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Jun 11

“I am giving a lecture about politics,” stated Pritzker Prize–winning architect Rem Koolhaas, 2018 Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School, to introduce his lecture, “current preoccupations,” to a capacity crowd in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium. “I will show a series of projects to be seen within the context of communication and of remaining in contact with the so-called enemy,” he added. Through the Baumer lecture and seminars with graduate architecture students, Koolhaas highlighted work from his renown portfolio, and touched on the politics of both their design and the environments in which they exist.

Apr 16

What does it mean to be a smart architect? Through the theme #GETSMART, the American Institute of Architecture Students 2018 Midwest Quad Conference, hosted in April by the Ohio State University AIAS Chapter, explored possible applications of the term to design practice and urban planning. The Ohio State chapter developed a three-day program of keynote presentations, break-out sessions, short courses and tours for the 160 student attendees from 16 Midwest universities. Hosted in Knowlton Hall, presentations and education sessions were facilitated by educators and representatives from 25 professional firms, covering a multidisciplinary profile of planners, industrial designers, engineers and architects.

Apr 6

Recipient of a prestigious 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S Scholar award, Professor of Architecture Kay Bea Jones will conduct her studies on the design culture of Adriano Olivetti and the Olivetti Company. Jones will pursue her research, “The Architecture of Olivetti at Ivrea, Italy: Modern Symbols and Methods for Revitalization and Remediation of Industrial Architecture and Landscapes,” through direct access to archives and key sites, and with the collaboration of Italian colleagues and students from February to July, 2019.

Mar 28

Knowlton School Lecturers Galo Canizares and Stephanie Sang Delgado (MARCH ’15) won the sixth annual Ragdale Ring competition for their design, Noodle Soup. Their proposal is a contemporary interpretation of the original Ragdale Ring garden theatre designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912. Canizares and Sang Delgado will receive a $15,000 production grant and a design-build residency at Ragdale, including studio space, room and board for up to 10 individuals for 18 days. Noodle Soup will open to the public with a special concert on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Mar 26

It’s called “the cliff.” It refers to the time when people with autism age out of services offered to those 18 and younger through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Between now and 2026, some 400,000 younger Americans with autism will cross into adulthood. City and Regional Planning Professor of Practice Kyle Ezell led two undergraduate studios and a graduate workshop that explored ways that planners, architects and landscape architects can create communities where adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can thrive beyond the cliff.