Thelma Hilton, an accounting specialist in the College of Architecture and Design, celebrates fifty-six years as an employee next month. She knows firsthand how challenging it was to bring the Torchbearer to campus.
College of Architecture and Design News
This spring, Brad Collett, a Fulbright Scholar on the UT faculty, began a semester-long experience in Slovenia, a small country in south central Europe.
UT has been recognized nationally for a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.
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.
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.