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Ohio State University

November 15, 2011

Professor Michael Cadwell’s Small Buildings was republished in Pamphlet Architecture 11-20, the second volume of collected work in the acclaimed Pamphlet Architecture series.

Ohio State Knowlton School of Architecture faculty are joint researchers on the $865,000 HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) Community Challenge grant received by MOPRC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) for an urban agriculture overlay and food-based economic development in the Weinland Park neighborhood of Columbus. Associate Professor Kay Bea Jones (architecture) is the lead PI with Assistant Professors Jacob Boswell and Katherine Bennett (Landscape Architecture) and Assistant Professor Charisma Acey (City & Regional Planning). The design team will advise on schematic proposals for the 3.5 acre site through March 2013. Jones has leveraged a second year of the $50,000 grant from the International Poverty Solutions Collaborative to support research activities, faculty, and students. The design team recently published Urban Farmscapes: for Communities Markets and New Ecologies, that documents 72 urban agriculture case studies.

Associate Professor Kay Bea Jones curated the symposium asking, “What does Design have to do with Poverty,” at the Knowlton School of Architecture on October 28, 2010, moderated by Jones and funded by the International Poverty Solutions Collaborative. Presentations included Susan Melsop, Assistant Professor of Design/OSU, E.J. Thomas, Habitat for Humanity, Charisma Acey, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning/OSU, and Matt Persinger, Yale University, Design/Build Program.

Professor Jeffrey Kipnis gave the Dean’s Lecture at Staedelschule, Frankfurt Germany, and was the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Calgary University. Kipnis participated in panel discussions at IIT, Tokyo University, The Architectural Association of London, TU- Berlin, Círculo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Venice Biennale, Harvard GSD, and the University of Michigan. He also organized the conference “A Better Future through Architecture” at Georgia Tech where he gave the keynote address. 

Assistant Professor Karen Lewis and students were recognized in the Van Alen Institute's "Life at the Speed of Rail" competition. "Switch Space," by Emma Cucurrean-Zapan and Christine Yankel, was developed as part of her winter studio on Ohio's high speed rail system, was recognized as a winning project. Professor Lewis's own project, "Health Corridor," was awarded an Honorable Mention. Karen Lewis's collaborative project "Harbor Port" was noted with an honorable mention in the One Prize Competition. Harborport was developed with Jason Kentner, Sean Burkholder, and Matthew Banton.  Lewis is currently writing a book, "Graphic Design for Architects" that will be published by Routledge Press February 2013.

Professor Robert S. Livesey, who co-taught with the late Architect James Stirling at Yale University, was cited in the exhibition “An Architect’s Legacy: James Stirling’s Students at Yale” and interviewed for the accompanying James Stirling documentary.   Livesey authored a review of the exhibition for Constructs, the bi-annual news magazine highlighting activities and events at the Yale School of Architecture.  Associate Professor Jane Murphy’s and Michael Cadwell’s work, produced as students of Stirling and Livesey, was included in the exhibition.  Murphy was also interviewed for the Stirling documentary.   

Professor Jose Oubrerie’s diagrams and photographs of Firminy Church were published in “Les 20 ans de Nemausus” December 2010 by Edition de l’Esperou and School of Architecture of Montpellier France.  He was selected as the Baird Distinguished Professor at Cornell University for 2011. He was also a panelist at a symposium at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and gave public lectures at City College of New York, Bowling Green University, University of Kentucky School of Architecture and Design, and AIA Kentucky.  Professor Oubrerie also presented the lecture, “Architecture in a Time of Uncertainty,” at Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Associate Professors Lisa Tilder and Stephen Turk were awarded the 2010-2011 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award and ACSA Collaborative Practice Honorable Mention.  Tilder and Turk’s “Pod Home” was published in NANO HOUSE: Innovations for Small Dwellings, ed. Phyllis Richardson (UK: Thames & Hudson) and was featured in NANO HOUSE reviews by the Los Angeles Times, Irish Times and others. 

Associate Professor Lisa Tilder published “The Lost Decade?” in field journal: issue 4, Ecology (Sheffield, UK) and was a contributing author to Vitamin Green, ed. Joshua Bolchover (UK: Phaidon Press).  Tilder gave the keynote address, “Media Ecologies” at the University Bauhaus Weimar.  Tilder served as a juror for the ACSA ARCHIVE “Being Resourceful” competition.

Associate Professor Stephen Turk published “Tables of Weights and Measures: Architecture and the Synchronous Objects Project” in Emerging Bodies: The Performance of Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography, edited by Gabriele Klein and Sandra Noeth, (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag).  This publication stems from his lecture presented at the Tanzkongress 2009 at the Kampnagel Hamburg, Germany.  Associate Professor Turk’s exhibition design/installation in collaboration with Norah Zuniga Shaw, "Synchronous Objects, Reproduced" for the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, was published in ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition Catalogue, edited by Stefan Riekeles and Andreas Broeckmann (Kehrer Verlag: Heidelberg - Berlin).

School News

Professor Ann Pendleton-Jullian completed her term as Director of the Knowlton School of Architecture and has returned to the full-time faculty to pursue research.  Professor and Section Head of Architecture Mike Cadwell has been appointed Interim-Director of the KSA.   Associate Professor S. Beth Blostein has assumed the role of Architecture Section Head.  Professor Robert S. Livesey has been appointed Head of the KSA’s Landscape Architecture Section, with an international search for Landscape Architecture Section Head underway.

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