Marlon Blackwell Architects in Fayetteville, Arkansas has received a 2016 National Design Award for Architecture from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The design firm was recognized “for exceptional and exemplary work in” architecture design for its body of work. Marlon Blackwell, a 1980 Auburn architecture graduate, is principal and founder of Marlon Blackwell Architects. For more, click here.
At the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia in May, the AIA presented a short documentary film on Rural Studio, Auburn University’s community-oriented, design-build program dedicated to improving the western Alabama region with good design. The Rural Studio film launches the 2016 Film Challenge, inviting filmmakers and architects to team up and tell stories of how architecture is solving a problem facing us today in communities, big or small, across the country. Visit here to learn more about the AIA's Film Challenge.
The Rural Studio contributed to two international art and architecture exhibitions this spring: the XXI Triennale di Milano open from April to September of this year in Milan, Italy, and the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice (La Biennale Architettura 2016) opened May 27th Images will be featured in the Summer Issue of StudioAPLA.