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November 8, 2017
A team of students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) won second place in the 2017 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition at the National Organization of Minority Architects’ Annual Conference October 11‒14 in Houston, Texas. The design competition challenged teams from across the U.S. to design an Academy of Architectural Design and Sustainability for 8th-12th graders. Named for the pioneering African-American architect John S. Chase, the proposed academy will provide students and residents of Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood with access to a secondary education as well as opportunities for adult educational programs and community events. Auburn’s entry, “Sunnyside Seams,” was awarded second place among 19 schools competing. 

In January 2017, Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction’s inclusion and diversity efforts were recognized by Metropolis Magazine in “Diversity Champions: 8 Schools that aren’t just Paying Lip Service to Diversity.“ The NOMA student design competition is one piece of this effort. For more information about NOMA, please go read here; to learn more about the 2017 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition, read here.

Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs continue to be ranked among the nation’s best by DesignIntelligence Quarterly in its annual “American Best Architecture and Design Schools 2017-2018.” The rankings are based on annual surveys of leading practitioners in these fields. CADC’s undergraduate program in architecture is ranked eleventh, and its graduate program in landscape architecture is ranked twentieth. Read more here.  

The APLA Fall Lecture Series concludes with Jennifer Feltman Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Department of Art and Art History.  She will present Monday, November 13, at 3:30 pm, Dudley B6 auditorium.  

Visit the Lecture Series page for 2018 Spring Series lectures.

The Architecture Internship Fair will be on February 21, 2018; contact Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) Career Services Specialist Crystal Jalil to reserve your place.

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