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Aimee Moore

  • Senior Lecturer, Architecture Section
297 Knowlton Hall

Aimée Moore is a senior lecturer at the Knowlton School where she has taught since 1999 and is the recipient of the 2016 Ohio State University Provost Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. She teaches introductory courses in architecture and landscape architecture, sustainability in relationship to architecture, seminars focusing on architecture in Columbus, OH and education abroad programs to Italy, The Netherlands, London, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago, Chilé. Through her varied classes she develops new understandings of the built environment, particularly through drawing.

Moore’s research focuses on architecture in Columbus, and South American architects and landscape architects. These have developed through various seminars, study abroad trips and presentations at conferences. She is actively engaged in the Diversity by Design committee of AIA-Columbus, and various OSU endeavors including UCAT Lecturer Learning Communities, ODEE Active Learning Community and OSU STEP Faculty Mentor.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degree from The Ohio State University.

Recent Work

Contemporary Chilean Architecture
Lecture at Ohio Latin Americanist Conference, The Ohio State University October 2017

The contemporary condition of architecture and landscape in Chile is one with recent momentum and success. Awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2016, Alejandro Aravena designs high end sculptural projects but is also an outspoken proponent for publically minded projects with a focus towards sustainability. Aravena’s projects are compelling for their morphological simplicity yet their spatial and textural complexities. Aravena isn’t the only Chilean creating notable architecture. Smijlan Radic creates architecture with a deliberate relationship to the ground, either burrowing into or hovering heavy elements above. His dramatic play of light and juxtaposition of contrasting materiality define his work as outside of the mainstream popularity that Aravena is enjoying. The discussion at the Ohio Latin Americanst Conference contrasted these two architects with specific projects. The lecture ended with the future for Chile including design of the cerros in Santiago and young designers Pezo von Ellrichshausen.