Living Light, UT’s solar-powered house, is one of only seventeen projects chosen to represent the nation’s land-grant universities this summer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. The festival commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of land-grant universities and the US Department of Agriculture.
College of Architecture and Design News
The New Norris House, an award-winning home developed by UT students and faculty, has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council. LEED-platinum certification is the highest standard buildings can earn as a measure of their sustainability.
For years, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students and faculty have been working with the City of Knoxville, the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition, and the community to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville.
Architecture students are designing and building a ramp and deck for a special needs child in Powell and expect to complete the project Saturday, April 14. The one-year-old boy has centronuclear myopathy, a condition that primarily affects skeletal muscles, and will use the additions for wheelchair access to his home. This is the first project of UT’s Freedom by Design program, a student service organization that is part of the American Institute of Architecture Students.
WATE-TV’s Erica Estep featured landscape architecture students in this story about their partnership with the City of Knoxville to find solutions to storm
The Graduate Architecture Program has established new certificate programs and concentrations to enhance its full-time master’s program and to provide graduate study options for industry professionals. The certificate programs and concentrations in high-performance buildings and conservation and stewardship begin in fall 2012.They join two other recently added areas of study: urban design and sustainability.
An assistant professor of architecture at UT has been named a Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design. Ted Shelton joins a list of about 180 fellows appointed in the institute’s thirty-three-year history. His research explores the relationship between the US interstate highway system and American cities. He has analyzed the social, structural, and environmental impacts of highways in 200 US cities.
As spring approaches, it’s time to consider summer plans and summer camps for kids. UT has many educational, active and interesting camps to offer. All camps are on the UT campus unless otherwise noted.
Jef7rey Hildner, who is known as the “architect-painter,” will give a lecture at UT on Wednesday, March 7. Hildner, whose name does include the number “7,” will also lead a three-day, design-build project with students of the College of Architecture and Design.
Four students and two alumni are winners of a design contest sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design. The winners will be feted at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the UT Ewing Gallery. The annual MAX_minimum Design Competition was established in honor of Professor Emeritus Max Robinson, former director of the School of Architecture.