Past Events


May 19, 2018
Filipino Cultural Group

Philippine Cultural group hosted a heritage event presenting upon tribal tattoo designs. Facilitated by Lane Wilcken author of “Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern”. The cultural event described the art of Filipino Tattoos and demonstrated an authentic tattoo. The Filipino community is actively providing outlets for the local Cincinnati community to understand their heritage and connect with their culture.

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April 26, 2018
Action Research Center

The Action Research Center held their 6th annual showcase at the Niehoff Urban Studio. Utilizing the flexible and inviting space of the studio, students shared art work, posters, powerpoint presentations and spoken word poetry. They also celebrated the graduates of the Educational Studies/Education and Community-Based Action Research doctoral program, and the Educational Studies/Education for Social Change masters program. Over 40 people from the UC community as well as the greater Cincinnati region attended the event.

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April 23, 2018
Pay It Forward

On Monday, April 23rd, Niehoff hosted the annual Pay It Forward end of year celebration. The Pay it Forward initiative is developing a new generation of philanthropists through an innovative course-based service-learning program that engages Ohio college students in hands-on philanthropy, grant-making, and volunteer service while providing community nonprofits with much needed assistance during difficult economic times. This year Pay It Forward was able to donate $10,000, dispersing to 17 non-profit organizations by nine total courses.


April 11, 2018
Cincinnati Public Schools

On Wednesday, April 11th, The Cincinnati Public Schools held an event at the Niehoff Urban Studio in order to engage the parent-teacher community and Cincinnati school system. The event was held after Laura Mitchell was promoted into position as the new superintendent. In order to “accelerate academic achievement” within the district, the event was held in order to bring partnerships together in the community and to build collegiality across the Cincinnati Public Schools.

April 10, 2018
UC Research and Innovation Week 2018

Professor Frank Russell made a presentation to the UC research community on April 10, 2018 to outline research conducted with Graduate Assistant Alican Yildiz on “A conceptual model for Food System Assessment”. This work stems from Niehoff Studio thematic work on food and the subsequent Food Congress events hosted by the studio. The work was conducted with the support and collaboration of the Cincinnati Food Policy Council, Green Umbrella, and the City of Cincinnati Department of Environment and Sustainability.

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March 26, 2018
ULI Hines Student Competition Celebration

On March 26, ULI Cincinnati, the UC Real Estate Program and Center, and UC College of DAAP's Niehoff Urban celebrated our teams from the University of Cincinnati who entered the 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition. The Competition challenges students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. Three groups of five students form teams to devise a development program for a real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. This year Toronto served as the host city, with a challenge to develop a comprehensive development in an area near the mouth of the Don River. Three teams of future planners, architects, real estate professionals and landscape architects at a reception honoring their accomplishments. Each team was able to deliver a brief description of their project and engage with local professionals.

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March 2-4, 2018
Nature Playscape Project

The DAAP Interdisciplinary Topics in Design, Architecture, Art and Planning class was held in the Niehoff Studio between Friday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 4th. The class structures interdisciplinary opportunities for students and faculty of DAAP, CECH, and A&S to develop a research topic, program or theme. Coursework is introduced as a series of lectures by regional experts across the three days as well as a combination of research, readings, precedents and case studies that students develop over the semester. The three day intensive design class was split into Friday, from 6pm to 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 6 pm. The groups present their best ideas after a month and may be followed through with funding from organizers, such as UC Forward, if provided. Design students work hand in hand with research students to take into consideration the information that they are given. Interactive design missions are given through the course to generate initial creative ideas. This semester, they are given the concept of a “Nature Playscape”, an environment where kids are encouraged to play outside for a public elementary school in Clifton. Students have to research and design a safe environment for kids to engage in nature to aid early childhood development, encourage hands-on learning, and interact with nature’s elements while fulfilling health and safety requirements. Students are given various information for any site restraints or opportunities they may have. After visiting the site on Saturday, they are given the chance to develop site evaluations and plans. Some restrictions to keep in mind are topography, enclosure for safety, plant types and designers will work with developing concepts that will best fit the site

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March 2-3, 2018
KYASLA Conference

