Archinect - Knowlton School - The Ohio State University 2016-02-07T08:15:59-05:00 Heather Roberge at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-02-05T17:48:23-05:00 >2016-02-05T17:49:17-05:00 <p>The Knowlton School welcomed one of its alumni, Heather Roberge to give a public lecture last month. The lecture came as a bit of a double feature, as Roberge recently exhibited an installation in the school's Banvard Gallery.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roberge is the founder and principal of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Murmur: Architecture and Environments</a>. She is a faculty member at UCLA holding positions of Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Undergraduate program in Architectural studies. Roberge graduated with her Masters in Architecture from The Ohio State University.&nbsp;</p><p>Roberge's professional and academic work looks at the structural, atmospheric and spatial potential of the digital and its impact on the theory and practice of building. Roberge lecture showed a number of projects that expand on approaches to material, craft and manufacturing. The projects use these techniques to push forward building envelopes. For a great example of this, take a look at Murmer's Succulent Ho...</p> Michael Meredith at The Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-12-03T12:35:28-05:00 >2016-02-05T17:50:24-05:00 <p>Michael Meredith, a&nbsp;principal of MOS Architects and Assistant Professor of Architectural Design at the&nbsp;Princeton University School of Architecture presented a public lecture at the school's Gui Gallery Auditorium&nbsp;on November 18th.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Meredith presented a number of projects that MOS has both completed and are in progress. MOS is known for using repeated simple geometries to create complex spaces and organizations but perhaps they are better known for their provocative drawing style that blurs the line between 2-D projection and 3-D axon. Meredith presented a number of house projects including House # 5. This house is particularly interesting in the current discussion being had in the Graduate Baumer seminar following Robert Somol's practice of architectural theory. The seminar is currently interested in discussing and parsing out ideas about form vs. shape, something that Michael Meredith clearly addresses in the design for House # 5.&nbsp;</p><p>Meredith also touched on a series the firm is work...</p> Erik Olsen at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-12-02T11:12:34-05:00 >2015-12-09T22:49:20-05:00 <p><img src="" title="" alt=""></p><p>This semester's Energies Lecture series has been unique because of its cross disciplinary nature. The series has focused on bringing lecturers from multiple disciplines outside the confines of architecture, landscape and planning to share ideas that influence design. The Knowlton School was privileged to have Erik Olsen, a partner at Transolar Climate Engineering, give a public lecture titled&nbsp;&nbsp;"Connect Ideas, Maximize Impact: Climate-Responsive Design through Collaboration".&nbsp;</p><p>The lecture, appropriately titled, gave a number of examples of the way Olsen's firm works to create positive environmental impacts through spaces. Transolar partners in projects with a number of leading architecture firms across the globe. Through these partnerships they explore ways in which to minimize environmental impact, save energy and boost efficiency of the spaces they develop.&nbsp;</p><p>Olsen's unique engineering perspective brings a different element to the design. These collaborations among architect and engin...</p> João Gomes da Silva at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-12-02T10:36:21-05:00 >2015-12-02T10:37:19-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Jo&atilde;o Gomes da Silva, founder of Global Arquitectura Paisagista (Global Landscape Architecture) with In&ecirc;s Norton in Lisbon, Portugal, gave a public lecture on their work last month at the Knowlton School. Global Arquitectura Paisagista was founded on the basis of&nbsp;creating a group that generates landscape theory and space from the interpretation of economic, social and contemporary cultural transformations.&nbsp;Gomes da Silva shared a number of projects that clearly derive from the goals of his practice.&nbsp;</p><p>Gomes da Silva has taught as a Visiting Professor at Versailles, TU Berlin, ETSA Barcelona, UdS Roma (Sapienza), and UdS Sassari (Alghero). Since 2012 he has been a Professor at Mendrisio Accademia di Architettura and teaches at Universidade Aut&oacute;noma de Lisboa, Department Architecture. He is currently a Design Critic in Landscape Architecture at Harvard&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design. (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>)</p><p>To view Gomes Da Sil...