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Two Integrated Design Research Lab Projects Win NSF I-Corps Grants

The $50,000 grants will support the commercialization of new technology discoveries.
   June 26, 2020

Two new projects being developed through the School of Architecture’s Integrated Design Research Lab have each received 2020 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Created in 2011, the I-Corps program is designed to support the commercialization of new technology discoveries in science and engineering.

The teams behind both projects include...

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Immersive Visualization Project Wins Knight Foundation Grant

Project led by urban design professor will engage community in city’s comprehensive plan.
   June 11, 2020

A project led by Associate Professor of Urban Design Ming-Chun Lee is one of seven recipients of $1 million in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to foster civic engagement through access to public data. Funded as part of the Knight Foundation’s “...

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Microalgae Façade Project Wins NSF Grant

Funding supports new phase of a multidisciplinary research project by IDRL..
   May 28, 2020

A long-term multidisciplinary research project by the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), under the direction of Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung-Hee Kim, has received a Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I (STTR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF STTR program funds...

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SoA Teams Are Winners in 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition

Two projects by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture students were chosen from among hundreds.
   May 21, 2020

Two projects by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture graduate students are among the 10 winners of the 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition, presented by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) in partnership with the Association of Collegiate...

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Alumnus Produces “Quarantine Concerts”

Zack Tarlton keeps live theatre going with streamed performances.
   May 19, 2020

Working from home this spring, in his position as Senior Research Administrator of Invoicing in Grants and Contracts Administration at UNC Charlotte, Zack Tarlton (Bachelor of Architecture, 2013) started playing piano during his lunch hour. While his academic training is in architecture, Tarlton has a long history in musical theatre.

“I basically grew up at Matthews Playhouse,” he says...

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Architecture: Nine Predictions from an SoA Graduate Seminar

Graduate architecture students imagine the effects of the pandemic on design and production.
   May 13, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, in the middle of the spring semester, it added a whole new layer of significance to the assignments in Assistant Professor of Architectural History Lidia Klein’s spring seminar. The curriculum for the graduate course, Architecture and Production: from Assembly Line to 3-D Printing, challenged students to investigate “changes in methods of...

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SoA Students Accepted into International Research Program

Two students will join The Center of Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability.
   May 5, 2020

Two graduate students in the School of Architecture have been accepted into The Center of Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability, a nine-month program to support research and professional training activities sponsored by Louisiana State University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the University of Macau, and...

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Architecture Student Wins Mini-Competition with Blanket Fort

First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won the 120 Hours contest.
   April 15, 2020

First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won an international Instagram competition for the best pillow/blanket fort, sponsored by the Norwegian organization 120 HoursThe mini-competition challenged participants to create a "pillow tower" or "blanket fort." All students in the School of Architecture course ARCH...

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Architecture Student Wins Design Competition

Brian Ferrell has won first place in a competition sponsored by cove.tool.
   April 8, 2020

Third year architecture student Brian Ferrell has won first place in the cove.tool Student Design Competition 2020, an international competition open to students and young professionals under the age of 30. As the top winner, Brian will receive $800 and a feature article in ArchDaily, an online aggregator of news, tools, and resources for the architecture profession.

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ACSA Features CoA+A in “Schools Respond to the Pandemic” Discussion

Faculty lead online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
   April 3, 2020

Faculty from the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) led an online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) on April 3. The discussion, “Schools Respond to the Pandemic,” is part of a series presented by the ACSA as a result of the COVID-19...

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