David Hill, assistant professor of landscape architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and principal at D.I.R.T. studio, was a Resource Team member in the 59th National Session of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design (MICD), June 4-6, 2014, in Louisville, KY. MICD, a National Endowment for the Arts Leadership Initiative in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United State Conference of Mayors, organizes two-and-a-half-day sessions in which mayors engage leading design experts in case-study problems to find solutions to the most critical design challenges facing their cities. For more, click here.
David Hill’s award-winning repurposing and renovation of a warehouse into his stunning home on Bragg Avenue is profiled in the July/August 2014 issue of Dwell. Read “Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama by clicking here.
Cheryl Morgan, Auburn architecture alumna, professor and director of the Urban Studio, was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows at an Investiture Ceremony at the 2014 National AIA Convention in Chicago on June 27. Prof. Morgan was nominated for the College of Fellows by the Birmingham Chapter of the AIA, in recognition of her innovative approaches to instruction and outreach and the impact of her work in these arenas on the careers of her students and in the lives of small towns and communities across the state, region and nation. Morgan’s non-traditional approach to teaching has evolved through her thirty years of studio teaching and through her work with under-served people and places in Alabama. For more, read here.
Professor and Chair of Architecture Behzad Nakhjavan recently participated in the Washington University architecture alumni exhibition titled ”Drawing.” The intent of the exhibit was to show a range of interpretations of what drawing means today from sketches and conceptual drawings to construction and fabrication drawings.
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture's summer edition of the newsletter has been released. To catch up on our amazing alumni, diverse faculty, and hard-working students, please visit StudioAPLA.
Rural Studio projects and alumni have been featured in different publications recently: The Lions Park Scout Hut in Architectural Record: the 20K House project is featured in GreenBuildingAdvisor: and Rural Studio Alum Daniel Splaingard reflects on his time at the Rural Studio.