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Auburn University

April 16, 2012

Two APLA proposals have been awarded Daniel F. Breeden Endowment Grants by the AU Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning: Dr. Jay Mittal received a Breeden Grant to support GIS teaching in the Community Planning Program.  Dr. Carla Bell & Dr. Becki Retzlaff received a Breeden Grant to support the development of a documentary film:  “DIVA Against all Odds: Documenting Invisible Voices.”  This project will be connected to the seminar on race and gender Bell & Retzlaff will teach this fall.

Professor Josh Emig, Co-Director of the Master of Integrated Design & Construction program, has been appointed to a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Architecture.  Josh has prior experience as Director of the Applied Technology Group, an interdisciplinary group of technical specialists at SHoP in New York, as well as experience as a façade consultant at Front Inc.   

Professor Ryan Salvas has been appointed to a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Architecture, and also joins APLA after experience at Shop Architects’ Applied Technology Group in New York City.  Professor Salvas is also a founding member of HeliOptix, a collaborative company composed of academics, inventors, designer and builders whose team dynamic and field expertise allow them to produce innovations in building integrated products.  Professor Salvas is teaching architectural design studios, materials and methods classes, and a sustainability theory and construction seminar.

Professor Kevin Moore has been appointed to a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Architecture/Interior Architecture.  Joining APLA after 10 years of professional experience in New Orleans and Chicago, and prior teaching experience at the University of Texas at Austin, Professor Moore teaches in the Interior Architecture program where he focuses on experiential effect. 

Professor Jocelyn Zanzot was the lead landscape architect for Aditazz, one of two  winning teams in the “Small Hospital Big Ideas Competition” sponsored by the non-profit health plan and care provider Kaiser Permanente.

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