News from the School

Oct 30

Sylvia Lavin, Chair of the Ph.D. in Architecture program and Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the University of California, Los Angeles, is the Knowlton School’s Autumn 2013 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. Lavin was Chairperson of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA from 1996 to 2006. She is a frequent visitor at Harvard University¹s Graduate School of Design, and was a Visiting Professor of Architectural Theory at Princeton University's School of Architecture. A leading figure in current debates, Lavin is known both for her scholarship and criticism in contemporary architecture and design.

Oct 25

Ohio State’s entry into the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has found a permanent home on The Ohio State University campus. Serving as a meeting space, site for class visits, and learning laboratory for students and faculty involved in energy-efficient design and construction research, the 900 square foot home, named enCORE, was installed earlier this month on Chadwick Lake at the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens.

Oct 24

In early October, the Knowlton School Alumni Society kicked off the Knowlton School Mentor Program with a mixer at the Gateway Film Center. It was the inaugural event of the new mentoring program that is co-sponsored by several local professional organizations, including: American Institute of Architects- Columbus Chapter (AIA Columbus), Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (OCASLA), ULI Columbus- a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus), and the Central Ohio Section of the American Planning Association (APA-Central Ohio)

Oct 21

Ohio State University and the Knowlton School’s City and Regional Planning Section are hosting The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Administrators’ Conference this November 14-17.

Oct 21

George B. Tobey Jr., Emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture, passed away at the age of 95 on January 21, 2013. George came to Ohio State as an assistant professor in 1951, at the same point when the university’s Board of Trustees decided to transform the former Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture into a School within the College of Engineering. In the early 1960’s, George assumed the chairmanship of landscape architecture, serving through the period when the School created a new accredited Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree program.

Oct 16

Last week, Knowlton Hall continued its march through the Contemporary bracket of ArChallenge by out-polling its Second Round opponent, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.. In Round Three, Knowlton is up against the new Franklin County Courthouse. Round Three voting runs October 21-25.

Oct 7

The deadline to apply for the School's spring semester London Architecture Program and Architecture Studies Program in Italy has been extended to Tuesday, October 15. Limited travel scholarships are available for these programs.

Oct 7

Building upon the success of last year’s inaugural Columbus Design Week, the Center for Architecture and Design (The Center) has expanded the concept to become “a month of events connecting the public to Columbus’ design ecosystem, promoting local design, and raising the expectation of good design in Columbus.” This year’s Columbus Design Week[s] runs September 27 – November 2 and includes more than two dozen events divided into two broad categories: Those organized by The Center, and those organized by other Columbus institutions and organizations, including the Knowlton School.

Oct 4

As part of a recent site visit to Cincinnati, third year undergraduate (U3) Knowlton Architecture students toured the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), an award-winning project designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Oct 3

Knowlton Hall is among 16 buildings competing in the Contemporary bracket in the ArChallenge, an AIA Columbus initiative designed to identify “the most architecturally significant and iconic structures in Columbus from the past 100 years.”