On Friday, March 2nd, 2018, the Niehoff Urban Studio hosted a portfolio review event held by the American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA, for students at the University of Kentucky. It marked the beginning of the annual Kentucky ASLA Conference held in Covington. The conference is an outlet to celebrate the success of student’s and professionals in their fields as well as recognizing the winner of the Annual Grady Clay Community Vision Award. Mitchell Silver, FAICP, Hon. ASLA rounded out the conference in the evening with the delivery of the keynote lecture. Saturday, March 3rd was a day packed with educational sessions and vendor expo. Five speaker panels were able to delivered lectures. First up was Practice Paradigms: New Business Models that are Challenging Traditional Design Practice, with speakers Christine Dunn, AIA, senior design architect and Principal at Sasaki, David Gamble, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard with moderator, Kristin Booker, ASLA, and Principal of Booker Design Collaborative. The second lecture, The Creative Study Tour: A Metacognitive Approach to Developing Creative Leaders in Landscape Architecture was delivered by Ryan Hargrove, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, and Department of Landscape Architecture. Next up was the lecture Neighborhood Playbook: Activating Spaces, Developing Places by Joe Nickol, AICP, Senior Associate, and MKSK. The Future of Urban Parks: The Challenges of Managing Modern Urban Parks was delivered by Tom Smarr, Horticulture & Natural Areas Director, and 21st Century Parks Inc. Finally, The What, Why & How of High-Performance Urban Trees, presented by Matthew Werle, GreenBlue Urban.

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February 23, 2018
Perception, Permission and Purpose: Portraits of Vulnerability and Resilience in Teaching

On Friday, February, 23rd from 4pm – 6pm Annie Straka, PhD Candidate in Educational Studies, Educational; and Community Based Action Research will present her dissertation, Perception, Permission and Purpose: Portraits of Vulnerability and Resilience in Teaching. This dissertation is a qualitative portraiture study that explores vulnerability and resilience in teaching, using poetry and visual art as integrated elements of the portraiture process. This study is approached from a feminist, relational stance that views relationships and connection as central to human development, drawing from relational cultural theory (Gilligan; 1979; 2014; Jordan et al., 2004; Jordan, 2017; Miller & Stiver, 1997) and communicative resilience theory (Buzzanell, 2010, 2017) to explore how teachers make sense of vulnerability and construct resilience in their teaching lives. Findings of this study reveal the following three dimensions of vulnerability in teaching: vulnerability as courageous disconnection, vulnerability as authentic emotional expression, and vulnerability as paradox. Through the lenses of perception, permission and purpose, the participants in this study simultaneously make sense of vulnerability in their teaching lives and discursively construct resilience.

January 29, 2018
Hines 2018 National ULI Compeition

The Hines 2018 ULI Competition has been completed. The project host city, Toronto, was announced on January 15th kicking off the competition. The competition was completed on January 19th with 3 separate teams representing the UC/Niehoff studio. The teams were comprised of inter-disciplinary graduate students including real estate, finance, urban planning, and architecture. Each team developed a concept, site plans, architectural designs, and a real estate performa. Professional developers from Cincinnati mentored the teams along with faculty members Frank Russel(Architect/Urban Designer) and Conrad Kickert(Architect/Urban Designer). The finalist will be announced in February of 2018. The year the Hines Competition received applications from 60 universities from the United States and Canada. Out of 130 project submissions 2 out of 3 of UC team’s received an Honorable Mention. The UC teams posters and narratives are posted below.

Team 1(Honorable Mention) Narrative Board | Team 2 Narrative Board | Team 3(Honorable Mention) Narrative Board

January 18, 2018
AIA Vision Lecture

The AIA Cincinnati organized a session at the Niehoff Urban Studio on Thursday, January 18th to introduce this year’s Board of Directors as well as Ball State University’s practicing architecture professor, Anthony Costello, who stressed the importance of “advocacy” in carrying through an idea. Through Tony Costello’s persistence, progress was made in creating sheltered and hygienic environments in the third world country of Haiti. Students are involved in developing designs that are beneficial to the given environment and are encouraged to experiment and learn using “old school” architectural methods. The focus for this year’s students will be Puerto Rico and incorporating used water bottles to create better conditions in the given environment.

