Past Events


April 30, 2014
Moderm Makers: Core Clay

The Niehoff Urban Studio and Community Design Center has continued to provide space to support the mission of Modern Makers cultural program for Short Vine in the Up Town area. This spring event featured a partnership with Core Clay artists and brought the Niehoff Gallery to life with clay artworks.


April 22, 2014
Documenting a Fashion Icon: Bonnie Cashin

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted the The DAAP capstone project and course that celebrated and documented the work of the acclaimed fashion designer Bonnie Cashin. The course was developed and led by Jennifer Krivickas, head of the DAAP library. Throughout the semester, students documented the clothing from the DAAP collection, developed a website, and the exhibit displayed at the Niehoff Studio Gallery.


April 21, 2014
Pop-Up Cincy: Dubai

As a supporter of Pop-Up Cincy, the Niehoff Urban Studio opened its doors for the Pop-Up Dubai event. On a Monday night the gallery was packed with guests who were surrounded by the sights, sounds, foods, and textures revisited from a UC Honors foreign travel course trip to Dubai.


April 17, 2014
Niehoff Urban Studio Spring 2014 Open House

On Thursday April 17th the Niehoff Urban Studio hosted an open house to showcase the spring semester student work on the proposed Wasson Way bicycle trail and light rail corridor. A panel discussion moderated by UrbanCincy was conducted with representatives from City departments, Queen City Bike, and the Rails to Trails Conservancy. UrbanCincy coverage and video


April 1, 2014
DAAP Cares

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted the The DAAP Cares annual event. The event featured projects undertaken by faculty, students, and alumni to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities in need through. DAAP Cares recognizes the academic design institution as a resource for innovation and development at all scales.


March 28, 2014
Modern Makers: Masked/Unmasked with Visionaries + Voices

Modern Makers partnerd with Visionaries + Voices for an exhibition exploring the theme of concealing and revealing of identities, feelings and histories through art. Visitors were invited to participate in the making of an interactive art project designed by Visionaries + Voices artist Jennifer Crowe.


March 8, 2014
West Fork Creek Community Design Charrette

The Niehoff Urban Studio partnerd with Northside Community Council, Groundwork Cincinnati/ Mill Creek to facilitate a workshop and discuss the community's long-term vision for the West Fork Creek corridor. The workshop included a briefing on existing conditions and brainstorming on future improvements.

February 21, 2014
Take A Seat!

The Niehoff Urban Studio partnerd with Modern Makers for this educational event on Friday, February 21st. The event included a screening of People's Park: a single-shot film by Libbie D.Cohn & J.P. Sniadecki, kids activitys included building a group model of an ideal public space and a discussion on Public Space/ Art in Cincinnati and abroad.


February 7-8, 2014
Metrofiting Workshop with Tony Fry

DAAP and the Niehoff studio hosted the two day Metrofitting Workshop led by Tony Fry. The workshop was developed in response to a challenge by Fry from his lecture at DAAP during the fall 2013 semester. The challenge was to put the desire for resiliency planning into tangible action. The workshop gathered city officials as well as faculty and planners from UC to map risks the city faces from climate change and discuss how the City of Cincinnati can reach toward a more resilient future.


January 29, 2014
Modern Makers: Dance + Draw

The Niehoff Urban Studio and Community Design Center hosted Modern Makers for their Dance + Draw event. The event featured dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet and invited children from the Up-Town area to draw the dancers and learn about capturing motion.


January 18-19, 2014
Second Annual Vacant Lots: Occupied Workshop

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted the second annual vacant lots occupied workshop. The workshop is a joint effort with the UC Horticulture program and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. This year, students from horticulture, architecture and urban planning participated in the workshop. The UC students also partnered with Landscape Architecture students from University of Kentucky. The workshop brought together students and community members from Walnut Hills, Price Hill, and The East End areas.


January 16, 2014
AIA VISION Lecture Series:
“Citizen Architect Roundtable Discussion: Advocacy”

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted the AIA for a roundtable discussion on advocacy. The guests included: Eric Kearney, Ohio Senate, District 9; Denise Driehaus, Ohio Representative, District 31;Charles Winburn, Cincinnati City Council; and Wendell Young, Cincinnati City Council. The event was well attended by local and regional AIA members.

