News from the School

Jan 28

Jennifer Guthrie and Shannon Nichol will be the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professors at the Knowlton School during the spring 2015 semester. Guthrie and Nichol are founding partners (with Kathryn Gustafson) of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), a landscape architecture practice based in Seattle, Washington. GGN was the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Award. While at Knowlton, Guthrie and Nichol will teach in the Glimcher Seminar in the school’s Landscape Architecture Section and give a public presentation on March 25 as part of the Baumer Lecture Series.

Jan 27

City and Regional Planning alumnus Eric Snowden (MCRP ‘ 11) has been named Reynoldsburg, Ohio’s new planning administrator based on his previous experiences as an intern in the city’s development department, an experience made possible by the section’s MCRP Internship Program. In the program, MCRP students work with citizens and community groups, conduct analyses, write reports, create maps, prepare presentations and many other activities.

Jan 15

Benjamin Bratton is the Knowlton School’s Spring 2015 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Jan 8

It would be impressive if Duck Yim, a fifth-year honors architecture major and Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (AFROTC) Cadet, had merely started a philanthropic organization while completing his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University. It would be downright incredible if while doing this, Yim also had the motivation to run multiple marathons and finish with a number one rank among his peers in the AFROTC program. It is awe-inspiring that Yim accomplished all of this and more, justly earning him admission to Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) after graduation, the premier combat pilot training program in the world. ENJJPT accepts only 40 applicants from a pool of more than 600 internationally.

Jan 8

Congratulations to the 196 Knowlton School undergraduate students who made Dean’s List in Autumn 2014!

Jan 8

Three Knowlton School alumni were among 15 distinguished alumni recognized at the 17th Annual Excellence in Engineering & Architecture Alumni Awards in October. Each year the College of Engineering honors alumni of the college and the Knowlton School for extraordinary personal achievements, remarkable contributions to their professional fields, or for outstanding service to the college. This year’s honorees from the Knowlton School and the awards they received are: Horace Russell ‘Buss’ Ransom (BS ’61, architecture), who was honored with the Meritorious Service Citation, and Bill Gerhardt (BS ’78, landscape architecture) and David Biagi (MS ’87, architecture) who received Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Jan 8

Knowlton School alumnus Brian Sell (BSARCH ’87, MARCH ’09) has been announced as the winner of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition. Sell, a senior designer and architect with Columbus, Ohio-based Moody Nolan, was selected from among nearly 200 submitted designs by architects, artists and students from across the United States.
Dec 22

Winners of 2014 Architecture Research Travel Awards gave presentations on their ARTA-supported travel at on Tuesday, November 18 at the Knowlton Hall Big Stairs.

Nov 21

On October 16, school leadership and alumni and friends of the Knowlton School gathered in the Knowlton Hall Center Space to celebrate the building’s ten year anniversary. Knowlton Hall has been recognized by national publications, such as Architecture, Competitions, Praxis, Dwell and Architectural Record, and won numerous awards. Knowlton Hall is widely considered to be one of the best design education facilities in existence.
Nov 19

A donation by Knowlton School alumnus Navy Banvard (BSARCH ’82) has created the Robert S. Livesey Teaching Award Endowment Fund. Banvard will match other donations up to $125,000, with the goal of creating a $250,000 endowment that will be used to provide annual awards which recognize Knowlton faculty who excel in teaching and demonstrate commitment to our students beyond the classroom.