College of Architecture and Design News

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.

College of Architecture and Design to Host Open House October 11

The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house on Friday, October 11. The event, from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m., will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture. Each program is accredited and is the highest ranked program of its kind in Tennessee.

Architecture Professors to Present on Solar House at Science Forum

Living Light, the solar house built for the 2011 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, will be the topic of the second Science Forum of the semester. Amy Howard, architect and director of development, and James Rose, adjunct assistant professor and interim director of the Institute for Smart Structures, will present “The UT Solar House—A Prototype for Zero-Energy Living,” on Friday, September 13.

What’s Your Big Idea: Food as a Designed Thing

Jennifer Akerman, adjunct assistant professor in architecture, has the idea to develop an “urban food corridor” in Knoxville. Her students have been going to various places to learn a variety of urban farming techniques. Local food growing is more sustainable than industrial food systems and processing.