Two years of planning and designing by UT students and faculty culminated in the opening of a secondary school in Haiti this fall. The L’Exode Secondary School welcomed its first students in September in the island nation’s town of Fond-des-Blancs, located seventy miles outside of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Sixty seventh and eighth graders are enrolled.
College of Architecture and Design News
The College of Architecture and Design has named the student winners of its annual MAX_minimum Design Competition. The competition, in its third year, encourages designs that demonstrate the greatest impact to the built environment using the least possible means.
Students in the Landscape Architecture Program won top awards in the 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Tennessee Chapter Design Awards Program. The students accepted their awards in mid-October at the ASLA Conference held in Franklin, Tennessee.
The College of Architecture and Design at the University will host an open house on Friday, October 5. The event, from noon to 7:00 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.
The UT Landscape Architecture Program has earned accreditation, making it the only accredited landscape architecture program in Tennessee and one of the few in the Southeast.
Nationally and internationally recognized architects, designers, historians, and theorists will present their work this semester at UT, as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series, which kicks off today. The lecture series is composed of exhibitions, presentations, and films. The series, which is free and open to the public, provides opportunities to gain insight to the works and ideas occurring in the architecture and design disciplines today.
David Fox, an associate professor of architecture, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research and teach in Krakow, Poland. His term will begin January 2013. He has taught for many years in Krakow as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s study abroad partnership with Krakow Polytechnic.
Living Light, UT’s solar-powered house, stood on the National Mall in the shadow of some of the nation’s most recognizable architecture as an exhibit at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which concluded earlier this month.
The New Norris House, a sustainable home designed by students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design, garnered high honors this spring at the American Institute of Architects National Convention. It received the Residential Architect Award of Merit in the single-family housing category and was one of only thirty-six projects chosen out of nearly 800 entries.
High school students from around the world will learn innovation and invention skills at an overnight summer camp hosted by the College of Architecture and Design. Design Matters, to be held July 8 to 13 at the college, seeks to give students an understanding of how design impacts invention and human experience.