College of Architecture and Design News

College of Architecture and Design to Host Open House September 20

The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house on Saturday, September 20. The event will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture.

Respected Landscape Architect Mark A. Focht to Lecture September 3

Mark A. Focht, president of the American Society of Landscape Architects and first deputy commissioner of parks and facilities for the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will lecture at UT on Wednesday, September 3. Focht will present “Green City, Clean Waters: The Philadelphia Story” at 5:30 p.m. in the McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. It is free and open to the public.

Students, Faculty to Continue Design-Build Projects in Haiti During May Trip

Students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design head to Haiti next week to continue work on design-build projects, including a guidebook that will address the urgent need for adequate building standards in the country. The book, LIFEHouse, will emphasize the lesser-known relationship between housing design and disease prevention. The UT Haiti Project team will be in the country May 29 to June 1.

Students Design, Build Better Access to Home of Woman with Medical Needs

Student Brice Holmes constructs the deck of Barbara Beilke's home.

UT architecture students are designing and building front and back entrances to the home of a Knoxville woman with medical needs. They expect to complete the project by Friday, May 16. The home of Barbara Beilke is the third project of UT’s Freedom by Design, a student service organization that is part of the American Institute of Architecture Students. The group’s goal is to use students’ architecture and design talents to improve the homes of people in their local community.