</p> Kiel Moe at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-11-18T15:41:09-05:00 >2015-12-02T00:00:55-05:00 <p>The Knowlton School welcomed Kiel Moe, Practicing architect and&nbsp;Associate Professor of Architecture &amp; Energy in the Department of Architecture at&nbsp;<a href=",%20Thermally%20Active%20Surfaces%20in%20Architecture%20(2010)%20and%20Integrated%20Design%20in%20Contemporary%20Architecture%20(2008).%20%20%20Moe%20received%20his%20B.Arch.%20from%20the%20University%20of%20Cincinnati,%20his%20M.Arch.%20from%20University%20of%20Virginia,%20and%20his%20M.Des.%20in%20Design%20and%20Environmental%20Studies%20from%20the%20Harvard%20University%20Graduate%20School%20of%20Design%20Advanced%20Studies%20Program." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a>,&nbsp;to give a public lecture at the school.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Moe's teaching, practice and research all focus on energy: particularly on an agenda for design that is ecologically and architecturally driven.&nbsp;Moe sees buildings as representations of large-scale energy systems and is interested in how thermal aspects of buildings that are often overlooked can have larger impacts on the architecture. Much of his lecture centered around these principles. Moe shared current work of his own as well as student work from his core design studios, seminars and additional lectures. &nbsp;</p><p>To view Kiel Moe's lecture visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at Previous lectures can be viewed at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www...</a></p> Michael Blier at The Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-11-04T15:59:35-05:00 >2015-11-04T16:00:51-05:00 <p>.<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Knowlton School welcomed Landscape architect, Michael Blier, to lecture on October 12. Blier is the founding principle of the critically recognized firm,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landworks Studio Inc.</a>. located in downtown Boston.&nbsp;</p><p>Blier presented a number of recent projects coming out of the studio. The work is largely focused on urban sites and seeks to examine the complex problems that exist between ecologically challenged sites, ecological and cultural sustainability, material tectonics and program as a mechanism for achieving highly performative and visually compelling solutions.&nbsp;</p><p>Landworks studio has been joined by a number of OSU alumni in recent years including Shelly Drees, David Schimmel and Matt Johnson who have worked closely with Blier on some of the presented projects.&nbsp;</p><p>To view Blier's lecture now visit&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> .</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at Previous lectures can be v...</p> Stair Sessions with Robert Somol and Neil Denari Meredith Garda 2015-11-04T14:01:00-05:00 >2015-11-11T19:05:29-05:00 <p>On October 13, The Knowlton School hosted a 'stair session' with this year's&nbsp;Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professors, Neil Denari and Robert Somol. Denari made is second visit to the Knowlton School this year as he wrapped up a two part seminar with third year architecture graduate students.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As a part of the Baumer seminar, students presented a final analysis of Denari's work to complete the first half of the course. Somol, a former professor at the Knowlton School, joined Denari for a discussion with students in the morning and the 'stair session' in the afternoon. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The session was facilitated by Knowlton assistant professors, Kristy Balliet and Justin Diles, who are co-teaching the Baumer Seminar course this year. Balliet and Diles came with a series of questions for Somol and Denari: topics ranging from Denari's forthcoming monograph to Somol's thoughts on the trajectory of practice. The session can be viewed on the school's website.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> François Roche + Camille Lacadee at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-10-26T12:00:54-04:00 >2015-11-02T20:57:46-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Knowlton school welcomed French architects&nbsp;Fran&ccedil;ois Roche and Camille Lacadee on October 7 to give a lecture titled&nbsp;&nbsp;"mythomaniaS". According to&nbsp;Roche&nbsp;"mythomaniaS" is described " &hellip;as an history of multiple-psycho-disorders, consequences of the multiplicity of contingencies and incoherencies, nonsenses, constructing hazardous causalities and consequences&nbsp; / including Chemistry, Computing, Robotic &hellip; through &lsquo;Bachelor Machines&rsquo; palpitating between Eros-Thanatos drive, as desirable machines in the pursuit of Antonin Artaud and Gilles Deleuze &hellip; as line of subjectivities and technological protocols able to redefine apparatus of transaction / where Species, Animism and Machinism could re-negotiate their contact-contract / &hellip; &hellip; &hellip; &hellip; /."&nbsp;</p><p>Roche co-founded R&amp;Sie(n) with architects Jean Navarro&nbsp;and&nbsp;&nbsp;Stephanie Lavaux. R&amp;Sie(n) uses an avatar and has adapted a number of name changes through the years.