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Auburn University

September 19, 2016

August - September 2016

Three CADC students are among the 105 Auburn student-athletes named to the 2016 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll. Lucas Grady, a senior in architecture, is a Men’s Track & Field athlete (Hurdles/Mid-distance); Veronica Elder is a junior in industrial design and a Women’s Track & Field athlete (Distance/Cross Country); and Marshay Ryan is a junior in architecture and Women’s Track and Field athlete (jumps). The 2016 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2015 Summer, 2015 Fall, and 2016 Spring terms. For more, click here.

Two CADC student-athletes are also on the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll list. Among the 84 Auburn student-athletes are Andrew Autrey (pre-Building Science) and Raymond Lester (Architecture). Each student-athlete must 1) have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution; 2) be on scholarship or a letter winner; 3) have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial credit at the nominating institution; and 4) have been a member of the varsity team for the sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment. For more, click here. 

Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or a student-athlete who participates in a sport listed on his/her institution’s NCAA Sports Sponsorship Form is eligible for nomination to the Academic Honor Roll.

Rachel Hamrick, a senior in the Environmental Design program from Eufaula, Alabama, was one of four recipients of the Outstanding ePortfolio Award for 2016. Hamrick received the honor during the third annual ePortfolio Awards Luncheon hosted by Provost Timothy Boosinger on May 3. She was nominated by Magdalena Garmaz, Environmental Design Program Chair and Ann & Batey Gresham Professor of Architecture.  For more, read here.

Professor Ben Farrow has been named the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Programs for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction as of August 1. Farrow is a tenured Associate Professor and William Hunt Professor in the McWhorter School of Building Science and has been the chair of the undergraduate program in Building Science. He worked in industry for 15 years before he joined the Building Science faculty in 2006. In his new position, Farrow will be responsible for all matters broadly related to undergraduate academic programs in the college. He will work closely with college leadership and the faculty to assist with curricular processes, provide oversight of program assessment, oversee undergraduate study abroad programs and manage student recruitment, advising and placement. For more, read here.

Evan Forrest ‘09, Terran Wilson ‘09, Danny Wicke ‘07, & John Marusich ‘07 are Auburn Architecture alumni working in Chicago selected to participate in AIA Chicago's Bridge mentorship program which pairs AIA Fellows with young aspiring architects looking to connect with the past while looking towards the future. The program and participants were featured in a full article in AIA Chicago's Chicago Architect Magazine's July/August issue titled "The Future of Architecture." You can read the issue here.

Andrew Freear will be taking some well-deserved time off this year and has left Rural Studio in the capable hands of Xavier Vendrell as Acting Director and Fifth-year Professor. Vendrell has been Third-year visiting professor at Rural Studio for the past two years. He will focus the Studio on a combination of community, garden-to-table, and small home projects. A native of Barcelona, where he has been practicing architecture since 1983, Vendrell and his office won the competition for the Poblenou Park in the Olympic Village in Barcelona in 1988. Vendrell founded Xavier Vendrell Studio Chicago/Barcelona in 1999, a collaborative practice of architecture, landscape, and design.  For more RS fall teaching news, please click here.

Cakeitecture Bakery owner Carie Tindill, Auburn BArch ’05 and MIDC ‘06, and her assistant Kelly Oslick, competed on an August episode of Cake Wars.  For more, click here. 

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