Archinect - Knowlton School - The Ohio State University 2024-04-13T18:42:36-04:00 COLUMBUS DIRT vince.destefano 2018-03-22T16:09:00-04:00 >2024-03-15T01:45:58-04:00 <p>COLUMBUS DIRT: Illuminating the Invisible is the current exhibition at the Knowlton School&rsquo;s Banvard Gallery, ending on March 30. This exhibit, created by Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Paula Meijerink, looks to shed light on the very foundation of our world. Dirt is something that is largely taken for granted, and so the exhibit instills a new appreciation of soil to those who visit. </p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>Much of the research and soil collection for the exhibit occurred during the 2017 fall semester seminar, Scarlet Jungles, which examined nature and biological life in human-altered conditions. Using that seminar as a launching point, the students and Meijerink worked together to design all of the displays, drawings and models for the exhibit.</p></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>The multiple displays within the exhibit start to expose the dirt of our community in different ways. The displays include <em>Soil Chandelier, Dirt Wall, Road to New Ecologies, </em>and<em> Cyanotype Prints. </em>This array of models and displays shows dirt from ...</p> Andrew Atwood and Anna Neimark at the Knowlton School kaleyoverstreet 2017-02-12T14:31:00-05:00 >2017-11-24T10:16:04-05:00 <p>At the end of January, Andrew Atwood, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley and guest professor at the Knowlton School teaching a second year graduate studio, and his partner Anna Neimark, Full-Time faculty at SCI-Arc, presented a lecture at the Knowlton School as a part of the Baumer Lecture series.</p><p>Their lecture, titled &ldquo;A Post-Conceptual Position&rdquo; consisted of Atwood and Neimark&rsquo;s work produced at their LA-based firm, First Office. Their portfolio contains historical references of art and architecture, like with their take on Marcel Duchamp&rsquo;s double door, their representation style inspired by Malevich&rsquo;s White on White, and their modern day take on the Dolmen phenomena which served as their entry for the PS1 competition.</p><p>The presentation also contained examples of three &ldquo;apps&rdquo; developed by First Office with an LA-based computer artist Theo Triantafyllidis. These apps show not only how the firm aims to incorporate other disciplines into their body of work, but how their projects can sp...</p> Coming This Semester to the Knowlton School- Spring 2017 kaleyoverstreet 2017-01-16T21:10:48-05:00 >2018-11-04T09:16:04-05:00 <p>The Knowlton School will be a busy, yet exciting place to be this semester for students, faculty, and visitors alike.<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The graduate program is excited to have Andrew Atwood, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley and Partner at LA-based First Office teaching a second year graduate studio.</p><p>The Knowlton School is also please to host Sanford Kwinter as The Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor for this semester. Kwinter will give a lecture to the school, and have several sessions with third year graduate students focusing on Architectural Theory and Criticism, a subject he currently teaches at the Pratt Institute</p><p>A vertical studio (combined juniors and seniors) is being taught by Borja Ferrater from Office of Architecture Barcelona. Their studio focuses on the design of a culinary arts center, while understanding how to design on a local scale in an increasingly global city. This studio will be traveling to Barcelona for Spring Break to further their research.</p><p>Here are just a handful ...</p> Baumer Lecture Series at the Knowlton School - Spring 2017 kaleyoverstreet 2017-01-15T15:04:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T20:28:58-05:00 <p>The Knowlton School has announced the Baumer Lecture Series lineup for the Spring 2017 semester.&nbsp;</p><p>The lecture series brings prominent designers, researchers, and practitioners to Knowlton as an opportunity to present their work rooted in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning to the community.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In conjunction with the lecture series, the Knowlton School will host gallery exhibitions throughout the semester, located in the building's Banvard Gallery</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lectures are free and open to the public. More information can be found, here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Paul Lewis at the Knowlton School kaleyoverstreet 2016-10-31T18:48:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo by Philip Arnold</em></p><p>On October 5, Paul Lewis, Associate Professor of Architectural Design at Princeton University, and Principal of New York-based LTL Architects, presented a lecture titled &ldquo;The Manual of Section&rdquo;. Lewis explained both some of the firm&rsquo;s notable projects, and their research process for compiling the set of drawings in their recently released book of the same title.