November 6, 2017
Local 2017 ULI Compeition

The 2017 ULI Competition studio based within Bond Hill Business District. The competition had five finalist teams from multi-disciplinary studies including real estate, urban planning, and architecture. This studio is unique, because the students are required to produce a final product in two weeks. The studio is modeled after the National Hine ULI Competition by developing a concept, site plan, renderings, and a real estate Performa. The Hine’s competition is designed to “challenge students by collaborating across disciplines and imagine a better built environment”. The Winning team included a combination of UC undergraduate and graduate students from different disciplines: Joseph Rusche, Matt Ziegler, Alex Scherzinger, John Miklos and Charles Wiederhold. The winners received a $5,000 prize split to each team member.

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April 6, 2017
Urban Influence Symposium

Please join our interdisciplinary students and faculty for an exhibit of student work and a reflection on urban futures.

Building Healthy and Resilient Places - Making Inclusive and Barrier Free Communities in Uptown
Panel Discussion: Bright Ideas for Intentional Communties
Christi Carnahan, PhD, Director | UC Advancement and Transition Services
Beth Robinson, President and CEO | Uptown Consortium
Robert Shuemak, Advocate | Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services
Tim Westrich, Project Manager | Model Group
Moderator- Cindy Molloy, Director | Community Network.

2728 (Short) Vine Street
Thursday, April 27
5:00-6:00pm Exhibit and Open House
6:00-7:30pm Panel Discussion
ADA Parking Lot at Rear of Building off of Van Street

April 6, 2017
Urban Influence Symposium

On April 6, 2017, University of Cincinnati’s Urban Planning Class of 2017 hosted the inaugural Urban Influence Symposium at Niehoff Urban Studio. Local urban influencers are changing the game for planners, so they invited speakers to share how their work impacts planning. List of speakers: Kate Green- the Program Manager of Community Development at The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington, KY Allen Woods- Founding Partner & Creative Director - Director of Operations and Brand Strategy for MORTAR Mike Moroski - Executive Director of UpSpring

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February 8, 2017
Neighborhood Playbook

On February 8, 2017, the Neighborhood Playbook organized a guiding event at Niehoff Urban Studio for people and developers in the community that helped them to understand the spaces in better ways for physical and economic growth of the neighborhood. The speakers discussed about necessary qualities of neighborhoods and they reviewed developing market dynamics and current community development processes to contrast with alternative methods. List of speakers- Joe Nichol, Architect and Urban Designer, MKSK Kevin Wright, Planner and Executive Director, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation


January 9, 2017
Advocacy: Beyond the Press Release

On January 19th local Architects of the AIA Cincinnati Chapter convened at the Niehoff Studio to hear Katie Gerfen, Editor of design coverage: ARCHITECT Magazine discuss approaches to communication and advocacy. The event is a part of the series Vision: Architect’s Leadership Forum professional advancement, firm development and community outreach.

Vision January Lecture- Gerfen

November 8, 2016
FALL 2016 ULI Competition Studio Judging

Five student projects were judged for the ULI Competition Studio by a panel including, Dan Ruh, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Al. Neyer, Pam Weber, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank, Bill Fischer, Economic Development Division Manager, City of Cincinnati, Tom Gabelman, Partner, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Keven Speece, Principal, GBBN Architects, Jeanne Schroer, President/ CEO, The Catalytic Fund of Northern Kentucky. This studio competition was modeled after the existing national ULI Hines Competition conducted annually for 3-4 person interdisciplinary teams to design a real estate development project on an assigned local site. Student teams produced site plans, architectural designs, and real estate proformas. Professional Architects, Developers, Engineers from Cincinnati ULI mentored the teams along with Faculty Members Frank Russell (Architect/Urban Designer-UC Niehoff Urban Studio) and Shaun Bond (UC Real Estate Center). List of Mentors: Michael Kady, Jason Chamlee, Lasserre Bradley, Sari Lehtinen, Stefan Cornelis, Thea Munchel, Chad Munitz, Jim Zentmeyer, Jeff Raser, Lydia Jacobs-Horton, Edward Ratterman, Ryan Laber, Tom Rowe, Chad Burke, Kevin Wright, Mike Dooley, Steve Kenat, Joe Nickol, Adam Gelter Among 25 students divided into 5 teams from the Real Estate, Architecture and Urban Planning fields, the winning team composed was awarded with the $5,000. Winning Team: Hymes Connor Nicholas, Strauch Toni Nicole, Zhu Qisheng, Harris Jalisa, Riusche Joseph

