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Auburn University

May 3, 2016

Charlene LeBleu, FASLA , Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture in Auburn University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA), was presented with the 2016 CELA President’s Award;  David Hill, ASLA, LEED AP, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, received the 2016 Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Award, Junior Level.  Both faculty were honored at the CELA annual conference in Salt Lake City, March 23-27. CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) is the premier international organization for educators in landscape architecture.  Read more here.

Auburn APLA Alumnus Dan Ballard, MLA ’11, and DESIGNhabitat, created by APLA professors David Hinson and Justin Miller, recently received 2016 Spirit of Sustainability Awards at the Auburn University Office of Sustainability fourth annual awards ceremony on April 20 at the Pavilion at Ag Heritage Park.  Read more here.

The Master of Landscape Architecture program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) has been granted re-accreditation for a six-year period by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. The LAAB based its re-accreditation decision on the MLA’s program self-evaluation report, the visiting team report, the institution’s response to the team report, and discussions with team members and program faculty.  For more information about the MLA program, click here.

Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) faculty have been busy presenting research abroad. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Karen Rogers, was a presenter at the “National Encounter of Deans and Directors of Schools of Architecture” sponsored by the Colombian Association of Schools of Architecture in Villa de Leyva, Colombia, March 29–31. Her presentation, “Rethinking the Relationship between Academia and Community: the Experience of Auburn University’s Rural Studio” was made in Spanish to the deans and directors of 38 Colombian architecture schools. Read more here. 

J. Scott Finn, Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the APLA’s International Studies Program in Rome, presented a seminar to Italian design professionals entitled “Dialogues of Architecture” on March 29. Finn, Carmelo Baglivo, and Laura Negrini, Italian architects and theorists of architecture, discussed Rome and its role in the education of Italian and foreign students of architecture. Read more here.


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