College of Architecture and Design News

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.

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.