Posters: Team 1 | Team 2 | Team 3 | Team 4 (winner) | Team 5

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November 1, 2016
Power NAAAP Panel: Leadership Lessons from Military Service

On November 1, 2016, National Association of Asian American Professionals- NAAAP Cincinnati organized a panel discussion for inspiring people from the stories of Asian American veterans and service members. Panelists shared their experiences how they have learned to motivate their team members. Panelists: Jin Kong- Social Entrepreneur, Attorney, Pavan Parikh- Government Relations Officer, FHLB Cincinnati; Captain, US Army Reserve, Jasmine Archuleta- Staff Sergeant, US Air Force; Assistant Flight Chief of Military Training, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Roy Nickerson- Senior Manager, Corporate Learning & Development, Intelligrated (Honeywell), Paulane Hitchens- Mechanical Project Engineer, Intelligrated (Honeywell) Moderator: Ronnie Iquina- Senior Integrated Marketing Executive

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October 13, 2016
Frida in Focus- Exhibition and Events

Frida in Focus was an exhibition focusing on famous photographic portraits of Frida Kahlo prepared by Cincinnati photographer Bernard Silberstein from September 15 to October 13 in Niehoff Urban Studio. This exhibition and series of related events honored Hispanic and Latino culture in America. The exhibition and its related events focus on intersectionality, motivates people to imagine how they want the world to view them, and make it happen. There was an opening reception on September 15, a bilingual poetry reading on September 22, a keynote address on September 29, and a closing alumni event on October 13 in Niehoff Studio.

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October 12, 2016
Soapbox Speaker Series presents Love In An Elevator: sex + city planning

Soapbox conducted a panel discussion Love In An Elevator: sex + city planning at Niehoff Urban Studio on October 12, 2016. New Soapbox editor Pamela Fisher moderated the panel discussion that included three experts- Cincinnati City Council member Chris Seelback, Amy Lind, head of UC’s Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and mixologist and owner of Wellmann’s Brands Molly Wellmann. The talk mainly focused on race and gender sensitivity in our community. Cincinnati city council member Chris Seelback explained how smart city planning is already happening in Cincinnati with the example of street car. Molly Wellmann stated that she prefers not to install TVs in her venues as it kills the conversations. Professor Lind prompted the listeners that the social lens of minority perception extends beyond gender, race and social status to include single mothers, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

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September 8, 2016
University Impact Area Solutions Study Steering Committee Meeting

On September 8, 2016, University Impact Area Solutions Study Steering Committee organized a meeting at Niehoff Urban Studio. Attendees learned about the five initiative areas of zoning, housing, fire, health and parking codes as well as other solutions to the quality of life concerns in the area. This is an ongoing public engagement effort and this study and proposed solutions will take approximately one year to complete.

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June 12, 2016
Over-the-Rhine St Mary's Square Charrette

On June 12th, Niehoff Studio worked with residents, merchants, and designers under a tent at Second Sunday on Main in OTR, for a hands-on workshop to illustrate potential improvement to the "front door" for Old St Mary's that reflects changing culture of the neighborhood.
Our Partners: Main Street Merchants, Over-the-Rhine Foundation, City DOTE, and AIA Cincinnati



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April 21, 2016
Niehoff Urban Studio's Spring Open House

On April 21, the Niehoff Urban Studio hosted the Spring 2016 Open House, where the past year's student work was on display. "Creative Placemaking and the Next Generation Neighborhood Business District" was the focus of this year's work within the overall studio theme of "Building Healthy and Resilient Places." A panel discussion was also held.

Panel Discussion: Bright Ideas for Placemaking, Phillip Denning |

Cincinnati Department of Economic Development, Seth Walsh |

Community Development Corporations Association, Kathleen Norris |

Urban Fast Forward, John Yung |

UrbanCincy - Moderator, Kathy Schwab |

LISC - Creative Placemaking Awards.

