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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:
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)
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