George Dodds, chair of the graduate architecture program, was interviewed by USA Today about sustainable building. He said there is “no question about it” that today’s students are demanding to learn about regenerative design. “Just as home buyers are now consciously looking for more energy efficient, or even energy-neutral houses, so too are students motivated
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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.
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.
George Dodds has been appointed the chair of the graduate architecture program in the College of Architecture and Design. A professor of architecture, Dodds will oversee the program’s three tracks in master of architecture studies. He has served as interim chair since August and replaces Associate Professor Mark DeKay, who held the position from 2008 until this year.