College of Architecture and Design News

College of Architecture and Design Launches Fall Lecture Series

Nationally and internationally recognized architects, designers, historians, and theorists will present their work this semester at UT, as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series, which kicks off today. The lecture series is composed of exhibitions, presentations, and films. The series, which is free and open to the public, provides opportunities to gain insight to the works and ideas occurring in the architecture and design disciplines today.

Architecture Professor Named Fulbright Scholar to Poland


David Fox, an associate professor of architecture, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research and teach in Krakow, Poland. His term will begin January 2013. He has taught for many years in Krakow as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s study abroad partnership with Krakow Polytechnic.

UT, New Norris House Receive Honors from American Institute of Architects

New Norris House

The New Norris House, a sustainable home designed by students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design, garnered high honors this spring at the American Institute of Architects National Convention. It received the Residential Architect Award of Merit in the single-family housing category and was one of only thirty-six projects chosen out of nearly 800 entries.

Architecture, Design Camp to Teach Students Innovation, Invention Skills

High school students from around the world will learn innovation and invention skills at an overnight summer camp hosted by the College of Architecture and Design. Design Matters, to be held July 8 to 13 at the college, seeks to give students an understanding of how design impacts invention and human experience.

Solar-Powered House to Showcase at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Living Light, UT’s solar-powered house, is one of only seventeen projects chosen to represent the nation’s land-grant universities this summer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. The festival commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of land-grant universities and the US Department of Agriculture.

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.