- Category: Design Lecture Series
Columbus is expected to gain one million residents by 2050. Meanwhile, concerns with climate change require that this development is sustainable, efficient, and contributes to the built environment.
Since 2007, the Knowlton Housing Studio has addressed this challenge. While meeting the NAAB accreditation requirement for a comprehensive studio, the Knowlton Housing Studio marshals the skills with which architects negotiate markets and offer alternatives to existing conditions.
The studio develops a students ability to produce a complete architectural project from schematic design through the detailed development of programmatic spaces, building assemblies, structural and environmental systems, and sustainability and life-safety provisions. To this end, the studio is coordinated with concurrent courses in construction, structures, and mechanical systems and the studio instructors are joined by a developer and three practitioners with Columbus housing expertise.
The studio program is housing with additional amenities in Columbus, Ohio. Each year, different site and building typologies are addressed, e.g.: downtown slab, suburban mat, and park highrise. The number of units, their type, and the nature of the additional program are determined by the collective efforts of the studio. The studio schedule has three phases: research defines project parameters and precedents; schematics generates building proposals; and development produces drawings and models that address comprehensive design criteria. More importantly, these student projects offer insights into how Columbus might creatively embrace its impending growth.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture
Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests
Speaker: Michael Cadwell, FAIA