</p><p>While architecture often explores spatial qualities described through plans, Lewis argues that sectional drawings are fundamental to good design, but there has been little analysis on the subject. Sections have commonly become an afterthought, a drawing produced only after the architecture is complete. Even the history of the section lends itself to being seen as just a technical tool, and nothing more.</p><p>The book itself, featuring 63 buildings mainly from the early 21st century, categorizes the drawings into a set of 7 taxonomies that are derived from their basic typologies. Beginning with &ldquo;Extrusion&rdquo;, Lew...</p> Peter Eisenman, Jeff Kipnis, and Matt Ford at the Knowlton School kaleyoverstreet 2016-10-23T15:16:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T18:46:04-04:00 <p>On September 30, The Knowlton School hosted a panel discussion between Peter Eisenman, Jeff Kipnis, and Matt Ford focusing on their contribution to the 15th&nbsp;Venice Architecture Biennale. The introduction, given by Mr. Ford, highlighted their curatorial goals of their exhibition, Eisenman&rsquo;s struggle with the humanist tradition, and a brief overview of Eisenman&rsquo;s work over the last five decades.</p><p>&ldquo;By Other Means&rdquo;, the title of their exhibition, follows Aravena&rsquo;s theme of investigating the role of architects in improving living conditions for people around the world. The team focused on how Eisenman&rsquo;s perhaps &ldquo;lesser known&rdquo; projects represent an example of activism in architecture. But in a vein unlike the goals of the Biennale laid out by Aravena, their exhibition did not aim to demonstrate how to cheapen the cost of buildings, analyze the responsibilities or ethics in architectural practice, or create mass social housing. Considering architecture doesn&rsquo;t have a strong history of solvin...</p> Susannah Drake at the Knowlton School kaleyoverstreet 2016-10-05T00:08:19-04:00 >2017-02-03T11:31:04-05:00 <p>On September 21, Brooklyn-Based DLANDstudio principal Susannah Drake presented a lecture titled &ldquo;Creating of the 21st Century Public Infrastructure: Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology&rdquo; at the Knowlton School. Her lecture focused on New York City as a case study for how physical conditions of a landscape have the ability to shape economic, technological, and cultural forces, when designed in a smart and deliberate way.</p><p>The natural landscape of New York City, even since its early years of development, has been transformed through the filling in of swamps, management of clean and dirty waterways, dredging rivers, and construction of various transportation systems. All of these, as a result, increased development and density of the city. These systems, as they each serve only a singular purpose, need to be addressed in a different way now that our world of modern issues must be solved with designs which respond to problems multifariously.</p><p>Drake cited her award winning design for the Gow...</p> "Remaking Cities After Abandonment"- Margaret Dewar at the Knowlton School kaleyoverstreet 2016-09-20T13:43:33-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>On September 14, Margaret Dewar, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Taubman College at the University of Michigan, presented her lecture titled &ldquo;Remaking Cities After Abandonment&rdquo;. Focusing on Detroit as a case study, Dewar explained the stance that planners take in order to focus on redevelopment in cities that have experienced social abandonment and an economic collapse.</p><p>Her lecture sought to answer three questions planners ask cities which have seen the social and financial effects of urban desertion. First, &ldquo;What does a city become after abandonment?&rdquo; Second, &ldquo;What makes a difference in what a city becomes after abandonment?&rdquo; and thirdly, &ldquo;What <em>should</em> a city become after abandonment?&rdquo;</p><p>She began by explaining a phenomenon in Detroit in which home owners take over side lots adjacent to their properties. Residents were turning these into driveways, garages, yard extensions, and in some instances, gardens and crop fields. Dewar explained that homeowners aim to keep their ...</p> Baumer Lecture Series at the Knowlton School - Autumn 2016 kaleyoverstreet 2016-09-11T22:53:31-04:00 >2016-09-19T17:02:46-04:00 <p>The Knowlton School has announced the Baumer Lecture Series lineup for the Autumn 2016 semester.&nbsp;</p><p>The lecture series brings prominent designers, researchers, and practitioners to Knowlton as an opportunity to present their work rooted in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning to the community.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lectures are free and open to the public. More information can be found, here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Hilary Sample at the Knowlton School kaleyoverstreet 2016-09-01T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-24T16:43:01-04:00 <p>This past Wednesday, Hilary Sample of New York-based MOS architects, Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP, and visiting Professor at the Knowlton School, presented a lecture on the Big Stairs. Consisting of work done with partner Michael Meredith, who lectured at the school last fall, the presentation explained some of the firm&rsquo;s design experiments and built projects.