News from the School

Oct 3

Anna Hurley, a four-year member of The Ohio State Marching Band and a senior in city and regional planning, is set to dot the “i” on the Incomparable Script Ohio for the game on October 13 against Minnesota. “It’s one of those once in a lifetime things,” said Hurley of the upcoming performance. The honor of dotting the “i” is bestowed upon fourth and fifth-year members of the sousaphone section of the band. According to the band’s ranking system, Hurley was the third highest-ranking member of the section this year and she selected the home game against Minnesota for her “i” dotting debut.

Sep 20

The Knowlton School's graduate and undergraduate professional degree programs in landscape architecture and the graduate professional degree program in architecture are ranked among the best in the nation by publication DesignIntelligence. The 2018-2019 rankings are based on a surveys filled out by the leadership of design firms across the country that were asked to answer underlying question: “Which schools do you most admire for a combination of faculty, programs, culture and student preparation for the profession?”

Sep 20

In addition to their recent appointments as assistant professors of architecture at the Knowlton School, Ashley Bigham and Erik Herrmann are co-directors of Outpost Office, a design practice which focuses on issues of formal genericism, digital aesthetics and material experimentation. They also co-host the podcast, Site Visit, which invites an architect to choose, tour and critique a site—along with Ashley and Erik.

Sep 17

Two Knowlton School alumni, Heather Roberge (BSARCH ’93, MARCH ’95) and William Murdock (MCRP ’99), will be honored as Distinguished Alumni of the College of Engineering at the 2018 Alumni Awards Reception & Dinner on November 2. 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.

Aug 30

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced 100 Years of Landscape Architecture at The Ohio State University, a multi-component project celebrating the section’s centennial, recipient of the 2018 Award of Excellence in the Communications category. The annual ASLA professional awards recognize the best of landscape architecture in the general design, analysis and planning, communications, research and residential design categories from the United States and around the world.

Aug 30

The Knowlton School is pleased to announce Viola Ago and Galo Cañizares as 2018-19 Yessios Visiting Assistant Professors. The Fellowship provides a residency to investigate a specific project related to emerging digital fabrication tools and related technologies, to produce within the Fellowship period an exhibition and lecture concerning that work, and to develop their ideas in the context of teaching an architectural design studio and seminar.

Aug 30

The Knowlton School welcomes Emily Mohr (BSARCH ’13) as the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow for 2018-19. The LeFevre Fellowship is awarded annually to an architect who is beginning to make their mark on the profession and provides the practitioner with a platform to develop their research over the academic year. The Fellowship culminates in the spring semester with a public lecture, monograph and exhibition in the school's Banvard Gallery.

Aug 21

The Knowlton School welcomes the following new faculty: Assistant Professor of Architecture Erik Herrmann, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Yasuyuki Motoyama and Assistant Professor of Architecture Ashley Bigham.

Aug 9

Mikyoung Kim, an award winning international landscape architect and founding principal of Mikyoung Kim Design (MYKD), is the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during the Autumn 2018 semester. She is known for culturally significant designs that serve as a powerful tool to celebrate the beauty of the collective human experience. Kim’s innovative design approach emphasizes an interdisciplinary research and design process in projects that range from regional scale urban waterfronts to sculptural installations.

Aug 8

In finding insight and inspiration for the design of a building, students in Knowlton Hall simply need to survey their surroundings. In a summer 2018 article, ArchDaily listed Knowlton Hall as one of 15 “significant and recent architecture school buildings that inspire and challenge the next generations of designers.” Of the six U.S. schools listed, including Yale Art + Architecture Building, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Princeton School of Architecture (2012 addition), Knowlton Hall at Ohio State was one of two public state universities recognized, sharing the distinction with Clemson University College of Architecture. International schools include School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), UC Architecture School Building (Chile) and Strasbourg School of Architecture (France).