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Auburn University

January 17, 2019

Architecture students in Prof. Matt Hall’s + Prof. Behzad Nakhjavan’s studio abroad installed an exhibit of work in the School of Architecture at Dudley Hall from their study abroad trip to Scandinavia. This spring marked the first semester of the new study abroad option for architecture students—an intensive 9-week program focused on Scandinavian culture, architecture, and design.  Matt Hall is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in APLA who recently received an Auburn University Faculty Award for Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding teaching across the University and is awarded by a committee of retired faculty. Prof. Hall is the director of the Scandinavian Study Abroad Program and a principal and designer at Obstructures.  

Many of the construction projects on Auburn's campus have alumni involvement, and construction is ongoing:
https://www.oanow.com/news/auburnuniversity/no-winter-break-for-campus-construction-at-auburn-university/article_d708032a-0891-11e9-acb2-4728d1e7549e.amp.html?fbclid=IwAR1xRfFSgEWo-GyzjHCcUvI8vdMI_wroalvSH5Lf172sZrEbnRzEmNh-dEw  

Rui Wang is the Outstanding Graduate Student in Landscape Architecture this year. According to her professors, Rui has demonstrated exemplary work during her time in the program. Her Alabama Lab project proposed a river boat tour which would educate citizens in Decatur about the unique ecology of the Tennessee River. 

Big news!!! Rural Studio is launching a new graduate program in the fall of 2019. Join us in Hale County, Alabama while you get a Master of Science in Architecture / Option in Public Interest Design. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2019:  http://ruralstudioblogs.org/post/180595125863/big-news-were-starting-a-masters-program-at-rural?fbclid=IwAR2g8Vv94PCYOqoJd44XZEToOCcqUnSmOdYDU7Ps1PW2g6XGlTA4OwJFTDA

Read about APLA's Rome Studio:  http://cadc.auburn.edu/architecture/news/view/616?fbclid=IwAR1sv7jmsEc5JUA21Ch-mXnFUqT36x8lYnzd_lMQLAfQY38-f5kW5hBEBOI

Corey Thomas is this year's Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Architecture. Corey served as an ambassador ( @au_cadcambassadors ) before graduating in the spring. According to one of his former professors, he "will never let an opportunity to explore a new idea, place, or experience slip by." 

Marlon Blackwell Architects one of top 50 firms in US:  https://www.archdaily.com/905884/architect-magazine-selects-the-top-50-architecture-firms-in-the-us-for-2018?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ArchDaily+List&kth=1%2C392%2C417&fbclid=IwAR1fG8Iwx9YnS_gq-qoQ2uid4uQb3-2OKW8UIfhoBSWJ2g5iL288SiQPTYk

Congratulations to APLA Alumna Amanda Herron Loper (05 BARCH/BI.ARCH), and her firm David Baker Architects recently named a Hive 50 Innovator:  https://www.facebook.com/ArchitectMagazine/photos/a.10150809918341273/10156454918641273/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Read about the recipients of the 2018 CADC Awards:  http://cadc.auburn.edu/explore-cadc/news/view/610?fbclid=IwAR35xkOFJji6FUdT-QkF7aVgNhnIUSU24oGhzEL9kIS3xx6gOOPkbnW6Rzc

Rural Studio featured on Yes! Magazine online:  https://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/where-homework-means-building-affordable-houses-20181101?fbclid=IwAR0TJ_3q2OmB9QiwfLusRxOzWD9sm-_7Qd4ZYstp8rAlC9WkREkJNB7PF7A

Anna Halepaska is this year's Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Interior Architecture. She's a fifth-year from Dallas, Texas, and has been described by professors as someone who demonstrates real "know how" and also "know why."  A team of Auburn University architecture students led by APLA professor David Hinson recently finished building a custom-made home for Habitat for Humanity. (https://buff.ly/2OYopIE?fbclid=IwAR0Tfjq7Yf811tkLw_TU6NGFXQl9k6ugeaFXPByn5CY95ljhU0YXEbV16No

APLA's Prof. J Scott Finn names Associate Professor Emeritus (http://cadc.auburn.edu/architecture/news/view/609)

Fifth year BARCH student Jonathan Funk is this year’s recipient of the CADC Student Leadership Award. In addition to completing his thesis project focused on how immigration affects architecture, Jonathan manages to find time to lead the CADC Ambassadors as its President. Last summer, Jonathan was one of only a handful of students from across the country selected to participate in the 100 Fold Studio in Lakeside Montana. He helped complete a number of design-build projects which benefited the local community. #auarch #aucadc #designbuild Auburn University CADC Ambassadors 100 Fold Studio


APLA School Head Prof. Christian Dagg Named 2018 SEC Fellow (http://cadc.auburn.edu/architecture/news/view/606)

Many thanks to State Senator Tom Whatley for his community service grant supporting APLAs community outreach programs #cadc#wareagle#thisisauburn

Auburn Students Host 30th Annual Pumpkin Carve (https://www.facebook.com/AuburnUPhoto/photos/pcb.10157473747085021/10157473741855021/?type=3&theater&ifg=1)

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