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Graduate Students’ Proposal Included in Félix Candela Award Catalogue and Exhibition
Pedro Piñera Rodríguez and Arturo Luján imagine a "Casa Agave."
   November 24, 2020

Architecture graduate students Pedro Piñera Rodríguez and Arturo Luján have received an “outstanding proposal” designation in the Third Edition Félix Candela Award competition, an annual international competition presented by the Spanish Institute of Architecture (IESARQ).

Their work will be celebrated in a virtual and in-...

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Musical Theatre Students Win NATS Auditions
Five UNC Charlotte students will advance from the state to the regional auditions.
   November 22, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture Musical Theatre Certificate program is pleased to announce that three students placed in the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Music Theater auditions, with two additional students advancing to the...

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Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Publishes Journal Article on COVID-Era Design Leadership
Team 3D printed protective face shields as pandemic response.
   November 15, 2020

An interdisciplinary team from the College of Arts + Architecture has published an article in the journal Technology|Architecture + Design (TAD), Volume 4, Issue 2. Co-written by Fabrication Labs Director Alex Cabral, art professors Heather Freeman and Thomas Schmidt, Fabrication Lab Manager Robby Sachs, and  José Gámez, professor of architecture and urban design, "...

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Architecture Professor Wins Rotch Travelling Scholarship
David Costanza has been named the 2020 Rotch Travelling Scholar.
   November 6, 2020

Assistant Professor of Architecture David Costanza has won the 2020 Rotch Travelling Scholarship, a historic, prestigious award that supports international travel and research. Costanza, who is director and lead designer at DCS (David Costanza Studio), will receive a...

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SoA Alums, Faculty, Students Win AIA Charlotte Awards
Four student projects were recognized in the annual awards showcase.
   November 4, 2020

Alumni, faculty, and students from the School of Architecture were well lauded at the 2020 Design and Service Awards ceremony held by the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Charlotte) on October 28. AIA Charlotte’s annual awards honor the achievements of exceptional AIA members and firms, recognizing the significant contributions made to the profession of...

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Department Chair Exhibits in Group Show in NY State
Lydia Thompson's work is part of "Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color."
   October 31, 2020

Lydia Thompson, chair of the Department of Art & Art History, is one of 11 artists whose work is in a virtual exhibition presented by the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York. The exhibition, Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color, is on view through December 31.

"Featuring works by celebrated Black...

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Students Rethink How and What We Memorialize, Locally and Abroad
Architecture students reimagine monuments to reflect a complete and truthful history.
   October 29, 2020

“Not many events inspire our historical imagination and force us to critically think about our past the way a falling monument does.”

Associate Professor of Sculpture Marek Ranis, who grew up behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland, has seen monuments go up and come down in countries like his homeland. But the intense evaluation of monuments in the United States –  what they tell...

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Architecture Alums Win AIA NC 2020 Design and Chapter Awards
Vershaé Crawley Hite has won the AIA NC Chapter Emerging Professional Award.
   October 28, 2020

Alumni of the School of Architecture received numerous accolades at the AIA North Carolina Design and Chapter Awards, held on Friday, October 23, in an online event. The statewide awards competition recognizes design that exceeds benchmarks for outstanding architectural design, structural composition, and application of design theory. More than 100 projects were evaluated; 21 received awards...

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Professor Finds Parallels Between Social Media Disinformation and 17th-century Witch Hunts
Podcast series looks at the spread of misinformation today and during the early modern witch trials.
   October 26, 2020

Professor of Digital Media Heather Freeman has produced a podcast series that explores the use of information technology to spread false information today and 400 years ago. Based on four years of research and interviews with more than 30 international scholars in fields from history to computer science to religious studies, Familiar Shapes digs into the timely – and timeless – topic...

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Professor To Join AIA Virginia Conference Panel
Nadia Anderson will present as part of "The Empathic Architect" series.
   October 23, 2020

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nadia Anderson will be a speaker/panelist for a session at Architecture Exchange East, the annual conference of the Virginia chapter of the American Institute for Architects (AIA Virginia). The conference, “Foresight 2020,” is being held virtually this...

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