&nbsp;R&amp;Sie(n)&nbsp;is currently interested in research titled "new-territories" which Roche discussed d...</p> Dr. Megan Sandel at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-10-09T14:31:42-04:00 >2015-10-16T23:15:02-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This past week at the Knowlton School, Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, presented a lecture titled "The Housing Vaccine: Why Stable Decent Affordable Homes Keep Communities Healthy". Dr. Sandel&nbsp;is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and a co-principal investigator with Children's Health Watch.</p><p>Dr. Sandel's lecture presented research done with Children's Health Watch. The research is aimed at understanding the importance of affordable housing and how to use housing as a tool to improve health outcomes.&nbsp;With the findings, they hope to create permanent solutions and develop efficient models for countering housing insecurity.</p><p>Dr. Sandel argues that housing is a part of a vaccine that can be issued to lower income or lower advantage neighborhoods. She proposes that affordable housing is a first in a series of vaccines to improve community health.&nbsp;</p><p>Sandel raises some issues including how housing insecurity can begin to affect o...</p> Baumer Visiting Professor Neil Denari at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-10-01T01:18:00-04:00 >2015-10-01T01:31:34-04:00 <p>This past week at the Knowlton School, Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor, Neil Denari, joined architecture students for three days of seminars.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">(<em>Denari speaks with graduate architecture students during a semina</em>r<em> session</em>.)</p><p>Denari joins a list of leading practitioners and scholars who have been teaching the seminar since 1996. This past week was the first part of Denari's visit to the Knowlton School. In addition to leading the seminar with third year architecture graduate students, Denari gave a public lecture that is a part of the Baumer Fall 2015 Energies Lecture series.&nbsp;</p><p>During the seminar sessions, graduate students got the opportunity to ask questions about Neil's work, writing, practice and life. Denari presented a number of projects in addition to his lecture and gave students an inside look at his process as a designer, his teaching and an in depth look at his forthcoming monograph.&nbsp;</p><p>Students have been looking at Denari's work critically on a number of topics inclu...</p> Sarah Oppenheimer at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2015-09-22T18:58:29-04:00 >2015-09-23T08:34:11-04:00 <p>Last week at the Knowlton School, Sarah Oppenheimer, a visual artist based in New York City, gave students and faculty a look at her numerous projects that blur the boundaries between sculpture and architecture. Oppenheimer's work is largely based on the idea of apertures that both visually and physically connect otherwise disconnected spaces through a series of manipulated thresholds. These gestures are meant to bring attention to the space through uncertainty rather than through distraction. Oppenheimer describes moments of disorienting the viewer as well as moments of clarification. This paradox is constantly changing depending on the position of the viewer to the artwork.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Oppenheimer was able to extend her research and time at the Knowlton School through a workshop where students explored the idea of PIVOT-SWITH. The investigation from the workshop will contribute to Oppenheimer's residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts that will end in an independent exhibition in Spring...</p> David Eskenazi at the Knowlton School Dustin Page 2015-04-14T17:21:35-04:00 >2015-04-14T17:21:35-04:00 <p>This last week, the current Howard E. LeFevre '29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Knowlton School presented a lecture wherein he divulged the work that has formed his architectural career, including his own work from school, the work of his current students, and of most recent importance, the exhibition which he is working on putting together in the Banvard gallery here in the school. His work consistently presents an urge to shift the focus from the content to what it means to be a drawing, a rendering, a model, or more generally the problem of existing as any of these medium. The content itself works to reiterate this problem, throwing the process through a loop, requiring it to be reimagined each time it is redrawn, rerendered, or just snapshotted on a phone to send to a friend.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This oscillation between scales and rendering techniques requires an elegant curatorial method to pull stills out as final products, though these things may be anything but as will be shown in the upco...