Office Associateship Program

Office Associateship Program

The Office Associateship Program helps Knowlton to attract the most promising graduate students from all backgrounds and pairs them with leading firms in architecture, landscape architecture, and associated disciplines.

The Office Associateship Program supports the cost of education for Knowlton graduate students and promotes meaningful mentoring and networking relationships between OAP firms and students.

Excellence requires resources
As the cost of higher education continues to rise, the best graduate students can and do choose programs that offer generous financial aid packages. Contributing to the Office Associateship Program provides the funding and exceptional experiences that help Knowlton attract and retain the very best students—from diverse backgrounds. Your support assists us in our mission to educate students, regardless of their financial means.

Join a network of young professionals and leading firms
When firms partner with Knowlton through the program, they build deep and lasting relationships with potential employees and the next generation of professionals. By expanding access to education and offering mentorship, participating firms invest in tomorrow’s practitioners and help shape the future of the professions.


Supporting students and expanding access
Office associates receive financial support through a full or partial payment of their tuition, fees, a monthly stipend, and additional benefits. That support helps to defray the cost of a Knowlton education and expand access.

Establishing connections and community
All Office Associateship sponsors establish meaningful and lasting connections to potential employees by meeting and interacting with them one-on-one and at events throughout the year. Sponsors also strengthen an important connection between Knowlton and its wider community. Sponsors are recognized in school publications and on the Knowlton website, highlighting the firms’ support for the school and their engagement with young professionals. In addition, students experience first-hand the connection between academic programs and practice, a connection that often leads to internships and employment.

Become a Sponsor

Firms can participate in the Office Associateship Program at two sponsorship levels: advocate and supporter. Funds will be used to directly support the student associates and to strengthen and grow the Office Associateship Program.

Advocate, $16,000
As an OAP Advocate, your gift will support one graduate student including a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend, or two graduate students including a 50% tuition waiver and half the monthly stipend.

Supporter $8,000
As an OAP Supporter, your gift will support one graduate student including a 50% tuition waiver and half the monthly stipend.

Reach out to become a sponsor

2022–23 Office Associateship Firms


  • Acock Associates Architecture
  • Archall
  • Meyers+Associates Architecture
  • Moody Nolan


  • AIA Columbus
  • BBCO Design
  • Columbus Architectural Studio
  • DesignGroup
  • EDGE
  • GBBN
  • Lupton Rausch
  • MA Design
  • Pelli Clarke & Partners
  • Phil LiBassi (BSArch’79) & DLR Group
  • Schooley Caldwell
  • Schorr Architects
  • SHP
  • Sullivan Bruck Architects
  • Wellogy
  • WSA Studio

Contact Alumni Relations

Need more information? Please contact:

Doug Sershen
Business Operations Manager