News from the School

Jan 19

The 2015-2016 Knowlton School Alumni Society’s Mentor Program kicked-off the year with a Fall Mixer in September at the Short North Pint House. Approximately 150 Mentors and mentees attended the mixer to meet with their respective Mentor Teams and to define their goals for the program year. Attendees from the Knowlton School included Director Mike Cadwell, Architecture Section Head Rob Livesey, Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator Karin Gillund and Student Services manager Angi Beer (BSLA ’01, MCRP ’08).

Dec 18

The American Society of Landscape Architects New York chapter has named Knowlton School alumna Susan Chin, FAIA (BARCH ’76) an honorary member in recognition of her service to the profession of landscape architecture. In addition, Design Trust for Public Space, of which Chin is the Executive Director, was awarded the 2015 Olmsted Medal by ASLA. Chin received both awards at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago in November.

Dec 9

It is with deep sadness that the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture announces the death of Lisa Tilder, Associate Professor of Architecture.
Dec 4

Winners of 2015 Architecture Research Travel Awards gave presentations on their ARTA-supported travel at on Friday, November 13 at the Knowlton Hall Big Stairs.

Dec 2

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture Karen Lewis has published Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication (Routledge), a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design relevant to architects, landscape architects, and city and regional planners. The book is a recent Number 1 best seller.

Nov 20

Three Knowlton School alumni were among 16 alumni and friends of the College of Engineering recognized at the 18th Annual Excellence in Engineering & Architecture Awards in October. Each year, this event honors individuals for their extraordinary personal achievements, remarkable contributions to their professional fields, or their outstanding service to the college. This year’s honorees from the Knowlton School and the awards they received are: George Kontogiannis (Meritorious Service Citation); Jeff Morosky and Mark Schendel (Distinguished Alumni Awards).
Nov 19

Technology is integral to the Knowlton School. Knowlton students do it all: computer controlled model making in the fabrication lab, miles of drawings in the studios, and award-winning smartphone apps for community projects.

Funds raised during the Knowlton School Capital Campaign keep us at the front edge of technology. The campaign secures the school’s leadership in design and planning, and provides our students with professional skills second to none.

Nov 16

Three projects involving Knowlton School students have been recognized by the Ohio Chapter of ASLA. A total of 43 projects were submitted to OCASLA for 2015 award consideration, with winners announced at the annual OCASLA Gala in Cleveland.

Nov 16

On Saturday, November 7, 75 Knowlton School alumni and friends gathered for a reception at Howells & Hood in downtown Chicago. The event, hosted by Knowlton School Director Mike Cadwell and Landscape Architecture Section Head Dorothée Imbert, took place in conjunction with the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo and was part of the on-going 100 Years of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State celebrations taking place throughout the 2015-16 academic year.

Nov 16

“Coney Island”, the first installation to be constructed as part of the Bold Booths project, has won an AIA Columbus Merit Award and been featured in CityLab, one of The Atlantic Group family of publications.