</p> Andrew Witt at the Knowlton School Dustin Page 2015-03-14T17:54:50-04:00 >2015-03-19T20:47:33-04:00 <p>Andrew Witt has relatively recently started a new firm called Certain Measures, where he is continuing his investigations from his time at Gehry Technologies and his ongoing studies with students at the Harvard GSD. More on the engineering side of the building spectrum, the work that he displayed his lecture at the Knowlton School this past Wednesday featured advanced structures performing what were nothing less than feats.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris features sails that cascade over the building hidden underneath. In the lecture, Andrew walked the audience through the impressive engineering that was required to allow this structure. These investigations into the capabilities of the materials presents itself in the studies that his classes do at Harvard. Balloons writhed and wriggled as the methods and techniques of fabrication altered.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at Previous lectures can be viewed at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h...</a></p> Carlo Ratti at the Knowlton School Dustin Page 2015-03-08T11:49:35-04:00 >2015-03-11T20:17:38-04:00 <p>This past Wednesday, as the Mingle lecture series moves into the later half, Carlo Ratti came by the Knowlton School to lecture. Ratti, the Trott Distinguished Visiting Professor, practices in Italy, teaches at MIT, and works between architecture and engineering. The engineering aspect reveals itself fairly quickly within his work as systems monitor, collect, disperse, and navigate the city.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The presented work mainly concerned how the city is operating and how humans can respond and use information that is collected by a series of devices. What becomes interesting in his work is the theme of feedback, where interesting results may accidentally be found through the processes. This manifests itself not only as the robots themselves react to the operations, but humans as well in attempts to deal with the systems.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at Previous lectures can be viewed at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Kristy Balliet Lectures Dustin Page 2015-02-22T22:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-24T22:12:17-05:00 <p>This past&nbsp;Wednesday, the Knowlton School&rsquo;s own Kristy Balliet offered a glimpse into the progression of her work over the past few years to a packed audience. This lecture, titled &ldquo;The Architectural Mingle,&rdquo; was presented in two acts, first focusing on volume, then on parts. The scene which was first encountered within the hall was a seductive image of a form peeking out of the top of building, suggestive of volume and form, ambiguous on scale and material. This figure, slightly emitting a magenta glow, anticipated themes that would be shown through the course of the lecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The interest is shown through the trajectory of the classical conception of volume into the contemporary. Slightly anamorphic figures are carved, sliced, and punctured to create what Kristy terms the &ldquo;contemporary enfilade.&rdquo; Similar to Wren&rsquo;s dome on St. Paul&rsquo;s Cathedral, the interior volumes operate with some independence of the exterior form, yet they each depend on the other to be able to perform their functi...</p> Tom Wiscombe at the Knowlton School Dustin Page 2015-02-10T18:15:04-05:00 >2015-02-11T21:07:08-05:00 <p>The Los Angeles based architect Tom Wiscombe, formerly of Coop Himmelb(l)au, spent the majority of the previous week at the Knowlton School. Here, he lectured as well as led a workshop titled "Involuted Figures and Black Holes." In the lecture, Tom described his work with the three-dimensional diagram, consisting primarily of a toy-like figured called a jack. Through modeling, he manipulates the forms in search of smooth, ambiguously grounded final figurations.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In the workshop held throughout the week and concluding Saturday evening, the students were brought through an introductory understanding of the three-dimensional modeling software Maya to produce a two drawings. This allowed those involved an inside look at how Wiscombe works through his figurations and thinks about these complex forms.</p><p>The following project drawings are those of Allison Drda, a third year Graduate student at the Knowlton School.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found a...</p> Daniel Barber at the Knowlton School Dustin Page 2015-01-27T09:19:14-05:00 >2015-02-02T13:39:56-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This past week, Daniel Barber of the University of Pennsylvania, College of Design lectured at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. Daniel is an architectural historian and as he showed here, has a particular interest in the global environmental culture and the impact that this has on the field of Architecture. The presentation centered on the trajectory of environmental awareness within the field, specifically from the post-World War II period to now. One of the key points that was made was how humans insert themselves into the dynamic between environment and nature, whether it be as the central concern, or as another variable within the complex system.