December 13, 2013
Pop Up Cincy on Short Vine- Featuring UC Master of Fine Arts Students

The Niehoff Urban Studio opens its gallery space as part of Pop Up Cincy on Short Vine. The event at the Niehoff Studio featured the work of University of Cincinnati Master of Fine Art students. The Pop Up event included several other venues along Short Vine.


December 5, 2013
Niehoff Urban Studio - Fall Semester Open House

The fall 2013 open house highlighted the three courses held at the studio. The courses included a master of urban planning workshop focused on the Fairmont Neighborhoods, a freshman seminar examining innovation, and a civil engineering undergraduate capstone that researched opportunities for the Wasson Way. Additionally, independent study students helped facilitate the community design workshop for Wasson Way and the results of the workshop were displayed.


November 14, 2013
Business Leaders Alliance Fall 2013 Meeting

The Niehoff Studio hosted The Business Leaders Alliance(BLA) for their fall meeting.  At this event Frank Russell (Niehoff Urban Studio/UC), Craig Vogel (Livewell Collaborative/UC), and Allie Engelhart (Miami University) provided their perspectives on how business leaders can utilize creativity and innovative collaboration opportunities to address challenging business problems. See BLA vision for more information.

November 1, 2013
Artbeat on Short Vine - Featuring artist Jim Wagner

The Niehoff Urban Studio opens its gallery space each month along with other businesses and pop-up galleries on Short Vine as a part of the Artbeat on Short Vine. For November, the gallery featured the work of artist Jim Wagner.


October 30, 2013
"City Council Candidates Forum on Issues of Urbanism"

The Niehoff Urban Studio with UrbanCincy hosted a forum on issues of urbanism, including Transportation, Land-Use, Sustainability, Community Development, and Revitalizing Neighborhoods. View Program or See Photos

October 18, 2013
"Wasson Way Community Reveal Party" - Wasson Way Trail Building

After community participation at the Community Design Workshop, professional volunteers continued to work with the CDC's student staff to develop the designs presented at the Wasson Way Community Reveal Party at Hyde Park Floral and Garden Center on October 18th. See the results presented at the reveal party!


October 12, 2013
"Wasson Way Community Design Workshop" - Wasson Way Trail Building

On October 12 the Wasson Way Organization (WWO), CDC and AIA led a Community Design Workshop for developing the Wasson Way corridor. This collaboration paired community members with design and planning professionals to aid the community in  articulating their vision for Wasson Way.


October 12, 2013
"Corpse A Copia" - Modern Makers Event

On October 12 the Niehoff Urban Studio hosted Modern Makers for their "Corpse A Copia" Fall Event. The event featured the culinary creations by Please and art from Reptiles + Rainbows.


October 1, 2013
"Make Big Plans: A Tribute to Bill Butler" - Fundraiser Event

The Niehoff Urban Studio held its first fundraiser event to honor Bill Butler, who has proved himself as an urban visonary and city builder. Over 130 guests, including UC President Santa Ono, enjoyed the evening at the studio on Short Vine. All proceeds of the fundraiser benefit student assistantships and programing. We are grateful for all contributions and continued support from the community. For additional contributions,click here.


September 6, 2013
Artbeat on Short Vine - Featuring Garry Glenn and Mackinley Motzer

The Niehoff Urban Studio oppend its gallery space along with other businesses and pop-up galleries on Short Vine as a part of the Artbeat on Short Vine. For September, the gallery featured the photography of artist Garry Glenn and sculpture of DAAP student Mackinley Motzer.

July 10, 2013
"The State of Public Art" - Open House and Panel Discussion

The Niehoff Studio hosted a summer studio titled Creativity and Change: Building and Crafting Sustainable Neighborhoods Through Art. The studio culminated with a summer open house and panel discussion with local artists. View Program


April 19, 2013
"Movement in The City" - Spring Open House and Panel Discussion

Students displayed their year long work focused on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors and Bikeway projects. Following the exhibit, a panel discussion articulated visions for the future of Cincinnati’s transportation network.  Read more and see for more coverage of the panel content.

