News from the School

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. 

Oct 1

Walter Hood is the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during Autumn Semester 2017. Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally.

Sep 27

Two Knowlton School alumni, Laura Solano (BSLA ‘83) and Peter Schubert (BSARCH ‘78), will be honored as Distinguished Alumni of the College of Engineering at the 2017 Alumni Awards Reception & Dinner on November 17. 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.

Sep 26

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) recently notified the Knowlton School's Landscape Arcitecture and Architecture Sections that their BSLA, MLA and MARCH programs have been granted accreditation for, respectively, eight, eight and six years. 

Sep 22

"The Black Swamp Armada,” a collaborative design by Assistant Professor Jacob Boswell and senior landscape architecture student Marty Koelsch, received an honorable mention in the 2017 LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition. Sponsored by The University of Pennsylvania’s LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) journal, the competition asked landscape architects, architects and artists to design a new island – with any program, form or purpose.