College Hill Projects

East Walnut Hills Projects

North Avondale Project

Roselawn Projects

Studio Projects

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March 31, 2016
Creative Placemaking Competition Judging

Eight student projects were reviewed by panel judges including Juliana Silveira, MKSK, Kristin Baker, LISC, Kathy Schwab, LISC. The Resilient Cities Studio took on Creative Placemaking as a focus for the Spring Semester. Architecture, Industrial Design, Urban Planning, and Communications students competed for best ideas among three neighborhoods. The Studio was conducted through the ProPel Collaboratory Program and sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky LISC. Community partners included the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Corp, Price Hill Will, and the Covington Center for Great Neighborhoods. Funding from UC Forward will allow design development of best projects during the summer of 2016.

1st Place : Jiajing Xie, Knots Place
2nd Place : Kellie Locke, Emergence
3rd Place : Danniel S. Castele, Price Hill Open Air Gallery
Community Engagement : Crystal Collado, Dream Life Bus Stop

Other Entrants: 33 Dreams | Creative Placemaking | Floating Gallery | Food Access for All

Fall Semester Projects: Mixer Pixel | Modular Placemaker | Airstream Place maker | Scaffolding Price Hill | Hellmann Parking Lot

April 13, 2016
DAAP Cares 2016

On April 13, Niehoff Studio hosted this year's DAAP Cares exhibition. Students, faculty and alumni celebrated the work of DAAP colleagues that have, along with communities around the world, created projects to help improve the quality of life of those in need.

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February 26, 2016
CreativeMornings: Chris Sutton

On February 26, 2016, the Niehoff Studio hosted a breakfast lecture organized by Creative Mornings - Cincinnati for the creative community in the city. The main speaker was Chris Sutton, who discussed along our visitors everything from the values that define for our identities to how we interact with clients and the principals of engaging with other creatives on the internet to do work.

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February 18, 2016
AIA Cincinnati - VISION Keynote: Advocacy

The AIA Cincinnati organized a session at the Niehoff Urban Studio on Thursday, February 18 to discuss "advocacy" and more. The term "advocacy" is usually used to describe activities architects engage in to create better conditions for architectural practice (lobbying, advising policymakers, etc.) But, it can also encompass pro bono work, volunteering, service as chairpersons or liaisons, and press writing. The discussion led by Tony Costello - FAIA, and Andrew Goldberg, Assoc. AIA.


November 20, 2015
Modern Makers: The Toy Factory

On November 20, 2015, Modern Makers hosted the event Modern Makers: The Toy Factory. Working with guest curator Anastasia Hagerstrom and a group of volunteers from the Amazon Photo Studio, it was open to all to create sculptures using toys as a means to explore a conceptual notion, a fantastical world, and a compelling narrative all for a great benefit: The Lighthouse Youth Services of Cincinnati.

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November 19, 2015
Celebrating an Urban Visionary and City Builder: The Niehoff Urban Studio invites you to honor John F. Barrett

The Niehoff Urban Studio was pleased to honor Cincinnati Urban Visionary and City Builder John F. Barrett at the 2015 Annual Studio Fundraiser. John Barrett is a remarkable leader who has sought to renew our region’s vitality and remake our city center through his civic contributions and business endeavors. We celebrate John Barrett for his persistent work to make Cincinnati great through visionary thinking and progressive city building.

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October 30, 2015
Modern Makers: 100 + 1

Each year, first year students in the Schools of Design, Architecture and Interior Design, and Art at the University of Cincinnati engage in a project called the "Body Mantle." The rules for the project are that only cheap or free materials can be used, and that each mantle be made of at least 100 pieces of a repeatable, unaltered unit (the "100") and a connector (the "one"). Students must consider numerous design aspects - fabrication and detailing, transformation of a ubiquitous material into something else entirely, and the body as a site for design. The project culminates in a runway show, open to the public, that was held this year on October 30. Award-winning projects, along with 4 additional projects from each participating school chosen by faculty members, were exhibited at the Niehoff Urban Studio for a week in early November. The opening reception was November 5.

