Housed in Knowlton Hall on The Ohio State University main campus, the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture (Knowlton School) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning. These multi-faceted disciplines both enhance and sustain natural and man-made settings, ranging from buildings and sites to neighborhoods, cities, and regions, all of which are subject to diverse and conflicting economic, social, ecological, cultural, and aesthetic objectives and constraints. These disciplines borrow from the arts and sciences, calling for creativity and imagination in design and planning at various scales, and for technical skills in understanding and forecasting the evolution of the environments in which we live.
New patterns of practice and research must be developed to meet the challenges of a society with changing expectations regarding environmental quality, sustainability, standards of living, and social progress. Designers and planners must be able to address emerging issues both practically and theoretically, learn to extract opportunities from conflicts, and generate built and natural forms that are solutions to both specific and generic problems.
At the Knowlton School, emphasis is placed on the development of analytical abilities and creative syntheses, which will enable students to address the unidentified problems of the future. Students are encouraged to develop an individual and inclusive approach to design and planning through their exposure to a wide range of contemporary design and planning philosophies, and to a variety of technical and scientific methodologies.
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275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH, US , 43210