College of Architecture and Design News

New Norris House Receives Top Green Building Design Classification

New Norris House

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.

UT, City Mark Progress in Historic Cemeteries Rehabilitation


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.

UT Students Design, Build Wheelchair Access for Home of Special Needs Child

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.

UT Graduate Architecture Program Announces New Certificates, Concentrations

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.

UT Architecture Professor Named Fellow of Institute for Urban Design


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.

Architect-painter to Visit UT

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.

Students, Alumni Win UT Design Competition

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.

UT College of Architecture to Present Series on Designing Health Environments

The College of Architecture and Design will host its annual Designing Environments for Health lecture series this spring. The programs explore the importance of architecture and interior design in the construction of health-related facilities. The first lecture is at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22.