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Two IDRL Projects Receive NSF I-Corp Grants

The Integrated Design Research Lab has received two National Science Foundation grants.
   June 4, 2019

The School of Architecture’s Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL) has received two National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grants to further research in microalgae facades and adaptable solar windows. Each project will receive $50,000 and...

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Director of School of Architecture Chris Jarrett Stepping Down

Chris Jarrett served as director of the School of Architecture for 10 years.
   May 8, 2019

Chris Jarrett, who has served as the director of the School of Architecture (SoA) for 10 years, will step down from that position on June 30 and join the architecture faculty full-time.

Jarrett came to UNC Charlotte from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his decade of leadership he has had a profound impact on the SoA, hiring more than half of the current faculty, initiating...

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Work of IDRL Recognized in The Architects Newspaper

Microalgae facade project furthers net-zero energy building practices.
   May 6, 2019

A long-term multidisciplinary research project by the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), under the direction of Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung-Hee Kim, was featured in The Architects Newspaper on May 3. The article describes the...

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Graduate Student's Essay Receives Avery Review Award

An essay by Pedro Piñera Rodriguez has received an Honorable Mention in the Avery Review competition
   April 26, 2019

Pedro Piñera Rodriguez’s essay, “No More Fantasies: Design Realities for a Strip of the West Side,” has received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Avery Review Essay Prize competition.

Pedro is a graduate student pursuing the Master of Architecture I degree. His essay, which was written for an Independent Study that he took with Dr. Lidia Klein this semester, was selected from among 100...

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Fifth Year Architecture Studio Designs Innovation Barn Brewhouse

Project uses recycled materials to support the "circular economy."
   April 22, 2019

Students in Professor Deb Ryan’s fifth year architecture studio have designed and created a neighborhood coffee stand at the Innovation Barn in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood. The “circular economy” project, called Sweet Little Brewhouse, has transformed and enlivened an area adjacent to an old utility building using recycled and discarded products.  

According to a press release...

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SoA Professor Named to 50 Most Influential Women

Deb Ryan will receive the award from The Mecklenburg Times.
   April 19, 2019

Professor Deborah Ryan has been named one of The Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women for 2019. The annual awards celebrate the most influential women in business, government, education, law and non-profits in the Charlotte area.

Ryan is a professor of architecture and urban design and the director of the Master of Urban Design program at UNC Charlotte. A registered...

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SoA Announces 2019 Scholarships in Practice

The School of Architecture announces new Scholarship in Practice awards.
   March 21, 2019

The School of Architecture is pleased to announce the 2019 Scholarships in Practice:

C DESIGN Scholarship in Practice: Mariel Hamer
BB&M Scholarship in Practice: Cameron Day
CLARK NEXSEN Scholarship in Practice: Devin Waddell

The SoA Scholarship in Practice program was established in 2015. Each Scholarship in Practice provides the recipient...

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Students Help Design Levine Museum Exhibition

An architectural history class is designing "The Legacy of Lynching" exhibit for the Levine Museum.
   March 4, 2019

Students in the architectural history class “Museums: Southeast + Beyond” are working with the Levine Museum of the New South to design and present the exhibition The Legacy of Lynching. Coming to Charlotte from the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, the exhibition will open on April 24 and will...

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Professor Named to AIA College of Fellows

David Thaddeus has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
   February 25, 2019

David Thaddeus, Professor of Structures and Architectural Design, has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the AIA’s highest membership honor. Only three percent of AIA members achieve Fellowship (FAIA) status.

“David embodies the poetics and empathy of an architect with the calculus of an engineer,” said School of Architecture Director...

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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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