Four recent campus construction and renovation projects have been nominated for 2014 People’s Choice Awards by the American Institute of Architects, East Tennessee Chapter. The community is encouraged to vote online for their favorite by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28.
College of Architecture and Design News
The New Norris House, a sustainable home and landscape designed by UT students and faculty has earned a national Honor Award for Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
An effort of the Landscape Architecture program to help improve the health of regional water resources and the communities they sustain has been recognized with a state award.
The Nashville Ledger recently featured students in the College of Architecture and Design and their efforts to improve the city through their partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center.
Students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design last week turned several metered spaces near Market Square downtown into temporary mini-parks. They designed the small recreational spaces as part of Park(ing) Day, an annual event that transforms public parking spots into temporary public spaces. Several media outlets highlighted the UT effort including: Knoxville News
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.
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.
The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with a dynamic lineup of internationally recognized architects and designers.
With the start of a new academic year, there are several new and interim department heads across campus.
The College of Architecture and Design is improving its facilities over the next year through renovations and upgrades to the Art and Architecture Building and its newly acquired facility in downtown Knoxville.