News from the School

Jan 22

“Autonomous vehicles are inevitable,” exclaimed Adam Trimmer, a senior city and regional planning (CRP) major,  to begin a presentation at the office of Capital Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvement Districts. Trimmer, with other students in the CRP transportation studio, detailed the implications of this growing technology on urban design and development practices for the future of Downtown Columbus.

Jan 19

A river runs through it. So too do the opportunities to rethink a six-mile stretch of the Olentangy River Corridor that connects the Ohio State campus and Downtown Columbus. Visions of the reimagined corridor were presented publically at Knowlton Hall by three teams from architecture, planning and landscape design firms NBBJ, West 8, REALM, TLS Landscape Architecture and MKSK.

Jan 17

Associate Professor of Practice Jason Kentner received a Merit Award from the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (OCASLA) for his Pizzuti Collection Sculpture Garden. The project created a contemporary garden to house a portion of the Pizzuti Collection, when it moved to the Short North Arts District and Columbus’ historic Victorian Village. The charge for the design was to site 10-15 sculptural works of varied sizes, while also allowing for the rotation of pieces.

Jan 16

Senior landscape architecture student Andre Banerjee has been awarded an Emerging Scholars Fellowship. The Fellowship is a program of Active Minds, an organization with more than 400 campus chapters that promotes student advocacy in the mental health movement. The program provides an opportunity for college-aged scholars to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health.

Jan 11

City and Regional Planning PhD student Yujin Park has been announced as a recipient of the Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship through the Columbus Chapter of Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS). The scholarship was established in 1981 by WTS International to encourage and support women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field. Park’s application will now be forwarded for consideration for the national-level scholarship of $10,000.

Jan 10

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Jesus Lara addresses issues of Latino urbanism in his new book, Latino Placemaking and Planning: Cultural Resilience and Strategies for Reurbanization. The book offers a pathway to define, analyze, and evaluate the role that placemaking can have with respect to Latino communities in the context of contemporary urban planning, policy, and design practices.

Jan 9

Author and educator Caroline Levine is the Knowlton School’s Spring 2018 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. The Baumer Theory Seminar will examine the intersection of architectural and literary theory using Levine’s recent book, Forms, and other readings from architectural and literary theory as guides. Students will examine the two fields’ shared theoretical and methodological legacies in formalist close reading and historicist critique, and will devote considerable attention to aesthetic and political implications. Students will apply close reading techniques to examine works of literature, film, and architecture.

Jan 4

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Zhenhua Chen has published Big Data for Regional Science, along with co-editor, Laurie A. Schintler. The book is part of the Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy series. Big Data for Regional Science provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and cutting-edge perspective on big data for regional science. The content is organized along four themes: sources of big data; integration, processing and management of big data; analytics for big data; and, higher level policy and programmatic considerations. 

 

Rachel Ghindea presenting her site model
Jan 3

In evaluating the US Embassy in Mexico plans presented by the ten Gui Competition finalists, Architecture Section Head Todd Gannon explained the jury considered three criteria: conceptual clarity—that the main ideas driving the design were clearly evident; disciplinary purchase—that the projects looked beyond mere solutions to engage current conversations in contemporary architecture; and, programmatic plausibility—that each project presented a viable solution to the embassy program. “It’s hard to do all three,” added Gannon to the assembled senior architecture design studio. “Each scheme picked its battle. There were many strong projects today, and the jury worked to balance these three criteria in our selections.”

http://knowlton.osu.edu/flipbooks/yir-2016-17/
Dec 12

Review highlights of the 2016-17 academic year in the latest Knowlton School Year in Review publication.

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