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Ohio State University


Columbus, OH

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture


Architecture is a practice. By this, we mean in simplest terms that we get better by doing it, like playing a sport or a musical instrument. More profoundly, architectural practice is a mode of understanding and operating within the world.

Technique is important. We deploy an array of manual and digital techniques when designing a building just as we depend upon all manner of technologies to construct a building. Techniques and technologies are not mute tools, as they testify to our understanding of the world and our desire to project a world. As that world becomes more diverse in its cultures and more constrained in its economies and ecologies, we must examine our understandings of the world if we are to intelligently operate within it.

At the Knowlton School, we are committed to all aspects of architectural practice: its central creative activity, design; its techniques and technologies; and its histories and capacities. Design synthesizes all of these and answers our profound desire to address the present by building a future.


For 144 years, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It’s where friendships are forged. It’s where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university’s main campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.