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Architecture Professor Leads Preservation Effort in Toronto

Professor Jeff Balmer has launched a petition to save Ontario Park.
   February 14, 2019

Architecture professor Jeff Balmer has initiated an effort in Toronto to preserve Ontario Place, a waterfront park designed in the early 1970s by Bauhaus-trained architect Eberhard Zeidler. Balmer grew up in Toronto and in a recent article in...

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City.Building.Lab Redesigns Plaza Midwood Alley

Prof. Nadia Anderson and research assistants have redesigned an alley in Plaza Midwood.
   February 13, 2019

Last fall the Plaza Midwood Merchants Association approached Associate Professor of Urban Design Nadia Anderson and asked whether the School of Architecture’s City.Building.Lab, a research arm of the SoA, would propose solutions for the Gordon Street alley, a dingy strip that lies between the Sherwin-Williams paint store and Snug Harbor music venue in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. The...

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LandDesign Sponsors MUD Class to Study Digital Placemaking

LandDesign is sponsoring a class this semester in the Master of Urban Design program.
   February 8, 2019

The multidisciplinary design firm LandDesign is sponsoring a class this semester in the Master of Urban Design program to study digital placemaking. Led by Professor Deb Ryan, students in “Dilemmas in Modern City Planning: Digital Technology and Urban Activation” will work with LandDesign team members to explore the impact of technology on the design of public space.

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“Tiny Park” Is a Result of MUD and Middle School Partnership

Master of Urban Design students worked with 7th graders to design a "tiny park" by their school.
   January 24, 2019

A new “tiny park” near the corner of 10th Street and Jackson Avenue is the result of a community collaboration that brought students of the UNC Charlotte Master of Urban Design (MUD) program together with seventh graders from Piedmont Open IB Middle School.

Two years ago, MUD students, led by professor José Gamez and architecture graduate student and research assistant Amy Stewart,...

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Master of Urban Design Program Names New Director

Professor Deborah Ryan has been named the new director of the Master of Urban Design program.
   January 18, 2019

The UNC Charlotte School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Professor Deborah Ryan has been named the new director of the Master of Urban Design program. Ryan assumed program leadership on January 15.

Ryan is a registered landscape architect and a professor of architecture and urban design at UNC Charlotte, where she has taught since 1985. In 1999, she founded the Charlotte...

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SoA Teams Are Among Competition Finalists

   December 14, 2018
Two student teams were finalists in the "Habitat for Inhabitants-Lima’s Human Right to Housing" competition sponsored by Discover Needs Architecture (DNADD).

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Students Present "Millennial Plan" to City Council

   November 30, 2018
Two recent graduates from the School of Architecture presented a studio's "Millennial Plan" for Charlotte to the City Council.

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Professor’s AR Project Allows Users to “Be a Historian”

   November 28, 2018
Assistant Professor of Urban Design Ming-Chun Lee and UNC Charlotte students will help Charlotte residents discover the stories behind the rise and fall of Eastland Mall at an event on December 8.

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Immersive Exhibition in Storrs Gallery Challenges Visitors to See in New Ways

   November 8, 2018
On view through November 16, an exhibition in Storrs Gallery brings together data, technology, imagination, and artistic expression to challenge viewers to reconsider the notion of “the visible.”

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Design/Build Seminar Brings Improvements to Salisbury Building

   November 8, 2018
On October 27, a group of UNC Charlotte architecture students led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Marc Manack installed “Mending Fences,” a design/build project for the city of Salisbury.

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