Internationally-acclaimed scholar and educator of architecture Billie Tsien will speak at UT on April 8 as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series. The lecture, free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium. Tsien has taught at Harvard and Yale universities and at Parsons The New School for Design. She is a director of the Public Art Fund, the Architectural League of New York, and the American Academy of Rome.
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The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house for prospective students on Friday, April 5. The event will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture. Each program is accredited and is the highest ranked program of its kind in Tennessee. The event is open to potential students from high schools and universities. Current UT students from other disciplines are also invited to attend.
Get to know Thomas K. Davis and Mary Beth Robinson from the College of Architecture and Design. Davis recently received national recognition for his community outreach program with students, which aims to produce a walkable, pedestrian-friendly Nashville. Robinson invites students to explore how they relate to the environment through their important life moments, where they came from, and what sensory influences shaped them.
Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester at UT as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture series, which begins January 28, is sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design. It is composed of exhibitions, presentations, and films. The events are free and open to the public and provide opportunities to gain insight to the works and ideas occurring in the architecture and design disciplines today.
Bruce McCarty, the primary architect for many of the university’s iconic buildings and longtime friend to the College of Architecture and Design, passed away on Saturday, January 5. He was 92. Bruce was a driving force in East Tennessee’s modern architecture for more than fifty years. His work created much of Knoxville’s skyline and helped to shape a large part of UT’s campus.
UT is home to the sixth best undergraduate architecture program in the South, according to a recently released report from DesignIntelligence, the leading industry organization that ranks collegiate architecture programs.
Two years of planning and designing by UT students and faculty culminated in the opening of a secondary school in Haiti this fall. The L’Exode Secondary School welcomed its first students in September in the island nation’s town of Fond-des-Blancs, located seventy miles outside of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Sixty seventh and eighth graders are enrolled.
The College of Architecture and Design has named the student winners of its annual MAX_minimum Design Competition. The competition, in its third year, encourages designs that demonstrate the greatest impact to the built environment using the least possible means.
Students in the Landscape Architecture Program won top awards in the 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Tennessee Chapter Design Awards Program. The students accepted their awards in mid-October at the ASLA Conference held in Franklin, Tennessee.
The College of Architecture and Design at the University will host an open house on Friday, October 5. The event, from noon to 7:00 p.m., will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture. Each program is accredited and is the highest ranked program of its kind in Tennessee.