Associate Professor David Fox
has been recognized as a Fulbright Fellow in support of research and teaching in Krakow, Poland. He will teach drawing and design classes at the Krakow Polytechnic during the spring semester 2013. Prof. Fox specializes in affordable housing design, urban residential development, freehand drawing and perception, and architectural photography. He has taught for many years in Krakow in support of the UTK College of Architecture and Design’s study abroad program in Poland.
Associate Professor Ted Shelton
has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architecture. The 2013 jury elevated only 122 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 80,000 there are over 3,000 members distinguished with this honor. Prof. Shelton’s recognition by the AIA follows a distinction earned last spring when he was named a Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design.
Associate Professor T.K. Davis
, FAIA, has been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture with the 2012-2013 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award for his Nashville-focused project Collaborations in Transit-Oriented Development. The award honors excellence in community outreach through school-based design work. Prof. Davis will be presented with this award at the 101st ACSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Associate Professor Tricia Stuth
, AIA, Assistant Professor Robert French
, Professor Emeritus Richard Kelso
, and Lecturer Samuel Mortimer
have been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture with the 2012-2013 ACSA Design Build Award for A New Norris House. This design-build project, a sustainable single-family home, was developed in collaboration with students of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering over several semesters. The project is rooted in the cultural and historical context of the town of Norris, Tennessee, a planned community developed by TVA in 1933 for the builders and operators of Norris Dam. The New Norris House project engages issues of sustainable design for the 21st century and explores how architecture might promote cultural conservation and stewardship. Profs. Stuth, French, Kelso, and Mortimer will be presented with this award at the 101st ACSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
The New Norris House has received Platinum Certification from the USGBC through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) program. This is the first LEED™ Platinum project executed by the University of Tennessee, and it is only the tenth LEED™ Platinum home in the state.
The L’Exode Secondary School designed by students and faculty of the University of Tennessee has opened in Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti. Professor John McRae
, FAIA, taught the interdisciplinary studio and associated seminar courses where students developed the design for this school. Prof. McRae’s work is part of the ongoing Haiti Project, which he heads.
The University of Tennessee’s Landscape Architecture Program has earned initial accreditation from the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB), making it the only accredited program in the state and one of only a few such programs in the southeast.