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Benjamin Bratton Lecture Dustin Page 2015-01-19T22:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-24T17:42:25-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In&nbsp;the previous week, Benjamin Bratton of the University of California, San Diego visited the Knowlton School as the Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. Through the week, he held a series of seminars for the Third Year Graduate Architecture students, gave a lecture to the school as a whole, and participated in a symposium which concluded his visit.&nbsp;</p><p>Benjamin's focus isn't one topic, but is instead interested in the structure that holds together all of the various systems, and when I say all, I want to stress the point that everything can potentially be included. His model, which he calls "the stack," divides our reality into a series of six layers; though he notes that this is able to be reconfigured. The theory as a whole is a bit loose and flexible, which itself is a bit of a reflection of the fluid systems which it is attempting to tame and categorize. He has intentionally made it into something that will move as we move, however identifying its exact movements become difficu...</p> Lecture - Forrest Meggers Dustin Page 2014-11-23T13:06:51-05:00 >2014-11-25T19:02:28-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>On Wednesday, Forrest Meggers from the Princeton University School of Architecture gave a lecture at the Knowlton School. His focus is mainly on sustainable design within architecture, seeing this not as a hindrance or mere requirement as many architects do, but as a way of invigorating a project and aiding in design. Here, building systems are celebrated. The work that he showed at the lecture primarily dealt with atmospheric effects, and by this I mean that it seeks to improve the quality of the space, increasing human comfortability.</p><p>He explained the current state of buildings and their relationship to the environment, specifically with the amount of energy consumption is required to build and maintain the buildings. This problem is what Forrest is situating himself around.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at Previous lectures can be viewed at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> Lecture - Dora Epstein Jones Dustin Page 2014-11-10T23:32:40-05:00 >2014-11-10T23:32:40-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Dora Epstein Jones lectured this past Wednesday at the Knowlton School, presenting a lecture title "loaded". Dora, a professor of architecture at Sci-Arc, is an architectural historian, theorist, and critic, which becomes evident quickly when listening to her lecture. She started in a place unusual for architecture lectures with quotes from religious text. But soon this became clear as she tied this into a talk about stacking, something very familiar to the architecture community. She strung the topic from brick-work within the Colosseum, to Projective geometries, to Greg Lynn's Blob Wall. This lecture on stacking was particularly interesting after last week's lecture by Preston Scott Cohen on "Successive Architecture".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at Previous lectures can be viewed at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> Lecture - Preston Scott Cohen Dustin Page 2014-11-04T17:08:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T20:28:58-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</em></p><p>The Knowlton School was fortunate enough to have Preston Scott Cohen as the Autumn 2014 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor which included two weekends worth of sessions with the third year Architecture Graduate students and concluded on Monday with a lecture to the entirety of the Knowlton School. In the lecture, Cohen took the audience through a theory that he is currently working on which he terms "Successive Architecture".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At its core, this is a concept that comes from the stacking of floor plates. He began the talk by looking at slightly different fields, contemplating Warhol and Duchamp, specifically in relation to technological advancement and industrial production in the arts. Within the field of architecture he spans the argument from Michelangelo to his own current work, dragging in various other works along the way. Having Cohen at the school discussing architectural practice these past two weeks has been nothing short of fantastic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mo...