</p><p>Sample began the lecture by describing the set of guiding principles that govern their design process. MOS aims to be different and always changing by designing the &ldquo;horizontal and fuzzy&rdquo; rather than the &ldquo;vertical and shiny&rdquo;. The office doesn&rsquo;t strictly practice architecture, they write software, create videos, design gallery spaces and installations, but most of all, treat their profession as a sort of &ldquo;serious play&rdquo;.</p><p>One project she highlighted was House No. 11 (Corridor House), which was built at full scale and presented at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennal. Sample explained that corridors have become an aftertho...</p> Gil Penalosa at The Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-04-13T16:45:52-04:00 >2016-09-01T09:27:52-04:00 <p>Gil Pe&ntilde;alosa presented a public lecture titled "The 8 80 City: vibrant cities, healthy communities, happier people"&nbsp;in Knowlton Hall&rsquo;s Gui Auditorium last week. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Penalosa's lecture focused on the work derived from his non-profit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 80 Cities</a>. The organization advocates for&nbsp;urban vitality through walking, biking, trails, parks and public spaces. 8 80 cities operates under the philosophy that urban spaces should be usable by someone from age 8 to age 80 and that the walkability and accessibility of the city is closely related to public heath, development and sustainability. Penalosa is involved in a number of projects that implement these techniques to revitalize cities. Penalosa believes that these public spaces should be devoid of social status and cultivate interaction among people from all backgrounds.&nbsp;</p><p>Pe&ntilde;alosa is the executive director of the nonprofit Walk and Bike for Life, a senior consultant for the renowned Danish firm Gehl Architects and is director of Healthy Places Initiat...</p> Geoffrey Von Oeyen at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-04-11T14:35:06-04:00 >2016-05-01T00:54:44-04:00 <p>Geoffrey von Oeyen presented a lecture titled "Geoffrey von Oeyen Design: Site, Sight, and Sailing" in Knowlton Hall&rsquo;s Gui Auditorium this past month.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As a member of Stanford's varsity sailing team, von Oeyen started to take cues from sailing which heavily influences his architectural design. In&nbsp;2014, von Oeyen, along with others at USC, notably Greg Lynn, presented a symposium, exhibition and workshop titled&nbsp;<em>Performative Composites: Sailing Architecture.&nbsp;</em>The two-day event explored "how new materials and techniques in sailing (particularly carbon fiber composites) allow designers to reconsider spatial, formal, and environmental forces in architecture in new ways." (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>).</p><p>von Oeyen is the Principal and founder of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoffrey von Oeyen Design</a>&nbsp;and Principal/Partner of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Von Oeyen Architects</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles. Additionally von Oeyen teaches architectural design studios as a member of the faculty at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Univer...</a></p> Margo Handwerker at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-04-08T11:40:36-04:00 >2017-05-11T11:46:04-04:00 <p>Margo Handwerker presented a lecture titled "A Useful Art For Useless Lands: Robert Smithson goes mining for resources"&nbsp;in Knowlton Hall&rsquo;s Gui Auditorium.&nbsp;"A Useful Art For Useless Lands"&nbsp;offers an in-depth examination of Robert Smithson&rsquo;s letter campaign to several mining corporations in the years leading up to his untimely death.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Handwerker teaches courses in the history and theory of modern architecture at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design</a>. Her scholarship focuses on the history and theory of late 20th century architecture and visual art, with an emphasis on land use and public art.</p><p>The co-author of&nbsp;<em>A Decade of Country Hits: Art on the Rural Frontier</em>&nbsp;(Jap Sam Books, 2014), Handwerker has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, including&nbsp;<em>Everything Loose Will Land</em>&nbsp;(MAK Center, 2013),&nbsp;<em>spaced: art out of place</em>(IASKA, 2012), and&nbsp;<em>Nobody&rsquo;s Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000&ndash;2010</em>&nbsp;(Princeton University Art Museum, 2010&ndash;2011).</p><p>Handwerker is a doctoral candidate in archit...