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.
College of Architecture and Design News
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.
A group of UT architecture and design students have been hard at work in recent months studying areas of Nashville to develop ideas for projects that could add momentum to efforts aimed at spurring redevelopment in retail areas that are long past their prime. The students’ projects were showcased recently by the Nashville Civic Design Center, a
UT architecture students are designing and building front and back entrances to the home of a Knoxville woman with medical needs. They expect to complete the project by Friday, May 16. The home of Barbara Beilke is the third project of UT’s Freedom by Design, a student service organization that is part of the American Institute of Architecture Students. The group’s goal is to use students’ architecture and design talents to improve the homes of people in their local community.
Philip Enquist, partner in charge of urban design and planning and leader of the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, has been named the sixteenth UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill is one of the world’s leading urban planning, architecture, and engineering firms. Enquist and a select research team will serve as Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments.