College of Architecture and Design News

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.

UT Solar-powered House Moving to Nashville as Part of Tennessee Tour

Living Light, UT Knoxville’s solar-powered house, is moving to Nashville as part of a multi-city tour of the state. The 750-square-foot home will be featured at the Tennessee Valley Authority Energy Efficiency Forum February 21—22. The house will then be on display at Centennial Park from February 29 to April 1.

UT Professors’ Preservation of Historic Knox Homes Featured in National Magazine

The work of UT architecture professors Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton is featured in the March edition of Dwell Magazine, a national publication for architecture and design, which hit newsstands Wednesday. The faculty members’ project, The Ghost Houses, is a preservation and reconceptualization of three homes in historic North Knoxville.

National Student Architecture Organization Honors UT Professor

The American Institute of Architecture Students has recognized a UT Knoxville professor for his excellence as an educator. Brian Ambroziak, an associate professor in the UT College of Architecture and Design, recently received the AIAS Educator Honor Award.

UT Senior Appointed to Board of National Student Architecture Organization

UT Knoxville senior Brent Castro has been named vice president of the board of directors of the American Institute of Architecture Students, a leading organization for architecture students in the nation. The paid, full-time position will require him to manage the organization’s office in Washington, DC, and travel extensively to visit chapters in schools around the country.

Knox County Students to Learn from UT Solar-powered House

Knox County middle school students this month will learn about energy efficiency and sustainability through Living Light, UT Knoxville’s solar-powered house. Diane Bossart, research associate and manager of the Tennessee Tour, will present the lessons at one private and four public schools, and students will experience them through hands-on activities.

UT Students, Faculty Design and Construct School in Haiti

L'Exode Rendering

Shortly after the January 12, 2010, earthquake rocked Haiti, a group of students and faculty from UT Knoxville collaborated on designing and constructing a secondary school complex in the island nation’s town of Fond-des-Blancs. Today marks the two-year anniversary of the earthquake.

UT Architecture Professor Receives College’s First ORNL-UT Joint Appointment

Professor Edgar Stach is the first faculty member of the College of Architecture and Design to receive a joint appointment with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the university. Through the year-long position at ORNL, Stach will research and develop technologies and methods to achieve cost effective, energy-efficient applications for high-performing retrofitted and new buildings.