In 1965, the College of Architecture and Design opened its doors in Estabrook Hall to twenty students. Next weekend, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and industry partners will come together to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary April 28–30.
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Scott Poole, dean of UT’s College of Architecture and Design, was recently elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
UT’s School of Architecture is among the best in the nation, according to Design Futures Council’s 2016 DesignIntelligence annual report. The council also named James Rose, adjunct assistant professor of architecture, among the Top 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016.
The College of Architecture and Design joined project leader Oak Ridge National Laboratory and close to 20 industry partners Wednesday to unveil a 3-D-printed building and vehicle that produce and share energy. The shared energy system—Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy, or AMIE—demonstrates the integration of generating, using, and storing electrical power. Both the building and vehicle were built using the additive manufacturing process of 3-D printing.
Four students from the College of Architecture and Design were among the first to win a new national award for green building design from the American Institute of Architects. Two student teams won the inaugural American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment awards, a partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
David Matthews, chair of the Interior Design program and associate dean of facilities and technology, and James Rose, senior lecturer, are faculty trailblazers in the College of Architecture and Design.
Julie Beckman, the award-winning designer of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial, has been appointed director of student services for UT’s College of Architecture and Design. “We are thrilled to have a designer of Julie’s caliber as our new director of student services,” said Scott Poole, dean of the college.
Scott Poole, dean of UT’s College of Architecture and Design, has been named one of the thirty Most Admired Educators of 2014 by DesignIntelligence, a report published by the Design Futures Council. DesignIntelligence is noted as the most important and respected poll in the country for the design disciplines. Its rankings are equivalent to those of the U.S. News and World Report or the Princeton Review grading systems, which do not evaluate design programs.
A Confucius Institute will soon open on campus, expanding opportunities for UT students and others to learn Chinese, experience Chinese culture, and travel abroad. Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions run in cooperation with Chinese partner universities and typically offer for-credit and non-credit Chinese language courses, sponsor cultural activities, and help local schools provide more education about China.
College kudos: Get to know professors John McRae and Edgar Stach from the College of Architecture and Design.