Tricia Stuth, associate professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design, was recently elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Smart Communities Initiative News
UT’s College of Architecture and Design continues its 2016–17 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series Monday, February 20, with Brad Collett, assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Department of Plant Sciences.
Eleven UT architecture students spent the fall semester working on four projects to assist Lenoir City with its downtown revitalization efforts. The students were part of a class taught by Tricia Stuth, an associate professor of architecture in UT’s College of Architecture and Design.
Nineteen public relations students are working on a PR campaign about revitalization efforts in downtown Lenoir City. The project is part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative.
From seeking new uses for old buildings to finding ways to stimulate tourism, UT students are putting classroom lessons into practice in collaboration with Lenoir City, Tennessee, as part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative (SCI). “Our Smart Communities Initiative is now in its third year and we’re excited to collaborate with our program partner, Lenoir City, on a cluster of projects focused on the downtown area,” said Kelly Ellenburg, director of UT’s Office of Service-Learning, which oversees the SCI.
UT’s Smart Communities Initiative has been honored by its past and continued partner, the Southeast Tennessee Development District.
The Smart Communities Initiative is wrapping up its second year, and an upcoming event will showcase some of the work that’s been done for this year’s community partner, the Southeast Tennessee Development District.
UT has chosen Lenoir City to be its 2016–17 Smart Communities Initiative (SCI) “Mini” program partner.
A group of UT students spent this fall delving into the lives of Cherokees who called East Tennessee home in the 1800s, before they were forcibly removed and relocated west of the Mississippi River. The students’ research and recovery of the lost stories of Cherokee people could be translated into the Cherokee language and become children’s books.
With help from UT students, Grundy County in southeastern Tennessee may soon be a better place for senior citizens to live and thrive.