Fourth year interior architecture students Jeffrey Bak, Chloe Schultz and Sean Flaharty won the Innovator’s Jury Award in the 2013 American Institute of Architecture Students’ Reinventing HOME© Student Design Competition. Their design, “Sun and Stone: A Case for Spatial Sequencing through Thermal Variation,” addressed the challenge of designing innovative homes and workplaces for those who live and work in long-term care settings. Christian Dagg, interior architecture program chair in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, was the team advisor.
Professor Behzad Nakhjavan , chair of the architecture program at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture has been granted a visiting artist Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome this July, 2013. Professor Nakhjavan plans to catalogue a series of Roman architectural urban contexts from the Classical to Baroque period during the visit.
The Cahaba Blueway Project was inaugurated recently with an announcement for the first recreational site planned for development. The “Moon River” canoe launch, on land provided by the Freshwater Land Trust, will be located on between Irondale and Leeds, AL on US Hwy 78. The Cahaba Blueway Project is a team effort between Alabama Innovation Engine, the Cahaba River Society and the Nature Conservancy. Alabama Innovation Engine is a design-based community and economic development initiative, jointly funded by Auburn University and the University of Alabama.