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October 20, 2015
Cincinnati Parks Levy - Community Forum

On November 2015 Cincinnati voters were presented with a choice of establishing a permanent source of funding for capital improvements and capital maintenance for park land and facilities with a proposed 1-mill tax that would have been added to the City Charter. On October 20th Green Umbrella, Tri-State Trails, and Queen City Bike organized a dynamic panel discussion, moderated by UrbanCincy and hosted by the UC Niehoff Urban Studio that was attended by a standing room only audience of 150. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and attorney Don Mooney of Save Our Parks presented opposing statements. Questions were posed by co-moderators John Yung of UrbanCincy, Tom Neyer Jr. of Mainstream Strategy, and UC History Professor David Stradling.
See event photos | Video 1 | Video 2 | Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3

View Student Work

October 16, 2015
Modern Makers: A Walk in the Woods of Jacob Burnet

On October 16, 2015, the Niehoff Studio in conjuction with Modern Makers hosted the event A Walk in the Woods. The aim of the exhibit was to show unusal, in-depth and detailed images of the ecology of Burnet Woods. Divided by trail, the artist invited the viewer to experience the often missed and hidden beauty of the park. Rama Kasturi had lived in Clifton for 23 years. Her visual experience walking in Burnet Woods was documented in this photography exhibit.
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October 14, 2015
Urban Design Salon | Street Vibrancy Tools for Cincinnati

On October 14, 2015, the Niehoff Studio along with the Cincinnati chapters of AIA, APA, and ASLA hosted the event Urban Design Salon - Street Vibrancy Tools for Cincinnati. An audience of forty heard Vibrant Streets program manager Priya Beitadapur and Research Strategist (and Niehoff Studio alum) Bobby Boone describe the program and available toolkit.

June 26, 2015
Modern Makers + Urban Blooms: Wall to Table

Wall to Table was an exploration of vertical gardens and edible plants featured the works of Urban Blooms. Modern Makers invited us to eat right off the wall, to enjoy bites from their garden table, to create music with an interactive tactile sound system using plants, and to sip herbal infused libations while mingling with creatives + friends.

June 10, 2015
Filling Out

WHAT WILL THE CITY LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE? The AIA Cincinnati Urban Design Committee, OCASLA (Ohio Chapter Aerican Society of Landscape Architects), and UC Niehoff Urban Studio hosted on June 10, 2015 a presentation on the NEW Draft Land Development Code by the Cincinnati Planning Department. Community members had the chance to be part of the process and provide their feedback.

May 29, 2015
[Pop-Up] Cincy: Coral Reef

Visitors VIEWED a silk embroidered tapestry on the coral reef as a metaphor for the city, HELPED cut out coral shapes for a piece of art and ENJOYED cocktails and community.
Pop-up events are a creative spark in existing public and vacant space. Events range in variety, from art shows to film, from window displays to interactive work-sessions.

May 15, 2015
Modern Makers: Arts&Crafts

Arts & Crafts was a unique event that blended the two cultures of art and craft beer in a lively and creative atmosphere. This was a valuable opportunity to promote established and up and coming artists. This event was created by University of Cincinnati students to support local breweries and artists in an effort to nurture the arts in the Clifton community. It featured the art of: JJ Baker, Mark Byron, Jessica Coffey, Rachel Ellison, Adam Grace, Ryler Gray, Emily Hill, Iman Jabrah, Alex Kramer, Sarah Neal, Chris Peckham, Teal Porrini, Grace Ridge, Dana Sodd, Stefani Trifkovic, Daniel Walton. It featured craft beer selections from: Rhinegeist, 50 West, Mad Tree, Listermann's, Jackie-O's, And many more. Live music by Indie group Belmont. Delicious FOOD TRUCKS: Angelina's Italian Food Truck and U-Lucky Dog hot dog cart.

