March Design Lecture 2019

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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
1.0 LU|HSW
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Speaker: Michael Cadwell, FAIA

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Michael Cadwell is the Walter H. Kidd Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. He received his BA in English Literature with Honors from Williams College and his master of architecture from Yale University. Before coming to Ohio State, Cadwell taught at the Parsons School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College.  He also practiced in the offices of Turner Brooks and Cesar Pelli.  Before serving as Director of the School, Cadwell was Architecture Section Head (1997-2004). In 2015, Cadwell was elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects for his notable contributions “to the advancement of the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice.”

Cadwell designed and built a series of small wood buildings on remote New England sites and public sculpture parks, which were collected as Pamphlet Architecture 17 by Princeton Architectural Press and published extensively in architectural journals. Cadwell’s small buildings received design awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the New York Architectural League and he has been a fellow at the Woodstock Arts Colony, the McDowell Arts Colony, and the American Academy in Rome. Cadwell also practices with Jane Murphy, focusing on residential commissions that have won two AIA awards.

In teaching and practice, Cadwell explores construction as a transformative cultural act. Cadwell’s book Strange Details (MIT Press) articulates this interest through essays on canonic works of 20th century architecture. More recently, his writing on contemporary architecture has appeared in HunchHarvard Design MagazineLog, and Domus.

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