</p> Mahadev Raman at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-04-08T11:37:22-04:00 >2016-04-10T22:04:42-04:00 <p>Mahadev Raman presented a public lecture titled "Meeting the Carbon Challenge" in Knowlton Hall&rsquo;s Gui Auditorium. The lecture explored the issues related to climate change and the responsibilities of building designers to reduce carbon emissions through the work that they do.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Raman is a mechanical engineer by profession and has been in practice for 35 years, providing engineering design leadership for multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of global projects. A director of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arup Group Limited</a>, chairman of Arup Americas and an Arup Fellow, he has expertise in the design of sustainable, high-performance, energy efficient buildings and has pioneered the use of sophisticated analytical techniques to improve the performance of low-energy designs.</p><p>Arup has engineered many of the world&rsquo;s most prominent projects in the built environment. Selected work includes the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York; Simmons Hall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the United Nations Capital Master P...</p> Florian Idenberg at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-04-08T11:33:09-04:00 >2016-04-10T22:05:19-04:00 <p>Florian Idenburg, Dutch architect and co-founder of the design firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO &ndash; IL</a>,&nbsp;presented a public lecture at the Knowlton School this past month.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO &ndash; IL</a>&nbsp;is an award-winning architectural design firm based in New York City. Idenburg founded the firm with Jing Liu in 2008. One of their most notable projects is their winning entry for MoMa PS1, Pole Dance. The project was an exploration of architecture's ability to move past finite and "create sensorially charged environments." The project is designed to be conducive to ever-changing situations.&nbsp;</p><p>An associate professor of practice at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design</a>, Idenburg has also taught studios at Columbia, held the Brown-Forman Chair in Urban Design at the University of Kentucky and has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. He received his Masters in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found ...</p> Borja Ferrater at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-04-01T13:45:34-04:00 >2016-04-03T21:02:02-04:00 <p>Borja Ferrater, co-founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OAB</a>&nbsp;(Office of Architecture in Barcelona)&nbsp;presented a public lecture in Knowlton Hall&rsquo;s Gui Auditorium as a part of this year's Atmosphere's lecture series.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Ferrater's lecture focused on the firm's work since their start in 2006. OAB has an impressive range and breadth of projects in such a short time. Examples of the firms work include the AA House in Barcelona ,Spain&nbsp;which explores different ways of folding to manipulate the silhouette of the building, create openings, and explore implications of light. The house started in plan as an&nbsp;orthogonal system. The diagonals of the system were overlaid and manipulated to create skylights, roof expansions, and an artificial&nbsp;topography.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/)</p><p>Ferrater graduated from the International University of Catalonia (UIC) where he taught design studio. Also in 2006, he was a guest professor in the workshop &ldquo;Emotional City&rdquo; directed by British architects Sergison &amp; Bates. In 2010 he ...</p> Sean Lally at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-03-30T16:57:40-04:00 >2016-04-03T21:08:21-04:00 <p>Sean Lally presented a lecture titled "Let's Touch" as a part of the Knowlton School's Atmospheres lecture series. &nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lally is founder of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WEATHERS/Sean Lally LLC</a>, in Chicago and an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His practice explores new ways to design the environments that we inhabit. Their projects combine know how from architects, landscape architects, engineers and additional researchers. The cross-disciplinary nature allows them to test organizational, economic, aesthetic and social aspects of their designs in connection to energy. &nbsp;Some of the practices recent projects include proposals for the Gdansk Museum of WWII, an extension to the Stockholm City Library and a proposal for the urban redevelopment of Reykjavik, Iceland.</p><p>Lally received his Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles and his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school a...</p> The Knowlton School's own Bernadette Hanlon Gives a Public Lecture Meredith Garda 2016-03-30T16:51:18-04:00 >2016-05-03T08:28:42-04:00 <p>Bernadette Hanlon, Assistant Professor in the City and Regional Planning section at the Knowlton School gave a public lecture for this semester's Atmospheres lecture series. Hanlon's teaching focuses on the political economies of suburban areas and cities. She also focuses on sustainability, immigration and urban environmental policy within planning.