College of Architecture and Design News

UT Landscape Architecture Park(ing) Day Event in the News

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

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College of Architecture and Design to Host Open House September 20

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.

Respected Landscape Architect Mark A. Focht to Lecture September 3

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.

Students, Faculty to Continue Design-Build Projects in Haiti During May Trip

Students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design head to Haiti next week to continue work on design-build projects, including a guidebook that will address the urgent need for adequate building standards in the country. The book, LIFEHouse, will emphasize the lesser-known relationship between housing design and disease prevention. The UT Haiti Project team will be in the country May 29 to June 1.

Tennessean: Reshaping Nashville’s Neighborhoods

A group of UT architecture and design students have been hard at work in recent months studying areas of Nashville to develop ideas for projects that could add momentum to efforts aimed at spurring redevelopment in retail areas that are long past their prime. The students’ projects were showcased recently by the Nashville Civic Design Center, a

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