April 24, 2015
Modern Makers: Black&White

Black & White was a joint exhibition that took place in two partnering galleries in Cincinnati simultaneously: Niehoff Urban Studio (Clifton) and Harvest Gallery (Over-the-Rhine). Works in Niehoff Urban Studio explored the color Black and its associations; works in Harvest Gallery explored the color White and its associations. Through a range of media including art objects, performance and new media, artists interpreted the colors black and white both formally and conceptually. Artists manifested ideas and memories that embrace or subvert the popular but rigid chromatic and sociological polarity. Curated by Kate Tepe with Modern Makers, it featured the works of: Nanci Amaka, David Armacost, Joseph Baker, John Cairns, Linda Ding, Sam Dorgan, Kendra Eastman, Rae Goodwin, Susan Guagenti, Tyler Hamilton, Sidney Cherie, Hilley, Justin Hodges, Philip Lavelle, Kala Lewis, Emil Robinson, James Schenck, Denise Wellbrock, Evelyn Wilde, Paige Williams, Clint Woods, Lily Woods.

April 23, 2015
Niehoff Studio Spring OpenHouse

"Rethinking Burnet Woods" was the focus of this year's work, under the theme of "Building Healthy and Resilient Places." A panel discussion on Urban Parks and Life was moderated by John Young - UrbanCincy, with Chris Manning - Human Nature Landscape Architects, Ken Stapleton - The Safedesign institute, Christy Samad - Senior Events Manager 3CDC. See event photos and Video. UrbanCincy's article 1 | article 2 | View Student Work

April 26, 2015
East End Riverfest

Niehoff Urban Studio has been long involved with the East End community. In 2013, the Community Design Center produced the East End Area Plan. Consequently, in the Semester of Spring 2014, the Niehoff Urban Studio hosted a seminar through the horticulture department, in which students focused on Landscape Infrastructure and adaptation strategies to climate change in the neighborhood. In continuation to this ongoing relationship with the East End Community, Niehoff Urban Studio partnered with Propel in offering students 2 opportunities to impact and work directly with the community: the Flood Resilient Infill Housing Competition - for architecture students which granted a $1,500 prize to the winner, and the Place Branding initiative for students across the borders. This last class produced a blog highlighting local features and identity and celebrated their endeavors with the community with an East End Riverfest at the local Eli's Barbeque on April 26th.

April 14, 2015

On April 14, 2015, the Niehoff Studio hosted for one more year this amazing initiative of DAAPCares. Works from different disciplines but all commited to social and environmental concerns were presented and discussed during the event.

March 28, 2015
Filling In: The Challenge of Merging New with Old in one of America's Most Inspired Districts

The Niehoff Urban Studio combined efforts with the Over-the-Rhine Foundation to bring Ellen Harris, the Director of the Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, to talk about Savannah's best practices in implementing guidelines for infill development on its historic disctrict. Ellen worked with the OTR Foundation Infill Committee, giving start to the outline of the document.

March 25, 2015
Niehoff Alum Series: Young Urbanists and their Mentors

This event inaugurated a series for the recognition of young urbanists and experienced local leaders in developing our community in innovative and effective ways. The mentoring program/talk aims to inspire other urbanists while touching upon relevant urban topics. This first edition counted with Matt Anthony | Faculty Alum and Cincinnati Made, his collaborator Eric Avner | Haile Foundation; Kevin Wright | Alum and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, and his collaborator Kathy Schwab | LISC.

March 24, 2015
Modern Makers: { M A T E R I A L S }

Materials construct the environment around us. Materialis examines a variety of contexts in architecture, design and art. From familiar to unusual applications, Materialis allows us to take a closer look at what this world is made of.This Modern Makers March 24, 2015 event featured the works of: Amanda Bialk, Chelsea Cutrell, Abigail Friend, Joe Girandola, Mary Kate Heinrich, Matt Lynch, Ruth Myers, Carmen Ostermann, Teal Porrini, Jim Sheal, Lily Turner, Jenny Ustick, Rick Wolhoy, Anastasiya Yatsuk

March 11, 2015
Soapbox: Tastes Great, Boosts the Economy!

Soapbox partnered again with the University of Cincinnati's Niehoff Urban Studio to host a forum on urban development trends, this time centering on neighborhood beer entrepreneurs, who brought samples of their newest products. The program of the evening included discussion and beer sampling. For more info Click here. Craft & Community Development on WVXU.

