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.
College of Architecture and Design 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
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.
The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with a dynamic lineup of internationally recognized architects and designers.
With the start of a new academic year, there are several new and interim department heads across campus.
The College of Architecture and Design is improving its facilities over the next year through renovations and upgrades to the Art and Architecture Building and its newly acquired facility in downtown Knoxville.
The UT chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students will host the largest architecture student conference of the year in Nashville this winter. Registration is now open for the AIAS Forum, which will be held December 29 through January 1.
Philip Enquist, the new UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair, was featured in the News Sentinel this week. He has tackled projects from China to Chicago, but the architect’s latest venture will focus on examining ways to achieve a balance between cities and nature in the area. He, along with a team from his firm and the UT architecture school,
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.