April 5, 2013
"Food as Art
" - Modern Makers with FEAST
Continuing the food theme at the Niehoff Studio, Modern Makers produced the Food as Art Event with Chef Frances Kroner of FEAST. This spectacular evening featured edible art and an array of lively entertainment surrounding the food theme. Event Ad

January 28, 2013
Vacant Lot / Occupied Workshop

Professor Virginia Russell convened horticulture, architecture, and planning students in a class to vision best practices for Cincinnati's vacant lots. Conducted in partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, the program included presentations by experts on vacant lot programs in place in other cites. View Program

January 10, 2013
Real Estate Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Symposium

Real Estate Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Symposium was held to discuss the economic, investment and planning implications of energy efficiency and sustainability on real estate. Click for more pictures

November, 2012
Tactical Urbanism

Tactical Urbansim project for Covington Kentucky unveilied seven urban installations on or near Pike and Madison. These DIY micro-projects aim to reshape our understanding of urban public space and how we use it. Read more.

May 16, 2012
GOOD Ideas for Cities event

The Niehoff Urban Studio and Community Design Center hosted this national program with GOOD for the first time in Cincinnati. Good Videos are now available. Read more.

December 7, 2012
Fall 2012 Open House and Presentation

Students taking part of the semester of Fall 2012 presented their work on December 7th, 2012. The fall Semester of 2012 is the beginning of the first year of the Metropolis and Mobility cycle, studying about transportation systems. Read more.

June 1, 2012
DIY Urbanism Competition Awards and Reception

Competition awards and reception was at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC) Gallery, 811 Race St. The exibit of competition entries will be on display from June 1 through June 13. Read more.

May 8, 2012
Local Dollars, Local Sense

Author, economist, attorney and entrepreneur Michael Shuman presented his new book, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. Read more.

December 5, 2011
Fall 2011 End of Quarter Presentations

Students of three courses presented on Complete Streets/Great Streets, Catalytic/Economic Development, Connectivity, Public Spaces, and Housing. Read more.

November 22, 2011
Do It Yourself Urbanism

This program explored themes behind the conception and implementation of grass roots urban projects that are collaborative and improvisational. Read more.

September 14, 2011 - October 10, 2011
Broadway Commons District Study Exhibit

This gallery exhibit at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati summarized a one-year investigation focusing geographically on the impact areas that surround the Cincinnati casino site. Read more.

Monday, June 6th, 2010
Spring 2011 Open House

Senior undergraduate engineering students, Master of Community Planning students, and sustainability seminar students presented their work to UC faculty, Cincinnati Museum Center representatives, architecture and planning professionals, and other community stakeholders.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
DAAP Cares

The goal of DAAP Cares is to display and recognize DAAP as a resource for research, innovation and development in terms of design, architecture, art, and planning locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
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Saturday, April 9th, 2011 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2011 Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Congress

Food Congress is a forum for the discussion of Cincinnati’s local food system. This year’s focus was the capacity of our local food system for job creation.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Integrated Design Studio Open House

Six groups of engineering students presented at the Winter quarter studio review. Projects covered transportation, parking, energy, and stormwater solutions for the area surrounding the Cincinnati Museum Center.
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Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Dream + Do

This lecture was part of the AIA’s 2010-2011 Vision program, which purpose is to promote professional development and community outreach to the architectural community in Cincinnati. Under the topic Social Responsibility & Ethical Leadership, Scott Bernhard presented the work of the Tulane City Center, LA.
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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Patrons of Urbanism – New ambitions for public-private partnerships

This Soapbox Speaker Series event focused in the innovative models of support and investment in urban projects and reflected upon Cincinnati’s philanthropic tradition.
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Our Region Is Not Stacking Up

Agenda 360 and Vision 2015 presented findings from their report, detailing the challenges facing the Cincinnati metropolitan area and making recommendations for policy decisions.
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Saturdayday, October 2nd, 2010
Into the Streets

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful organized a cleanup drive for Short Vine in Corryville with University of Cincinnati Cincinnatus volunteers.
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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 5:30-7:00PM
Open House

Students taking part in the Spring Quarter of 2010 presented work that included engineering proposals, architecture and urban design plans, and planning scenarios for the areas abutting I-71 and I-75. Projects showcased that quarter included: Transit Oriented and Green Development for Walnut Hills, Camp Washington, Northside, and South Cumminsville,Casino District Proposals, and Scenario Planning for the MillCreek Watershed and I-75 Corridor.
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Wednesday, May 26 5:30-7:30pm @ the Community Design Center | Free (registration required)
Layers of Flavor - Exploring Cincinnati’s Food Ecosystem

Layers of Flavor is the first of four events in the Soapbox Speaker Series.
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Friday, May 21 7-10pm @ the Community Design Center | Free
Fleeting Landscape: A photography exhibit by Craig Moyer