&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Her lecture and&nbsp;recent research focuses on suburban growth and decline, specifically in Baltimore.&nbsp;</p><p>She is author, with Thomas Vicino, of&nbsp;<em>Global Migration: The Basics</em>&nbsp;(Routledge),&nbsp;<em>Once the American Dream: Inner-ring Suburbs in the Metropolitan United States&nbsp;</em>(Temple University Press) and co-author of&nbsp;<em>Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US</em>&nbsp;(Routledge).&nbsp;</p><p>Hanlon received a B.A. in politics and philosophy from University College Dublin, a Masters of Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>More information about the school and a full schedule of lect...</p> Robert Somol Returns to the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-03-03T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T00:16:08-04:00 <p>Robert Somol returned to the Knowlton School to finish out his role as the&nbsp;&nbsp;Spring 2016 Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Robert Somol has been the Director of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago</a>&nbsp;(UIC) since 2007. He is the editor of&nbsp;<em>Autonomy and Ideology</em>&nbsp;and has served on the editorial boards of&nbsp;<em>Any</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Log</em>, as well as the soon-to-be-launched&nbsp;<em>Flat Out</em>. His writings have appeared in publications ranging from&nbsp;<em>Assemblage</em>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<em>Wired</em>, and will appear in his collection of essays,&nbsp;<em>Nothing to Declare</em>.</p><p>In addition to giving a public lecture at the Knowlton School, Somol spent three days with the third year graduate architecture students who have been studying his writing and theory throughout the school year. The students studied Somol's theory in conjunction with Neil Denari's work. Denari is this years&nbsp;Baumer Distinguished Visiting Practitioner.&nbsp;</p><p>The students were given two projects of Denari's to analyze in the tone of Somol's writing. Students were to ...</p> Jose Oubrerie: The Chapel of Mosquitoes Exhibition at The Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-02-17T13:56:51-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>Jose Oubrerie, the last living prot&eacute;g&eacute; of Le Corbusier, is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Knowlton School, presents The Chapel of Mosquitoes, an exhibition in Knowlton's Banvard&nbsp;Gallery. The Exhibition will continue to&nbsp;&nbsp;February 25, 2016 &nbsp;at 5:00pm.<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The exhibition presents three paintings in addition to three buildings. These projects span around 43 years each dealing with fundamental architectural elements including light and shade, enclosure and opening, and stasis and movement.&nbsp;</p><p>The three projects featured in the exhibition include:&nbsp;</p><p>The Chapel of the Mosquitoes<br>Dutchess County, New York, 2015</p><p>The Miller House<br>Lexington, Kentucky, 1991</p><p>The French Cultural Center<br>Damascus, Syria, 1972</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This exhibition was made possible with the support of 'T'space gallery, Steven Holl, and Jos&eacute; Oubrerie. To contribute to the Chapel of Mosquitoes construction fund, please contact the Steven Myron Holl Foundation at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>. This architectural charity will match all contrib...</p> João Nunes at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-02-17T13:46:50-05:00 >2016-02-17T13:47:00-05:00 <p>Jo&atilde;o Nunes,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School, presented a lecture entitled "HOW THINGS MERGE" in Knowlton Hall&rsquo;s Gui Auditorium on Wednesday January 27th.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>A Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a>, Nunes is founder and CEO of the landscape architecture studio&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PROAP</a>, where he develops conceptual and creative design, leads project development and defines the strategic orientation of the research process. In 2010, he published&nbsp;<em>PROAP &ndash; Landscape Architecture</em>, a monograph which documents the approach, philosophy and projects of the office&rsquo;s first 25 years. He is also co-author of&nbsp;<em>Lost Competitions</em>(2011).</p><p>A professor at Mendrisio Architecture Academy, Nunes also teaches at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of Lisbon and has been a visiting professor at UPENN, IUAV (Venice), Poltecnico di Milano (Milan and Mantua), Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona) and &Eacute;cole National Sup&eacute;rieure du Paysage (Versailles). He serves as Director of the Intern...</p> Heather Roberge at the Knowlton School Meredith Garda 2016-02-05T17:48:23-05:00 >2016-04-08T11:42:31-04:00 <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 >2024-01-23T19:16:08-05:00 <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>