</p> Lecture - Ashley Schafer Dustin Page 2014-11-02T12:42:13-05:00 >2014-11-05T15:18:38-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This past Wednesday, one of our own, Ashley Schafer, lectured at the Knowlton School. Her talk focused on the United States Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, which she was a co-curator of, along with Eva Franch i Gilabert and Ana Milja&#269;ki. This Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas, was titled "Fundamentals", focusing on the base elements that comprise architecture. The curatorial team for the US looked at this topic in terms of the architectural office, a place that is intended to be a breeding ground for architectural ideas. As a tactic, they have turned the pavilion into a working office complete with partners that are currently producing as an office would. The walls of the office are lined with projects that have come out of the United States, showcasing the impact that United States Architectural offices have had on the rest of the world.</p><p>During her lecture, Ashley broke down the thought process that went into the exhibition and the relative success that it has had. She gave th...</p> Lecture - Peter Eisenman Dustin Page 2014-10-20T17:56:02-04:00 >2015-03-09T13:36:35-04:00 <p>This past weekend, Peter Eisenman of Eisenman Architects presented a lecture at the Knowlton School titled "The Discipline of Architecture". Here, he addressed the state of architecture schools in relation to their past, specifically how his experience differed from what he sees in schools now.&nbsp; Really, the lions share of the talk was more inspirational than anything, urging students to reevaluate how they operate within the school and how they pull from architectural history.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>After settling, Eisenman then took the crowd on a journey through the City of Culture of Galicia, pulling the project apart and allowing the students an in-depth explanation of the relationships within and without that the city-in-a-city wishes to create. Stepping through the multiple scales, from the city scale, to the minor detail, it was wonderful to get a walk through by the architect himself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Photo Credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lecture...</p> Lecture - Elena Manferdini Dustin Page 2014-10-11T16:56:39-04:00 >2014-10-14T21:39:15-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Elena Manferdini of Atelier Manferdini made a visit to the Knowlton School this past Wednesday, showcasing a work of fun and playful design, especially in the form of installation. This Graduate Thesis Coordinator from Sci-Arc inspires further exploration into surface and the boundary between two and three dimensional representations. In her work, not only is the depth of the scenes displayed in question, but also our relationship to them. At once, we are an outsider, looking in upon a different world and an inhabitant of this world. Needless to say, the lecture was quite mesmerizing and though provoking.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at Previous lectures can be viewed at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> Lecture - John Peterson Dustin Page 2014-10-04T19:10:01-04:00 >2014-10-04T19:10:01-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From San Francisco, John Peterson of Public Architecture lectured this past Wednesday, focusing on the designers' obligation to the community and society. Not just that as a designer, there must be a mindset always present of making the place around us better, but that you must actively be looking for opportunities to make a difference, to help those who would not traditionally see the benefits of design. The work that John highlighted in the lecture looked to reclaim space, material, urbanity, community, in the effort for a better, more sustainable design future. This is a design tactic interested in digging in to the city, churning things up, seeing how improvements can be made with what is already available.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Lecture - Jim Diers Dustin Page 2014-09-18T22:31:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T20:15:06-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Jim Diers of lectured at the Knowlton School this past Wednesday. He was off to a shotgun start as he animatedly began to cross back and forth in front of an attentive audience. Soon, with full engagement, he threw up a series of slides stating that the democracy, the economy, and the planet are in crisis, but that within these crises lie opportunities. As he began to showcase his work, Jim explained that the communities around us are the key to attaining these opportunities. It is by joining together with specific goals that the problems in front of us may be fixed.</p><p>Jim presented examples from Brazil to Singapore of neighbors helping each other and helping follow through with agendas ranging from tourist industries to participatory budgeting. Without a doubt, he drove home the idea that problems within and without a community can be solved through a collective will for change.