Fleeting Landscape is a collection of large format color photographs of the abandoned landscape of the American Midwest. The ruined structures, which litter the landscape, are a fleeting memory of a bygone era.
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Opening day: Friday, May 21 5-8pm @ Parkside Cafe 1026 E. McMillan St | Free
Walnut Hills Exhibit

This exhibition features work concerning Walnut Hills produced at the Niehoff Studio by students of Planning, Architecture, and Engineering during the fall 2009 and winter 2010.
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April 10, 2010
Cincinnati Regional Food Congress

The Cincinnati Regional Food Congress convened over 100 food interested stakeholders to learn about the ongoing improvements to the Cincinnati food system and discuss the potential for change.
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April 2, 2010
Surroundings Art Exhibition

The Surroundings Art Exhibition showcased 18 of UC’s fine art students and 6 local teens from the surrounding high schools.
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March 25, 2010
I-71 Uptown Access Study: Landuse Workshop

As part of the I-71 Uptown Access Study, architects and planners from DNA Architects met with community members and stakeholders to evaluate land use in the area and recommend zoning changes or other actions to foster economic development along with the proposed interchange improvements.
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Review and Open House

Students taking part in the Winter Quarter of 2010 presented research, framework plans, urban design proposals and implementation strategies regarding the neighborhoods of Avondale, Walnut Hills, Camp Washington, Northside, South Cumminsville, and Spring Grove Village and Downtown.
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Fall 2009
Review and Open House

Students taking part in the Fall Quarter of 2009 presented framework plans, urban design proposals and implementation strategies regarding the neighborhoods of Avondale, Walnut Hills, Camp Washington, Northside, South Cumminsville, and Winton Place, along the I-71 and I-75 corridors.
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December 10, 2009
SEGOE symposium on smart growth: sustainable food systems

Kami Pothukuchi, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor and founding director of SEED Wayne (Sustainable Food Systems Education and Engagement in Detroit and Wayne State University), a campus-community partnership dedicated to building more sustainable food systems. She discussed her research on the links between food and community and economic development including urban agriculture, community food assessments, local policy and planning.
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November 21, 2009
MADE: Community Craft and Art Fair

The Community Design Center along with the National Art Education Association hosted a community craft and art fair to foster community-university relationships, while also allowing people to support their local crafty community.
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April 4, 2009
GRASS Market

The GRASS Market was an attempt to show and sell some of the goods of some of Cincinnati’s most creative crafters, designers, and artists.
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April 3, 2009
Surroundings Art Show

The Surroundings Art Show was designed with the intention to connect University of Cincinnati students to the people who live in the community surrounding the University.
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March 14, 2009
Cincinnati Regional Food Congress

The Cincinnati Regional Food Congress was a day-long event aimed at developing a shared vision for the future of the tri-state’s local food system.
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February 17, 2009
UC Food System Focus Group

A focus group(students, faculty and administrative officers)was organized by CDC intern Lizbeth Ruiz in order to brainstorm ideas for a set of recommendations regarding sustainable food and green initiatives on campus.
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January 16, 2009
Food System and Waste Program Presentation for the Center of Sustainable Urban Environments

This talk by CDC intern Lizbeth Ruiz examined food management practices within the university and the elements related to its internal food system.
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July 15-22, 2008
GEAR UP Job Shadowing

The Community Design Center hosted 6 high school students for job shadowing for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant program.
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July 9, 2008
Uptown Wayfinding Signage Informational Public Meeting

The Community Design Center hosted the Uptown Wayfinding Signage Informational meeting.
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Spring 08
Review and Open House

"A Boomer Community" design concept for Calhoun was presented by students of Architecture and Marketing at the Spring 2008 open house.
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Spring 2008
OTR Foundation Studio Charrette

During the Spring of 2008, the Niehoff Studio hosted a series of working meeting and design presentations for the School of Architecture and Interior Design and the Over the Rhine Foundation.
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January 17, 2008
Short Vine Charrette

On January 17, 2008 the studio hosted a charrette for the Short Vine Street Business District.
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January 16, 2008
Agenda 360 Event

The CDC and Niehoff Studio were pleased to host a brainstorming sesstion for Cincinnati's Agenda 360.
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Old St. George Salon

Niehoff Studio resident urbanist Jim Tarbell hosted the first "Urban Salon" for city lovers who want to keep abreast of urban issues.
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Spring 2007
Review and Open House

