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.
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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.
Scott Poole, dean of the College of Architecture and Design, was named to the “25 Most Admired Educators of 2012″ by DesignIntelligence, a report published by the Design Futures Council. The annual honor is bestowed on leading design professionals who demonstrate excellence as administrators and educators.