College of Architecture and Design News

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

UT Architecture Faculty Named Affiliated Fellows, Design Medalists

Ted Shelton and Tricia Stuth, associate professors of architecture in UT’s College of Architecture and Design, continued their research this summer—both internationally and nationally—in the investigation of historical preservation and design. The experience allowed them to explore their ideas of the “unseen site.”

Honorary Degree Awarded to Interior Design Alumna, Gensler Exec

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.