Robert Livesey Named One of 30 Most Admired Educators for 2015

The publication DesignIntelligence has named Knowlton School Professor of Architecture and Architecture Section Head Robert Livesey one of the 30 Most Admired Educators for 2015. From the publication:

“Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 30 exemplary professionals in these fields. The 2015 class of education role models was selected by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students. Educators and administrators from the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture are considered for inclusion.”

During a career at Ohio State spanning three decades, Livesey’s dedication to teaching has been recognized on numerous occasions. He is the recipient of the AIA Ohio Teaching Award and, in 2012, was inducted as an honorary member of Class 106 of the SPHINX Senior Class Honorary, nominated by current student members of the organization and its alumni, in recognition of his unparalleled impact on and service to the university. To recognize Livesey’s 30 year legacy of teaching and leadership at Ohio State, 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.

DesignIntelligence says of Livesey:

“A challenging professor but with a sense of humor, Rob Livesey holds his students to “a high standard in all aspects of their education.” With an effective overview of the profession, Livesey has the ability to bridge the gap between the profession and academia; he knows what education new grads need to excel in the workplace.”