Students and faculty of the College of Nursing and the College of Architecture and Design are addressing rural Appalachia’s wellness and disaster planning through the UT Appalachia Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project. Funded by a grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration, the project is researching the needs of Clay County, Kentucky, an impoverished area in Appalachia.
College of Architecture and Design News
Reconceiving Pre-Modern Spaces is the topic of the eleventh annual Marco Symposium to be hosted by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies March 6 through 8. The symposium will feature scholars from various disciplines exploring ways in which pre-modern peoples conceived of space—as a physical reality, philosophical idea, and topic of artistic expression.
Get to know Jennifer Akerman and Ryann Aoukar from the College of Architecture and Design. From rooftops to tabletops, they’re making an impact on students’ every day lives.
Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester at UT as part of the Church Memorial Lecture Series. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the series. The lectures kick off on Monday with Nader Tehrani from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The College of Architecture and Design’s film series will showcase several documentaries about artists and designers this month through April. Free and open to the public, the films begin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard.
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.
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, 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.
The Knoxville Focus has featured the efforts of architecture students and faculty members to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. Read the full story here.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured five UT graduate architecture students who won a national competition for their design of an energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity house that is also accessible to people with disabilities. Read the full story here.