Architecture Professor John McRae was recently honored by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for helping students and architects alike define how to use the profession as service.
College of Architecture and Design News
The News Sentinel recently featured the work of two architecture graduate students that focuses on buildings that no longer exist in downtown Knoxville. The project, Lost Knox, highlights the need for preservation and has been provided to local policymakers and advocates. Read the story here.
On the corner of Church Avenue and Locust Street downtown stood the bustling Hotel Arnold in the 1920s. Today, the location is a parking lot.
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.
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.