College of Architecture and Design News

Marco Institute to Host Symposium on Reconceiving Pre-Modern Spaces

Diane Favro

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.

Church Lecture Series Celebrates 40 Years, Kicks Off February 3

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.

Film Series Features Documentaries about Artists, Creativity

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.

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


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


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.

News Sentinel: UT students win national design competition

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.

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.