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.
Tricia Stuth News
Ted Shelton and Tricia Stuth, associate professors of architecture in UT’s College of Architecture and Design, continued their research this summer—both internationally and nationally—in the investigation of historical preservation and design. The experience allowed them to explore their ideas of the “unseen site.”
Four UT architecture professors helped transform an old rural West Tennessee homestead into a modern family oasis that communicates its owners’ commitment to sustainable farming practices.
Four UT architecture professors are featured in premier magazine Architectural Record for designing and constructing Old Briar, a farm in rural western Tennessee that fits seamlessly into its natural surroundings. The architecture magazine highlighted the work of Applied Research, the firm under which the professors worked. The professors are Brian Ambroziak, Tricia Stuth, Ted Shelton, and Katherine Ambroziak.
The New Norris House, a sustainable home and landscape designed by UT students and faculty has earned a national Honor Award for Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
An architecture faculty member who was instrumental in the design of a nationally recognized energy sustainable house has received the James R. Cox Professorship. The three-year award provides Tricia Stuth a stipend of $25,500 to be used at her discretion. Stuth is an associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design. She is a licensed architect.
The world is “melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning” because of destructive environmental changes, and we must alter our ways if we want to keep the planet habitable for ourselves and future generations. That’s the warning from noted environmentalist Bill McKibben in his latest book, Eaarth. Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet will be next year’s Life of the Mind common reading selection for UT freshmen.
A Nashville-based community outreach program and the design and construction of the New Norris House have garnered national recognition for UT architecture faculty. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, an organization that annually honors architectural educators for exemplary work, has honored UT for having best practices in school-based community outreach programs and design-build projects.
The design of two homes and the preservation of another in Old North Knoxville by two UT professors have drawn the attention of an international architecture and design publication. The houses are featured in the March edition of “Dwell,” which hit newsstands February 1, and are the work of Ted Shelton and Tricia Stuth, from the College of Architecture and Design.
The work of UT architecture professors Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton is featured in the March edition of Dwell Magazine, a national publication for architecture and design, which hit newsstands Wednesday. The faculty members’ project, The Ghost Houses, is a preservation and reconceptualization of three homes in historic North Knoxville.