

Aug 30

The Knowlton School welcomes Emily Mohr (BSARCH ’13) as the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow for 2018-19. The LeFevre Fellowship is awarded annually to an architect who is beginning to make their mark on the profession and provides the practitioner with a platform to develop their research over the academic year. The Fellowship culminates in the spring semester with a public lecture, monograph and exhibition in the school's Banvard Gallery.

Aug 21

The Knowlton School welcomes the following new faculty: Assistant Professor of Architecture Erik Herrmann, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Yasuyuki Motoyama and Assistant Professor of Architecture Ashley Bigham.

Aug 9

Mikyoung Kim, an award winning international landscape architect and founding principal of Mikyoung Kim Design (MYKD), is the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during the Autumn 2018 semester. She is known for culturally significant designs that serve as a powerful tool to celebrate the beauty of the collective human experience. Kim’s innovative design approach emphasizes an interdisciplinary research and design process in projects that range from regional scale urban waterfronts to sculptural installations.

Aug 8

In finding insight and inspiration for the design of a building, students in Knowlton Hall simply need to survey their surroundings. In a summer 2018 article, ArchDaily listed Knowlton Hall as one of 15 “significant and recent architecture school buildings that inspire and challenge the next generations of designers.” Of the six U.S. schools listed, including Yale Art + Architecture Building, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Princeton School of Architecture (2012 addition), Knowlton Hall at Ohio State was one of two public state universities recognized, sharing the distinction with Clemson University College of Architecture. International schools include School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), UC Architecture School Building (Chile) and Strasbourg School of Architecture (France).

Aug 3

As a freshman engineering major, Heather Roberge enrolled in Professor Jacqueline Gargus’s Architecture Survey course and Arch 202 Introduction to Design. Engaged by the material, she applied to the architecture program. Roberge received both her Bachelor of Science (’93) and Master of Architecture degrees (’95) at The Ohio State University, where she received the AIA Certificate of Excellence and graduated summa cum laude. Roberge is now a nationally-recognized designer, architect and educator based in Los Angeles. In 1999, she co-founded the design practice Gnuform and, in 2008, founded the award-winning practice Murmur. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, one of the top-ranked graduate architecture programs in the country.

Aug 2

Above the Columbus 5th Avenue Corridor, Digital Resource Archivist and Curator Chris Strasbaugh took to the skies in the Knowlton School’s first drone-based research and analysis project. Stitching together the drone’s 3500 hundred aerial photos, students in CRP 4110 Transportation and Land Use created an 86 ft. by 3 ft. high-resolution map of the corridor’s infrastructure. Enabled by aerial-perspective data collection, such as high-detail imagery and sensor-specific mapping, research and design efforts across the Knowlton School’s three disciplines are just beginning to harness new flight-bound technology.