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Auburn University

December 22, 2015

Tiger Giving Day, a special 24-hour fundraising initiative held at Auburn University as part of Giving Tuesday on December 1, was a success for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. CADC's two projects were both funded beyond their published goal: 
Build Hale County Homes: Rural Studio Designing 20K Houses: $65,492 (327% of goal!) 

3D Printing Prosthetics for Wounded Veterans: $9,400 (104% of goal!) to provide researchers and students with 3D printers and supplies to create better prosthetics for veterans. 

CADC’s Rural Studio is part of Auburn University’s Place Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. APLU’s fourth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards honor public universities that are actively engaged in and promoting regional economic development. Universities compete in four different categories that recognize different components of economic engagement: talent, innovation, place and connections. The Place Award “recognizes Auburn for excelling in community, social and cultural development work.” Auburn’s application highlighted the work of Rural Studio, the National Poultry Technology Center and the off-bottom oyster farming initiative at the Auburn University Shellfish Lab. For the more, click here.

Carie Tindill, B.Arch 2005 and MIDC 2006, has opened Auburn University’s first licensed bakery—Cakeitecture Bakery. She brings her design and construction skills to creating bespoke cakes, cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes. She has partnered with Auburn’s Office of Trademark Management and Licensing to be able to use Auburn’s logos and trademarks, which means she can make cakes shaped like Aubie. Carie was recently profiled in Auburn’s Take Five.

McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and McAlpine Booth and Ferrier Interiors have been selected for Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100 for the third time. Now in its thirtieth year, McAlpine Tankersley is the Montgomery, Alabama-based partnership of Auburn Architecture graduates Bobby McAlpine ’81 and ’83, Greg Tankerlsey ’85, John Sease ’92, Chris Tippett ’92, and David Baker ’98. McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, a partnership formed with Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier in 1997, maintains offices in Nashville, Atlanta, and New York. Working independently and in collaboration, both firms are internationally recognized for their innovative design. Read more and see some of the projects that have been in Architecture Digest over the past few years here.


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  • Build Hale County Homes
  • Cakeitecture Bakery
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