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at knowlto...</p> Lecture - Casey Reas Dustin Page 2014-09-08T10:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:07:25-04:00 <p>This semester in the Knowlton School, the lecture series, led by Kristy Balliet, is titled <em>Twist</em>. These lectures focus on reaching outside of a known, comfortable position within a discipline to others which may not usually be associated, but can provide an interesting new take on ideas. Here, breaking the norm is the expectation, furthering how design may inherit practices of others to expand the field. Traditional techniques and conceptions will be turned on their head.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This past week, Casey Reas of UCLA visited for a lecture and accompanying workshop on code writing as art. What can be seen in Reas&rsquo; art is the use of programming, a relatively young field, to create visually intriguing and mesmerizing pieces. By carefully crafting code, he is able to respond to information, be it contextual or direct human interaction.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In the workshop, students from both the Knowlton School, and Ohio State&rsquo;s Design school were given an introduction to writing code using the program &ldquo;Processing&rdquo;. T...</p> Exit Reviews and the Final MArch Semester RMartz 2014-04-18T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T16:34:27-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Welcome back everyone. Here at Knowlton the culmination of Master of Architecture program is the Exit Review, seems intimidating right? Well yes, but also incredibly useful. Materially the Exit Review is a 30-45 minute public presentation about a topic of our choosing. What makes the process unique and also incredibly useful is its focus as a Launchpad vs an ending; &lsquo;starting review&rsquo; might perhaps be more appropriate. And yes it is unique, Harry Cobb said so himself this week during the five finalist presentations. To quote from Stephen Turk, the Graduate Studies Chair and Exit Review Coordinator&hellip;</p><p><em>&ldquo;Whereas the majority of Architecture programs have some version of a design thesis as the culminating event of their MArch sequence, the KSA has the Exit Review system. Compared to a design thesis, which typically centers on a student&rsquo;s ability to synthesize their acquired design and technical abilities into a &lsquo;comprehensive&rsquo; design solution, the Exit Review is a public presentation of a s...</em></p> 'Bigger Darby' Exhibition onetwelveksa 2014-04-11T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T23:57:25-04:00 <p><strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p><p><strong><em>Bigger Darby</em></strong> is a land use proposal for the 84 square mile territory governed by Big Darby Accord in Central Ohio. The Big Darby Accord, adopted in the mid-2000s, unites public and private interests to improve watershed protection and provides a framework for future development. Developed by Sarah Cowles, Nick Glase, and the participants of the fourth-year landscape architecture studio at the Knowlton School, <strong><em>Bigger Darby</em></strong> is an alternative, landscape-based approach to contemporary watershed planning that enhances the vernacular landscapes of the Big Darby region, improves the health of the watershed, and provides new development opportunities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Photo credit: Phil Arnold</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Watershed planning addresses environmental issues such as flooding, habitat degradation, and water quality. Until recently, the adoption of watershed planning has been hampered by the fact that watersheds span multiple jurisdictions with conflicting regulations. Despite these challenges, today, more regions a...</p> Lecture - Michel Desvigne RMartz 2014-03-31T13:02:39-04:00 >2014-04-03T17:38:25-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Credit</a></p><p>Welcome back everyone. On Wednesday, March 26th Landscape Architect Michel Desvigne gave a lecture titled<em> Intermediate Natures</em>. The lecture wrapped up a series of previous visits in association with his role as this year&rsquo;s Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor. The Glimcher professorship brings international landscape architects to the school to work with student through lectures, seminars, and design studios.</p><p>He took us through a tour of his work organized by a series of themes: Natural Mechanisms, Textures, Time Management Traces, Lisieres, Prototype City Public Spaces. In this journey the projects ranged in scale from courtyards to entire cities; all showing his understanding of flows and the relationship of the landscape and the urban.</p><p>As always you can find more on Knowlton&rsquo;s YouTube channel (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>) and the school website (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>)</p>