February 19, 2015
AIA: Vision Series

A panel moderated by AIA Managing Director Andrew Goldberg outlined best practices in the process of building plan review and progressive strategies for advocacy with state and federal policy makers. Panelists included Bruce Sekanick - AIA Ohio Valley Regional Director, David Miller - Chief of Staff, Office of Cincinnati City Councilmember Amy Murray, Amit Ghosh - Chief Building Official City of Cincinnati, and Maury Wyckoff - Chief Building Official Montgomery County, OH

February 09, 2015
Flood Resilient Infill Housing Studio Competition: Award Ceremony

Tthe East End Community has been working with the Niehoff Urban Studio/Community Design Center on a district urban design plan intended to repopulate this flood prone neighborhood. For this Spring 2015 class, students designed infill housing models in the district to help the community's identity and to incorporate best practice models to address flood threats. 1st place, 2nd place, Recognitions.

January 28, 2015
Modern Makers: Dance Draw

Modern Makers presented the third annual Dance/Draw at the Niehoff Urban Studio: Experience + Draw dancers moving through space in your media of choice. All levels are welcome, from children to professional artists. Featuring the movements of Karen Wissel Shiote + Ian Timothy Forsgren + Sidney Cherie Hilley and many others.

December 4, 2014
Fall 2014 Niehoff Studio Open House

The three classes offered at this Niehoff Studio during the Fall Semester focused on analyzing and improving Burnet Woods, also marking the beginning of a new study/work cycle: "Building Healthy and Resilient Places." See event photos. View Student Work.

November 20, 2014
Celebrating a Urban Visionary: The Niehoff Urban Studio invites you to honor Tom Humes

The Niehoff Urban Studio was pleased to honor Cincinnati Developer Tom Humes at the 2014 Annual Studio Fundraiser.Tom Humes is an urban visionary and city builder who has sought to renew our region’s vitality and reshape our city center through his civic contributions and business endeavors. We celebrate Tom Humes by highlighting The Village at Stetson Square, for it represents, in both concept and form, the highest values in visionary thinking and aspirational urban development. See event photos. Watch video.

November 5, 2014
Eyes on The Street

Inspired by the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition “Eyes on the Street,” this lively panel discussion focused on the ways cameras and imaging technology influence our understanding of urban space and civil rights in the United States and Europe. Participants: Stan Corkin (History | UC), Todd Herzog (German Studies |  UC), Stephanie Sadre-Orafai (Anthropology and Critical Visions | UC), Brian Sholis (Cincinnati Art Museum), and Jordan Tate ( Art | UC). More info.

October 27, 2014
ULI Studio Competition Fall 2014

The Niehoff Urban Studio, the UC School of Businness, the Urban Land Institute Cincinnati and the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation partnered in giving UC students with professional experience and a prize for a final design for a new development in Walnut Hills this Fall. Among 17 students divided into 4 teams from the Real Estate, Architecture and Urban Planning fields, the winning team composed was awarded with the $5,000. See images, ULI Press, UrbanCincy, Collaborators and Winning design.


October 24, 2014
Growing Cities

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted on the National Food Day the showing of the movie "Growing Cities." This event was organized by Planning student Mark Carper, the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, This Land, Waterfields, Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability Alliance and Price Hill Will. The movie documents the increasing need and trend of cities in accommodating urban farming amenities and efforts.

September 23, 2014
Modern Makers: Autumn Equinox with Nourish Cincinnati

Modern Maker's event was based on the experience food as art + discover recipes, celebration together of the Equinox with Modern Makers + nourish cincinnati.


September 19, 2014
Tiny Living

The event hosted by the Niehoff Urban Studio in collaboration with DPMT7, PAR-Projects, UrbanCincy, and DAAP received around 150 people among professionals and students from the fields of art, architecture and urban planning, but also community members active or interested in the tiny living movement. Read UrbanCincy's article 1. UrbanCincy's article 2. Tiny Living Videos Compilation.


August 28, 2014
Modern Makers: Movement x 3

Modern Makers event invited the public to join them for an evening of motion explored via dance, projection and puppetry. Featuring a dance workshop with Heather Britt of DANCEFIX fame joined by the puppetry of Pam Kravetz. Projections created by Cincinnati based artists + designers will also fill the space. Learn dance moves + feel the energy!

April 30, 2014
Modern 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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