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Auburn University

November 12, 2013

APLA Alum Ginger Krieg-Dosier (B.Arch / B.Int.Arch.’00), and her company bioMASON, won the 2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, and €500,000, with the invention of a sustainable brick that is “grown” using bacteria and has a CO2 free production process. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is considered the largest annual worldwide competition for entrepreneurs and was created to instigate change and discover new products or services that combine sustainability with change.

On Sept 30 Carlos Jiménez, Principal and Lead Designer at Carlos Jiménez Studio​ lectured at Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture as part of the 2013 fall lecture series titled, “Renegades + Outlaws:  Design Thinking at the Edge.” Carlos Jiménez Studio is an award winning, internationally recognized firm founded in 1983 and is based in Houston, Texas. 

Architect and APLA Alum, Al York, AIA (’88, BArch) celebrates with his firm McKinney York Architects ( the announcement that they are honored with the 2013 Architecture Firm Achievement Award, given by the Texas Society of Architects (TxA). Recognized as the highest honor the Texas Society of Architects can confer upon an architecture firm, McKinney York now takes its place among a select group of influential Texas firms who have also received this award. 

"Wanderlust," a letterpress project created by Kyle Wherry, a fourth-year student in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, has been chosen for exhibition in the "918 Letterpress Ephemera Show" at Samford University in Birmingham, October 18 to November 29. Out of 548 entries, Wherry's was one of the 129 chosen to be part of the show; it will be published in the exhibition catalog and become part of the permanent collection at Samford University. Wherry created "Wanderlust," an accordion fold book, in a Letterpress course that was taught summer semester by Robert Finkel, an assistant professor of graphic design

Professor Matt Hall (ARCH) joins the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) faculty this 2013 fall semester with the following adjunct instructors:  Nathan Foust (ARCH), Judd Langham (MLA), Jeff Collins (ARCH), Jacqueline Margetts (MLA), Randall Vaughan (ARCH), Ben Weisman (ARCH/MCP – Urban Studio), John Threadgill (MLA), Xavier Vendrell (ARCH – Rural Studio), Dick Hudgens (ARCH-Rural Studio).

A team of students from architecture, community planning and landscape architecture won the 2013 National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA) Student Design Competition. The student team included Tina Maceri, Alex Therrien, Cordetrus Johnson, Jason Groomes,Yubei Hu, Taiwei Wang, Torrance Wong, Valecia Wilson, Sarah Curry, Claudia Paz-Melendez, Jack Mok, George Criminale, and Byung Choe. Faculty advisors Kevin MooreMargaret FletcherDr. Carla Jackson Bell and Nathan Foust provided team support. An Auburn APLA team has won this competition three years in a row.

On September 20 the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture held an annual awards banquet to honor student award and scholarship recipients. This event also celebrates the donors of each student gift, and provides them with an opportunity to spend time with the student recipient.

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