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Auburn University

December 17, 2012

School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture Professors’ Elena Bartell and Andrew Freear, along with APLA School Head David Hinson, are included in the inaugural Public Interest Design 100. This list of 100 people and teams “seeks to honor many of the diverse, passionate people at the intersection of design and service.”

A student team from the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture was the first place winner for the second year in a row in the National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA) student design competition. This year’s student design competition team included: Damian Bolden (fifth-year Architecture), Tina Maceri (fourth-year Architecture), Valecia Wilson (first-year Community Planning), Brandon Cummings (first-year Community Planning), Taiwei Wan (fourth-year Architecture), Jack Mok (fourth-year Architecture), Cierra Heard (fourth-year Architecture), and Rachel Latham (fourth-year Architecture). Their winning proposal, “Renovate>Cultivate>Innovate” emphasized collective innovation that grows from the renovation of existing infrastructure and the cultivation of a live/make district. The team identified and strengthened a stunning diversity of activities along a walkable route from rural community to urban village to industrial corridor. The team’s holistic approach was praised by the jury of design professionals as “a catalyst for healing land, people, and economics.”

The Institute for International Education announced that Donneisha Clark, a senior in the College of Architecture Design and Construction has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship for study abroad to Turkey during the spring semester of 2013.  Established in 2000, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program is a nationally competitive scholarship program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The scholarship offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad.

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