“In order for our disciplines to remain relevant, they must be more representative of the population at large and more active in communities beyond narrow professional affiliations.”
—Michael Cadwell, FAIA, Walter H. Kidd Professor, Knowlton School
The Knowlton School is pleased to announce the creation of the Michael B. Cadwell Endowed Scholarship through a generous $1 million gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation. The Cadwell Scholarship will allow the school to further promote diversity and inclusion and expand access to all students.
The award will be available to Knowlton graduate or undergraduate students who are members of organizations at Ohio State seeking to advance the needs of populations historically underrepresented in higher education. The first recipients of the Cadwell Scholarship will be named during the 2021–22 academic year.
Given discretion about how to direct the funds, Mike Cadwell chose to support ongoing efforts to expand access and diversity and inclusion at Knowlton. The choice marks his legacy as an educator by making design and planning education accessible to talented students from all backgrounds. Mike Cadwell was Director of the Knowlton School from 2011 to 2020 and Architecture Section Head from 1997 to 2004 and from 2010 to 2011. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2015.