Architecture Professor Named Fulbright Scholar to Poland

David Fox

David Fox

David Fox, a UT associate professor of architecture, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research and teach in Krakow, Poland. His term will begin January 2013.

Fox specializes in affordable housing design, urban residential development, freehand drawing and perception, and architectural photography. He has taught for many years in Krakow as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s study abroad partnership with Krakow Polytechnic.

During the 2013 spring semester, he will be teaching drawing and design classes in Poland.

The Fulbright Program is an international exchange initiative that awards about 1,100 grants to American scholars each year. Funded by the US government, Fulbright Scholars are chosen based on their leadership and academic merits and their abilities to teach, research, and share ideas that contribute to the betterment of international issues.

“Professor Fox is uniquely qualified for the opportunity provided by the Fulbright,” said Scott Wall, director of the School of Architecture. “His creative work, teaching, and research of the evolution of the modern city, sprawl, and the social and economic consequences of exponential urban growth dovetail nicely with the collaborative environment of the Krakow Polytechnic.”

Fox said the Fulbright was “a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow while working with great colleagues in an amazing city and region.

“It is exciting to consider what these incredible experiences will offer.”

In addition to his Fulbright, Fox’s work was selected last month as a winning design entry by a national peer-reviewed competition held by the Design Communication Association.

Since his arrival at UT in 1991, Fox has taught thousands of students at the university and area high schools through his community outreach project, the Urban Program in Sustainable Design Education (UPSIDE).

For his work with UPSIDE, Fox received the 2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Diversity Achievement Award, which honors efforts to achieve greater diversity in architecture curricula, school personnel, and student bodies. He was one of only two professors nationwide chosen for this award last year.

UPSIDE is a housing development program that brings together college architecture students, local high school students, and community foundations to design and construct homes with local families in neighborhoods that need revitalization. For more than ten years, UPSIDE has worked to bring long-term economic sustainability to neighborhoods across Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Clarksville, Tennessee.

Fox earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Auburn University and his master’s degree in architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

To learn more about David Fox, visit his UT research profile at quest.utk.edu/tag/david-fox.

C O N T A C T :

Kiki Roeder (865-974-6713, kroeder@utk.edu)

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