College of Architecture and Design News

Notable Architect is New Architecture, Design Director of Student Services

Julie Beckman

Julie Beckman, the award-winning designer of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial, has been appointed director of student services for UT’s College of Architecture and Design. “We are thrilled to have a designer of Julie’s caliber as our new director of student services,” said Scott Poole, dean of the college.

Architecture Professor’s Proposal Honored for Outreach and Engagement

Thomas-Davis

An associate professor of architecture has received a national award for his exemplary engagement and outreach scholarship. This was one of six granted in the nation. Thomas K. Davis’s program, which focuses on outreach partnerships in greater Nashville, was selected by a panel of university engagement administrators through the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award.

Scott Poole Named One of Thirty Most Admired Design Educators of 2014

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Scott Poole, dean of UT’s College of Architecture and Design, has been named one of the thirty Most Admired Educators of 2014 by DesignIntelligence, a report published by the Design Futures Council. DesignIntelligence is noted as the most important and respected poll in the country for the design disciplines. Its rankings are equivalent to those of the U.S. News and World Report or the Princeton Review grading systems, which do not evaluate design programs.

Collage Exhibit to Feature Work by Renowned Architect Richard Meier November 4

Artist Richard Meier, who is also one of the world’s most celebrated architects, will exhibit his artwork this fall at UT’s Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, alongside collages selected from the International Collage Center. The exhibits, “Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works” and “Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center” will open with a 6:30 p.m. reception on Monday, November 4, in the Ewing Gallery.

UT, City of Knoxville to Mark Progress of Pathways in Historic Cemeteries

For almost five years, UT students and faculty have been working with city and county officials, the community, and members of the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. At 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, they will celebrate the progress of a new “Community Passage,” 1,000 linear feet of pathways constructed throughout Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Landscape Architecture Students, Faculty Win Tennessee Design Awards

Projects created by students and faculty of UT’s Landscape Architecture Program recently won awards from two state design and planning organizations. The American Society of Landscape Architects Tennessee Chapter and the American Planning Association Tennessee Chapter honored the UT students and faculty last month during a conference in Memphis and at an awards dinner in Kingsport, Tennessee, respectively.

Graduate Architecture Students Win National Design Competition

Five UT students have won a national competition for their design of an energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity house that is also accessible to people with disabilities. The competition, which was by invitation only, asked students to design a 1,300-square-foot Nashville-based home that was both compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Energy Star, a program of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Spanish Architect Iñaqui Carnicero to Present at Church Lecture Series

Spanish architect Iñaqui Carnicero will be on campus Friday, October 11, to deliver a lecture exploring the relationship between architecture and economics. Carnicero’s appearance is part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series and a result of a partnership between the College of Architecture and Design and the Embassy of Spain’s Cultural Office. The 5:30 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public.