Students presented work from the Spring 2007 quarter to Corryville community members and the Uptown Faith-Based Community Development Corporation.
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Winter 2007
Review and Open House

The Winter Quarter 2007 openhouse and exhibit of student work featured urban issues research and alternative urban design visions for the Burnet Avenue Business District in Avondale.
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Fall 2007
Michael Pyatok Meeting

During the Fall of 2007, architect Michael Pyatok visited students of the Niehoff studio to discuss means and methods of designing affordable housing.
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December 5, 2007
Review and Open House

A reception and open house was held at the Niehoff Studio to celebrate the relocation of the studio into its new building at 2728 Vine Street.
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November 29, 2007
Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati

The Niehoff Studio hosted the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati Annual Meeting with trustees and guests on November 29th, 2007.
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November 9, 2007
UC Fine Arts Association Opening

The Niehoff Studio gallery was the site of a public art opening organized by the College of DAAP Fine Arts Association.
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September 28, 2007
Habitat Charrette

Between 2007 and 2010, the Community Design Center will facilitate the design of two new accessible Habitat for Humanity houses in Avondale. On September 28, 2007, judging for a Design Competition was held at the College of DAAP.
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September 20, 2007
AIA Banks Event

The AIA Cincinnati Urban Design Committee organized a panel in the Studio to debate revised riverfront development plans for the "Banks" district.
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July 17, 2007
Agenda 360 Urban Renaissance Action Team meeting

A full meeting of the Agenda 360 Urban Renaissance Action Team took place in the studio on July 17th, 2007.
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Spring 2006
Venice Pizza Opening

Venice Pizza celebrated its opening.
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Spring 2006
Green Housing Event

A green housing event was held at the Niehoff Urban Studio on June 6, 2006.
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Spring 2006
Joan Gerson Lunch Visit

LAND member Joan Gerson visited with the students.
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Spring 2006
Mary Burke Visit

Mary Burke of the Over-the-Rhine Housing Network visited with the students.
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Spring 2006
Jim Tarbell Lunch Visit

Jim Tarbell visited with the students.
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Spring 2006
Dean Niemeyer Visit

LAND member Dean Niemeyer talked to the students.
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Spring 2006
John Cranley Lunch Visit

Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley visited with the students.
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December 5, 2006
Washington Park Update

On December 5, 2006 the Cincinnati AIA Urban Design Committee hosted a public presentation at the Studio on recent development around Washington Park in OTR.
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Winter 2006
Review and Open House

The Niehoff Studio hosted a final presentation of student work and a public open house.
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Winter 2005
Review and Open House

The Niehoff Studio hosted a final presentation of student work and a public open house.
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Spring 2005
AFC Apple Award Event

Interior Design and Architecture Students join Studio Benefactor Buck Niehoff at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati Apple award.
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February 15, 2005
OTR Plan Update Meeting

the Niehoff Urban Studio and Community Design Center hosted an Over The Rhine “Towne Meeting”.
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September 2004
Charrette: On-the-Ground for Social Justice

The Niehoff Studio Students and Faculty participated with sixty other students and stakeholders in the "On-The-Ground" Design Charrette for Social Justic.
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December 2004
Review and Open House

The Niehoff Studio hosted a final presentation of student work and a public open house on December 10 2004
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June 19, 2004
3CDC Presents: Fountain Square and Washington Park District

Mr. Steven Leeper of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. unvieled 3CDC's proposed redesign of Fountain Square.
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John Cranley Lunch Visit
Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley talked with the students.
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Tom Dutton Lunch Visit
A professor of architecture and interior design at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,
Tom Dutton spoke with students about his center for community engagement in Over-the-Rhine.
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Liz Blume
Liz Blume from the Xavier University Community Building Institute talked with the students
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February 19, 2004
AIA/Kroger Garage "Gateway" Discussion
The discussion of the meeting centered around the proposed Kroger Garage project situated at the "gateway" to Over-the-Rhine.
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December 8, 2003
Cincinnati Tomorrow Event: Subway Presentation
A group of students from the Community Design Center's Niehoff studio presented their Fall 2003 studio project to the Cincinnati Tomorrow coalition.
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December 3, 2003
The Aushuler Report
John Auschuler, a hired consultant for the city, discussed his Center City plan to help with revitalization of the downtown and surrounding areas.
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November 19, 2003
Over-the-Rhine Urbanists' Event
An exciting meeting where progressive urban thought finally came together from two ends of the spectrum.
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