Mack Scogin Merrill Elam: Knowlton Hall
Editors: Todd Gannon, Teresa Ball, Chronicle Books, 2005
Some buildings are famous. Others deserve to be, but in their modesty remain satisfied to stand simply as excellent works of architecture. Such is the case with Ohio State University School of Architecture's recently completed Knowlton School of Architecture. Designed by the internationally respected firm Mack Scogin Merrill Elam, Knowlton manages to project both a monumental physicality and a sense of subdued elegance. Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects/Knowlton Hall provides a comprehensive look at this impressive new work using sketches, models, renderings, working drawings, and photographs. As with all of the books in the Source Book series, it is accompanied by commentaries from the architects and by critics who explore both the technical and contextual elements of the work. Todd Gannon is a lecturer in architectural theory and design at the Knowlton School of Architecture and a project designer at Acock Associates Architects in Columbus, Ohio.