For Robin Klehr Avia—now regional managing principal of one of the world’s leading architectural firms—being on stage at the College of Architecture and Design commencement ceremony filled a gap missing from her life for forty years. Having missed her own graduation ceremony because of family issues, she finally walked the stage during the UT commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, as she shook hands with Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and was awarded an honorary doctorate of fine arts. More than 4,800 students graduated from the university’s eleven colleges and the Graduate School last week during four days of ceremonies and special events.
College of Architecture and Design News
Studying architecture is demanding. Studying architecture while being in the ROTC is—pun intended—a military regimen. Brice Holmes, of Lacassas, Tennessee, graduates today from the College of Architecture and Design. He is also being commissioned as an officer in the student ROTC program.
Peggy Melvin and Amber Townsend work side by side in the same office in the College of Architecture and Design.
Beardsley Community Farm has a new education center and other amenities thanks in part to students and faculty in the College of Architecture and Design, many community partners, and donations from area businesses.
An opening reception for the Annual Honors Exhibition will be held 3:00–5:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, in UT’s Ewing Gallery.
A team of students from three UT colleges recently competed in Race to Zero, a national design competition hosted by the US Department of Energy.
In 1965, the College of Architecture and Design opened its doors in Estabrook Hall to twenty students. Next weekend, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and industry partners will come together to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary April 28–30.
The twentieth Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) took place April 11–15, in Hodges Library
Taylor Odom, a third-year student in the College of Architecture and Design’s School of Interior Design, has earned a 2016 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship.
The College of Architecture and Design will host Charles Waldheim, director of the Office for Urbanism and the John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 18.