College of Architecture and Design News

Heart for Haiti Brings Student and Alumnus Together

On Oct. 4, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, killing more than 1,000 Haitians and destroying much of the islanders’ way of life. That same day, a UT student and alumnus 1,400 miles away forged a connection because of their shared desire to help the people who had lost so much.

Education Center Designed by UT Students, Faculty Earns Top Design Awards

The College of Architecture and Design was recently awarded the 2016 Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee for its design of the Beardsley Farm Education Center, a project of the college’s design/build program. Completed in 2016, the center provides a classroom, office spaces, and restrooms for local residents, volunteers, and farm staff.

UT Professor Lectures on Modern Architecture November 7

The College of Architecture and Design continues its 2016-17 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series Monday, November 7, with Avigail Sachs, assistant professor of architecture. Sachs will present “Theories of Action: Modern Architecture in the United States” at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building.

UT to Host Author and Architect Keller Easterling October 27

Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University.

Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University, will lecture at the College of Architecture and Design at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27, as part of its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. The event is free and open to the public.

UT to Host Speculative Architect Liam Young Oct. 10

Liam Young

Speculative architect Liam Young will lecture at UT’s College of Architecture and Design at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, as part of the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series. Speculative architects use the built environment to express themselves in a way that’s similar to how storytellers use words.

Student Travels to Three Continents to Study Architecture and Cultural Identity

Catherine Dozier, a third-year graduate student in UT's College of Architecture and Design.

Catherine Dozier, a graduate student in the College of Architecture and Design, traveled the world this summer to study the importance of cultural identity and analyze the ways in which it affects the design of public architecture. Her travels were made possible by the Aydelott Travel Award, an endowed scholarship by the late architect Alfred Aydelott and his wife, Hope.

Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River

Image of the Tennessee River in Savannah, Tennessee, taken by the UT School of Landscape Architecture's drone during the 2016 river tour.

Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. They traveled along the Tennessee River through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.

UT Kicks Off Church Lecture Series with Architect Paul Mankins September 26

The UT College of Architecture and Design will host Paul Mankins Monday, Sept. 26.

The College of Architecture and Design kicks off its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series with lecturer Paul Mankins, founding partner of substancearchitecture in Des Moines, Iowa. Mankins will present “Work of substance: r2c2s2p” at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. Free and open to the public, the event will be streamed live.